Web Development

Specifying a node version in Repl.it

I was recently trying to use a later version of Node on Repl.it. I wanted to use a package that supported ES...

Accessing the clipboard in JavaScript

Developers are probably the laziest people on the planet. And of all the things, copy-paste is our favorite keyboard shortcut. But what...

Using counters in CSS to number elements automatically

Ordered lists have been an important part of web design for quite a while now. If we needed more control over the...

How to remove a property from a JavaScript object

There are two ways to remove a property from a JavaScript object: one is the mutable way of doing it by using...

Optimizing JavaScript loading with defer and async attributes

We are all used to using the script tag to load external JavaScript files in our HTML. Traditionally, the only workaround for...

Web NFC is a thing now

NFC or Near Field Communication is a short-range wireless technology that allows devices at a distance of less than 10cm to communicate....

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Chrome devtools: Using logpoints for logging messages directly

When it comes to debugging JavaScript in Chrome devtools, there are two different camps: the console.log fans and the debugger/breakpoint maximalist. I...

How to prevent npm install for unsupported Node.js versions

npm configurations allow us to do quite a lot of nifty things. One of them is to allow the project to set...

How to terminate a process on a port using the command line

Zombie processes are usually a pain to figure out. More often than not, I end up googling about how to terminate a...

Detecting dark mode preference using JavaScript

As dark themes have become popular across the web and across operating systems, we might want to check the user's operating system...

JavaScript: Split string and keep the separators

String.prototype.split() is a valuable method to split strings based on a delimiter. There often comes a scenario when we want to split...

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