Web Hosting Options and What I Recommend

It can be hard finding a good web hosting company. I have used some good ones and some really bad ones. Below are my recommendations based on the following criteria. Provide quality customer support Based in the USA. I want my server to be in the same country as my audience to improve the speed… Read more »

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What is Visual Hierarchy in Web Design and Why is it Important?

When designing a page layout it is important to consider the overall visual hierarchy of the page. In other words, what grabs your eye first, second, third? What are the goals of the page and how can you make those goals easier to achieve? Your design can use size, color, position, and proximity to define… Read more »

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Category: Articles

Should I use my own CSS or Bootstrap?

Table of Contents Does your website or application have any of the following?Are there any disadvantages of using Bootstrap?Summary Does your website or application have any of the following? Paragraphs, tables, buttons, lists, tabs, headings, responsive embeds, images, responsive breakpoints, etc. The main benefit of using Bootstrap is it saves you time writing common CSS… Read more »

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What Are the Bootstrap 4 Text Font Sizes and How Do You Change Them?

Bootstrap’s font sizes are calculated off of the body font size by using rem values. If you change the body font size all styles will be increased/decreased automatically. Rem stands for “root em” because it calculates the size based on the size of the root of the document or body tag. So Bootstrap’s global default… Read more »

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What are the integrity and crossorigin attributes and why are they necessary?

In the code snippet below, you will see how Bootstrap uses a CDN to deliver their minified scripts and styles. But what is that long string of random characters after integrity=?

With this technology, developers can benefit from the performance gains of using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) without having to fear that a third-party… Read more »

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What are the differences between CSS and SASS and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Sass stands for syntactically awesome stylesheets. Sass is a scripting language that is compiled into regular CSS. It was created to help writing CSS easier and more efficient. CSS is great but it lacks the ability to do advanced programming and calculations. Sass is CSS with superpowers but browsers like Chrome cannot read Sass files…. Read more »

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Bootstrap 4 Img Responsive Class Example

In Bootstrap 3 you would use the class .img-responsive but in Bootstrap 4 this class name has been renamed to .img-fluid View on codepen How to create a responsive image in Bootstrap 4 .img-fluid

   

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How Do I Make an Image Responsive in Bootstrap 4?

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In Bootstrap 4 you would use the .img-fluid class on all images you would like to be responsive. This class tells the browser not to expand the image larger than its original size using a max-width. And it also tells it to scale down the image if the browser window gets narrower than… Read more »

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Take Command of CSS Flexbox

As a kid I loved playing with toy plastic army men. I would line them up and pretend to be in command giving orders to my soldiers in order to defeat the enemy. Since I was in full command, the soldiers would look to me for their orders. Sometimes a hot shot recruit would overstep… Read more »

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Category: Tutorials

How can I find a full Bootstrap class reference with descriptions?

I recently put together a desk reference of all of the Bootstrap CSS classes. It also includes sample code snippets of frequently used components. The download page also has a sortable table to help find classes by component. Bootstrap 3 Full Classes Reference Cheat Sheet Bootstrap 4 Full Classes Reference Cheat Sheet

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