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    Get to Grips with Backbone Events

    Events are great, aren't they? People, beverages, interesting conversation. But what about Backbone events? Well, unlike social events, Backbone events are even cooler as they can bring your site to life.   Read More

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    Make a Flexbox Homepage

    Could 2017 be the year of flex boxes? For years, web designers everywhere have been keeping a keen eye on the ever-evolving specification for flex boxes, slowly salivating at the thought that soon — Soon™ — difficulties around laying out, aligning and distributing blocks on a page. Let's take a look at them, and whether they could be appropriate for you.  Read More

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    TIL Thursday: Five Crucial Underscore.js Functions

    While Underscore comes up in a lot of code and advice I write here on DevSC, it's nice to sometimes to sit back and take a look at the library itself.The best way to describe Underscore is like a utility belt, one that provides us with essential tools that let us write shorthanded, semantic scripts for functions we use over and over. Let's take a closer look at some methods you've likely seen but may not fully understand.  Read More

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    Add Modals, Confirmations, Expanders and Other Messaging to Your Site

    In the olden days, if you wanted to grab a user's attention with some additional information, you made JavaScript alert appear. But now it's 2017, so let's take a look at some modern alternatives and when each one may be the best design option for your site.  Read More

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    Show a Shopper their Product Reviews with Product Data

    In this tutorial we're going to create a page in my account so that a shopper can log in and see what products they've reviewed. More than that, though, we're going to do something quite complicated, which is to pull item data that is associated with the items that they've reviewed. We're going to look at the search API, records and some frontend jujutsu.  Read More