Most importantly, set a good example. Use web standards first and foremost in your sites, articles, and talks. When discussing or demoing experimental features or standards-in-progress, whether in one browser or many, be up front with warnings, and make it clear what’s shiny today may break tomorrow. (alistapart.com)
Responsive Web Design allows us to change layouts and element appearance based upon the width and/or height of the destination device. There can be stumbling blocks along the way to a beautiful unified site that runs perfectly on all platforms. Jordan Moore explains one that has been teasing him for a while. (jordanm.co.uk)
If you’re familiar with SMACSS, OOCSS or BEM, you’ll understand the concept of creating reusable “blocks” or “modules”. These are patterns, both visually and in code, that can be reused and expanded upon when building web pages. Done right, time and complexity are significantly reduced. (dbushell.com)
Chris Coyier, as always, is quick to blog about rad stuff. In this post he writes about the new CSS3 values for sizing things relative to the current viewport size. As always, a great read. (css-tricks.com)
A good post by Jeremy Keith about the optimisation of the new dConstruct site. Lots of tips and links to help out with your next build. (adactio.com)
Zack King argues that negative reviews are an opportunity that businesses must embrace, for if they don’t, they may lose control completely. (netmagazine.com)
Tools / Resources
Creating great responsive experiences requires a hell of a lot more than media queries. There are a number of nasty traps to avoid when making your site responsive. Brad Frost reveals five of the biggest ones and how to sidestep them. (netmagazine.com)
Sketch is a professional vector graphics app with a beautiful interface and powerful tools. They have set out to build a better app for graphic designers. Not to copy, but rather to improve. Looks interesting… (bohemiancoding.com)
Last But Not Least…
Some months ago, Microsoft kindly asked Ricardo Cabello for a HTML5 experiment. Sadly, he never managed to sign and fax them the NDA agreement so it never happened. He always felt bad that he didn’t get to do anything for them. He finally released his work which is awesome! (mrdoob.com)
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