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Dark Mode in One Line of Code!

Dark mode has seemingly become the desired visual mode for websites and mobile apps alike. Dark mode is easier on the eyes, especially for those like me who like to burn the midnight oil by coding and reading tutorials. Unfortunately not all websites offer dark mode, so it’s up to me to remedy the situation. Though it’s not a true “dark mode”,...

Fix Seeing “0” in Your JSX Code

The early days of the web felt like the wild west when it came to coding practices — just make it work. Then we became enlightened to better practices, separating HTML from CSS and JavaScript. Then came React and JSX, where we combine JavaScript, HTML, and even CSS with Styled Components — what an elegant mess we’ve made! Every once in a while...

How to Upload a File via SSH and Command Line

scp ~/Downloads/NestedT.png root@64.207.144.103:/var/www/vhosts/davidwalsh.name/httpdocs/demo My preference for daily work is usually GUI applications, like Visual Studio Code for text editing and Cyberduck for remote file server management. I’m also a huge fan of automation, so I do try to learn the command line equivalents of UI functions....

Always Show Arrows for Number Input

While I enjoy small details that make user interfaces more elegant, I also believe that less is more, especially when it comes to native behavior. One native behavior I dislike is that <input type="number" /> elements only show the increment and decrement arrows when the input is focused. It’s a needless focus change — just show those controls...

Gather Feedback Using the Amazing UserWell (Sponsored)

Most websites and mobile apps collect all sorts of data to try to gain insights into what users are doing, not doing, and to gain insight into what users may want. Those metrics are useful but there’s a more valuable way to get information: direct feedback from users. Userwell is an awesome service that makes gathering, implementing, and delivering...

JavaScript Numeric Separators

Writing good code is important — writing code that’s easily human readable is a next level skill. It’s not often that APIs are introduced whose seemingly only useful function is making code more readable, but let me introduce you to JavaScript numeric separators: an API that lets developers use underscores to make numbers more readable! Consider...

How to Restart a BAT file on Windows at an Interval

I recently wrote a .bat script on Windows to mine Ethereum when I’m not using my gaming PC to frag noobs. I have a friend who also tries to mine cryptocurrencies but their machines have AMD processors; every once in a while, the processor and the mining executable start fighting and all mining comes to a halt. Having the mining .exe stop work...

CSS :is

There are scores of developers who hate CSS; don’t get it, don’t want to get it, etc. Most of that is either down to inefficiencies within the language or misunderstanding of how to properly construct a website structure. I mostly love CSS but there are some parts of the language that I always hated, like having to repeat very similar selectors. ...

Prevent Windows from Sleeping

I have a few processes on my Windows gaming PC that are critical but sometimes get impacted over night as Windows tells my beloved machine to tone it down. My machine has the necessary cooling so I’m happy to let the processes do their work. There is a setting in the UI which allows you to prevent Windows from sleeping but disabling that didn’t...

Not All Advice is Good Advice

From the time we’re children, we’re trusting people. We rely on those close and older than us to point us toward success and “the right way”. One of the toughest days of our lives is when we realize our parents, or people we look up to, aren’t always perfect, aren’t always right, and worst of all, are completely wrong. I recently asked Twitter...

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