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Guide to Monorepos for Front-end Code

by Alexander Noel

A monorepository is a code management and architectural concept whereby you keep all your isolated bits of code in one super repository instead of managing multiple smaller repositories—like a single repository for your website and mobile apps. In this article, Toptal Freelance Front-end Developer Alexander Noel attempts to gather and explain as much information as possible about how and when to use monorepos.

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Top Level Control with Redux State Management: A ClojureScript Tutorial

by Luke Tomlin

ClojureScript is the tool of choice for front-end developers who have tried it. Recently in this series, we showed how to use it to get started with React. In today's tutorial, Toptal Freelance Clojure Developer Luke Tomlin dives into how to use Redux for React state management in ClojureScript.

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Unearthing ClojureScript for Front-end Development

by Luke Tomlin

ClojureScript and its multiparadigm approach (with an emphasis on functional programming) may sound esoteric to some front-end developers. But it's amazing to work with, and getting started with it is far simpler than one might imagine. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Clojure Developer Luke Tomlin shows off some key features, getting straight into a React demo using Reagent and the Hiccup syntax.

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Client-side vs. Server-side vs. Pre-rendering for Web Apps

by Guillaume Breux

There's no question that user experience is impacted by perceived load times. With today's heavier front ends, client-side rendering doesn't feel very fast. In this article, Toptal Freelance Front-end Developer Guillaume Breux compares client-side, server-side, and pre-rendering strategies to help you choose the best option for your own app.

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Getting Started with the Elm Programming Language

by Vuk Djapic

Elm is a purely functional, strongly typed, reactive, and event-driven web client language. It takes a step back from the norms and really changes the way you reason about and program web application front-ends. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Vuk Djapic takes you through the exotic concepts of Elm and its pros and cons in real world use.

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Theming with Sass: An SCSS Tutorial

by Fernando Rivas

When it comes to theming; that is, changing the look and feel of your website while maintaining the same layout, Sass' features—like mixins or functions—can feel like taking a plane instead of walking! In this tutorial on SCSS, we're going to create a minimal theme and use SCSS to give our CSS programming some superpowers.

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How to Choose the Best Front-end Framework

by Giorgi Bakradze

Is there really an ultimate best JavaScript front-end framework? Maybe there isn’t, but there is a way to choose the best framework for your web project. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Giorgi Bakradze takes a look at four of the most popular frameworks from five important perspectives that make it easy to determine which one is the best fit for your project’s needs.

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Web Accessibility: Why W3C Standards Are Often Ignored

by Cezary Tomczyk

The goal of this article is to introduce you to the underlying principles of accessibility and help you flawlessly implement web accessibility guidelines and standards on your next project. Even minor improvements can help your content rank better, reach more people, and improve the overall user experience.

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Make Your CSS Dynamic with CSS Custom Properties

by Nicolás J. Engler

If there is something every front-end developer wants, it is proper support for variables in CSS. For years, to work around this missing feature, developers have resorted to CSS preprocessors. However, all that changes with the introduction of CSS custom properties. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Nicolás J. Engler walks us through CSS custom properties and shows us how they can be used to make better, more dynamic stylesheets.

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