CSS Flexbox Explained by Road Tripping Across the Country

If you have ever been on a long roadtrip, then you can understand CSS Flexbox! The popular Flexbox model attempts to replace the giant pain known as CSS “floats”. Unfortunately, it also introduces yet another entirely new system into CSS. And you thought there were enough already! Actually, the grid-oriented nature of Flexbox makes much more… Continue reading CSS Flexbox Explained by Road Tripping Across the Country

React Props/State Explained Through Darth Vader’s Hunt for the Rebels

If you’ve seen Star Wars, then you can understand props and state. Props and state are essential to writing readable React code. But they’re hard concepts to grasp, because they’re based around an entirely different paradigm than Angular or jQuery (if you have used either of those). But don’t worry — I’m going to clear everything up with… Continue reading React Props/State Explained Through Darth Vader’s Hunt for the Rebels

CSS Floats Explained By Riding An Escalator

If you have ever jumped on an escalator, then you can quickly understand floats. Your <div> is almost perfect. You decide to introduce some floats to fix the relationship between a few elements. The next thing you know, your newly floated elements jump out of your carefully chosen order, and stick to the side of… Continue reading CSS Floats Explained By Riding An Escalator

6 Absurd Ideas For Building Your First Web App

Need a few ideas for building a simple web app? These 6 examples will help you practice all the key skills and have fun doing it! Okay, you have already learned front-end web development, and now you are looking to flex your developer muscles on the next big challenge: full-stack web apps. You probably have many… Continue reading 6 Absurd Ideas For Building Your First Web App

Model-View-Controller (MVC) Explained Through Ordering Drinks At The Bar

If you have been to a bar, then MVC ain’t that hard. Model-view-controller (MVC) frameworks are a crucial part of building modern web applications. Walk into a room of web developers, and you will likely be bombarded with mentions of Ruby on Rails, Angular or Django. More generally, MVC logic can be used to describe almost… Continue reading Model-View-Controller (MVC) Explained Through Ordering Drinks At The Bar

8 Crazy Ideas For Building a Web Site

Need some ideas for practicing HTML, CSS and JavaScript? Here are a few that you probably would not think of yourself. Many beginner web developers already know that they need to practice, practice, practice the new skills that they are learning. Building real projects will bring challenges that you will not find in textbooks or… Continue reading 8 Crazy Ideas For Building a Web Site