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January 20, 2017

How to add a carousel to your Bolt CMS homepage

In this tutorial, we will add a carousel to the homepage of our Bolt CMS using the jQuery based Slick library. We will first define what our goal is, set up the base system, create a basic HTML version of the carousel and finally incorporate it into our Bolt CMS page.User StoriesA carousel is a col…


December 20, 2018

CSS blur test

TL;DR: To evaluate the hierarchies on your website, use the filter: blur(5px) style on your <body> element.Why hierarchies matterNot everything is equally important on your website: Every single page should have one single goal (signing up for a newsletter, click the buying button, display th…


January 6, 2017

Use Dash snippets for frequently-used text

If you are like me, you get a lot of business and personal mail. Often the answer is repeated over and over. When I lived in Istanbul, my friends (and even their friends) asked me for trip advice, other friends want to start learning to code and ask me for the best resources.TL;DRYou can use Dash…


June 8, 2020

Lessons Learnt: Confident Laravel

I took the paid course Confident Laravel when I was on vacation. It is suitable for total testing beginners and a great course you should buy.Here are my takeaways in the format of question and answer. They are sorted by occurence in the course but you can use whatever you need for your application…


June 8, 2020

Lessons Learnt: PHPUnit for Beginners

I took the paid course PHPUnit for Beginners by Laravel Daily and I can highly to purchase it. It is suitable for total testing beginners and walks you through a simple CRUD application. Here are my takeaways in the format of question and answer. They are sorted by occurence in the course but you…


February 22, 2018

Host Jigsaw static content on Netlify

Jigsaw is a very lean static page generator and especially easy to learn for everyone familiar with Laravel and its blade templating language.netlify is a fantastic host for static pages with a generous free tier and nice tooling.One of the coolest features is Continuous Deployment: You create and…


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