Tony Lea

@tnylea

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Joined May 8th, 2016

Hey there, my name is Tony. I'm a web developer, dad, husband, and creator of the DevDojo.

Tony Lea ยท 2 months ago

Column/Masonry layouts in TailwindCSS

Column layouts or masonry layouts allows you to align images and content in a grid view without additional whitespace. This layout used to be painful to implement in previous versions of CSS...
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Tony Lea ยท 3 months ago

Developer Tips on Becoming Your Own Boss

I can pinpoint the moment I got excited about the possibility of becoming my own boss. I stumbled upon a magazine article (yep, magazine... which means it was a while ago). The article featu...
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Tony Lea ยท 3 months ago

Web3 Acronyms

The awesome world of Web3 is fascinating; however, there are so many acronyms that it may have you scratch'n the ol'noggin a few times. In this post, I want to help you out by decoding 10 Po...
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Tony Lea ยท 4 months ago

Why Developers Love Solana

If you're a developer, you should be excited about virtual currency. It's like living in a real-life Mario Bros game, collecting coins that have real value. {% giphy https://giphy.com/embed/...
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Tony Lea ยท 5 months ago

Laravel Origins Documentary

Tomorrow at (18:00CET), it's time to break out some popcorn ๐Ÿฟ and get ready for an awesome story about Laravel. Showtime-zone listed below: 18:00 CET 12:00PM EST 09:00AM PST Checkout...
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Tony Lea ยท 5 months ago

Checking for valid HTML strings in Javascript

I had a scenario where I needed to validate an HTML string to make sure it is correctly structured. In this quick tutorial I will show you an example of how to check if an HTML string is val...
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Tony Lea ยท 5 months ago

Sidecar for Laravel

Sidecar is an awesome Laravel package that will allow you to run Lambda functions directly from your Laravel application. Meaning you can run Node, Python, Ruby, Java, Go, and many others th...
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Tony Lea ยท 6 months ago

Laracon Online is Tomorrow

Larcon Online 2022 is happening tomorrow ๐Ÿพ and it will be streaming FREE on YouTube, so there's no reason you shouldn't tune in, check out all the awesome talks, and get your nerd on ๐Ÿค“ {% gi...
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Tony Lea ยท 6 months ago

Introduction to Javascript Proxy

What is a Javascript Proxy? Glad you asked because in this quick tutorial I'm going to teach you what they are and how to use them. But first, a quick definition. A Javascript Proxy is simpl...
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Tony Lea ยท 7 months ago

Ignoring Specific Elements in VS Code Beautify

The Beautify VSCode plug-in is amazing for formatting and cleaning code. With a quick call to the plugin-in we can transform nasty looking HTML into a beautifully structured format ๐Ÿ’… The on...
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Tony Lea ยท 9 months ago

Creating Modals in Laravel Livewire

In this tutorial I will show you how to create simple modals in Laravel Livewire. We are going to make use of an awesome package called LivewireUI Modal. This package allows you to create so...
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Tony Lea ยท 9 months ago

Setting Alpine Data Outside of the Component

Using the new AlpineJS event system in version 3.0 we can easily set data from outside the component by using custom events. I had previously written an article where I showed you how to get...
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Tony Lea ยท 9 months ago

TailwindCSS Scroll Snap Utilities

When TailwindCSS v3 is released, we will have some awesome new utility classes to include in our pages. One of which is the the scroll-snap utilities. This will allow you to easily add simpl...
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Tony Lea ยท 10 months ago

Getting Started with Three JS

ThreeJS is one of the most popular libraries for displaying 3D content on a webpage. You can see a lot of examples of the cool stuff you can create, by checking out their homepage. In this q...
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Tony Lea ยท 10 months ago

Tailwind V3 Alpha Release ๐ŸŽ‰

Last week, TailwindCSS version 3.0 alpha-release was announced with some really cool features and updates! {% giphy https://giphy.com/embed/oF5oUYTOhvFnO %} In this quick post I'll highlight...
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Tony Lea ยท 10 months ago

Laravel Scopes

Laravel scopes can come in really handy when you need to query data multiple times. It will also make your queries easier to read and manage. If you are unfamiliar with Laravel Scopes. This...
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Tony Lea ยท 11 months ago

MarkdownX Editor ๐ŸŽ‰

Our MarkdownX editor is officially live and available on the DevDojo. It's also available for you to use in your TallStack applications ๐Ÿป. If this is your first time hearing about the Markdo...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Include HTML inside of HTML

I was searching for a simple solution that would allow me to include an HTML partial inside of another HTML file without a server-side language or the need for a javascript build process. Wh...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Laravel & Deployer on Cloudways

Deploying your application is a super important part of growing your application. If it is easy to deploy, you will most likely push code more often and get things done quicker. So, in this...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Laravel Livewire Trix Editor Component

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a Trix Editor Component in Laravel Livewire. Trix Editor is an amazing rich text editor for adding beautifully formatted text to your app...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Turning Side-Projects into Full-Time Projects

As developers, most of us aspire to build a product or side-project that can make us riches ๐Ÿ’ฐ and gives us a life that others envy. But, this is much easier said than done. Not many people w...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Launching a Laravel app via Cloudways API

In this tutorial I'm going to show you how easy it is to launch a Laravel application on a Cloudways server, via their API. We are going to launch the Laravel application via an API inside o...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

TailwindCSS 2.2 in 22 seconds

Want to learn what's new in TailwindCSS 2.2 in 22 seconds? Maybe that's a little too ambitious ๐Ÿคช. It might be more like 122 seconds. Either way, in this tutorial, you will learn the new thin...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

5 things to know about creating a SaaS

When it really comes down to it, there is no right or wrong way to build something. Many factors can play into the success or failure of an application. That's why it's good to have as much...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Laravel Real-Time Facades

Real-time Facades have been available since version 5 of Laravel; however, I haven't used them much until now. Since I'm just discovering how these work, I thought it would be helpful to do...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Alpine Day & AlpineJS v3

Today @calebporzio, creator of AlpineJS, just announced the date for AlpineDay, which is June 10th, 2021 ๐ŸŽ‰. If you ever needed an excuse to blow off work and hang out with some incredible pe...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

New Cover Photo Image Generator ๐Ÿ˜‰

Creating a good developer article or tutorial can be challenging enough without worrying about the image cover. Thankfully today, we are introducing a new Image Generator for your developer...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Alpine JS v3

Alpine version 3.0 will be coming soon! There is going to be an Alpine Day online event where the creator, Caleb Porzio, will be talking about some new things coming to Alpine as well as pus...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Creating a SaaS in 2021

Many developers have dreams of creating their own profitable Software as a Service. Mainly because it provides you with the freedom to work on the things you are super passionate about. It's...
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Tony Lea ยท 1 year ago

Extracting TailwindCSS from HTML

I've recently run into a scenario where I want to design a one-off page using TailwindCSS with the CDN link; however, including the CDN link would mean that my page load is a heavy 3MB ๐Ÿ™. In...
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