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Read articles about Vue.js, JavaScript, CSS, Test Driven Development and Front-End Architecture in general. My blog focuses heavily on Web Development but occasionally I also write articles about personal topics.

abomination: a Concept for a Static HTML / Dynamic JavaScript Hybrid Application

Static site generators are on the rise. To be more specific: static site generators like Gatsby.js (React) and VuePress (Vue.js) which are based on modern frontend frameworks are becoming more and more popular. Although those are great projects and especially the developer experience is amazing, there is one huge downside of using those systems to generate mostly static, text and image based websites...

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Variables in Design Systems

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about variables in (Sass based) design systems. My approach with avalanche, and more recently with the design system we're building at work, always was to use variables for everything from spacings to colors and things like border radius..

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Using the Wrapper Factory Pattern for Vue.js Unit Testing

If you test Vue.js Components with a certain complexity, oftentimes you'll be faced with the situation of repeating the same component initialization code again and again. There are multiple patterns to deal with situations like that but today we'll take a look at how we can solve this problem by using a wrapper factory function...

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Building a Static Site with Storyblok and Gridsome

In today's article we'll take a closer look at Gridsome and how it compares to the well established Nuxt.js. We will integrate the headless CMS Storyblok as a datasource for Gridsome an we'll build a simple site to demonstrate the capabilities of those systems...

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Building a Simple Content Slider with Vue.js

Today we'll take a look at how we can build a simple content slider with Vue.js. We'll use the renderless component technique to create a reusable component which we then use to build multiple versions of a content slider...

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Skeleton Loading Animation with Vue.js

Although there is some debate as to whether skeleton loading screens actually do enhance the perceived performance or not, there seems to be some evidence that they do work if they are done right. So today we'll take a look at how we can implement the skeleton loading animation pattern with Vue.js...

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Using Location Data with Vue.js and Open Street Map

Today we'll explore how we can use the native browser geolocation API and the Open Street Map API to handle location data in a Vue.js applications. In our example app the users can press a button to automatically enter their address data into a form by allowing the geolocation API to access their current location...

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