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How to use JSDelivr

The most newbie-friendly way to add a library to a project is to:

  1. Search for the library
  2. Look for the source file
  3. Copy the source file
  4. Paste what you copied into the project.

This works, but it’s a painful process. It easier if you use CDNs like JSDelivr.

My CSS reset

Many frontend developers begin styling their websites with Normalize. Some developers have personal preferences they add on to Normalize.css. I have my preferences too.

In this article, I want to share these preferences with you. personal CSS reset (that I use in addition to Normalize.css) with you.

Setting up my new Mac (Part 2—the migration process)

Setting up a new Mac is painful. Here are some of the things I have to do:

  1. Install all 47 applications I use every day.
  2. Provide the right credentials for each application.
  3. Change macOS default settings to the ones I like.
  4. Set up coding configurations.
  5. Move files from the old Mac to the new one.

I estimate at least a three day’s worth of work (downloading things and waiting for them to download 😴) if I have to install everything manually.

But I was able to set my computer up in hours (automatically) thanks to dotfiles.

Setting up my new Mac (Part 1—the apps I use)

My first task in 2019 is to get a new computer. I didn’t want to change computers, but my old one gave way and I had no choice 😭.

Since I’m already switching computers, I thought it’ll be interesting to share the apps I use on a daily basis.

I hope you find some of them interesting!

RSS and Tags are here!

Many people wanted two things at Zellwk.com:

  1. An RSS feed (to get updates without going through emails).
  2. An easier way to browse the articles I created.

I finally found the chance to provide these features!

It’s okay to write dirty code

Many developers feel they need to write clean code. They’re good developers only if they write clean code. They’re lousy developers if they don’t.

I feel the same way too. And I try to make my code as clean as possible.

But this attempt to write clean code actually slows most of us down. We learn slower. We make fewer things. And as a result, we contribute lesser to this world.

I want to make a point that it’s okay to write dirty code. I want to give permission for myself and for you to write dirty code in this article.

Sit down and figure it out

Many people try to learn code this way:

  1. Watch a video
  2. Follow along with the video
  3. Expect they’ll be able to code

But they fail. They can’t build things on their own. They panic when they stare into a blank file.

Well, that’s because they missed a critical step in the learning process. They didn’t sit down and figure things out.

Using small pockets of idle time

Let’s say you finish a task before the time is up. You have another 5 to 15 minutes more. What do you do with this time?

If you get distracted during work, you may also end up with this 5 to 15 minutes left. What do you do with it?

If you find yourself in a distracting situation, like having to take care of a baby who cries every now and then. You probably have 5 to 15 minutes pockets of time very often. How do you use this time?

I think you can use it in four possible ways:

  1. Use it do errands
  2. Use it to learn
  3. Start the next thing
  4. Use it to chill

Year end review—2018

We’re already at the end of 2018. This year passed by so quickly. To be honest, 2018 is a weird year for me because it’s filled with great success, but at the same time, I feel like nothing special has happened.

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