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Pure TypeScript Setup for Simple Projects

I’ve long had certain issues with modern web development, and I even wrote a little tool of my own to help me manage such an environment. So I look for ways to minimise the complexity of my setups while still maintaining some modern conveniences. Now I’ve started to use a setup that relies on TypeScript and modern browsers’ builtin features. This is a very minimal setup consisting just of TypeScript, plain CSS, and maybe a tiny build script.

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Alt Text for Text: Accessibility of Unicode Content

Unicode contains a lot of great and useful things. And as things tend to go, people find creative uses for them. It’s currently trendy to use some of Unicode’s special characters for “font effects”, (assuming you have good font support, you should see cool double struck letters reading “like this example”). There are easy converters available for finding out the best styles.

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State of Web Development 2016

Honestly, some days it feels like web development is the art of building a self-aware network of node.js packages that sort of does what you need it to do… until someone on the other side of the planet inserts a breaking change in a patch version and the abomination you have created decides to set your house on fire instead.