CSS: the cascade, specificity, and inheritance – Nicolas Gallagher
The cascade, specificity and inheritance explained by Nicolas Gallagher. Even if you think you know all about it you probably pick up a thing or two you didn't know when you finish reading this article.
This is my backup script which syncs my server to my dropbox every day
A while ago my server was hacked: all php files had been injected with smut. That's the only day I was happy with this backup script/scheme I wrote a long while ago, every other day I don't even know it exists. You should definitely use a script like this if you have your own site. If you don't understand what this is, maybe it's time to adjust your baseline, ghehehe.
There are few things you can disagree with in this post – definitely not all the things Rebecca Murphey sums up here are required skills for every Front-end Developer – but the article clearly points out that our profession is changing rapidly and that
editing files, testing them locally, and then FTPing them to the server is not sufficient anymore. Every Frontend Developer should read this article. If you don't understand some of the things she mentions you should probably start reading about them.
Triumph of the Mundane | Blog | design mind
In this lengthy article Scott Jenson talks about interactive devices, not just phones and tv's, but also things like toasters and coffee machines. By using an open standard like HTML we can connect these devices and control them from all over the place. An interesting read.
Fronteers Hackaton op zaterdag 19 mei · Fronteers
On Saturday the 19th of May I'll be opening, together with the incredible Peter Nederlof, the first Fronteers Hackathon. We'll show you how you can turn plain old semantic HTML into laser shooting monsters controlled by mobile phones. And more. And after that you'll have plenty of time to make even better stuff with us. I'm really looking forward to this day! Tickets are only available for Fronteers members, so now would be a good time to sign up.
Webinar: Mobile Best Practices with Responsive Design - GX Software
Next week I'll be talking about responsive web design and usability. Where? Everywhere! You can sign up right here if you want to listen to me. I'll try to make a recording for those of you who prefer the flexibility of the web over the strictness of TV. I'll be doing the same talk in Dutch a few hours before the English version.
Responsive viewport units - destroy/dstorey
David Storey explains the new
vmin units, shows a nice example of what can be done with it in a multi-column responsive layout and finishes the article with a beautiful sentence.
Making the HTTP Archive faster | High Performance Web Sites
Conditional script loaders sound like a very good idea from a performance perspective, but are they? Steve Souders did some research and came up with some interesting results.
What does Twitter know about me? My .zip file with 50Mb of data « Anne Helmond
Anne Helmond wanted to know what Twitter knows about her so she asked them if they could send her all that data. Here are her findings. A very interesting read.
Responsive Containers | Andy Hume
Every so often I want a certain component to adjust its layout to the width of its parent, not the viewport. I think this should be part of CSS. Andy Hume encountered this same issue about a year ago and wrote this script to emulate this much needed behavior.
LukeW | UX London: Content Strategy Roadmap
Luke Wroblewski took notes of this great talk by Kristina Halvorson about integrating
content strategy into a typical Web design workflow.
Bricss - Say hello to the color picker in WebKit Inspector
There's a handy color picker in new the Webkit Inspector. Lennart Schoors explains how it works.
CSS Scroll Effects
Let me just quote Jake Archibald on this incredible thing Hakim El Hattab created:
These scrolling effects are pretty cool (although difficult to come up with a non-annoying real-world use).
Of parser-fetishists and semi-colons | Christian Heilmann
Weird And Wonderful, Yet Still Illegible | Smashing Magazine
Here's a great inspiring and facscinating read about the history of letters by Alastair Johnston. An absolute must read for type snobs.
Vertical centering with Flexbox + margin fallback ✿ dabblet.com
Vertical centering is very well possible, Lea Verou and David Storey show us how. There's a small misconception though: people always assume that they want vertical centering. But vertical centering looks unbalanced: you want your item to be positioned slightly above the center. You can do this by setting the
height of the
body to 80% or 90%.
Yes, we can finally stop using Java Applets! Here's a script that adds waves to your images.
This looks nice! A script that filters results in a fancy way. It uses CSS transforms when possible.
Wildbit » Refactoring >14,000 lines of CSS into Sass - Thoughts on building web apps, businesses, and virtual teams
Big CSS files can get bloated. Eugene Fedorenko explains how he cleaned up the CSS files from Beanstalk and how he made the step to SASS.