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Articles by 24 Ways from December 2018

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12:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2018
24 Ways Dynamic Social Sharing Images
Drew McLellan draws this, our fourteenth season to a gentle close by getting a little Inside Snowball and gives an account of how we put the robots to work in generating custom dynamic social media sh...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 23, 2018
24 Ways Designing Your Site Like Its 1998
Andy Clarke tells a tale as old as time, a tale of tables, framesets, fixed widths and spacer GIFs (ask your parents). Harking back to the methods that were appropriate to used to build cutting-edge w...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2018
24 Ways How to Use Audio on the Web
Ruth John lets the bells ring out for Christmas with a look at a selection of inspiring sites with creative and effective use of audio. The days of jangly MIDI tunes to distract and annoy are thankful...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2018
24 Ways Jank-Free Image Loads
Eric Portis remembers that images on the web, just like presents under the tree, come in different shapes and sizes. Theres little more disappointing than unwrapping a large-looking gift to find that ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2018
24 Ways Clip Paths Know No Bounds
Dan Wilson throws some Christmas shapes and gives us a run down of different ways to use CSS polygon clip paths to create interesting a flexible shapes with less code that you might have thought. It m...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2018
24 Ways Fast Autocomplete Search for Your Website
Simon Willison searches for the true meaning of Christmas, but settles on making a search engine for our articles on 24 ways. In doing he so demonstrates how a little bit of JavaScript, some open sour...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2018
24 Ways Develop Your Naturalist Superpowers with Observable Notebooks and iNaturalist
Natalie Downe gathers the forest creatures in from the cold and shows them how some clever combining of an inquisitive mind and a JavaScript API can produce some amazing results. Were going to level u...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2018
24 Ways Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like XSSmas
Anna Debenham picks up the reins to continue our journey of understanding in the dark forest of web security. With so many packages the reindeer are struggling to pull the sleigh against the weight of...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 16, 2018
24 Ways The System, the Search, and the Food Bank
Lisa Maria Martin sorts the nuts from the berries by finding what lessons can be learned about our digital content from a few hours spent volunteering at the local food bank. When push comes to shove,...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 15, 2018
24 Ways Designing Your Future
Christopher Murphy channels the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come by not just look into the future, but shaping the form it takes. By taking action now you can affect the outcome down the road, making al...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2018
24 Ways Researching a Property in the CSS Specifications
Rachel Andrew shows us which direction is up on a gift that looks great but comes with complex instructions. Like most operating manuals CSS specifications can seem overwhelming, but it turns out that...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2018
24 Ways Inclusive Considerations When Restyling Form Controls
Scott OHara hogs the remote while he looks into the ever-present issue of custom form controls. We might brute-force an element to take on the styling were looking for, but will that interaction still...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2018
24 Ways The (Switch)-Case for State Machines in User Interfaces
David Khourshid pops the cookies in the oven, and while they bake, introduces the concept of state machines and how they can help in the design of user interfaces. Pour yourself a glass of mulled wine...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2018
24 Ways Turn Jekyll up to Eleventy
Paul Lloyd assembles a heavenly host of cherubs to sing the virtues of the Eleventy static site generator. By looking at how it compares to the familiar Ruby-based Jekyll (which we have espoused the v...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2018
24 Ways Build up Your Leadership Toolbox
Mazz Mosley hands out the sheet music, gives a quick blast on a pitch pipe, and counts us in with a rousing chorus to remind us that leaders are made, not born. Just like a good box of chocolates, sty...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2018
24 Ways Survivingand Thrivingas a Remote Worker
Mel Choyce harnesses the huskies of hard toil to the sled of flexibility to slide off to a location of her own choosing. In a time when it makes less sense than ever to all be cooped in the same room ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 8, 2018
24 Ways What I Learned in Six Years at GDS
Anna Shipman looks back across the wintery landscape to her time spent working on the UKs Government Digital Service. Like the busy elves in Santas workshop, government digital workers toil tirelessly...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2018
24 Ways Managing Flow and Rhythm with CSS Custom Properties
Andy Bell rings out a call for a more flexible method of achieving consistent vertical rhythm across components within a page. Using a technique of CSS custom properties to establish spacing inherited...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2018
24 Ways Be the Villain
Eric Bailey asks us to take on the role of King Herod in our projects to consider how the products, services and processes we design could be abused to cause harm rather than to do good. No matter how...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2018
24 Ways Creating My First Chrome Extension
Jennifer Wong takes the good stuff down from the shelf and pours out a generous measure of know-how on the subject of creating extensions for Google Chrome. Pull up a chair and get ready to find out h...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2018
24 Ways Mistletoe Offline
Jeremy Keith reminds us that 4G is king. The carollers sing. One tunnel has passed, a new ones beginning. Dreams of wi-fi on the go. Fingers numb, smart phones aglow. Its Christmas time, mistletoe off...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2018
24 Ways Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1for People Who Havent Read the Update
Alan Dalton reaches for the glistening box of accessibility guidelines under the tree and unwraps them, taking his time to explain each carefully as he does so. Born unto you is a new guideline, and i...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2018
24 Ways The Art of Mathematics: A Mandala Maker Tutorial
Hagar Shilo breaks out the Christmas decorations with a tutorial to show how a little knowledge of JavaScript can lead to impressive results. Forget about the doilies and fake snow on the windows, all...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2018
24 Ways Securing Your Site like Its 1999
Katie Fenn opens the door on our 2018 season by transporting us back to the turn of the century when new lessons were being learned about web security. Those who dont learn from the past are condemned...