Sunday, 16. Mar 2014
Hey fellow developers and who else might enjoy these lists. Welcome!
The feedback for the Weekly Recap has been great so far. That makes me really happy and keeps me going. This week is a particular good one, I think. That said, let’s not waste any more time and get right into it. Enjoy!
Saturday, 15. Mar 2014
Building and designing websites these days is about more than just a fluid grid. There are so many things to consider which add up to really good web design and development. Screen sizes, touch capabilities, old browsers, slow connection speeds and more.
Responsive Web Design – Defining The Damn Thing
Another attempt at trying to define Responsive Webdesign – by Mark Boulton.
This week the Web turned 25, isn’t that awesome? Happy Internet!
Chris Coyier redesigned the popular CSS-Tricks. He maintains the style of the site and takes it a step further. Responsive as we love it.
Multiline placeholder text
Currently only working in webkit prefix supporting browsers, but a very clever idea.
The WhiteHat Aviator™ Web Browser
If you are very concerned about security and think your browser isn’t secure enough, Aviator might be for you.
Web Font Trends
A nice overview of currently popular fonts on the web curated by Jenn Lukas.
Dedesign the Web
A simple game in which you need to guess the website by only looking at a wireframe. I got 6 out of 12 right. Not very good, I guess.
As the author of this site says, the web is almost 100% responsive out of the box. These 107 bytes of CSS fix the ‘almost’ part. Go have a look at the code.
Sublime Text 3 is not dead
Although I’m currently using Atom to see what it’s capable of, this is very good news.
Responsive Interview with Harry Roberts
Interview with CSSWizard Harry Roberts on all things responsive.
Interview with Bryan Jones, creator of CodeKit
Interview with Bryan Jones about CodeKit 2 and how it all started.
Why Mozilla’s mozjpeg project is a big deal
You might have heard of Mozilla’s mozjpeg project and wondered why they don’t put all of their efforts into webp, here is why mozjpeg is actually a pretty awesome way to go.
I use a whole lot of different service. Some are free, some require a one time only payment and some have subscription models. Today I want to talk about the latter. So let’s see which services I use and what they do.
I probably don’t have to say much about GitHub. You can host your git repositories there, privately which I happily pay for, or just use the free plan and open source your code and work together with others. We all love GitHub, right?
A few bucks a month and I get access to – what feels like – all the music the world has to offer. Couldn’t imagine living without Spotify – or Rdio, which is basically the same. Other than that I often go to Soundcloud to listen to music.
After not using IRC for a few years, I’m back and it’s better than ever. IRCCloud makes sure I’m always online and thus I don’t miss anything in my favourite channels. I use the IRCCloud website as a fluid app on the Mac, which works really great and there is also an iOS app if I’m on the go.
Many claim that RSS is dead. And while I’m definitely don’t use it as much as I used to, I still like it and after the Shutdown of Google Read, Feedbin is my new home. A lot of apps are able to sync with it, but I mainly use the website which has a nice, clean interface and is blazing fast.
Currently I use Typekit for serving webfonts to this blog. There are good alternatives out there but Typekit was the first I took notice of and I stuck with it. But I have to say that I often look at the fast growing Google webfonts library and also love the fonts by H&FJ. So while I’m content at the moment, I might switch some day.
Which services do you use and are happily paying for?
Thursday, 13. Mar 2014
With the introduction of iOS 7.1 Safari understands a new viewport meta tag which automatically reduces the mobile Safari ui to a minimum. I think it’s a great addition and hope other browsers will support it in the future, too.
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, minimal-ui">
Here is my blog before and after adding
Hint: As a user you can get the menu bar back by tapping on the url.
Update: I wrote a follow up post explaining why
Tuesday, 11. Mar 2014
minimal-ui might not be such a good idea.
You’ve got something you want to know? Ask me anything!
Tuesday, 11. Mar 2014
Mein Placescore Punkterekord liegt bei mageren 315 Punkten. Ich weiß nicht was es ist, aber ich bin einfach nicht sonderlich gut in unserem Spiel. Ich bin schlichtweg zu langsam die Möglichkeiten zu erkennen. Ist natürlich etwas blöd, aber vielleicht gibt’s dafür bald eine Lösung.
Jeder, der sich mit Twitter angemeldet hat, kann übrigens hier den persönlichen Highscore herausfinden: http://missingno.org/placestats/
Du hast auch eine Frage, die du gerne loswerden möchtest?
Sunday, 09. Mar 2014
Hier kannst du sie stellen.
Hey everyone, I already told you about the new Editor by GitHub: Atom. It’s an invite only beta at the moment, but I got two more invites to give away. It’s currently Mac only, keep that in mind. So if you want one of the invites, just write a comment. First come, first serve. And now: Happy reading.
Not that I think this is very useful, but it’s definitely funny. (via)
New UI in Firefox Aurora
Firefox Aurora came out in Version 29 and it sports a new UI, which I really like. (Aurora is even more beta than Firefox beta, but you can get an idea what is coming down the pipe.)
CodeKit 2 Release
CodeKit 2 is here. If you are not a fan of the command line and thus don’t use things like Grunt.js, this is THE app for you.
And another update to a very useful and already great, if not very good looking, app. Haven’t tried the new version, but it sure looks like it’s a worthy update.
Just Do One Thing
Good advice. Make small steps. Achieve small goals. Feel good and keep going. It’ll add up.
Improving the CSS performance of fixed position elements
Handy trick to stop fixed positioned elements from repainting on scroll.
Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons
Social Sharing Buttons are always a pain to implement responsively and responsibly. rrssb is here to help.