These weeks seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Maybe everyone is winding up for the year. This week Jeremy Keith wrote about the issues with the ‘main’ element. Cennydd Boweles talked about why we should look beyond user-centered design.Florian Boesch had a great piece on why we should use WebGL and the team at Twitter released Flight. Enjoy!
Have you ever wanted to know what’s inside other web developers’ heads? Have you ever wanted to catch up with someone that is an industry leader and an all-round awesome guy? How about a walk around the back streets of California with Paul Irish?
I flicked over a few questions to Paul in the hope of getting some answers. He took it too the next level.
Well the big boys at A List Apart released version 5 of their site. More talk about performance. Sublime Text 3 beta was released. Oli Studholme wrote an awesome article on the Pastry Box and Tumblr upgraded their dashboard. Enjoy.
Yaron Schoen :
It is recommended to build your web app taking aesthetics into account. If your couch is extremely comfortable, but looks really disgusting, no one will want to sit on it. So obviously if your site is a serious publication, but you use Comic Sans, it’s going to be hard to take you seriously.
But what about soul?
Using the proper techniques will always yield good results. But perhaps what turns a good product into a great one is the culture that is injected by the creator’s soul and need for expression.
The NodeJS implementation of Knyle Style Sheets (KSS) developed by Hugh Kennedy is super handy. With one simple command after you have set it up you can generate a living style guide. Having to always update your style guide is generally a chore. This saves the day.
Headlines Front-End Performance for Web Designers / Developers It’s hard, if not impossible, to deny that performance is by far one of the most critical aspects of any decent web project, be it a small portfolio site, a mobile-first web app, right through to a full-scale e-commerce project. (csswizardry.com) Remote Realtime Pair Programming with CodePen […]
Super simple way to develop locally and then deploy sites via GitHub.
This screencast was inspired by Mark Otto’s great post about this workflow. Implementing this workflow takes next to no time, is very easy to upkeep and is also secure for your files thanks to GitHub.
It’s hard, if not impossible, to deny that performance is by far one of the most critical aspects of any decent web project, be it a small portfolio site, a mobile-first web app, right through to a full-scale ecommerce project. Studies, articles and personal experience all tell us that fast is best.
Absolutely cracking article discussing the in’s and out’s about performance. I feel it’s going to be a very talked about topic in 2013. Go read it!
Another bumper week! Dave Rupert bit the bullet and shipped his Accessibility Project. It’s hosted on GitHub and its aim is to become a community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier. Jonathan Neal dived into understanding the fav icon. Phillip Walton wrote a great post about the z-index property. Tutsplus had a great post about source maps and so much more. Enjoy.