Author Archives: Crystal Lee

Bash vs Zsh: A comparison of two command line shells (2019 Update)

If you have ever used the command line on an *nix system (Unix-based or Unix-like), chances are you’ve used the bash shell. bash (an abbreviation for “Bourne-again shell”) is the default shell for many Unix-like operating systems. Common examples of Unix-like operating systems include GNU/Linux and macOS. Although many other shells exist for the terminal, […]

Using Surge for deploying static sites (2019 Update)

Static Site Generators have become increasingly popular over the past several years. They’re great for any projects not requiring server-side processing. There’s been an emergence of services such as webtask.io and others for handling server endpoints. This has no doubt contributed to the growth of static sites and “serverless” web applications. Many see this as […]

How to use node-sass to compile Sass files in an npm script (2019 Update)

While there are numerous options for choosing how to compile the popular Sass preprocessor into regular CSS, a compiler that utilizes the LibSass engine has increasingly become more common. Initially written in Ruby, using the original Ruby gem or a Ruby-based program such as Compass to compile Sass quickly became host to a variety of […]

Using WOW.js and Animate.css for Scroll-Triggered Animations (2019 Update)

Animations are a great way to add visual excitement and motion to your websites, and the popular animate.css library has provided an easy way to add CSS-based animations to any website. What if you want to only trigger these animations once the user has scrolled to a specific section of your website, though? This can […]

The Top 7 Apps for Time Management

Our smart phones arguably consume the majority of our free time. Mobile applications for time management have become popular choices for organizing work or notes all within one convenient app. For example, many apps can cater to audiences such as students who are managing their coursework. They may also serve employed adults tracking their projects […]

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