J Scott Smith

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Articles - October 28th, 2014

Using Picturefill for Responsive, Art Directed Images in Statamic

Nowadays, users expect a website to look great no matter what device they’re using but this can get tricky with viewport sizes and ratios being so drastically different from one another. Picturefill is a tool that enables support for the <picture> element, a developing polyfill that is quickly becoming a standard and will enable the ability to art direct images based on device sizes. I’m going to run through how I’ve used it in conjunction with Statamic’s image transform tag.

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Articles - August 21st, 2014

Creating a responsive SVG with no aspect ratio

Recently, I was attempting to use an SVG as a background image that I had intended to fill background completely, even if it meant stretching and changing the aspect ratio of the SVG. Turned out that was trickier than I’d anticipated, and I had to figure out which attributes needed to be changed in my SVG to make it happen. So, if you ever need an SVG to scale non-uniformly, here’s how.

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Articles - August 17th, 2014

Listing entries from multiple folders with unique markup in Statamic

For this site, I had planned to list both “articles” and “notes” as entries on the homepage, chronologically. Turns out it’s trickier than I thought to format each of the entries differently but I was able to sort it out. I’ll go over how it can be accomplished with a just a hidden field and some conditional statements.

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