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Setting up your first Mastodon instance

Total privacy and control on the federated Twitter clone
Mastodon is a relatively young social network that aims to be a privacy concious, federated Twitter. Most people opt to join one of the larger servers ( tooter.today can help find one if you want) but you and I are...

La Meme Chose

I'll have the same...
A little over 10 years ago two young creatives working in advertising moved to Paris not speaking French. They quickly learned that the phase “La meme chose” roughly translates into “I’ll have the same”. This one little phrase unlocked a...

3 Keys to Success from a Remote Pro

I've been doing at least part of my job remotely since 2004. In 2011, I started working 100% remote and moved 750 miles away from my employer to Kansas City in the middle of 2012. Throughout the years I've faced...

Using Docker for Local Drupal Development

Using Docker is great, it makes sure that every developer working on the project is using the same server and if it works on your machine it really should work on everyone's. It's also great because once you have it...

Matching Heights

In web development, there are standards and then there are some things that you can do just to make your site look a little nicer. Matching row heights is one thing that will make your site look less sloppy and...

Authenticity: Keys to Increasing the Client Connection

Recently, everyone here at Code Koalas read a book by Dale Carnegie called How To Win Friends and Influence People . Carnegie hit on something that is at the core of humanity: authenticity is the key to making and maintaining...

JSONAPI: Relationships and Includes

In my last blog, I briefly showed some of the things JSONAPI can do. Say you want the image to be returned with your blog. By default, field_image is a file reference, which means it will actually only return the...

Writing an SVG in your HTML

An introduction to creating SVGs in your HTML
SaVaGe HTML SVG stand for Scalable Vector Graphics. As opposed to having a static .jpg or .png file for images, SVGs are essentially combinations of shapes combined to make one object (in layman’s terms). SVGs are scalable, because the shapes...

Lessons Learned about React-Native Development

A collection of mistakes and tips I’ve gathered while creating my first React-Native projects,...

For a lot of React web developers React-Native may offer the first opportunity to create native-like applications and they may find the ecosystem is an entirely different beast. Other developers may have used Ionic, which is a different solution to...

Design Tips for Developers

So you're a developer, but you have enough of an artistic eye to realize that your work could look a little better if only you knew more about design. You'd like for your work to look nicer, but all that...

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