Web Design Weekly #16



Stripe – Payments for developers

Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online. They believe that enabling transactions on the web is a problem rooted in code, not finance, and they want to help put more websites in business. (stripe.com)

responsive sites

Ethan’s 20 favourite responsive sites

Ethan Marcotte, the father of responsive web design, has compiled a whole folder of responsive sites, each as flexible and foxy as the last. Here he rounds up 20 of his favourites (netmagazine.com)

Google unveils Dart (dart.org)

Keeping up with HTML5 and browser support (html5rocks.com)

Manifesto is an HTML5 Offline Application Cache verification bookmarklet (ericdelabar.com)


The developer’s guide to browser adoption rates

As new platform versions get released more and more quickly, are users keeping up? Zeh Fernando, a senior developer at Firstborn, looks at current adoption rates and points to some intriguing trends (netmagazine.com)

Twitter’s mobile web app delivers performance

In-depth look at how Twitter developed its mobile app to maximise speed and performance. (engineering.twitter.com)

What’s the key factor affecting web design today? (netmagazine.com)

HTTP Strict Transport Security and You (mikewest.org)

Tools / Resources

10 Web-based Sandbox Tools for Testing Your Code

When you’ve hit a coding roadblock, you can reach out on your social networks to see if your friends can give you a hand. When you need to debug, experiment with, and share short code snippets, sandboxing tools are immensely useful. Jacob Gube give a good overview of the 10 best. (sixrevisions.com)


animate.css is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general awesomeness. (daneden.me)

The Manual – a beautifully crafted journal that takes a fresh look, in print, at the maturing of the discipline and profession of web design. (alwaysreadthemanual.com)

Basic jQuery Slider. Easy to use, easy to theme, easy to customise. (basic-slider.com)

Raven – Mac site-specific web browser (raven.io)

Make Pixel Art (makepixelart.com)

Test Your Photoshop Knowledge (tutsplus.com)

Some funky CSS transistions (jsdo.it)


Having a ride with Three.js

If your browser supports WebGL try this awesome demo so you can drive a car in 3D with no plugins at all. Crazy Stuff!. (alteredqualia.com)

Martin Gauer’s personal site

Martin is a web developer from Germany, he considers himself a geek, he does voodoo with jQuery and some serious HTML5 & CSS3. (attackemart.in)

Let’s Go Rally’s amazing crafted site with a unique twist (rallyinteractive.com)

Creative Illustrations from Dribbble Artists (spyrestudios.com)

Cool HTML5 animated site (vlog.it)

Last But Not Least…

Kern Type – The kerning game

A super fun way to enhance your kerning skills. (method.ac)

Is geolocation part of HTML5? (isgeolocationpartofhtml5.com)