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API

Can Instagram posts be easily retrieved?

Mike Wang • February 8, 2018

Displaying Instagram posts on your website can be unexpectedly confusing. Most developers’ first thought is to use the Instagram API to pull in content. Unfortunately, Instagram’s API requires clients to use the decidedly complex OAuth 2.0…

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jQuery / Javascript

Can strings be compared fuzzily?

Mike Wang • November 20, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving week and you’re putting the finishing touches on your new e-commerce site, just in time for Black Friday. You’ve just gotten the product search functionality working, so you kick back in your chair and…

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CSS

Can type scale fluidly with screen size?

Mike Wang • August 8, 2017

What is fluid type? Type design on the web can be separated into two categories: static and responsive.  Static type ignores the dimensions of its screen; its characteristics are independent of it.  Responsive type responds to…

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jQuery / Javascript

Are there vanilla alternatives to jQuery?

Mike Wang • June 30, 2017

jQuery definitely has its shining moments. After all, there must be a reason for its enormous popularity. However, there are also many situations where the use of jQuery adds HTTP requests and data to transfer without enough…

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