Web Design Weekly #17October 20, 2011 - Jake Bresnehan
Do you want to make shiny products for the privileged for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?
Early this week Facebook released the HTML5 Resource Center. Actually they released three new HTML5 resources to help developers learn from their experience and the experience of other industry leaders building HTML5 apps. (facebook.com)
CSS background images are the most popular means of using image sprites, but this technique can cause problems for users of High Contrast mode in Windows. Background images are disabled when High Contrast mode is enabled, causing all sprites to disappear. (yaccessibilityblog.com)
What exactly is responsive design, and how do you create a responsive website? This tutorial explains the concepts, and walks you through the basic steps for creating a responsive website layout. (elated.com )
Aligning with mobile behaviours also naturally aligns your website with real-world needs. Since a mobile experience can be accessed anywhere and everywhere, you need to think through how it can be useful to people wherever they may be. (alistapart.com)
Tools / Resources
Two books, one great deal. Aarron Walter’s Designing for Emotion demonstrates accessible strategies and memorable methods to help you make a human connection through design. Then, learn data-driven techniques that will make you a master of mobile with Mobile First.
MiniApps is the online home of Alex Gibson, a freelance web and mobile developer based in the United Kingdom. Alex builds high quality mobile apps and his site has a nice small showcase which is worth checking out. (miniapps.co.uk)
Last But Not Least…
Press “H” for the debug menu. (chromeexperiments.com)