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A Sass color keyword system for designers. Replaces CSS defaults with improved hues and more memorable, relevant color names.

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Writing Musical Notation on Web Pages: The Basics

html / multimedia

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The final project in my 1st year web development class is to design and develop a site to teach a skill. This semester, several students are creating sites with musical themes: how to play guitar, read sheet music, etc. That got me thinking: what’s the best way to create musical notation on a modern website?

Most digital sheet music is delivered in a format that’s indistinguishable from the bound papers we remember from childhood lessons, only locked into PDFs. To present musical notation in an accessible, usable way on the web, we need to take a different approach.

Close-up photograph of a metallic speaker cone

Superbass: Simplifying Web Development with the base element and root path

html / elements

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds

If you’ve coded a website, you’re aware that there are two standard ways of referencing resources on an HTML page:

Create Interactive HTML5 Video with WebVTT Chapters

html / multimedia

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds

WebVTT is associated with subtitling HTML5 video, but the spec contains many additional features that aren’t related to dialogue. One of the most useful of these is the ability to read and link to video cue points. Creating WebVTT chapter tracks deepens viewer’s engagement with more informative content, while adding invaluable accessibility and UI features. Best of all, they’re easy to create.

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