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CSS: Making the Switch from Static to Relative Units

CSS (short for Cascading Style Sheet) gives web developers plenty of options when it comes to defining lengths for HTML elements. In a broad sense, defining lengths in CSS can be broken down in to two categories: using absolute versus relative units. Absolute units are probably most commonly done with pixel lengths with the familiar px unit. Other absolute […]

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CSS: Simple Sticky Footer

The sticky footer… The oh-so-sought-after expanse at the bottom of the page that contains contact information, site navigation, a call to action, or whatever else you might want to chuck in there. It’s the element that knows its place in the world (wide web) and embraces it by staying in it’s place. A well executed sticky footer encourages your site visitors to further engage; it […]

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Teaching JavaScript for a Living: Lessons Learned Through Teaching Thousands of Developers

Eric Greene is a full-stack developer and appendTo/DevelopIntelligence instructor. Over the past 5 years, Eric has taught JavaScript and front-end development to several thousand developers at dozens of Fortune 500 companies. In the last 2-3 years, Eric has taught several hundred Angular and React courses. We interviewed Eric to find out what he has learned […]

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Using the JavaScript ParseInt Method

JavaScript’s parseInt function is all about converting a string to an integer. The function takes a string value as an argument and converts it to a numerical value with no decimal places, or alternatively the value NaN. ParseInt has a total of two parameters and thus takes two arguments. The second parameter specifies a radix […]

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How to Reload a Page in JavaScript?

Refreshing or reloading a web page in JavaScript isn’t all that difficult. There is the straightforward window.location.reload (or just location.reload) method, and then there are a few less intuitive approaches that achieve the same effect. In the this lesson, I’ll show two examples of how to reload a web page using JavaScript. Get ready to get […]

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Using the JavaScript Apply Method

Functions are one of JavaScript’s most powerful features. Functions in JavaScript allow programmers to create dynamic input/output systems, code more efficiently, and they allow for management of scope. Next to objects, functions in JavaScript may be the single most important feature of the entire language! Explore JavaScript Courses Functions in JavaScript are special because they […]

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Learn JavaScript Basics: Basic Features

Variables Variables are a means for holding on to or pointing to specific values. In JavaScript, variables are declared by using the var keyword and a valid variable name (the var keyword only needs to be used when first declaring a variable). A variable holding a numerical value might look like this:

A variable […]

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Learn JavaScript Basics: Overview and Setup

What is this Course? This course is intended to be a beginner’s guide to the JavaScript programming language. It will cover basic features of JavaScript: operators, program flow-control, and loops; the document object model (DOM); as well as events, event listeners, and event functions. This course assumes that the learner has at least some familiarity […]

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Getting to know the ReactJS ecosystem – React and React Native

For new web developers, just learning javascript can be hard enough, let alone trying to understand the dozens of popular libraries, frameworks, services, architectures, preprocessors, bundlers, and other technologies in wide use today. It can all make web development seem esoteric and inaccessible. If you feel this way, you are not alone! I’m here to […]