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Alex Carpenter

I am a self taught developer that works best when floating in between design and engineering teams. I enjoy sharing what I know via short instructional screencasts and the occasional written post.

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Work

UI Engineer

How to add gradient overlays to images with CSS

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How to use the object-fit CSS property to scale images responsively

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How to create skewed backgrounds with CSS

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How to create vertical text with CSS

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How to add a gradient to text with CSS

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Using a pseudo element to mimic a rgba value

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How to make your own CSS media object pattern

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How to style a select element with CSS

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How to create custom checkbox and radio inputs with CSS

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How to create a sticky footer with CSS

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Consecutively return a random item from a JavaScript array

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Style your default global links without affecting your component links

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Build conditional layouts with CSS Flexbox

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How to create overlapping images with CSS Grid

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How to create an equal height grid using Flexbox CSS

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What is JavaScript event delegation?

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Center an element with CSS Grid

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5 tips for styling the component layer

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Better CSS outlines with box-shadows

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Background image gradient overlay

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Component event delegation with vanilla Javascript

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Front-end Foundations Newsletter 002 - Don't follow someone else's map

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Front-end Foundations Newsletter 001 - Getting Started

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#showdev🙂 Introducing Front-end Foundations

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How to implement a button loading state with CSS

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Three tips for writing better CSS

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Back to static

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How to build a reusable carousel component with Craft CMS

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How to build a content builder in Craft CMS

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How to break elements outside of their container with CSS

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Quick intro to CSS variables and how I am using them today

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How to animate box-shadows with transforms and opacity

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Intro to the inert attribute

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My current text editor setup

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Introduction to the CSS :not selector

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Can I help you?

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Improve your CSS with whitespace and comments

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How I build components in CraftCMS with Twig

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Build your own grid with flexbox

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Add a skip to link to your website to improve accessibility

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