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How to set up a CI/CD pipeline to an Ubuntu server with Github

CI/CD pipelines are a cornerstone of modern web development. Unfortunately if you can’t afford an Azure or AWS server it’s not always clear how to implement them. In this article we’ll go over how to create a CI/CD pipeline with Github and a simple Ubuntu server. Preface Before we get into the solution I want […]

Leonardo
Sep 28, 2020

Find element size in React with the useDimensions hook

Trying to find the size of an element in React can be quite annoying, especially if you want to keep track of any changes in size. The custom useDimensions hook should hopefully make this task much easier! Usually keeping track of a div in vanilla Javascript is fairly easy: just keep track of any changes […]

Leonardo
Sep 11, 2020

JQuery alternatives in 2020, do you really need it?

jQuery is one of the most used Javascript libraries on the web, but does it need to be? In this article we’ll explore whether you really need it and how to replace it. jQuery was the de-facto library if you were doing any website development in the 2010’s. It simplified Javascript and made DOM manipulation […]

Leonardo
Sep 4, 2020

‘joy & dread in the wildness of words’ – Scottish writer Ophelia Po talks about her first comic book ‘Blood Ties’

Drawing on her background as a classic literature student, and striking self-taught illustration skills, Ophelia Po has released her first venture into comic book creation with the Gothic gem ‘Blood Ties’. The comic touches upon themes close to home for many during the 2020 lockdown, including isolation and uncertainty. Today, Po talks being an artist […]

Evie
Aug 29, 2020

On the benefits and pitfalls of being a Unicorn Designer

A unicorn designer is defined as someone skilled in design, visual design, and coding. While they’re very sought after, they are usually looked down upon by other designers because they’re seen as avoiding being a specialist in anything. Here’s why that shouldn’t be the case. I recently discussed the nature of Unicorn Designers with some […]

Leonardo
Aug 19, 2020

Getting started with Capacitor using Next.js

Ever wondered how to run a Next.js app natively on a mobile device? It requires some setup but it’s actually very easy thanks to Ionic’s Capacitor! What is Capacitor? Capacitor is Ionic’s solution to running web apps natively on your device. To put it simply, if your app works on the web, Capacitor is an […]

Leonardo
Aug 6, 2020