April 2016 Review
My collection of articles / tips / tricks / talks / screencasts / code snippets that I’ve found interesting throughout the course of April. Enjoy!
Jigsaw is a framework for rapidly building static sites using the same modern tooling that powers your web applications. I am so used to using Blade templating and Laravel Elixir, this will be great in terms of workflow for generating static sites!
A great overview of simple code changes we can make to clean things up and make code more readable.
Some great tips via Wes Bos to make your slack workflow more productive!
A great guide for web developer’s who need help choosing a color palette.
A great list of nicely crafted email copy from around the web.
A free ebook outlining the basics of CSS animations.
Kite augments your coding environment with all the internet’s programming knowledge. This looks promising, will definitely give it a try.
Laravel Spark has officially been launched! From the genius mind of Laravel creator Taylor Otwell, Spark takes care of all the repetitive boilerplate code needed to launch your next SAAS app.
A great list of resources for the current state of flexbox. I really need to get on the flexbox bandwagon!
A quick reference for the many components of Bootstrap 4. Will give this a try once Bootstrap 4 is officially released. I feel like this reference is much quicker than the official docs.
A great little modern tooltip JS plugin.
A great little modern modal JS plugin.
Recently, Mandrill announced that it was merging with MailChimp and was no longer being offered as a standalone service. Well shit, Mandrill was one of the most popular transactional email services used by devs. They recommended SparkPost as an alternative, also honouring Mandrill’s pricing for any customer that switches to SparkPost from Mandrill. I personally switched to Mailgun, but will give SparkPost a try for my next project.
A wealth of resources to make sure your next project looks good!