Quick Netlify Dev Tip for Complex Static Sites

Quick Netlify Dev Tip for Complex Static Sites

Hey everyone, this tip will probably have a very limited audience, but it was a huge deal for me so I wanted to share it with others in case they run into the same issue. In case you don’t know it, Netlify Dev is a way to run the Netlify Platform locally. Which means features like redirects, functions, and more will work locally.

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Netlify Analytics - An Initial Look

Netlify Analytics - An Initial Look

A few days ago (wow, just two, really?) Netlify announced a brand new feature for their platform, Analytics. As you can imagine, this is a feature focused on giving you analytics about your site with the main benefit of being able to skip using a client-side library like Google Analytics.

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My Podcast on Views with Vue

My Podcast on Views with Vue

Pardon what will be an incredibly short blog post, but as I don’t want to assume all of my readers use Twitter and may have missed it, I recently did a podcast with the Views on Vue folks. You can find my episode here:

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Vue Components FTW - vue-country-flag

Vue Components FTW - vue-country-flag

Sorry folks - it’s been too long since I did one of these “Vue Component” reviews. What can I say, life happens! That being said, I hope these entries are interesting to folks. You can browse the older ones on the tag page and send me suggestions for ones you would like me to review. Today’s example is so simple I almost passed on reviewing it, but I ran into an interesting issue that made me think it was worth my (and your) time.

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Reading Image Sizes and Dimensions with Vue.js

Reading Image Sizes and Dimensions with Vue.js

A few weeks back, I wrote up (“Reading Client-Side Files for Validation with Vue.js”) an example of using JavaScript to check files selected in an input field to perform basic validation. It uses the fact that once a user has selected a file, your code has read access to the file itself. I was thinking about this more earlier this week and thought of another useful example of this - validating a selected image both for file size as well as dimensions (height and width).

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Using NativeScript and Vue.js to Turn Your Friends into Cats

Using NativeScript and Vue.js to Turn Your Friends into Cats

An incredibly long time ago, OK, way back in 2016, I wrote up an experiment concerning Ionic and the Contacts API wrapper (“Working with Ionic Native - Contact Fixer”). The idea was simple. Given that you have a large set of contacts on your device, what if there was a simple way to add pictures to those contacts without one? And if we’re going to add pictures to contacts, surely the best picture possible would be of a cat, right?

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Using the MailChimp API with Netlify Serverless Functions

Using the MailChimp API with Netlify Serverless Functions

I first wrote about Netlify’s new Functions feature way back in January of this year (“Adding Serverless Functions to Your Netlify Static Site:). Since that time, Netlify has had multiple updates to their platform with the most important (imo) being Netlify Dev. I’m probably being a bit dramatic, but Netlify Dev is an absolute game changer for me when it comes to their platform. I’ll explain how but first let me start off by describing what I wanted to build.

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