How accessibility came from being neglected to being an important part of what we do at trivago
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trivago has decided to sponsor Webpack with a monthly contribution of $10,000 ($120,000/year). We hope that this will help to secure the continued innovation of the project.
Our first right-to-left platform was released in 2014. We had developed a solution to generate right-to-left CSS with Sass mixins and variables as we have described in a blog article. We used this approach for nearly 3 years but recently migrated the right-to-left CSS generation from pre-processing to post-processing with RTLCSS. With this article I would like to share the reasons for the migration as well as our experiences and lessons learned.
Running Cucumber scenarios in parallel can be tricky, especially when a custom test runner is used. That’s why we created Cucable - a Maven plugin to split test scenarios into smaller chunks that can be run at the same time.
Around a year ago, in our large scale refactoring project also known as Project Ironman, we stepped away from image sprites that we used for our icons. In this post we will explain our reasoning behind this decision and how it improved maintainability and website performance.
At trivago we are building and using a Pattern Library which is based on Brad Frost’s Pattern Lab adapted to our needs; our patterns are written in Twig. This Pattern Lab is based around Brad’s Atomic Design, which is also something that we are embracing.
While our company and our application were constantly growing, we often ran into some consistency issues between code and design. Because we didn’t have a design/frontend system and development guidelines to follow, our UI became cluttered and unsustainable.
When using webpack to build your assets, it’s only a matter of time until you wish for targeted builds. Whether it’s the output of the library you’re working on (CJS, UMD, AMD, Var, etc.), or the specific feature set (IE8 support, no IE8 support).
parallel-webpack can run those builds in parallel.
For our expandation in the middle east area with our platforms in Israel and United Arab Emirates we had a particularly interesting problem to solve: How do we flip the layout of our page? Your favorite hotel search, trivago, is already available in countries as different as Mexico, South Korea and New Zealand. We are continuously opening new platforms worldwide.
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