Dev Diary Entry, 27th January 2021
I feel pretty experienced in building a website at this point in my life, but every time I have to add a font to a project I have to google every step of it! Then I spend another few painful minutes making sure my file import paths are correct (and cursing myself for not setting up absolute imports) and I question whether I ever knew how to code at all. Admittedly this gets a little quicker each time, as I can pick out the blog post on installing fonts that I’ve read several times before in my search results.
What I've been doing this week:
- Making slow but steady progress in my 10 minutes writing per day habit. Mananged 3⁄7 last week.
What I've been reading this week:
- Naming Styled Components - an older article with a valid suggestion for naming styled-components: instead of ‘StyledElement’ use a namespace like ’S.Element’.
- Creating websites with prefers-reduced-data - a new media query that’s not supported yet but will be soon. Has a really thorough explanation of how to use and suggests some use cases: loading custom fonts, background images, video autoplay, or using infinite scroll.
- A placeholder is not a label HTMHell - I agree! Just use a label and input!
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