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uyouthe
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If you’re a frontend developer but you don’t know when to use -, when to use – and when to use —, you’re not a frontend developer. You’re a monkey.

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  • 6
    -- is not kiki
  • 1
    @Root eh, fuck &mdash, fuck —. I just put two hyphens into a span and set the letter spacing to some negative value until they merge into what looks like emdash
  • 9
    Why is front end deving always "web" front end deving? Some of us write applications too.

    No clue on what this dash shit is all about.
  • 1
    @Demolishun where banana
  • 5
    I don't think any normal person knows how to properly use them.. especially after getting out of school..
  • 0
    When should I use those?
  • 4
    People still aren't clear on the proper usage of an ellipsis.
  • 4
    @N00bPancakes For proper copywriting, same reason why you don't use dumb quotes and dumb apostrophes. We're not in the early 20th century with typewriters anymore!
  • 4
    Not a frontend guy, so I'm curious. What's the difference and when should you use them?

    I would literally just use the standard dash (or latex symbols if I'm doing something that actually needs special notation).
  • 5
    @RememberMe You should use them for asides — like this one right here — and not for silly-beans hyphenation.
  • 3
    @Root ah, so standard English stuff. I thought this was something more specific.
  • 1
    @RememberMe You use the single dash for stringing words together: JTAG-programmer. The double (ndash) is used e.g. for doing that with phrases -- where a semicolon or fullstop would be too much separation and a comma too little.
    Sometimes, even the triple dash (mdash) is used for that, but that looks a bit awkward.
  • 1
    So back in they day IIRC I played an old MUD and actions were:

    -Noob picks up a sword-
  • 1
    @Fast-Nop I love that you used "JTAG-programmer" of all things as the example xD
    Yeah I remember learning all this, honestly I usually let my word processor handle it because at most I type out short stories or reports/etc.
  • 3
    @Demolishun True, I have done a lot of frontend but as you say as applications with little or no use for - except as a minus sign ;)

    I am not a god web designer or text writer but I can build you a decent excel clone as a web page if you can pay ;)
  • 1
    I think that's not developer's job. That's copywriting and a bit of design.
  • 1
    And here was me thinking why the fuck is OP writing the same thing thrice.
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