Once upon a time, editing files, testing them locally (as best as we could, anyway), and then FTPing them to the server was the essential workflow of a front-end dev. ‘Times are a changin’. Rebecca Murphey gives a comprehensive overview of the new set of baseline skills required in order to be successful as a front-end developer. (rmurphey.com)
With all this new fangled talk of responsive web design, it’s about time that we had a poster child CSS unit to go with it. So move over ’em’, CSS3 Values and Units introduces a bunch of new viewport units that are getting ready for their time in the limelight. (generatedcontent.org)
It’s an economy that thousands of people, the world over, are benefiting from. It is an economy built on free, open source software. In this Smashing Magazine article Siobhan McKeown talks to people who are active in the WordPress economy, people from all over the globe. (smashingmagazine.com)
Eugene Fedorenko talks about how Beanstalk refactored the whole app to use SASS. Some really great insights into the process and I am sure if you are about to refactor your CSS, you could learn a thing or two. (wildbit.com)
BEM stands for “Block”, “Element”, “Modifier”. It is a front-end methodology: a new way of thinking when developing Web interfaces. The article elaborates on the theory as well as the practice of building websites. (smashingmagazine.com)
Mike Robinson gives you the low down about HTML semantics. This post will hopefully give you a good understanding and help your markup shine. (html5doctor.com)
Tools / Resources
Brad Frost walks you through how to create an adaptive web experience that’s designed mobile-first. (html5rocks.com)
Pretty sweet resource by the Keyamoon team. Browse and select icons to download them or make a font. You can import SVG images or fonts too.(keyamoon.com)
This show reel of work by Teehan + Lax is sure to leave you inspired. (vimeo.com)
Last But Not Least…
Between now and the end of May 2012, code a small project using a language or environment that’s new to you or that you’ve only casually messed around with. (fredboyle.com)
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