Ari Stathopoulos

WordPress Developer, Accessibility & Sustainability evangelist, Human.

Styling Links

16 September 2019

Links are a part of any page. They have been a part of the web from its conception, and are the main way we navigate on our everyday lives. They’re everywhere! So it stands to reason you should style them appropriately.

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Fluid Typography with CSS Variables

16 September 2019

By “Fluid Typography” in this article I’m referring to typography that scales depending on the screen size.
Traditionally sites have a fixed font-size, like for example 14px. The problem with that approach is that devices nowadays vary a lot. There are 4-inch smartphones, 40-inch Smart-TVs and everything in between.

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A new comments system for my static Jekyll site

15 September 2019

I love WordPress, but I strongly believe there’s a right tool for every job. This site is not a WordPress site. It’s built on Jekyll and hosted on Github Pages for free.
I write my posts using simple Markdown and it’s just fast and convenient.
However, what I always found annoying is the lack of a comment system. Until now I was using disqus for comments on this site, but I never really liked it. It was a last-resort solution. One I hated because Disqus loads a lot of assets and a lot of trackers.

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Migrating from jQuery to vanilla JS

14 September 2019

jQuery has been an easy way to get things done in JavaScript for years. It cuts down development time and allows us to prototype websites a lot faster. It’s been around for years, and as a WordPress developer I’ve been using it for a long, long time.

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