Jason Butz

Passionate about the web; enjoys JavaScript more than is probably reasonable; loves learning new things; Sr. Software Engineer @ Genesys

It's Been A While

April 19, 2017 in #Article Roundup

It has been a while since I posted anything, and I'll try and get better about that. Recently I have been working on getting this new site up and running on Linode. So far things seem to be doing well.

For the past several weeks I have been sending out weekly roundup of articles and links I have come across. It helps keep them updated on what is going on and keeps me from spamming them multiple times a week. I'm planning to start posting them here as well with any specifically work related comments removed. Below is what I sent out last week.

I have one article that I have been thinking about for a while, and I really hope to get around to writing it soon. I've used jQuery extensively in the past, but I think it is time everyone should leave it behind. I won't get on my soapbox just yet, but keep your eyes peeled for it in the future.


Article Roundup - Week of 4/10/2017

Tippy.js
Decent looking tooltips in JS are a pain. And when you find them then have heavy libraries as a dependency. Not the case with Tippy!

Sweet Alert 2
Good looking alerts and confirmations, without dependencies, and they are accessible.

Webpack and Rollup: the same but different
Recently Facebook switched React from using webpack to rollup. Rollup is just another bundler, but there was a good reason for the switch. Webpack and Rollup solve different problems.

Grid Garden
If you want to learn the new CSS grid, check this out. It is a game that teaches you the css grid. You use it to grow and maintain a garden.

Which Responsive Design Framework Is Best? Of Course, It Depends.
A nice little comparison of three options: Bootstrap, Foundation, and UI Kit. All three require jQuery and it makes me sad.

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