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October 6, 2020

Livewire Events

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Laravel Livewire simplifies so many aspects of building out your Laravel application. Livewire makes it easy to send data from the client to the server and from the server back to the client. It's kind of like Ajax and Laravel hooked up 💖 to create L...

September 21, 2020

The ls command

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

You are probably familiar with the ls command, but do you know how to use all the different options? In this interactive tutorial, you will learn the different ways to use the following command: $ ls [options] [file|dir] Interactive Guide There is a...

September 16, 2020

TailwindCSS Gradients

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

As of Tailwind 1.7, you can create gradients without a single line of CSS 🎨. In this tutorial, I'll show you how easy it is to add gradients to your designs using Tailwind. Each gradient will typically have a few colors. It will have a start color an...

September 12, 2020

Digital Ocean's New App Platform

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Digital Ocean will soon be releasing a cool new Application Platform that will allow you to build, deploy, manage, and scale apps easier than ever before! If you already thought deploying apps with Digital Ocean was easy, you're in for a treat. A cou...

September 4, 2020

Creating a Slider with Tailwind CSS

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

Creating a slider with Tailwind and a little bit of javascript is actually very simple and that's what we'll be cover in this tutorial. First, we'll create the HTML and CSS for our slider, and then we will add the slider functionality with a little b...

September 3, 2020

Animating Tailwind Transitions on Page Load

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Tailwind transitions classes gives you the ability to animate elements with very little effort. The only problem is that you can't implement animations using the transition classes alone. In this tutorial, you will learn how we can solve this with so...

September 2, 2020

Accessing Data Variables from AlpineJS

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

I've been becoming a huge fan of AlpineJS lately. Mostly because of how seamless it works with Livewire, but also because it's lightweight and easy to work with. While working on a project using Alpine I needed a way to change a variable from outside...

August 21, 2020

Tailwind 1.7 Release

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Tailwind 1.7 has been released with some really cool new features. Here are some of the cool things you should probably know about the latest version. Gradients I love a good gradient, and now inside of Tailwind 1.7 you can easily add some badass gra...

August 20, 2020

9 Reasons to Create a Developer Blog

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

There are so many great reasons to create a developer blog. If you're a developer and you do not have your own blog, you should be sure to check out the DevDojo Blogging Platform. In this article, I'll let you in on the top 9 reasons you'll want to c...

August 14, 2020

Creating a Progress Bar with Tailwind

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

TailwindCSS is the bees knees and creating simple elements with Tailwind is really easy. In this quick tutorial, I want to show you how to create a quick progress bar like the following: Adding TailwindCSS Let's start things off with adding the CDN ...

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