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CSSslidy: an auto-generated #RWD image slider. 3.8K of JS, no JQuery. Drop in images, add a line of CSS. Done.

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The First CSS Variable: currentColor

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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

CSS variables are slowly making their way from initial draft to browser implementation. But one variable has existed in the specification for years: currentColor. This CSS feature has good browser support and some practical applications, so now is an excellent opportunity to learn how to use it.

Introduction to JavaScript: Variables

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Variables are basic information carriers. I compare them to the bucket on an excavator: a crude container that can hold almost anything, with the limitation that what the variable carries can only be picked up and dumped out as one thing.

By understanding variables, you can understand how to make your first effective pieces of JavaScript code.

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Web Developer Reading List: CSS For Forms and Tables

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Forms and tables are some of the most information-dense sources of site content, making their clarity and accessibility of paramount importance to users and developers. Unfortunately, the complexity of tables and forms can also make them extremely difficult to style and present well, especially when modern is taken into account.

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