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5 Alien Articles of the Week Worth Reading πŸ‘½πŸ“–

Hello to all! I hope you enjoyed my last article. Last week was super hectic for me and my team, with the launch of Dragula and everything that followed. That's why I'm a little late for this week's article, but anyway, here are this week's top alien articles. These are the articles posted outside, hence the moniker "alien". πŸ‘½
I hope you guys enjoy them!

1. 20+ Best JavaScript Modal Window Plugins

Modals can be used for multiple purposes in your website, e.g image gallery, to show error messages, filling a form, etc. This article by Prechu shares a list of Best JavaScript Modals that you can pick to implement in your web apps.

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2. Integrating and Enforcing Prettier & ESLint

Consistency and quality of code matter a lot while developing an application and it can be improved by using some tools. This article will explain and help you achieve that by integrating the two most popular tools Prettier & ESLint together.

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3. Cool uses of the ::before and ::after pseudoelements

There are so many things that can be done with ::before and ::after pseudoelements and this article by KBall covers some of them, like adding icons with a particular class, adding quote marks at the starting and end of a line, making shapes and so on.

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4. Things nobody ever taught me about CSS

This article by Charlie Gerard shares some of the important things about CSS that you might not be aware of.

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5. Let’s decode the CSS Specificity

Sometimes we notice that the styles we apply on an element do not get reflected as it is expected to be, and it all depends upon the specificity. Based on this specificity the browser determines which selector is to be picked. This article by Neha Sharma shows a quick overview of this which will help you get better at it.

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Let me know what you think!

Tell me in the comments which article you found most useful! Also tell me about your favorite dev blogs and share what you've been reading recently. Have an awesome day! ❀

P.S. If you have a few minutes to spare, please try Dragula. And if you like it, please let me know!

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