Rich Tibbet breaks down and explains virtual reality in the browser. Ben Frain explains why the latest implementation of Flexbox is slower than CSS table layout. Harry Roberts looks at ways to name UI components in OOCSS. Flipboard blogged about their layout engine – Duplo. Nicholas Zakas released the beginning of his “Understanding ECMAScript 6” book and so much more. Enjoy!
Nicolas Gallagher blogged about the benefits of using custom CSS processing. Tim Kadlec discussed why Responsive Web Design looks like Responsive Web Design. Matt Quinn looks into the processes of moving from PHP to Node.JS. Val Head dives into modular CSS animations and loads more. Enjoy!
Trent Walton passes on some great thoughts about how we should be considering maximum reach even if out final results are a little underwhelming. Sass 3.3 dropped. Chris Coyier blogged about a cool icon system with SVG sprites. Hugo Giraudel explores error handling in Sass. TJ VanToll looks at jQuery on mobile devices. Enjoy.
Peter Gasston give a great overview on the future of Custom Elements. Hugo Giraudel explores was to set you your Sass architecture. Mark Otto updated his handy code guide. Paul Lewis shared his process for doing performance audits. Robin Hawkes blogged about all the lessons learnt during the development of ViziCities and loads more. Enjoy.
The talented team at GitHub have released a new text editor called Atom. The Chrome team announced that Responsive images are coming. Ben Frain looked into CSS performance. Kyle Peatt dived into the off-canvas pattern. Rachet 2 was released and Paul Irish looked into some CSS performance tips.
Paul Lewis gave a great insight into the new property called ‘will-change’. Chris Coyier covered how SVG line animations work. Daniel Mall dived into what Creative Direction means in a digital context. Some awesome tools were also released like PNG Hat, FontPrep and Recordit. A it was a big week!
Jordan Lewis from Envato wrote about some of the solutions they have put in place to progressively convert the Marketplaces to be responsive. Joel Hooks wrote gave a good argument on why you should stop writing loops and start using Underscore.js. Eric Mann put a proposal together for an editor to work offline with WordPress. Adam Kaplan create a very basic easy to follow guide for responsive design. Yelp released a front-end style guide and more.
Ilya Grigorik dives into the optimisation of web fonts. Hans Christian Reinl explores the downsides of placing CSS in your HTML head instead of referencing external files. Hugo Giraudel dives into Sass mixin’s and placeholders. Anna Debenham goes into detail on why you should build design systems and pattern libraries for your projects and so much more. Enjoy!
The first round of speakers have been released for CSSConf Australia and it is set to be an amazing day. Tammy Everts wrote about why design best practices become a performance issue. Sara Soueidan continued the hot topic of why CSS Regions matter. Chris Coyier looked into what it’s like to be a front-end developer. Bootstrap and Nomalize were updated and more. Enjoy.
Headlines The Technology Behind the NYTimes.com Redesign The NYTimes team had the opportunity to re-architect the client- and server-side in order to accommodate new product, design and newsroom requirements. This article looks at how things are setup in detail behind the scenes. (nytimes.com) Bootstrap for Sass — Official port of Bootstrap to Sass (github.com) Download […]
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Ethan Marcotte touches on some recent articles by high profile individuals about hot responsive design topics and gives his thoughts. Paul Lewis and Paul Irish wrote about high performance animations. Chris Coyier took a look at how tabs work on smaller screens. MailChimp released their pattern library a lots more. Enjoy
An amazing slide deck by Addy Osmani. The slides introduce you to new tools and workflow techniques to keep you productive on the front-end. Whats new in WordPress 3.7. Alex MacCaw released a nice Animating jQuery library. Andy Appleton took Ember for a spin. Another great post from Smashing Magazine about Grunt and so much more. Enjoy!