From the Blog
Here are the latest posts from my blog.
I cover mostly frontend, JAMstack, WordPress, and freelancing topics.
If you would have told me…
If you would have told me 12 years ago that I will be doing web developing for a living, I would laugh at you.
Dealing with constant rejection
For whatever reason I am being rejected, which can be a challenging and painful experience, I remain optimistic about the right opportunity.
How to measure page loading time with Performance API
This post will demonstrate how to use the Performance API to measure page loading time.
Cross-browser testing with the Microsoft Remote Desktop app
You want to test your website on a Windows machine but hate switching your computers? See how to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app to mitigate this problem.
Testing localhost on multiple devices
Learn how to test your website or web app on various devices with these tools by finding your external IP address or using third-party apps.
Five pieces of advice for more accessible websites
To improve stats for an annual accessibility report, start with these five quick wins that will make your site much more accessible.
With or without the JS framework
Is it really that unusual for a frontend developer not to use a JS framework?
My favorite VS Code extensions in 2023
Discover my favorite little VS Code extensions used in my everyday tasks.
My favorite NPM packages in 2023
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite npm packages that I use on a daily basis.
My favorite bash shortcuts in 2023
Take a look at my favorite Bash shortcuts that have saved me a ton of time.
My favorite Chrome extensions in 2023
These Chrome extensions have helped me streamline my workflow and improve my coding experience.
Extracting and using Critical CSS on my Eleventy site
This week I made some enhancements to extracting and implementing Critical CSS on my website that runs on Eleventy. Let's delve into its workings and features.
How to create dynamic OG images with serverless function using Sharp library
Improve your website's social media presence with dynamic Open Graph images. Learn how with serverless functions and Sharp in this tutorial.
Migrating to Eleventy 2.0
Last week I upgraded my Eleventy instance after using version 0.12.1 for over a year. I was determined to resolve and document all problems during the process.
Using ChatGPT to generate cover letters
Let’s say you are applying for a job and want to write a cover letter that stands out. ChatGPT could help you there, and here is how.
I browsed more than 700 websites in search of a job
I found a list of 700 remote-friendly companies and opened every link searching for a job. Read the suggestions about the Careers page and job listings.
I do HTML and CSS for a living
I have a sticker from Smashing Magazine saying, “I do CSS/HTML for a living,” and that is what I genuinely do.
I reflect on my experience and achievements in the web development industry in 2022. Read my insights on the latest trends and technologies in the field.
How to create slides with HTML and CSS
Discover how to create stunning CSS-only slides with my step-by-step guide. Learn how to use advanced CSS techniques to make engaging presentations.
Why I never understood CSS-in-JS
As a CSS purist, I had questions and comments on breaking up with CSS-in-JS and documented them in a blog post.
In search of a frontend UI developer job
I am actively searching for a new job. Here are my observations about searching for a fully remote frontend UI developer job.
I am not that excited about new CSS features
Discover the reasons why I am not overly enthusiastic about the new CSS features in this thought-provoking article.
How do I explain to my friends what I do?
My friends, who don't code, sometimes ask me what I do for a living, and I usually answer that I build websites.
Website analytics with Netlify Functions and Google Sheets
I gave up on analytics on my site a long time ago, but I was interested to see if anyone visits my site these days, so I built my own simple analytics.
In search of a CSS developer job
Discover the unsuccessful journey of finding a CSS developer job on Twitter, search engines, LinkedIn, job boards, and company pages.
About roles in the front-end development department
Recently I figured that I’m going to call myself a website developer, emphasizing website heavily. It is because all other terms are somewhat vague. Here's why.
How long did it take you to get comfortable with coding?
How to make a “Raise the Curtains” effect in CSS
Learn how to create a visually stunning "raise the curtains" effect while scrolling over a sticky element in this step-by-step guide.
The CSS from-font value explained in 4 demos
I found the CSS from-font value for the text-decoration-thickness property. I did a little research what I found (and learned) is interesting.
FormData doesn’t include disabled fieldsets
Discover the issue with form data and disabled fieldset elements in this comprehensive article. Learn how to effectively handle form data in web dev projects.
Discover my journey in web development and my reflections on the past year with my 2021 lookback article.
In defense of CSS
Discover why CSS is a crucial aspect of web deve and why it deserves more recognition. Read my defense of CSS and its importance in creating modern websites.
How I learn things after 10 years
Amazed by experienced web professionals constantly learning, I too learn but in a different manner than before.
How to build an expandable accessible gallery
In this article, you will learn how to set up a gallery that is expandable as well as accessible with a few tips and tricks along the way.
Using CSS Variables for reduced motion on a global scale
Learn how to use CSS Variable and prefers-reduced-motion media feature to remove or minimize animations and transitions on global scale.
Appreciation for being a web developer
I appreciate living comfortably while doing what I like and working on exciting projects with top professionals. Thank you, web development.
My fourth year of freelancing
Reflect on my journey as a freelancer in the past four years and read insights on balancing clients, personal projects and learning as a remote worker.
How to find and insert Unicode symbols in HTML
I will show you a few ways how you could find and insert the Unicode symbol in HTML (or any other file).
Nightmare DX (Developer Experience): Shopify
The first in a series about poor developer experience, this article covers Shopify and it's friendliness to developers.
You don’t need React for building websites
The evolution of the design of my site
As any self-respected developer, I redesigned my site many times. I thought it would be fun to document all these designs and see the evolution.
What does “it depends” mean in web development
Discover the meaning behind "it depends" in web development and why it's often the answer to many questions in this field.
First year of UI Dev Newsletter
After the first anniversary of the UI Dev Newsletter, I wanted to share how and why I am running it. Read the whole story and get some useful links.
Tools for auditing CSS
Streamline your CSS auditing process with this developer's guide. Discover the tools you need to tackle the task effectively.
You want enabling CSS selectors, not disabling ones
Learn about the importance of using the correct CSS selector and avoid the common mistake of overwriting previous styles.
Join me as I reflect on my experiences and lessons learned during 2020. Read my 2020 lookback article.
How to get sticky and full-bleed elements to play well together
I had a unique requirement the other day: to build a layout with full-bleed elements while one element stays stuck to the top.
The first year of my side project: Code Line Daily
A year since launching my side project Code Line Daily, I wanted to reintroduce the project and discuss challenges faced.
My third year of freelancing
The third year of my freelancing career has been successful thanks to honest and open communication, quality time management and support from my family.
Tips on learning web development
If you are a beginner, here are ideas about how to start learning web development, especially if you are into UI development.
A story of becoming a web developer
Let me tell you a story about Silvestar, a fellow who learned how to code, took some chances during his career and become a solid, confident web developer.
My favorite VS Code settings
These are my favorite VS Code settings: Breadcrumbs, Minimap, Saving and Formatting, Bars and Windows.
I just finished redesigning my site
Learn about my recent website redesign journey, including the challenges faced and the solutions implemented for a better user experience.
Page builders might not be a good idea
Read my thoughts and concerns about page builders and why you might think twice before you consider using it (again).
How to create a multi-step form the easy way
Transform your long form into a manageable, user-friendly experience with this step-by-step tutorial on how to create a multi-step form.
The UI Development Mentoring program
I have decided to give it a shot with a brand new mentoring program for UI development. Fill out the form today!
How to animate SVG signature
Reflect on my past year with 2019 Lookback. Read about the challenges, accomplishments and lessons learned during the whole year.
How I built my second Progressive Web App (PWA)
As of today, my side project Code Line Daily is available as a Progressive Web App. This post is a sequel to my previous PWA post.
How I built my first Progressive Web App (PWA)
As of today, my site is available as a Progressive Web App. In this post, you would learn more about how and why I added this exciting feature to my site.
Interview for Remote Working Hub
I shared my personal experiences to help you work remotely successfully on Remote Working Hub.
What I learned from my GitHub profile
GitHub profile reveals how often do you contribute, and what kind of projects do you like. Here's what I learned from my GitHub profile.
A Comparison of Static Form Providers
Find the best static form provider for your needs with this review of the most popular options. Get help with validation, storage, notifications, and more.
My favorite Chrome extensions for web development
Essential for web development, web browsers offer extensions to improve web products. I use Chrome and prefer these extensions.
Announcing Code Line Daily
Last week I launched Code Line Daily, a project featuring new frontend, PHP, and WordPress code every day. Learn how I built it.
My favorite Netlify features
Experience the magic of JAMstack development with Netlify. See why this platform is a standout choice for developers in 2019.
How to add a contact form to a static website
Add a static website contact form with ease using Kwes form builder. Follow this tutorial to learn how.
My second year of freelancing
About two year ago, I started with a freelance career. Here is what I have been doing, what did I learn and which problems I stumbled upon.
Oh, the many ways to make triangular breadcrumb ribbons!
Create a stylish row of links that interconnect with chevron-like shapes and notches using this simple tutorial.
5 things to consider when creating your CSS style guide
CSS style guides play a crucial role in any project. Keep these 5 things in mind when working with them for better results.
Bookmarks, Saves, Hearts, Stars, Claps
Discover the benefits of keeping your online bookmarks organized and explore the different ways you can save, heart, star, and clap your favorite content.
Custom WordPress theme development with SPRO
Learn how to create a custom WordPress theme with the Starter Project CLI (SPRO) package and improve your development process.
SPRO, a Starter Project CLI, sets up your next project's perfect dev environment by understanding architecture and creating Gulp tasks.
Just my routine as a remote worker
Successful remote work requires routine and discipline. Here's my recipe for balancing clients, projects, and skills.
It is the beginning of the new year, and it is time to look back to 2018, but from a technology perspective. I have learned a lot, here are my findings.
Building an animated sticky header with custom offset
Alpha, Beta, Gamma naming convention
Discover the Alpha, Beta, Gamma naming convention and how it can help you in your web development projects in this in-depth article.
If you are starting a new website, consider using Hugo
Not only Hugo is “the world’s fastest framework for building websites,” it is also packed with powerful features that makes website development very pleasable.
Roadmap, September 2018.
I built a career roadmap to remind myself of the importance of planning. Keeping track of the vision is key, even if not every goal is met.
Using CSS Grid where appropriate (revisited)
Revisiting the “Using CSS Grid where appropriate” article where you'll find a solution for navigation with variable number of items.
Overview of popular Static Site Generators
Discover why serving static HTML files is a smart move for improved caching, faster load times, and enhanced security. See how static page generators differ.
The essential skill of a developer
Being a developer requires specific skills and tools. I realized what the essential skill for one developer is.
My first year of freelancing
About a year ago, I started with a freelance career. This experience has changed me as a professional, but also as a person.
Starter Project - Gulp tasks for CSS
This article is part of a series about Starter Project, and this time I will explain all about Gulp tasks for CSS.
Starter Project - A set of the latest best practices packed in Gulp tasks
Discover the latest best practices for web dev with Starter Project. A set of Gulp tasks that simplify the process and help you get up and running quickly.
Classily.js - Toggling classes more classily
I made a Classily.js plugin for elegant class toggling. Simple yet powerful, it can solve complex tasks when used correctly.
From WordPress to Hexo
Get a fast, lightweight website with a static site generator. Find out how these systems compile templates into static HTML pages.
Fixing Google Analytics caching issue
Achieving a perfect score on Google PageSpeed Insights can be challenging, especially with Google Analytics on the website. The solution is here.
Using CSS Grid where appropriate
I recently redesigned my blog and learned many things about CSS Grid along the way. Read all about my findings.
How to create crooked shadow
I recently worked on a challenging project and had to add a shadow on a crooked border. Here is how I made it.
_bem - WordPress theme with BEM methodology
Discover the power of BEM in building WordPress themes with this comprehensive guide. Learn how to create clean and organized code with BEM methodology.
CSS sidebar toggle
Explore how to implement drag and drop functionality for tables with large amount of row in Angular with the Angular Dragtable library.
Recursively includible Angular directive
Recently I worked on an Angular project with a requirement for a form based on an MVC model. I created a directive to generate a form for every complex models.
How to automate development with Atom
Automating dev processes is key, but the multitude of tools available can be overwhelming and time-consuming to learn. Here's how to do it in Atom IDE.
CSS tabs, part II: Accessibility
I wrote about CSS tabs, which was popular and gained many visitors. Surprised by accessibility comments, I investigated and added accessibility to my solution.
How to handle keybindings in Atom
Recent Atom articles discussed packages for easier work. But what if a keybinding is already in use by another package?
How to make tabs using only CSS
There are two basic approaches for developing CSS tabs: using target pseudo selector and list with checked pseudo selector.
How to lint inside Atom
Lint, linter, linting? What is it and why you should use it? I'll try to show you how Atom linter packages could save you a lot of development time.
Perfect local server with Atom
As an experienced developer, I seek simple solutions for most tasks and found them in Atom for streamlined development.
Github Atom minimap packages
One of the most popular features for Atom out there is a minimap. It's a code preview in a small sidebar window.
Github Atom Git packages
Developers often rely on a version control system and one of the most popular is Git. Explore Git packages for the Atom IDE.
First steps with Github Atom
This is the first article in a series about my perfect Atom setup. First topic is installation and initial setup.