Murtuzaali Surti

Murtuzaali Surti

Software engineer who loves to write about all things web!


Why I love Markdown

I was introduced to it when I started using github for hosting my projects. That was my first encounter with markdown and since then, I never looked back. Here's why. [...]

What is DOM diffing?

DOM, also known as the Document Object Model, is a programmatic representation of the contents of a web page. In other words, the content of a web page is represented in the form of objects and nodes. [...]

Using Fontsource With 11ty

For quite some time, I was searching for a way to self host google fonts because the google fonts API's network request increased the render blocking time more than I expected. [...]

Creating Git Hooks Using Husky

They are used to verify everything is as expected before or after executing a git command or action. Some common applications include formatting the code before committing, performing build step before pushing the code to production, etc. [...]

Setting Background Color of Body Dynamically in React

You can specify the background color of body in a global stylesheet, but it's not easy to update the background color dynamically for different pages in your website. So, I went on to code a hacky but working patch using CSS custom properties. [...]

Minify JavaScript Using Terser

Terser is a javascript compressor and mangler supporting ES6+ specification. In this tutorial, you will get to know how to use terser to minify or compress javascript. [...]

Deploying React App to Netlify

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how you can deploy a react app on netlify from an existing git repository of yours. [...]

How to vendor prefix and minify CSS?

Writing CSS from scratch along with adding vendor prefixes can be a daunting task if done manually. Vendor-prefixes can be easily added using the autoprefixer plugin of PostCSS. [...]

Eleventy - Shortcode for Embedding Codepen

Shortcodes are used to invoke a particular function which returns some html or any other data based on the information that is passed. They are mainly used to reuse html templates which require some preprocessing. [...]

Optional Chaining in JavaScript

Optional Chaining in JavaScript is used to return undefined for accessing an object property that doesn't exist and whose parent property is nullish (null or undefined). [...]

IIFE in JavaScript

You might be familiar with functions in JavaScript. An IIFE is a special type of function which is invoked implicitly. [...]

Dark mode toggle animation using CSS!

This tutorial will mainly focus on how to use transitions in CSS and make a toggle button for light as well as dark mode using little JavaScript. Let's dive into the world of transitions! [...]

How to create a notification badge with CSS?

Notification badges annoy me most of the times by popping up every now and then and I am pretty sure most of you experience similar thing, but anyways, let's see how we can create a notification badge using CSS. [...]