Winter is a good time to update the boilerplates. So I started to develop a new boilerplate for promotional websites - Promo Core. It’s similar to html-template, but it’s not based on Muilessium anymore. I already included gulp plugins for generating SVG placeholders and documentation and I think I’ll add more tools to it in the future. The Promo Core is designed for static promotional websites, so there are no SPA frameworks in it by default and some architecture patterns looks too simple, but I use my previous experience and I think that is we need to develop such websites. Maybe I’m wrong. Anyway, the alpha version of the boilerplate is ready and I pushed in to GitHub. Feel free to use it for your projects, and please, open an issue in its repository if you’ll find a bug in it.
Today I would like to present my new article about Golden Canon grid. It’s not about the golden ratio, not about the history of book printing, but about websites. The modern CSS gives us a possibility to work with such grids without pain. CSS grid layout is the very powerful tool in this case. I explained how to use it when building promotional websites.
I answer questions on toster.ru and every week I see questions about interactive maps there. A lot of beginners don’t understand how to create them. So I wrote a tutorial for them. I used SVG, leader-line.js and hammer.js to create an interactive plan with hover effects, arrows and popups. I hope it’ll be helpful.
I wrote a post about my latest book on Medium. This is my first post there, but I already fell in love with the editor of stories. It’s very useful. But anyway, this small article is a presentation of my book about pyramid of adaptation. I explained what it is, why I published it and why I distribute its pdf version for free.
As you possibly know, I have mental problems. In particular, some my emotions were gone. I must observe other people a lot to copy their behavior and integrate myself into society. I did it for years and I got a system of human behavior in my head. I thought it’s time to make a book about it and the book has been printed. It’s called “The pyramid of adaptation” (“Пирамида адаптации” in Russian). The PDF version of the first edition in Russian will be distributed for free for non-commercial purposes and you can download it here.
Good news! My collections of pieces for children and for music school students and my flamenco guitar method are available as PDF files now. Feel free to download them and play this music for non-commercial purposes.
I see a lot of frontend developers which are tempted to create monstrous solutions, even if they don’t need to. I’m not sure, if it happens because a lot of people don’t know basic CSS or they think it’s cool to do everything with WebGL, but it happens too often to be a coincidence. Todays demo is pretty simple, but it can show you how to split an image between multiple divs with pure CSS.