Posts by: Chris Coyier, Author at The Media Temple Blog

Getting First and Last Items in Array (and splitting all the rest)

I needed to get the first item from an array lately in JavaScript. Hmmmm … lemme think here. I remember that .pop() is for snagging the last item from the array, like this: const arr =…

Quick Tip: Debug iOS Safari on a True Local Emulator (or your actual iPhone/iPad)

I’m sure plenty of folks know this, but like literally anything else in the world, plenty of folks don’t. This is an incredibly handy feature of developing responsive…

The Low Hanging Fruit of Web Performance

There is so much to know about making websites fast. It’s rather incredible. Things like understanding servers and networks, how browsers parse things and make decisions, efficient coding…

Teaching Your Clients How to Use The Website You Built Them

So you’ve built your clients a website! That’s awesome. Let’s assume that part of the purpose of the project was to hand it off to them so that…

Writing Good Support Requests

I bet we’ve all had to write up a support ticket for a product or service we use. It’s almost always an email or some kind of text-based…

Browser Extensions I Actually Use

I’m a web developer and blogger. These are the browser extensions that I actually use right now. It’s an ever-changing set, and I’m never afraid to try new…

Practical Jokes in the Browser

I know April Fool’s Day is at the beginning of this month, but hey, now you’ve got a year to prepare. Not to mention a gool ol’ practical…

Browser-Based SVG Editors

One of the coolest things about SVG is that, despite all the powerful stuff it can do, it’s still readable code. Wanna draw a rectangle? It’s not a…

Design Microsites

It’s been an interesting trend the last few years to start seeing companies be very vocal about how much the value design. I suspect it’s a combination of…

Bend Any Website’s CSS To Your Will with Stylish or Stylebot

CSS is the language that styles websites. It controls the colors, the layout, the fonts… pretty much everything concerned with the look of the site. It’s quite powerful….

The Physical Web Sure is Interesting

I was sitting around in the lobby of a hotel at An Event Apart show with Jeremey Keith one time. I had just heard of this idea of…

A Big List of Typography Books

The holidays are coming! I don’t know about y’all, but my family always tells me I’m so hard to buy for. I never feel like that that though….

The All-Powerful Sketch

Looking back on the last decade of screen UI design tooling, it sort of feels like this is how it went: Adobe rules over this kingdom with Photoshop…

Using DevTools to Sidestep Obnoxious Websites

Modern browser DevTools, besides being gosh-darned amazing for doing our jobs as front end web developers, can be used to strong arm our way through problems we encounter…

Options for Live Streaming Video

Live video is a big thing these days. You can go live on YouTube. Twitter bought Periscope a few years ago to get in on live video. Facebook…

The Browser Statistics That Matter

Have you ever had a web development related conversation discussion where someone brought up global browser usage statistics? I might be a little weird, but I’d say I…