The developers of BarackObama.com’s redesign (using HTML5 Boilerplate 2.0, Modernizr) discuss the ideas of responsive web design. The fact that this high profile site is pushing the web forward is AWESOME!
Jeffery Way describes the important events that lead to what me now recognise as HTML5. He rewinds the clock back to the release of HTML 4.01, and gives a great overview. (tutsplus.com)
Faruk Ateş elaborates on Marco Arment’s small piece last week about Firefox’s uncertain future, a result of Google ostensibly reconsidering their partnership terms that provide roughly 84% of Mozilla’s income. (farukat.es)
Why does Apple give us list view as the starting point in Contacts (iPhone), not a big fat search box? In Lion and iOS the quickest way to find an app is to hit the Spotlight Search and start typing, yet they give us massive lists to browse? (asktog.com)
Taking a “mobile first” approach to web development poses some challenges if you need to provide a “desktop” experience for legacy versions of IE. Using a CSS pre-processor like Sass can help. (nicolasgallagher.com)
Designer and developer Aral Balkan welcomes the change of Adobe’s mobile strategy but argues that it’s too late and that it spells the beginning of the end of Flash on the web. (netmagazine.com)
Tools / Resources
CSS 3D transforms as supported in the latest Aurora allow us to do some nice effects that in the past were only possible in Flash or with a lot of trickery using skewing and filters. (hacks.mozilla.org)
WOW!!! I can’t believe I had not discovered this before! UI Parade is all about showcasing user interface designs that are crafted by some of the worlds most talented UI designers. (uiparade.com)
Last But Not Least…
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