Default Avatars with Username Initials


Many apps are moving away from static imageĀ default user avatars and instead building more personalized imagesĀ using the i...

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Design a Responsive Side Menu for Bootstrap 4


One of the most annoying limitations of Bootstrap is its mobile navbar. It would be nice if a responsive off-canvas mobile...

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Hearting, Liking, or Starring with Rails


Hearting, Liking, Starring, Pinning, Poking, Following, Voting, Flagging, Favoriting - call them what you will - are web a...

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Search Engine Friendly Rails Routing


Search engine friendly URLs, or slugs, or permalinks, are not as straightforward as one might think. In this lesson, I am ...

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Loading Spinners in Rails


If your Rails app performs time consuming AJAX requests, such as image uploads or API calls, it might be nice to let the u...

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AJAX Image Uploads with Rails


In this lesson, we will be creating an Image model that will process file uploads via AJAX. This lesson is going to use Ca...

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