Behind the scenes the CodePen team is dealing with a serious spam problem. Chris explains the current situation and shares his thoughts. I feel for you buddy! (the-pastry-box-project.net)
Thanks to a few blog posts about Flexbox some action was taken and now we all have a faster Flexbox to enjoy going forward. A few demos and data explain things clearly. (updates.html5rocks.com)
Node.js is powerful and opens up amazing possibilities for front-end developers. In this post Nicholas Zakas puts things into perspective and gives the thumbs up for jumping on the Node train. (nczonline.net)
A great post by Chris Coyier on why he still loves WordPress. Some really valid points on why moving to ‘X’ platform has no real advantage. (css-tricks.com)
This Smashing Magazine article explains how to use RESS to make significant performance and reach improvements to a website for both mobile and desktop devices. (smashingmagazine.com)
The CSS Cascading and Inheritance specification adds a new shorthand named ‘all’ that can be used in conjunction with a new CSS-wide keyword ‘unset’. These can be used to the same effect as a reset style sheet which is pretty awesome! (mcc.id.au)
Dan Mall recently redesigned his personal site to be responsive. During the process he captured lots of metrics and decided to open source it on GitHub. (danielmall.com)
Tools / Resources
What’s stopping your web pages from getting silky smooth scrolling, buttery animation and a user experience that’s snappy and fast? Jank-free rendering performance has been shown to positively affect user engagement and experience in many large sites, but remains an area many are unaware of how to diagnose or optimise. (addyosmani.com)
Generate a styleguide from your CSS, by adding YAML data in the comments. It generates a self-contained HTML file. Works great for component based CSS. Nice work Jorik Tangelder. (github.com)
Handle file uploads and server-side image processing in your Rails 4 app with Paperclip and Image Magick. (robmclarty.com)
Were looking for a world-class digital designer to bring their own style, expertise and wealth of experience to our team – and help continue pushing the brand and product to new and exciting places. (campaignmonitor.com)
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