Are you still working on the State Parks app?

Yup, I am. Last year, I posted a lot about how I was building a state parks app to help with my goal of eventually visiting every park in the Wisconsin State Parks system.  The most recent post was around November, though.  Well, I am working on the app again and I am hoping to …

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Learning Laravel: Composer and The Laravel Installer

I spent years writing Laravel code at UWM but you might have noticed that I almost never wrote anything on this blog about it.  I am hoping to address that here and now.  If you don’t already know, Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the …

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I’m speaking at That Conference Wisconsin, this year

So, I am speaking at That Conference.  I will be giving the talk “Locating your user in meatspace” on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT.  Swing by and I’ll show you what I have learned about geolocation and how to add it to your web application. You can pick up a $99 “ON …

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Learning Tailwind: Borders, Shapes and Backgrounds

A few weeks ago, I started a series where I planned to cover Tailwind to the best of my ability.  Over the years, I have used Bootstrap and Bulma a heck of a lot but I wanted to branch out a little.  Today’s post is going to cover borders, shapes, and backgrounds.  Let’s get started.

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How to use regex and vue to validate form input

I haven’t talked about regular expressions much on this blog and that is mainly because I don’t feel like I understand the topic enough.  We are going to work on that, today.  Regular expressions (or regex) are patterns used to match character combinations in strings.  There are regex strings to test for valid phone numbers, …

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Three ways to create a modal dialog

Today, we are going to look at three ways to add a modal dialog to your app.  The first option just uses CSS and JavaScript (no special libraries).  The second option uses Bootstrap (a topic that I haven’t touched in a few years).  The third and final option uses Bulma.  I looked back at my …

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Did you know that the blockquote element has a cite attribute?

This is going to be a fairly quick post.  I was reading some developer documentation recently and noticed that the blockquote element in HTML has an attribute for citing the source for that blockquote. See the Pen Blockquote Cite by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen. It doesn’t seem to surface that citation in the rendered …

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