Measuring performance is important and so important that we need a hash tag (#perfmatters) to discuss all the difficult scenarios and topics surrounding the question “How can I make my Website faster?” In order to answer that question we have to understand how to collect and measure that data collected.
A great case study by Vitaly Friedman that looks behind the scenes in how the Smashing Magazine team worked super hard to optimise their website. Pete Hunt dives into the details on how Instagram.com works. PayPal released an accessible HTML5 video player. Ian Feather was on the ShopTalk show talking about lots of great front-end tips and more. Enjoy!
Since the release of Compass v1.0.0 we’ve seen sourcemaps supported across the board. This means tools like Gulp and Grunt (including their compass compiler helpers), CodeKit2 and the CLI will now produce a Compass sourcemap file. This article dives into the config landscape across various tooling systems.
Attribute Modules (AM) is a technique for using HTML attributes and their values rather than classes for styling elements. In doing so, each attribute effectively declares a separate namespace for encapsulating style information, resulting in more readable and maintainable HTML & CSS.
A super interesting concept developed by 3 talented individuals. Looking forward to digging into it a little further.
A documentary that highlights Jeffrey’s two decades of designing, organising and most of all sharing on the web.
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Jacob Thornton explains some of the steps they have taken to craft Medium’s CSS and where it is today. The team at Smashing Magazine do a quick tour of WordPress 4.0. Jeroen Wijering gives a good overview of the HTML5 <track> element. Sara Soueidan wrote about making embedded SVGs responsive and more. Enjoy!
The ever daunting question we as developers face is “How am I gonna structure things for a project?” As a framework, SUIT CSS provides an implementation of an architecture that others can use as the basis for a working application.
Big 150! Lots of goodies in this weeks issue focusing on CSS. Ben Frain wrote a great article about the best practices and approaches when authoring CSS for large, rapidly changing sites. Harry Roberts released the first pass at his CSS Guidelines which has lots of great information on writing sane CSS. Todd Motto passed on some nice times on speeding up Angular JS apps. The talented team at Thought Works released a set of package patterns on top of the already popular Bourbon and so much more. Enjoy!