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HOWTO: Use the link_to Helper in Rails6

HOWTO: Use the link_to Helper in Rails6

To create those juicy hyperlinks between those beautiful elements in your web application, it’s possible you might be far more familiar with the common front end approach of using HTML such as <a href="" class="">link</a>. This is “...

Adding Basic Tailwind CSS Support to Rails6

Adding Basic Tailwind CSS Support to Rails6

One common task when starting a new Rails application is to integrate with a CSS library or design framework. Because the CSS landscape has enjoyed quite a bit of expansion over the past few years, one of the more recent popular design framework...

Adding Bootstrap4 to Rails6

Adding Bootstrap4 to Rails6

One common task when starting a new Rails application is to integrate with a CSS library or design framework. While the CSS landscape has enjoyed quite a bit of expansion over the past few years, one of the most popular design frameworks is stil...

Building Static Content Pages in Rails6

Building Static Content Pages in Rails6

One of the most common starting points of a website or web application are pages that provide mostly unchanging content. These are often referred to as “static” pages. There are usually three reasons for this; one, most web applications or site...

HOWTO: Use jQuery to Scroll to a Target HTML Element

HOWTO: Use jQuery to Scroll to a Target HTML Element

A common request when working on a web site or application, is to have some kind of “auto-scroll” effect. In other words, I’m talking about that thing where you click a button or navigation item, and the page takes a few hundred milliseconds to ...

HOWTO: Build Your Own jQuery Plugin

HOWTO: Build Your Own jQuery Plugin

After enough time of working with jQuery code and sites, you might start to notice that you have similar jQuery code in a bunch of projects. You always include some scrolling, or animations to various similar link styles, etc. If only there was...