Long before Internet Explorer became the browser everyone loves to hate, it was the driving force of innovation on the Internet. It may be hard to believe but Internet Explorer is actually to thank for a lot of the features that we take for granted today. Nicholas C. Zakas takes us on quick walk through history. (nczonline.net)
New docs, affix plugin, submenus on dropdowns, block buttons, image styles, fluid grid offsets, new navbar, increased font-size and line-height, 120+ closed bugs, and more. Go get it. (twitter.github.com)
Generating @x2 graphics feels a bit wrong. Sure, it’ll look great on a brand new Retina MacBook Pro or any recent iPhone, but what about the unknowns? In this article Josh Emerson explains his steps taken to use custom web fonts for assets to avoid the unknown. (joshemerson.co.uk)
Brad Frost takes on the challenge of seeing how well the two US presidential candidates stack up with their chosen mobile strategies for their official websites. (smashingmagazine.com)
Great article by Reda Lemeden over on Smashing Magazine all about designing and developing for “The Retina Web”. Hopefully after reading this article you will start designing for the future. (smashingmagazine.com)
The other day Chris Coyier created a test case demonstrating that chaining together 256 classes will give it greater specificity than an ID. In theory it shouldn’t, but in IE, Mozilla and WebKit browsers it does. Opera, on the other hand, upholds the specificity. Ryan Seddon dives into the details and explains why this is the case. (thecssninja.com)
Tools / Resources
Early this week the Filament group open sourced another one of their in house projects. The Responsive Carousel is a jQuery-based script for responsive carousels that work with the mouse, touch events and the keyboard. (filamentgroup.com)
HTML5 and made easy. One file. Any browser. Same UI. (mediaelementjs.com)
High five to Nick for pulling a pretty radical design. Some snazy front-end stuff behind the scenes. (narrowdesign.com)
You can now post a job in this newsletter for a small fee. (web-design-weekly.com)
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