Using Webpack in Codeigniter 3 – Part 1 Set-Up

Webpack is a brilliant tool for bundling all your assets and their dependencies into one single file to distribute with your website. Out of the box Codigniter doesn’t include any kind of modern front-end tooling so we will have to import webpack and set it up from scratch. This will most likely be a multi part series to cover this topic.

We can compile our Javascript modules, build any SASS/LESS files and even minify everything, so lets get started.

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Where to start as a web developer/designer

I see this question asked many times and there never seems to be a definitive resource so in this post I hope to give you a high level overview of the things you will need to get started. Over the next few articles I will drill down into each section and expand on the points given.

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Just Javascript: Creating a countdown timer

In this series I create some of the most common scripts used on websites in pure Javascript. The reason for this series is I’m tired of everybody simply ‘using jQuery’ for absolutely no reason when the code they are trying to achieve can be written in a few lines of pure Javascript code.

This time we create a countdown timer.

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