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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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How to Internationalize Your AngularJS App

by Mehmet Bajin

Internationalizing modern apps, where the front-end and the back-end are distinctly separate from one another, can be a little tricky. AngularJS, with the help of a few tools, makes internationalizing your app a breeze. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Mehmet Bajin gives us a step-by-step tutorial to internationalizing and localizing AngularJS apps.

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PostCSS: Sass’s New Play Date

by Nicolás J. Engler

PostCSS is the hot new tool that’s making the rounds on the front-end side of web development. It has been quickly and widely adopted, and possibly will have a significant impact on how we base our present-day CSS. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Nicolás J. Engler introduces us and guides us on how to start using this tool, expand it with plugins, or integrate with other CSS processors, task runners, or bundlers.

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Make Your Web Front-end Reliable with Elm

by Stas Davydov

If you’ve spent your fair share of time developing web front-ends, you know that no amount of libraries and plugins are sufficient enough to make the development experience pleasant. Unpredictable event chains, complex data binding, and lack of structured data modeling only makes things worse. Elm, a programming language built for front-end development, cuts to the root of all these problems and solves them there. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Stanislav Davydov provides a detailed guide to Elm and shows us how The Elm Architecture solves some of the most fundamental challenges of front-end development.

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