January is almost over and I am starting to consider going full time freelance again, or at least I find a project which is a good fit for me. Continue reading “Interesting things from the web – Week 4 of 2018”
Recently I remade my current theme with few adjustments. It’s not done and it probably never will be done because I can tweak it. Continue reading “Making Sadie theme – experimental features”
With redesign I chose to make a space for an animation between the menu and the actual content. It’s always an SVG animation, so nothing which would cause huge data transfers, current one is 4KB big. I am close to paganism so Winter solstice is more important event to me than Christmas, so I made animation which represents it. Continue reading “How I made Winter solstice animation”
Games are bane of my ADD/ASD existence. I love them and hate them at the same time because my brain uses them to run away and sometimes forces me to fall into an addiction-like states. Fortunately there are also good games which force you to practice CSS. Continue reading “CSS learning games”
In part one I stopped in the middle of the strange chapter because I wasn’t sure if I should classify certain units into the strange or obscure category. Now I made up my mind, so without a further ado let’s finish the strange ones.
A lot of digital pages were destroyed with digital ink by developers writing about the measurements in CSS. So let’s waste some more because I can and it is probably time to refresh my memory. Did you know that kHz and Hz are valid units? Continue reading “CSS measurements: the normal, the strange, the obscure. Part 1”
Namespaces are a bit obscure feature in CSS but it is a feature which can come handy when you want to embed SVGs or other XML documents into HTML code. Even though it is not necessary to use namespaces in CSS and simply add styles into the XML mark up, it is definitely a good option when you want to disentangle CSS and markup.
Recently at work I had to adapt newer technology to older. One of the things that I had to do was to use the center hack with margin and width. I call it a hack because it is a hack, a lot of things that are standard now were once hacks because CSS was never perfect. Continue reading “Experiments: CSS Grids”
It has been some time since I updated a theme of this WordPress blog, almost a year. Since then a lot of things on the web has changed. But this post is about one small change that I am planning to make and that’s animating at least one of the SVGs on the home page. The logo has one animation already, so this time I’ll animate slightly redesigned header of the Code section. Continue reading “Experiments: Animating SVGs with CSS”
After seven months at a job I am ready for some soul searching because this is the first time working in enterprise environment. Let’s be clear, money isn’t my main motivator although getting paid what I am worth is important. This post is about the work itself. (Disclaimer: This is not a critique of my employer.) Continue reading “What makes me tick?”