Web Design Weekly #40


Adobe & HTML

Adobe & HTML is a single place where the Adobe team can share everything they are working on. You can find up-to-date information about all of their different HTML projects, discover which events they will be attending and find out how you can join them in making the web better. (html.adobe.com)

Modern Web Development Part 1 – The Webkit Inspector

A super awesome post by Majd Taby about the Webkit Inspector. The blog post is the first in a series of posts that attempts to outline what a modern web development toolchain looks like and how to use the best-of-breed tools for efficient, effective development. (jtaby.com)

LayerVault is a simple solution to version control and design file backups. (layervault.com)

Why Mobile Web Programming Is A Bloody Mess [slidedeck] (westcoastlogic.com)

HTML5Rocks Live, Episode 1 (youtu.be)


Why We Shouldn’t Make Separate Mobile Websites

Bruce Lawson speaks out about a very hot topic. (smashingmagazine.com)

A Closer Look At Font Rendering

The web font revolution that started around two years ago has brought up a topic that many of us had merrily ignored for many years: font rendering. The newfound freedom web fonts are bringing along new challenges. Choosing and using a font is not merely a stylistic issue. It’s worth having a look at how the technology comes into play. (smashingmagazine.com)

A Non-Responsive Approach To Building Webapps

Boris Smus from the Google Developer Relations team writes a great piece on HTML5 Rocks about why responsive design might not be the best answer. (html5rocks.com)

My HTML/CSS coding style

When Harry Roberts writes HTML and CSS he has a certain set of rules and guidelines he sticks to with regards to syntax and formatting. He has decided to write them up on his blog, not to preach or tell you how to do things, but simply to share how he likes to work. (csswizardry.com)

Is browser and tech innovation assuming an audience rather than talking to one (christianheilmann.com)

The State Of Responsive Images(netmagazine.com)

Decoupling HTML from CSS (smashingmagazine.com)

Writing efficient CSS (developer.mozilla.org)

Tools / Resources

50 Fantastic Tools For Responsive Web Design

To get started with building a responsive site, having a strong toolkit can make the world of difference. Denise Jacobs and Peter Gasston round up 50 great tools to aid the process of making your sites responsive. (netmagazine.com)

Scott Jehl and others are collecting the various device/mobile browser bugs (github.com)

Sequence.js – The jQuery Slider Plugin with Infinite Style( sequencejs.com)

The Difference Between UX and UI: Subtleties Explained in Cereal (design.org)

Super useful WordPress action hooks and filters (catswhocode.com)

A New Baseline For Front-End Devs [slidedeck] (speakerdeck.com)



This is a pretty neat way of browsing Dribbble shots (dribbbleboard.com)

Frank Chimero’s new book – The Shape of Design (frankchimero.com)

The Interview show with Jonathan Snook (3rdaverad.io)

Last But Not Least…

R.I.P. Hot Pink text-selection

A number of high-profile sites have failed to customise the hot pink default that HTML5 Boilerplate used to include. So the team has decided to change the default. Sad days… (github.com)