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Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts

Zach Leatherman:

Care must be taken when implementing icon fonts to ensure a great experience for all users. What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser?

Another very informative article with a nice easy-to-include library.

Web Design Weekly #121

Nicolas Gallagher blogged about Flexible CSS cover images, Jeff Croft had a great article about how Web Standards killed the HTML star, Nick Fisher discussed a technique that SoundCloud use for their images, Ian Feather explained why the Lonely Planet team switched from icon fonts to SVG and loads more. Enjoy!

Set Up WordPress Multisite

If you do any type of WordPress development then I would highly recommend setting up a WordPress Multisite to help speed up your development time.

In this screencast I quickly run over how to set up a WordPress Multisite locally.

The Aim for 2014

Keeping up with the tradition and reading a large amount of “year in review” posts over the last few days has given me some inspiration to hopefully inspire others to do the same, or just give you a little more insight into how Web Design Weekly is going and a small glimpse into where things are headed.

Web Design Weekly #120

Well that’s a wrap for another year. I’ll be taking a short break over the Christmas period and the newsletter will be recommencing mid January. A huge thanks to all that support the newsletter. It means a lot. To everyone that subscribes, thanks!!! I hope you continue to find it a useful resource.

Web Design Weekly #119

The Mozilla Developer Network has been given a face lift for the better. CSSConf was announced that it is coming to Australia. WordPress 3.8 was released. Matthew Rothenberg explains how he built and Emojitracker. Trent Walton shares some information about the other side of his life and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #118

The Chrome team continues to push mobile development to the next level. Mark Boulton blog about his recent talk, The Business of Responsive Web Design. Drew McLellan explained rewriting URLs simple terms. Sara Soueidan explored the current techniques for creating image or texture-filled text and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #117

Jordan Moore shares his design principles which are a good reminder about making good, honest things for real people. Ryan Seaddon blogged about pointer-events. Mike Fortress from Oak Studios explains Animating SVGs. Lea Verou posted a handy tip for making a clean CSS spinner and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #116

Frank Chimero is back to his old self producing amazing content. This time he has wrapped his recent talk up into a beautiful essay. Thomas Fuchs blogged about why the latest framework won’t solve all your problems. Chris Coyier puts the responsive images hot drama into layman’s terms. Mark Dalgleish posted all about Web Components and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #115

Erin Kissane touches briefly on a short list of mobile usability problems. Dan Cenerholm’s new Sass for web designers book was released. Bruce Lawson recaps on current state of the responsive images situation. Lea Verou re-creates the google style loader with CSS. WIlson Page runs over the basics of working with DOM events and so much more. Enjoy!

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