Articles from Louis Zawadzki

React Native Layout Tricks

April 25, 2017Louis Zawadzki3 min read

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The basics of positioning are pretty well explained in the official React Native documentation. However, it only covers simple cases such as centering items or putting one element on top, middle and bottom. Here I intend to cover some cases that are quite common but for which I couldn’t find a…

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About CSS (but were too afraid to ask)

April 04, 2017Louis Zawadzki6 min read

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Do you sometimes try position: relative then absolute then relative again? Does it take you more than 2 seconds to decide whether you’re going to use padding or margin? Have you ever added more than 5 classes to make your CSS work? If you said yes to one of these questions don’t be ashamed, you’re…

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Medium-like Image Loading with Vue.js (part 2)

February 27, 2017Louis Zawadzki6 min read

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Quick summary of part 1 I’m quite fond of the way Medium displays its images while they’re loading. At first they display a grey placeholder, then displays a small version of the image - something like 27x17 pixels. The trick is that most browsers will blur a small image if it is streched out…

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Create Pull Requests in a Flash with Git and Hub

December 09, 2016Louis Zawadzki3 min read

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At Theodo a lot of our projects follow the Agile git workflow described in another article by my coworker Aurore. With this worklow, we have to create 2 pull requests every time we finish a feature: one for the staging branch that will be merged after the code review one for the develop branch that…

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Medium-like Image Loading with Vue.js (part 1)

October 20, 2016Louis Zawadzki4 min read

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When I’m stuck on a train or queuing at the supermarket I usually read one or two articles on Medium. There’s plenty of stuff that I really love about Medium. Like the email they send me every morning. Or the personal recommendations on their main page. And the blurry image loading. I mean…

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Feature Toggling in Angular with 20 Lines of Code

August 18, 2016Louis Zawadzki4 min read

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What is feature toggling? Feature toggling enables you to toggle features or change your application's content quickly and without any change to the application source code. It can be used for various applications such as A/B testing or to display time-limited content such as special offers on an…

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