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What is Modernizr?

  • March 1, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Code

Modernizr is a JavaScript library that can detect whether or not a browser can support various features in HTML5 and CSS3. If the browser can support some of the features you may be using on your site, then there is no problem. However, if the browser can’t support them, Modernizr allows you to have more […]

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Social share links

Social share buttons are on just about every website you visit anymore. Whether they are for Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. You name it, they are usually shown somewhere. These share buttons are great ways to get your content out on the web a lot faster; it lets your site visitors basically do […]

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LESS is more

  • February 28, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Code

LESS is a CSS preprocessor which allows for the use of variables, mixins and functions, among other things, making CSS a bit more manageable. I only learned about LESS a few months ago, and while I have yet to actually use it for a website, I can see it being extremely useful. I am not […]

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CSS column property

CSS column property

  • February 28, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Code, Design

After working for several years at a newspaper, I have gained an appreciation for editorial design. I like how the text flows in the columns, with the headline and subhead at the top and photos placed so the text flows around them. I recently learned about the CSS column property which allows for a newspaper-style […]

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