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Discussion on: A pure CSS password generator! 😱 They said it can't be done...

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InHuOfficial Author

@alvaromontoro your Bezos calculator made me realise this was possible, I hope you don't mind me stealing your CSS from the fiddle!

@afif once again your little tip in the comments made me realise this was possible, plus I realised I nearly killed you with the lack of CSS in my last post so I thought I better make it up to you! (don't hate my awful CSS skills...I know you could have done it in 2 lines of CSS using emojis whilst holding a candle...we aren't all CSS Gods! 🤣)

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Temani Afif

I see the CSS syndrom affected you 😋 .. pay attention you may loss you SVG skills if you continue this way 😁

A small optimization using steps() jsfiddle.net/fvombg9y/1/

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InHuOfficial Author

That is really strange, I tried with steps originally and things were ending up misaligned....maybe I was a dumb ass and put the wrong number in!

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Temani Afif

by the way, Alvaro wrote an article around random numbers on CSS: css-tricks.com/are-there-random-nu...

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InHuOfficial Author • Edited

Interesting as I was looking for ways to do random and that article never came up, I guess that is a double shout out to Alvaro then! You were bound to have seen an article on this before....but I still haven't found a password generator with it (unless you are going to disappoint me!) 🤣

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Alvaro Montoro

Thank you for the shoutout :)

You can actually make the CSS password generator accessible by using a method similar to the article (instead of having the letters in the ::before, have them in the HTML and show/hide them). That way, users will be able to select them.

But remember: the passwords generated this way are not secure. They are only pseudo-random, so the password can be guessed/cracked knowing some factors.

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Yeah I did think that after Temani pointed me to your article, but I couldn’t work out a way of doing it that didn’t require 620 elements.

I hope I covered the “don’t use this in production it isn’t actually random” clearly enough in the article but that is always the danger when you put code up, people just use it without thinking!

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