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!
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!
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!
Keith Clark demonstrates how to use CSS Transforms. Mark Otto gives the low down on how the new GitHub Issues came to be. Barry Clark explains how to build a blog with Jekyll and GitHub pages. Manuel Lima expands on the main design principles that helps Codecademy with there redesign. Harry Roberts gives some great advice on how to make a name for yourself and how to make it as a professional front-end developer and so much more. Enjoy.
Marcos Cáceres and Bruce Lawson take a look at the current Manifest specification that is in early implementations in both Blink and Gecko. Dave Rupert dives deeper into responsive web design bloat. Chris Coyier talks about CodePen’s CSS structure. Zoe Gillenwater explains how to do full-width pinned layout with flexbox and more. Enjoy.
Ben Edwards looking into the history and ways to author critical css above-the-fold. Harry Roberts looks at two ways of safely hacking your specificity up or down in CSS. Maxim Shirshin gives an overview of the BEM methodology. HTML5 DevConf videos have been released and so much more. Enjoy.
Tim Kadlec talks about how the “responsive design is bad for performance” myth can actually be really good for performance. Sara Soueidan goes over the clipping techniques in both CSS and SVG. Sophie Shepherd has some nice ammunition for your next conversation about “The Fold”. Jonathan Snook looks at ways to organise our CSS and Tim Evko looks into Front End Security.
Anselm Hannemann explores a pretty rad technique to colorize a video with CSS. Matt Steele talks about Responsive Images and how to adapt your site to be lean and fast. Jeff Dicky blogged about using Node.js in production. Axel Rauschmayer talked about six technologies that will change the web platform and more. Enjoy.
Some super exciting things happening with Firefox Nightly shipping WebIDE. Brad Frost talks about why designing with dynamic content is so important in providing more thoughtful, realistic and resilient designs. Marcus Taylor explores was to improve your WordPress site. The Framer.js team released Framer Studio for easier prototyping and lots more. Enjoy.
Greg Smith floats the idea of setting the overflow property to auto as default in an interesting article. Lots of news around Apple’s new iOS 8. Ashely Nolan put together a great post discussing the idea that out Sass is getting to complex. Drew Barontini shared the idea of why it is good to write your CSS in a modular manner. Enjoy.
Katie Kovalcin offers some wise advice on ways to incorporate another guideline into your design process. Elliot Bonneville runs over how to get up and running with Node.js and MongoDB. Learn all about CSS Blend modes on the Opera blog and so much more. Enjoy!
Ian Feather who works at Lonely Planet blogged about the issues with living style guides and discusses what he and his team use. The team behind The Guardian gave an insight into how they maintain quality with 25+ developers. Brad Frost puts forward some suggestions for why we should be getting into the browser as quickly as possible during the mockup stage of a project and many more great links. Enjoy.
Paul Irish reviews and explains the best way to use Modernizr responsibly. Martin Wolf explains the new srcset and sizez syntax. Dave Gamache looks into doing parallax right. The Filament Group bundled all their open-source projects up into a nice dedicated page and so much more. Enjoy.
A new Web Components site was revealed which is focusing on documenting the best practices. Allen Pike discusses the hot drama around the visibility of the URL. Jekyll turns 2.0. Bruce Lawson gives a quick overview about why we should be using the core HTML5 elements. Brian Arnold walks through loads of useful debugging tips and so much more. Enjoy.