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!
Ghost launches to the public. The Sass website was redesigned. Eric Rowell looks into the current graphics trends on the web. Leonie Watson explains the HTML5 section element. Dudley Story gives a great overview oh how to create a responsive image map with SVG and much more. Enjoy!
Chris Coyier expresses his thoughts on the current situation at CodePen. Paul Irish dives into the finer details of Flexbox. Nicholas Zakas puts the Node.js thing into perspective. ‘all:unset’ drops int Firefox 27. Dan Mall blogged about moving his site into the responsive world. Enjoy!
Google Web Designer was released which had mixed reactions. Paul Irish shares lots of awesome performance tips. Lara Swanson shared her story about the mobile web at Etsy. Buzz from Campaign Monitor shared his inside knowledge on designing their new iOS7 icons. Melanie Lang shared a huge collection of tools, tips and tricks on improving your workflow as a web designer. Big week. Enjoy!
Brad Frost shares his thoughts on designing in the open. Something that we will be seeming more of in the future no doubt. Frank Chimero wrote and amazing piece about the inferno of independence.Justin Tadlock gives a great argument on why custom post types belong in plugins. Phillip Walton created a great resource to showcase how good flexbox really is. Teehan+Lax share their inspirational journey and so much more Enjoy!
Big news with Safari on iOS7 being released. Unfortunately being a Web Developer things aren’t exactly perfect. Chris Coyier covered everything you need to know about the Table element. Node School was released. Paul Lewis explains the best way to debug your canvas work. The Webstock talks were released and so much more. Enjoy!
Opera releases a new iPad browser called Coast. ‘position:sticky’ lands in Gecko in Firefox Nightly. Boris Smus shares two responsive image workflows. Nicholas Zakas dives in and explains the ECMAScript 6 arrow functions. Mike West’s talk from Frontend Conference about client-side security was released and so much more. Enjoy!