I wrote a new article for Sitepoint after a while about migrating your web application to the latest version of the Polymer
library. I am not particularly happy with some of the upgrades but the new version certianly makes the library much faster
than its predecessor.
The awesome folks at Webucator converted my article on Regular Expressions in Python
into a training video which can be found here on Youtube. I particularly liked the
concept of transforming an article into a full length training video and I must say that Webucator has done an incredible job.
Webucator also offers customized Python training for public online classes and self-paced Python courses for individual
students on its website. I couldn’t be more happier to recommend them not
just for learning Python but a bunch of other languages as well that they have to offer.
Yet another article for SitePoint toying with the idea of
creating a custom element for a payment form using credit card with Polymer. Lately,
Polymer has undergone few functional changes that has been discussed in this article.
The UX Launchpad team has done an in-depth analysis and a comprehensive
review of comparing the mapping experience on iOS and Android. The article uses a bunch of parameters
to evaluate the user experience on both the apps with no clear winner.
The idea behind this article is to teach rather than judge, with just a bunch of design lessons inspired from studying two
similar products. Do not complain if you find the article too long for your liking!
Few would argue that Codepen has been an indispensable tool for the Frontend developer community. Although, I have been using Codepen for a long time, only recently, I realised that it can also be used to beautify your compressed CSS code.
Not-so long ago I remember writing about CSS Selectors Level 3. Fast-forward 14 months, I'm now writing about the next specification of CSS that aims to improve and enhance CSS3 by introducing wide-range of new selectors and pseudo-classes.
Google, Yahoo and others for long have been strongly recommending to serve your static assets from a cookieless domain for a
faster site. Jonathan Klein, however, questions this notion with the help of a comprehensive article supporting his claim that
serving CSS files from the same domain as the base page might be a performance win.
This case study was the result of a recent experimentation done at Etsy and is accompanied by detailed analysis of the top 5 most
visited websites in the world. The conclusions are rather surprising given the benefits of serving from a cookieless domain.
Allan Reyes wrote an extremely pertinent article describing the pitfalls of writing
concise code with the intention of prematurely optimizing the code but ending up making life difficult for everyone.
Few downsides discussed in the article accompanied by examples,
Debugging is difficult.
Readability is completely non-existent.
Wasting time perfecting and complicating a straight forward code.
Additional time involved in unobfuscating a perfectly unreasonable code.
The following quote stands out in the article and thus proves that Shorter code is indeed inconsiderate,
Don’t be a prick! Write readable code and write it for others.
We all know that Heydon Pickering has been doing some amazing work in the field of accessibility. His next
project shows us how to make native forms and design components that are part of your application accessible to screen readers.
The results are impressive and I’m surprised how little code is required to make them work. But at the same time this shows how little I know about accessiblity!
Style guide and best practices to write perfect, performance-oriented and
consistent Pythonic code. Written and maintained via Readme.io,
an awesome app launched by the incredible folks at Phileas & Fogg.
The natural progression from my previous article on Sitepoint was to explain
how easily you can create custom elements with Polymer in as much depth as
possible. This article explains the process of creating a custom element to
represent pull-quotes in your markup.