A Beginners Guide to WebGL

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Sunday, June 10th 2018

Front End, Three.js, WebGL

WebGL is something of a mystery to most developers these days—the learning curve is high, the resources are scarce, and its importance to the web is unapparent to many. My goal for this guide will be to teach you how to harness the power of WebGL in plain-speak.

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Drastically Reduce your CSS File Size with PurifyCSS and webpack

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Sunday, June 10th 2018

webpack, Node.js, Web Performance

There is absolutely zero use of including CSS in your project if it’s not being used across any of your site. Why include Bootstrap’s hundred-something classes if you’re only making use of its grid? Doing so creates a bloated CSS file that slows your site down and in return affects your pagespeed scores and SEO ranking (Google now factors mobile sites’ SEO ranking based on page speed). As a result, we’ll want to ensure we’re only adding the exact classes required for our site to function.

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Loading Fonts with webpack

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Sunday, June 10th 2018

Font Awesome, JavaScript, Node.js, SCSS

If you’re using webpack to manage your CSS and do things such as compile SASS, automatically add vendor prefixes, and remove any unused CSS, importing font files won’t work without a little bit of extra configuration. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get fonts working with webpack and explain the minute details along the way to better your understanding of webpack as a whole.

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Perfect Three.js Workflow with Alfred

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Sunday, June 10th 2018

Three.js, webpack

When it comes to a creating a development workflow that’s easy and enjoyable to use, speed and efficiency are paramount. This tutorial will show you how to use Alfred (Powerpack and OSX required) to create a full fledged Three.js development environment in a matter of seconds.

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Fixing The “WordPress Needs Access to Your Web Server” Error

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Sunday, June 10th 2018

Apache, Dev Ops, Linux, Nginx, File Permissions, PHP, Ubuntu, WordPress

At some point in time, it’s likely that you’ll run into the error message displayed above: “WordPress needs access to your web server.” This is an error that occurs when file permissions and ownerships are set incorrectly on your site’s server. How to fix it depends on whether or not your site runs on a VPS or shared host. Inside are typical solutions for both.

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