Variables are coming to CSS, there is no stopping it. In this post Chris Coyier shares his thoughts on situation. (css-tricks.com)
Jeremy Keith shares his thoughts on why keeping complexity out of CSS is a good thing. (adactio.com)
Project hubs can help tame the chaos of the design process by providing a home base for all key design and development materials. Keep the design artifacts in the browser and give clients and colleagues quick insight into your project’s progress. (24ways.org)
The z-index property in CSS seems simple enough, but there’s a lot to discover beneath the surface if you really want to understand how it works. In this tutorial Steven Bradley clarifies the inner workings of z-index, by looking at stacking contexts and a few practical examples. (tutsplus.com)
Like most things in life, it’s about striking a balance between the frantic tempo of our industry and our own internal rhythms. In this post Nick Cox recaps on what he learnt about finding the balance. (alistapart.com)
Tools / Resources
Koa is a new web framework designed by the team behind Express, which aims to be a smaller, more expressive and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. (koajs.com)
Myth lets you write pure CSS while still giving you the benefits of tools like LESS and Sass. You can still use variables and math functions, just like you do in preprocessors. It’s like a polyfill for future versions of the spec. (myth.io)
A set of flat and 3D progress button styles where the button itself serves as a progress indicator. 3D styles are used for showing the progress indication on one side of the button while rotating the button in perspective. (tympanus.net)
Image optimisation is an essential step in a designer’s workflow, and with so many tools to choose from, there’s bound to be one that suits your needs. Data should bear heavily in your decision, so that you reap bigger rewards, but choose one that is convenient (smashingmagazine.com)
Some very powerful thought provoking words by Mike Monteiro. (the-pastry-box-project.net)
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