A great post by Chris Coyier with an awesome video by Paul Irish that is compulsory viewing. The post came about when Chris was asked if there was any sources confirming translate() is better than top/right/bottom/left for moving objects. (css-tricks.com)
Lea Verou’s final 2012 report on the latest developments at the W3C, including the FPWD of HTML 5.1, the addition of the element, news on the rescheduled W3Conf and more. (netmagazine.com)
Mark Zuckerberg said HTML5 wasn’t ready. The guys at Sencha took a little offense to the comment. They knew HTML5 was in fact ready, and wanted to prove it. So they took it upon themselves to rebuild the challenging parts of the Facebook mobile application in HTML5 in their spare time. (sencha.com)
A quick idea by Christian Heilmann about making mediaqueries to not only apply styles according to certain criteria being met, but also to load the resources needed on demand. (christianheilmann.com)
If you use experimental CSS on your sites, demos, articles or tools, there is a certain amount of maintenance required to keep on top of changes. With a number of recent changes in the browser world, now is the time to revisit and update your code. (generatedcontent.org)
Why you should say HTML classes, CSS class selectors, or CSS pseudo-classes, but not CSS classes (tantek.com)
Tools / Resources
HTML5 Bones is a downloadable template that goes back to basics and provides you with the bare minimum required to get going with HTML5. In-line comments explain how and when to use some of the most common HTML5 elements. (html5bones.com)
The hassle-free way to integrate analytics into any web application. Every project needs analytics but you shouldn’t have to litter your codebase with third-party-specific calls. That’s where analytics.js comes in! Instead of adding hooks for every single analytics service you integrate, you add a single set of provider-agnostic hooks that then route to any analytics service you want. (github.com)
Earlier this week Yahoo released their multi-platform email update, followed by the update to their iOS Flickr app. This update seems to be built from the ground up, as the entire UI seems to be completely different from the previous offering. (theindustry.cc)
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Last But Not Least…
Well thats another year!
So many awesome articles, tools and resources were released, and so much passion and energy was invested. It was a big year!
I have thoroughly enjoyed trying to capture weekly snapshots of what is happening and what is cutting edge. I hope you have enjoyed them. Also, this newsletter wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for you and all the people that have contributed to making the web a better place – so a big thanks!
The web will win!
Oh yeah, this is the last issue for the year because I am taking a little break. The next issue will be hitting your inbox in mid January. Have a good one and enjoy the festive season!