Perspectives from the experts at Chromatic
Configuring a Drupal library's version may seem mysterious, but it is important for caching.
All the new features and enhancements coming to Safari and Web Inspector this year that web developers should know about.
Chris shares why we dropped Drupal for the newest version of our website.
Continuous website performance monitoring is critical to optimize speed and user experience. Use this approach to get started with free tools.
It’s not enough to test website performance. You need to test the right way, on an ongoing basis. Learn how.
Do you love the developer experience of NextJS? Or want to enjoy the benefits of a static site generator but prefer Vue over React? NuxtJS might be the framework for you!
We’re not the first to take one of the most popular React frameworks for a spin around the block, but we are definitely glad we did. GatsbyJS comes packed with easy to use features and plugins.
Our guide to improving website performance when using third-party assets.
Many of the common website speed problems in Drupal 7 are now a distant memory with Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. Features like Drupal’s built-in Dynamic Page Cache help bring great performance benefits to the two most recent versions. This article will highlight other tactics to assist with getting the best performance out of your Drupal site.
We journey into the somewhat nascent realm of front-end architecture to get some traction on how it might play an important role in building and maintaining the often complex modern frontend.
How hackable is the "hackable text editor for the 21st Century?"
This blog post shows you how to access your lando databases using tools like PHPStorm, Sequel PRO and Command Line.
Web Unleashed 2019 in Toronto is a conference focused towards front-end web development with many great sessions ranging from technical to inspirational.
At the time of [Yarn’s](https://yarnpkg.com/en/) debut, it brought big advancements to [npm](https://www.npmjs.com/)’s performance and workflow along with the introduction of lock files. A lot of time has passed since then and with the arrival of a native npm lock file, I was under the impression that more recent npm development had rendered the benefits of Yarn obsolete.
The way we often use Gulp can make our projects brittle and add friction that complicates contribution and on-boarding. Thankfully, this is an avoidable problem with a rock-solid solution that requires minimal effort.
The front-end domain has arguably reached a tipping point in its evolution that beckons its patrons to reconsider whether teams are structured optimally.
Internet Explorer still covers a statistically significant percentage of the current market share (as of the publication of this post) and front-end engineers would do well to recognize its caveats in order to solve problems quickly and deliver a great product to stakeholders.
There’s a whole world of pseudo-elements beyond before and after. Here we examine three of the coolest.
While it’s not possible to learn every trick out there, I’ve found that dedicating time to learning something new about DevTools has improved my workflow and helped me debug faster.
Entities and their methods are no longer limited to use within PHP, they are now available in Twig as well.
The shape-outside property empowers us to break out of the box that is most of the web and create awesome editorial designs.
The Taming Twig series highlights common problems encountered when using Twig and how to fix them.
Insights on YouTube API Functions for Playback Control along with an oft-used Bootstrap 4 component
Component-based design and development is here to stay and the most important tool to emerge from this paradigm is the component library. They provide many benefits, but they can also introduce friction. Fortunately, we can ease this friction with proper planning. Answering key questions before building a single component goes a long way towards ensuring the library's success.
Maui Jim recently faced a major software upgrade and redesign while expanding their international presence. They had ambitious performance goals and needed expert front-end development to achieve them. Chromatic delivered a successful component library and consulted on performance. The result: pages that load 2-4x faster.
Component libraries are living inventories of user interface elements (components). I hadn't yet built one for a client, but I'd heard of a few tools used to do so. What I didn't realize was just how many helpful tools there were. When deciding which to use, I realized I needed to define what I considered most important for this specific project. This post outlines that experience.
There's an abundance of style guide and UI toolkits out there, but Fabricator shines above them all. Here's our guide on why its the best.
Video and slides from Ryan's latest presentation at DrupalCamp Atlanta on using SVG.
I was fortunate to attend and speak at BADCamp for the first time this year. This post highlights the video and key takeaways from my BADCamp session.
Color! Without it, life can be pretty monotone, so I’m going to introduce to you the most awesome of ways you can represent it in your CSS: [hue, saturation and lightness](http://www.w3.org/wiki/CSS/Properties/color/HSL).
Many designers are praising the benefits of Atomic Design. Rather than designing pages, Atomic Design focuses on designing systems of individual, reusable components.
A discussion on responsive Sass strategy and how to solve the common problem of numerous grids needing varying numbers of columns across many breakpoints. Can we accomplish this with one mixin?
A couple of weeks ago, a client of ours needed a simple way to select some or all options in a multiple select form element that contained hundreds of options. They asked if there was a an easier way. jQuery to the rescue!