Rationalizing Functional CSS

This post by Marcelo Somers looks at the good and bad parts of writing functional CSS. I loved writing really clever, powerful CSS classes. I argued for it because of “ease of developer consumption.” My goal was that a developer could add a single class to an element and it would automagically do everything for … Read more

jQuery 3.0 Final Released!

jQuery 3.0 is now released! This version has been in the works since October 2014. We set out to create a slimmer, faster version of jQuery (with backwards compatibility in mind). We’ve removed all of the old IE workarounds and taken advantage of some of the more modern web APIs where it made sense. In … Read more

Diffee

Instant visual diffing with CSS blend modes! A handy little site built by Una Kravets that enables you to easily compare your development site against your production one. Oh and you can even test locally hosted addresses which is awesome.

A Look Into Web Design Weekly

The team over at Campaign Monitor did a little interview with me that looks into how Web Design Weekly has grown over the years. Web Design Weekly doesn’t just incorporate email marketing into their marketing tactics — it IS email. Jake uses Campaign Monitor to grow his audience and believes that consistency is the key … Read more

CSS and Scalability

When I read about or listen to ideas on how to scale an app’s css – most of the talk is about how to write css. The real way to scale css, is to stop writing css. Abstract out the things you use most and move to a multi-class pattern where you compose visual patterns … Read more

CSS Stats

Adam Morse and Brent Jackson just pushed a nice new update out. If you are in need of gathering some quick insights into your CSS, this is your tool.

AM – Attribute Modules for CSS

Glen Maddern: 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 … Read more

A Compendium of SVG Information

Of late Chris Coyier has been devoting lots of energy to SVG. In this post on CSS-Tricks he does a massive brain dump about all things SVG.

Rob Dodson and Web Components

A super awesome Shoptalk episode with Rob Dodson talking all about Polymer and Web Components. Web Components are a pretty hot topic in front end web development and this episode helps clarify what they are all about, why Google and others are investing heavily in the development and how you can begin getting your hands … Read more