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Importing Global Libraries into Vue CLI (The Clean Way)

January 06, 2018

If you’re working with the Vue CLI and you’re trying to import global JS/CSS libraries you’re not alone. Some solutions will tell you to just add the package with a require statement or an @import statement. That’s fine but there is a time and a place to use the @import statement in Vue and importing a global CSS library isn’t one of them. Instead, let’s use an ES6 ‘import’ statement.

Creating Alias' For Package Imports in React

December 29, 2017

The more I work in React, the more I love it. It’s a very mature framework that is immensely popular. While working with the Vue CLI, there was one thing that I really liked; default alias for the src directory. Having an alias for a commonly referenced directory eliminates fragile relative paths, produces cleaner code, and is much easier to read. Let’s dive in.

CodePen Cincinnati: Rhinegeist

December 18, 2017

The second CodePen Cincinnati meetup will be Wednesday, January 10th! This time, it’ll be at Rhinegeist Brewery in OTR. Let’s get together, talk shop, and drink great beer.

Setting Up and Getting REST Service Data With Firebase and Axios

August 27, 2017

So…if you’ve worked in field for a few years you’ll know that blogs can sometimes be overly verbose when you just want them to be simple. Which, can be good, but if you’re looking for a brief explanation for something, this can become frustrating. So, here is my attempt at giving you what you may be looking for upon your Google search. For this article, I assume you know how to create a Firebase account, a Firebase project, and have a basic idea of what a REST service is.

Five Things Every New Web Developer Should Do

August 19, 2017

Lately, I’ve been getting asked the same question by a lot of web developers that are just starting out: “What should I do next?” So, in a cliché post, here are my five things every new web developer should be doing.

New Book Now Available!

My new book that I co-authored, Creating Interfaces With Bulma is now available on Amazon, Bleeding Edge Press, SkillSoft, and Safari Books Online.

This book is a step-by-step guide that teaches you how to build a web interface from scratch using the popular Bulma framework. This book is for any designer or developer interested in understanding how to use Bulma and how to use Bulma’s components and layout system to create their own web interface.

Creating Interfaces with Bulma book cover