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PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #393 (Nov. 5, 2019)

#393 – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 View in Browser » Python Adopts a 12-Month Release Cycle (PEP 602) The CPython team moves to a consistent annual release schedule. More info here in PEP 602. LWN.NET Build a Mobile App With the Kivy Python Framework Learn how to build a mobile application with Python and the Kivy GUI framework. You’ll discover how to develop an application that can run on your desktop as well as your phone. Then, you’ll package your app for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. REAL PYTHON Become a…

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Real Python: Python REST APIs With Flask, Connexion, and SQLAlchemy – Part 4

In Part 3 of this series, you added relationships to the REST API and to the database that supports it. This gave you a powerful tool you can use to build interesting programs that send persistent data, as well as the relationships between that data, to a database system. Having a REST API gives you the ability to create a Single-Page Application (SPA) with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is a good starting point before you make the jump to more powerful front-end frameworks, like Angular or React. In this…

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How to Create an Interactive 3D Character with Three.js

Ever had a personal website dedicated to your work and wondered if you should include a photo of yourself in there somewhere? I recently figured I’d go a couple steps further and added a fully interactive 3D version of myself that watched the user’s cursor as they navigated around my screen. And ass if that wasn’t enough, you could even click on me and I’d do stuff. This tutorial shows you how to do the same with a model we chose named Stacy. Here’s the demo (click on Stacy, and…

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Collective #557

How to design delightful dark themes In this article Teresa Man shares how to design dark themes that are readable, balanced, and delightful. Read it roughViz A reusable JavaScript library for creating sketchy/hand-drawn styled charts in the browser. Check it out Our Sponsor You’ve never built a WordPress website like this before Divi is more than just a WordPress theme, it’s a completely new website building platform that replaces the standard WordPress post editor with a vastly superior visual editor. Try it Spotify TUI A Spotify client for the terminal…

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Collective #560

Inspirational Website of the Week: Spatzek Studio With an explosive blend of bold typography and slick effects the website of Spatzek Studio gets its message across. Get inspired Our Sponsor Divi 4.0 Has Arrived! Divi 4.0 has arrived and the new fully-featured website templating system allows you to use the Divi Builder to structure your website and edit any part of the Divi Theme including headers, footers, post templates, category templates and more. Check it out The IndieWeb Movement: Owning Your Data and Being the Change You Want to See…

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Why Are Accessible Websites so Hard to Build?

I was chatting with some front-end folks the other day about why so many companies struggle at making accessible websites. Why are accessible websites so hard to build? We learn about HTML, we make sure things are semantic and — voila! @— we have an accessible website. During the course of conversation, someone mentioned the Domino’s pizza legal case, which is perhaps the most public example of a company being sued because of a lack of accessibility. Here’s an interesting tidbit from that link: According to CNBC, the number of…

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ImageKit.io: Image Optimization That Plugs Into Your Infrastructure

Images are the most efficient means to showcase a product or service on a website. They make up for most of the visual content on our website. But, the more images a webpage has, the more bandwidth it consumes, affecting the page load speed – a raging factor having a significant impact on not just our search ranking, but also on our conversion rates. Image optimization helps serve the right images and improve the page load time. A faster website has a positive impact on our user experience. With image…

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How to Build a Tic Tac Toe Game with Svelte

Svelte is a next generation way of building user interfaces. While frameworks like React, Vue and Angular do the bulk of their work in the browser, Svelte takes it to the next level. It does its work when you build the app and it compiles your Svelte app to efficient vanilla JavaScript. So you get the best of both worlds. You write your code in Svelte which makes it easy to read, re-use and all the other benefits you get when you use a framework, and it makes for a…

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7 CSS Units You Might Not Know About

Learn CSS: The Complete Guide We’ve built a complete guide to help you learn CSS, whether you’re just getting started with the basics or you want to explore more advanced CSS. New CSS Techniques It’s easy to get stuck working with the CSS techniques we know well, but doing so puts us at a disadvantage when new problems surface. As the web continues to grow, the demand for new solutions will also continue to grow. Therefore, as web designers and front end developers, we have no choice but to know…

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