Looking ahead to 2020
In contrast to all of the 2019 reviews I have seen today, I've decided I'd prefer to look forwards.
Make your own website
There are a lot of places to quickly post some content. It's quick, convinient but ultimately bad for you and your work.
Detect, set and save Dark Mode
Dark Mode is mainstream. Supporting it is reasonably easy, but what about giving users the option to contradict their OS settings and remembering that choice?
React Render Props
The React documentation is really detailed and extensive, but the explanation of Render Props wasn't quite simplified enough for me as a beginner. Let's use Render Props in a really simple, real world example.
Webpack and Babel for React
There so many ways to bootstrap a React app without touching any config. Let's put together a sensible config from scratch in order to better understand what's going on under the hood.
WordPress and Composer
WordPress should be treated as a dependency like any other. With Composer and a little time it's not too hard to get there.
Icons with SVG Sprites
First there were sprite sheets. Then icon fonts. Then SVGs. Now there are SVG sprites, and some .
Handling z-index with SASS
It's not uncommon for z-indexes across your app to become a tangle of bigger and bigger values, all fighting to come out on top. SASS can help you manage that.