Web Design Weekly #26


Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine (re-design)

Big move by the Smashing Magazine team. A huge task that was much needed and executed very well. If you haven’t dug into the code already, head over now and why you are there, give those guys a pat on the back. (smashingmagazine.com)


CSS Selector Performance has changed!

Nicole Sullivan dives back into CSS Performance. Focusing on Style Sharing, Rule Hashes, Ancestor Filters and Fast Path. (calendar.perfplanet.com)

Shop Talk – Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert’s new podcast. (shoptalkshow.com)

iOS-Orientationchange-Fix (github.com/scottjehl)


Seven things still missing from CSS

CSS has come a long way but it’s not perfect (yet). Molly Holzschlag, passionate standardista and open web evangelist, quizzed her peers to find out what they see as the most frustrating aspects of CSS. (netmagazine.com)

The contenteditable attribute

Jack Osborne explains now with the contenteditable attribute, things have got a whole lot easier. In this article, he tells you what the attribute is for, how it works, and how we can take things further. (html5doctor.com)

Are vendor prefixes hurting the web?

There’s been a lot of controversy about vendor prefixes lately, but what do the .Net panellists think? (netmagazine.com)

Sublime Text 2 Tips and Tricks (Updated) (net.tutsplus.com)

Google Web Fonts, now more compressed (googlecode.blogspot.com)

How to name a web browser (by those who have) (blogs.msdn.com)

Responsive Data Table Roundup (css-tricks.com)

Climbing the Ladder in the Web Industry (thinkvitamin.com)

Profiling CSS for fun and profit. Optimization notes (perfectionkills.com)

Tools / Resources

Backbone Fundamentals

Addy Osmani has started a ‘Free’ work-in-progress book for developers of all levels. Lets all help him finish it! (addyosmani.com)

PXLoader – A JavaScript Preloader for HTML5 Apps (thinkpixellab.com)

Build Conference Videos (buildconf.com)

New High-Quality Free Fonts (smashingmagazine.com)

Faster button styling with SASS (netmagazine.com)

Fullscreen Background Image Slideshow with CSS3 (tympanus.net)

HTML5 Reference Poster (xhtml-lab.com)


Fine Goods Market

A hypertext boutique featuring fine goods crafted by Rogie King. Beautifully executed! (finegoodsmarket.com)

The Latest Apps Built with PhoneGap (phonegap.com/apps)

A good list of podcasts by Max Wheeler. (Not all tech related) (makenosound.com)

A Christmas tree made out of form elements! Old, but Awesome. (hakim.se)

Cut the Rope – Behind the scenes video (cuttherope.ie)

iPhone 4 in pure CSS3! (tjrus.com/)

Last But Not Least…

Photoshop in the Browser! (Chrome) (visualidiot.com)