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Analysis of CSS in JavaScript Applications Featured on CSS-Tricks

Article Screenshot The Many Ways to Include CSS in JavaScript Applications

There are several ways to handle CSS architecture within JavaScript applications. While considered a controversial topic among front-end developers, it’s important to remember that each method, whether in a React, Vue, or Angular application, has its own merits and inefficiencies. In a recent article for CSS-Tricks (one of the leading digital publications covering web technologies), I explore CSS architecture and the many ways to include CSS in JavaScript Applications—from using an external stylesheet, to creating CSS Modules, or writing CSS-in-JS.

John Eckman

At 10up, we believe the best talent isn’t found in a single zip code—from New York City, to the wilds of Idaho, to a dozen countries across the globe, our model empowers us to bring in the best strategists, designers, and engineers, wherever they may live. In a recent conversation with Boye & Company, I share important considerations for organizations exploring a distributed team model, challenges a remote work environment can create for growing companies, and insights on how we make remote work successful within 10up.

Get Started With Gutenberg

Get Started with Gutenberg Books

I recently contributed an article to Get Started With Gutenberg, a free publication produced by Heart Internet. Jumpstart Your Gutenberg Designs With SketchPress provides a detailed tutorial on using SketchPress: a library of WordPress admin interfaces, symbols, and icons for use with the popular design toolkit, Sketch. With SketchPress designers can create high-fidelity mockups of custom blocks and other editorial interfaces for both Gutenberg and classic versions of the WordPress admin. SketchPress and other open-source projects from 10up are available on GitHub. You can pick up a copy of the book at WordCamp Europe or download the digital copy.

John Eckman

At 10up, we believe that the web is better when we prioritize equal access to digital content, regardless of age, size, ability, or disability. Over the last several months, our Director of Front End Engineering, Tim Wright, has been working to resolve accessibility challenges in the new WordPress content editor, code-named Gutenberg. In addition to contributing code to the new editor, Tim joined the vendor selection committee for an accessibility audit sponsored by WPCampus, adding agency representation to a committee largely comprised of higher education advocates. An audit overview and update were presented as part of WPCampus Online 2019.

Mike Bal

I recently joined 10,000ft – makers of some popular collaboration software – for a conversation about communication and culture in remote teams. The interview, which is part of their “two beers” series, is now available on their blog.

Transforming text into a natural sounding podcast with Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly

Earlier this week one of our partners, WP Engine, released a plugin that leverages Amazon Polly to transform written content into lifelike speech, directly from WordPress. Being dedicated to helping our clients deliver great digital content experiences, we were eager to help pilot this integration with WP Engine by finding a launch partner. Collaborating with POLITICO in Europe, we transformed their daily political newsletters – Brussels Playbook and London Playbook – into engaging podcasts.

Here’s what POLITICO had to say about their new integration, in WP Engine’s press release:

“Our readers are digesting news and stories through their mobile and voice-driven devices more and more,” said Johannes Boege, Chief Product Officer at POLITICO in Europe. “This is a great opportunity for us along with our agency 10up to test the distribution of our content with voice technology. We are excited to use Amazon Polly to reach more people in new ways.”

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How to become a WordPress Core contributor with one line of code

[To better illustrate our core value of community service, we are sharing an internal post from Senior Front End Engineer Derrick Koo, who recently made his first code contribution to the WordPress project. We hope his story encourages more people who are “on the fence” about contributing to take the plunge and start giving back to the WordPress community. —Jake Goldman, President & Founder]

Contributing code to WordPress Core can be intimidating for a first-timer. With thousands of tickets out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. With development out in the open, it takes a lot of courage to submit a first WordPress patch.

For the benefit of new and aspiring contributors, I’m sharing my experience making my first code contribution to WordPress. Starting with little knowledge of the Core contribution process, I embarked on a journey that resulted in one line of CSS, and my first Core props.
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