Aphinya Dechalert

Aphinya Dechalert

Aphinya is a skilled tech writer with field experience in software development, agile, and fullstack JavaScript. She is a dev advocate and community builder, helping others navigate their dev journey.

How to disable text selection in HTML with CSS

If you're just here for the code snippet, here is the quick rundown of it. * set user-select to none in your CSS. What is user-select in CSS? It's a CSS property that lets you specify if a text element can be selected. For example, if you hold your mouse over

16th Oct, 2022

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WordPress vs. Ghost - The 2023 Ultimate Showdown

In human years, WordPress has already graduated high school and probably working a part-time job while taking college classes. In tech years, WordPress is part of a suite of legacy technologies that were new and shiny when it first came out - but over time, the prettiness has waned significantly.

12th Oct, 2022

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What you need to kickstart THAT idea and make it a reality

You want to make something, but you’re stuck. You either don’t know what to make, or you’re just not sure how to make it. I know the feeling. What you need is a framework on how to get started — to get the motions started and make progress

8th Oct, 2022

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🧐 Spiders & Bots love SSR

Bots and crawlers have a thing against single page apps. This is where SSR comes in and why.

29th Aug, 2022

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Google Released a New Programming Language called Carbon — Now What?

Is it here to stay? Will it take hold? In a myriad of programming languages, do we really need another one? According to Google, the answer is yes. Officially unveiled to the world a week ago by Chandler Carruth at CppNorth, Carbon has got the programming communities talking. But what

22nd Aug, 2022

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12 Dev Tools To Upgrade Your Productivity

Because who doesn’t want to work more efficiently? For software developers and engineers, the number of hours worked doesn’t always correlate to productivity. Instead, it can point to inefficiencies — or being stuck on a bug for an unnecessarily long time. The ability to code quickly and efficiently can

22nd Aug, 2022

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🚧 There's more to JavaScript than just console.log()

As a frontend dev, console.log() is necessary. But there's more to debugging than just littering it everywhere. The thing about console.log() is that it's more than just a utility tool that helps us debug. It is also something that you can put inside your error handling process to

21st Aug, 2022

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💡 We need to talk about React

Over the past few weeks, I've been immersing myself in React - specifically, Next.js. While React can be fun, the differences between function and class-based component construction can throw off newbies. It also doesn't help that tutorials mix and match them without much context or explanation. Personally, I've come

14th Aug, 2022

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Another Weekend, Another Feature Deployment

Another weekend, another feature is released — well, that’s the current game plan and so far. The thing about building apps is that we often come up with grand plans, only to have them fall short because we ran out of time. This is where consistency comes in. There’s

14th Aug, 2022

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How to create rainbow gradient text colors in CSS

Rainbow gradients are everywhere. They're cool and fun looking. The text is also fully readable by bots. Here are some cool examples in the wild: Vercel - cloud platform But how is it done?   The magic lies in linear-gradient, -webkit-background-clip and -webkit-text-fill-color Here's the quick code snippet for it 👇 h1{

9th Aug, 2022

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