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Stephen Fluin @ ng-conf 2018: Angular for Designers

At ng-conf 2018 Google Angular developer advocate Stephen Fluin gave this highly interesting talk on making Angular - and web development in general, for that matter - more accessible to designers: Sadly, what we often see in software development industry today is largely artificial boundaries being set up between roles that define themselves by the programming languages they use, e.g. front-end development vs back-end. In other words: Paradoxically, additional information silos are created, while software is actually meant to tear down information ... Read more

Declarative vs. Imperative Programming From A Web App Perspective

In his article Declarative vs. Imperative Programming for the Web visual content designer and self-described former engineer Pascal Cremer does a nice job at explaining the differences between these two common programming paradigms and how declarative programming can lead to much more concise, comprehensible and readable code. He provides examples from a web context and shows how declarative programming lends itself to being used in a functional reactive programming style, which has become very popular with frameworks such as RxJS. Read more

hex to rgb(): Convert Hexadecimal CSS Colour Values to CSS rgb() Function Calls

Inspired by this Tweet by data visualisation and generative design expert Mike Brondbjerg I've created a tiny tool for the use case of converting CSS hexadecimal colour values to their rgb() counterparts: https://bjoernkw.github.io/hexrgb/ is there a nice online tool for converting a string of hex codes to a string of RGBs? thanks!— Mike Brondbjerg | @mikebrondbjerg@vis.social (@mikebrondbjerg) February 4, 2019 hex to rgb() is a simple utility web app that converts hexadecimal CSS colour values to CSS rgb() function calls. Very much ... Read more