Web Development

  • Thoughts on how grammarly works? What google API does it use?
    by /u/cbsudux on November 23, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Hey guys, thoughts on how grammarly works? It scrapes a google doc and then underlines the words. I get the scraping part, how does it underline words in docs and gmail? Also how does it avoid the authentication page? submitted by /u/cbsudux [link] [comments]

  • Looking for a suitable JS library to create simple diagrams?
    by /u/zZurf on November 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Hi, I am looking for a free open source library where I can create and edit very simple flowchart (can just be simple shapes even) from scratch. It would have a very basic interface, i.e., pallet of shapes on the left, editor in the middle etc. I've looked at a few libraries JointJS seems good, but it does not seem to have any features to actually create an interactive interface to make the diagrams. mxgraph seems suitable but it seems to be very difficult to learn. Are there any other ones out there? submitted by /u/zZurf [link] [comments]

  • Thoughts on Dart to develop a mobile app, web app, and have some code sharing between?
    by /u/k032 on November 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I'm gonna be trying to develop a one-man app that has a mobile Android/iOS version but also a web app. Flutter seems great for making a mobile app on both phones, then also have just vanilla Dart for business logic and reuse the code in AngularDart to make a web app. Thing's I'm seeing though coming from the JavaScript/Typescript world....not nearly as much support for Dart on things. Third party APIs for example aren't widely implemented on Dart and some tools like security analyzers don't support Dart (Fortify, Synk, etc) Idk what are all your thoughts? Anyone make a Dart centered app? Alternative could just be React and React Native and such. submitted by /u/k032 [link] [comments]

  • Just Finished My 6th Application, Should I Start Looking For Jobs?
    by /u/cudder17 on November 23, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I am a self taught Web Developer and I just finished my 6th application which is a Star Wars API app made with REACT. My projects I've created are: Clock App made with JS To Do App made with JS Rock Paper Scissors game made with JS Calculator App made with JS Expense Tracker made with REACT Star Wars API app made with REACT I started learning web development last year, would it be unreasonable to start looking for jobs now? even do some freelancing? I assume I should make a portfolio website first anyways right? submitted by /u/cudder17 [link] [comments]

  • [Question] Possible to setup analytics for QR code scanning? Trying to track newspaper ad, vs online ad, vs mailer QR code.
    by /u/Procrastinasean on November 23, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Hey folks! I'm hoping this is the right place to post this?? I need help trying to get some metrics on an ad campaign I'm helping my friend do locally. Long story short, we've got a mailer to send out via USPS, a newspaper ad, and an online ad (or two) we're going to run. I would like to know which method generates the most leads for us. My thoughts are to have the scan show google maps to the warehouse sale, but I'd imagine there will have to be some intermediary in the process, one I found is qrd*by, but it's in the EU and I'd like to think there's a US version to ensure no UK/US English issues. I don't really know what I'm doing on the setup side of things, I'm more a marketing guy. Any help is greatly appreciated! What I'm asking for exists, right?! EDIT: Found a company that offers a free trial, scanova.io. Not affiliated with them, just giving it a shot and they have templates that are making it really easy so far. I'll let you know how I make out. submitted by /u/Procrastinasean [link] [comments]

  • Are there any websites where i can buy a TEMPLATE and pay in EUROS ? Any suggestions?
    by /u/__zaris on November 23, 2020 at 4:59 pm

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  • Anyone else find these dialog boxes annoying?
    by /u/TantalicBoar on November 23, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask this but when did it become standard practice to embed sudden dialog boxes on websites as you're scrolling? One second you're scrolling down a page and then boom, a dialog box appears (usually asking me to look at another article or subscribe to a newsletter from that site or something). I really find it annoying and I never visit that site again. Can anyone explain to me why someone would think this enhances the end user's browsing experience? submitted by /u/TantalicBoar [link] [comments]

  • Here is some Geospatial Data for 2000+ US Cities / 43000+ Zipcodes
    by /u/Zephyrus1898 on November 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Hello, I am working on a side project that ultimately didn't rely on this API that I built. The API in this repo will fetch data from the US Census and run it against the Yahoo API (in attempt to fetch woeid+geospatial data), and ultimately persist it. ​ The raw json output is actually included in the `mongodb/dump` directory if you want to get your hands on the data files. What's included: ​ All US Cities with a population of 25k+ (with geospatial data) All US Zip Codes as of 2017 (with geospatial data) ​ I figure it may be of use to someone. Enjoy: https://github.com/codihuston/uscities submitted by /u/Zephyrus1898 [link] [comments]

  • Community website
    by /u/SpyderMen91 on November 23, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Hello my friends, I am a creative artist. I manage a community of about 1.000 users interested in topics such as music, cinema, writing, visual arts. When our project was born, we were only meeting in person. We needed a static website just to have a list of workshops, events, activities. Now, after the covid we're meeting online. Many of us need a space to share their novels, drawings, ideas. Mostly what we did when we met in person. Some time ago, I used things like phpBB, vBulletin or SMF, the old beloved forums. But today I feel that kind of systems are a bit old. So now we need a software which is both a community and a content management system. I need something in which the content we (the community managers) share is well integrated with user-generated content. My first choice would be Wordpress + Discourse, but is there any valid alternative? What do you suggest? Thank you. submitted by /u/SpyderMen91 [link] [comments]

  • DRY-ing up styled-components
    by Allie Stehney on November 23, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I like working with styled-components. They allow you write CSS in your JavaScript, keeping your CSS in very close proximity to your JavaScript for a single component. As a front-end developer who loves to dissect a web page and break it down into reusable components, the idea of styled-components brings me joy. The approach is clean and modular and I don’t have to go digging in some gigantic CSS file to see if a class I need already exists. … Read article “DRY-ing up styled-components” The post DRY-ing up styled-components appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.

  • How the BBC World Service migrated 31 million weekly readers to an isomorphic react app and improved page performance by up to 83%
    by /u/panthera_services on November 23, 2020 at 3:23 pm

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  • Website based on Excel workbook. Is it possible?
    by /u/Know_to on November 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I would like to create webpage based on excel workbook. I will make adjustments in workbook daily. I would like that people who enters website see excel workbook. Certain worksheets needs to be invisible/visible from people who enters website. Certain columns and rows needs to be locked/unlocked from editing. Thank you 🙂 submitted by /u/Know_to [link] [comments]

  • Alright everyone, what was your biggest development screw up?
    by /u/menotyoutoo on November 23, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    I'll start. Early on in my web dev career I cleared out what I thought was my local development database user table. I was looking at the wrong tab & emptied our production DB's user table. I also learned our backup policy was bad & the last good backup we had was about a month prior. We lost around 20k user accounts that day (a thousand or more paid customers too). My boss was 2-3 days into his holiday when I had to make the call to tell him what happened. submitted by /u/menotyoutoo [link] [comments]

  • A Comparison Of async/await Versus then/catch
    by hello@smashingmagazine.com (Bret Cameron) on November 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    In JavaScript, there are two main ways to handle asynchronous code: then/catch (ES6) and async/await (ES7). These syntaxes give us the same underlying functionality, but they affect readability and scope in different ways. In this article, we’ll see how one syntax lends itself to maintainable code, while the other puts us on the road to callback hell!

  • Boop!
    by /u/feross on November 23, 2020 at 1:03 pm

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  • 40 Free High-Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets
    by Speckyboy on November 23, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    We share the best free high-resolution Photoshop brush packs that are currently available in the design community. Top-up your designer toolbox! The post 40 Free High-Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.

  • The Perfect Dark Mode — in Next.js
    by /u/9gagceo on November 23, 2020 at 12:11 pm

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  • A look at ColdFusion in 2020
    by /u/almaember on November 23, 2020 at 11:38 am

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  • 20 Freshest Web Designs, November 2020
    by Paddi MacDonnell on November 23, 2020 at 10:45 am

    As we approach our first winter holiday season since the pandemic set in, the world could feel like a very scary place; there is a great deal of uncertainty about the future for businesses, for young people in education, for jobs, for travel. Celebrations are certainly going to be a lot quieter this year. And

  • Switching to Project Management
    by /u/Peter-Pine on November 23, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I am a web developer since 12 years. I started it because i just was absolutely passionated about it. Over the last couple of years i lost this passion, because i changed myself. I always wonder if my place should not be in project management. I feel like that, because i have gained some strengths and interests over the years, which are more useful in a management role (empathy, analysis, leading, planing, optimization and many more). And some of those strength, turn out to be not just useless but weakness in web development (for me). Did anyone made this transition or planed it? Any recommendations or thoughts? submitted by /u/Peter-Pine [link] [comments]

  • Best options for domain registration and hosting?
    by /u/etaco on November 23, 2020 at 10:42 am

    I want to build a dynamic website for my business. I’m looking for the best domain registration and hosting options. Does the Github student pack have any good options for this, or should I look at something else? submitted by /u/etaco [link] [comments]

  • Learning path for typescript + Svelte
    by /u/senti_bot_apigban on November 23, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I'd like some help on where to actually start, I don't have any experience with javascript and its frameworks. Question: any advice on what steps to take on learning JS? I'm planning to take traversy's course (advertises it with "without relying on frameworks or libraries, people say he's the lebron james of web development, I don't know if that is true) Learn typescript by redoing the course from the start (if budget allows, I'd take the grider's typescript course in udemy) Learn svelte based on Docs - no course here, I'm assuming that I know enough js by this time to parse whats in the docs and apply it. Timeframe: 1 year, I have enough downtime at work, I can allot 6hours a week for studying. ──────── Background: I am cloudOps/backend engg at work, I use golang primarily (sometimes, python). Previously, I was a network/sysadmin and was in infosec, where I used python for scripting/apis. Goal: Learn typescript + Svelte. Reason: I want to venture into frontend because I feel that it is the only skillset that I've left neglected (along with soft skills). I hated frontend, but I want to have intermediate proficiency where I can create SPAs and statics. I am not going to monetize this skill, this is just an itch that I want to scratch. I'm specifically aiming for typescript as it is statically typed. Svelte, because of hype (no plan on getting employed or monetizing this skill) submitted by /u/senti_bot_apigban [link] [comments]

  • The Tech Stack of a One-Man SaaS
    by /u/amzans on November 23, 2020 at 9:42 am

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  • When Do You Need a Custom WordPress Gutenberg Block?
    by Eric Karkovack on November 23, 2020 at 9:38 am

    The WordPress Gutenberg block editor empowers web developers to build a custom content creation experience. Through the use of custom blocks, it’s possible to add just about any sort of... The post When Do You Need a Custom WordPress Gutenberg Block? appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.

  • Self-taught web developers, what was your journey of learning web development like? More context in the description.
    by /u/_twoOfClubs on November 23, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Hi, I am about to complete one year since I decided to learn web development by myself (well, using online resources including videos). I decided to learn mostly because I wanted to build the website for my own business. The journey has been far from pretty. I have had many phases of self-doubt, went through tutorial hell, javascript fatigue. I even gave up for a month but then started again. Finally, tens of tutorial videos, frantic googling, inefficient StackOverflow exploration and almost a year later, I am just starting to get somewhat confident about my abilities to build full-stack projects from scratch. Even now, I often feel inadequate lots of times. I feel that it is important to put our struggles out there so that others going through the same can keep motivated and learn from our mistakes and maybe from our solutions as well. I also intend to build products that can help with the entire journey if I find some glaring problems that can be fixed. With these in mind, I do have the following questions for self-taught developers who are now more or less comfortable with building from scratch - Why did you decide to learn web development? How did you learn? What was your curriculum and learning methodology? What were the major challenges for you to complete your first few projects from scratch? How did you overcome these? What advice would you give your past self from the time when you were just starting to learn web development? My Answers to the above follow: I wanted to build an interactive website for my business and even though I could have gone with WYSIWYG editors, I thought that web development is an important skill and could be beneficial for many other reasons and indeed, it has been. I have been able to productise some internal operations of my business as well. I learned online. I learned javascript from Freecodecamp. Once I was done with that, I went through a few Youtube code-along tutorials (I recall really liking the videos by Brad Traversy) using the MERN stack. I probably completed 4-5 tutorials with full-stack projects before I started to build my website. I learned the following technologies (ordered more or less chronologically): Javascript HTML CSS React Express, Node MongoDB The main challenge was to somewhat visualise the entire product in my head and getting a mockup ready. I am still not entirely sure if I overcame this, but I did some reading on product management and that helped me out a lot. Once the mockup was done, I faced quite a few programming challenges, often trivial and very simple issues. The key to solving these was figuring out the right keywords to search so that I can find an answer on StackOverflow or some other website. Don't fuss about boilerplates and syntax so much. Learn to use the internet to solve your problems, it is very unlikely that you are the first person facing an issue while programming. Learn to read technical documentation of new technologies that you come across. You'll be alright. submitted by /u/_twoOfClubs [link] [comments]