Jason Grigsby clarifies when it is a good time to use the picture element. Luke Wroblewski wrote about Mat Marquis’s recent talk about the future of responsive images. Rob Dodson explains how to setup a Polymer project using the new Yeoman generator and more. Enjoy!
Of late there has been a little bit of hype around this “webpack” thing. Hopefully this post gives you an overview of what it is, how to use it and if it’s worth all the hype.
Measuring performance is important and so important that we need a hash tag (#perfmatters) to discuss all the difficult scenarios and topics surrounding the question “How can I make my Website faster?” In order to answer that question we have to understand how to collect and measure that data collected.
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!
Since the release of Compass v1.0.0 we’ve seen sourcemaps supported across the board. This means tools like Gulp and Grunt (including their compass compiler helpers), CodeKit2 and the CLI will now produce a Compass sourcemap file. This article dives into the config landscape across various tooling systems.
Attribute Modules (AM) is a technique for using HTML attributes and their values rather than classes for styling elements. In doing so, each attribute effectively declares a separate namespace for encapsulating style information, resulting in more readable and maintainable HTML & CSS.
A super interesting concept developed by 3 talented individuals. Looking forward to digging into it a little further.
A documentary that highlights Jeffrey’s two decades of designing, organising and most of all sharing on the web.
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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!