Weekly Recap

Hey guys! Instead of posting a lot of small link posts throughout the week at clutter up the feed, I thought it might be better to post one article at the end of the week that highlights the best articles, tools, thoughts, etc I found over the past week. So here we go. What do you think?

  • Web Standards Killed the HTML Star
    Are HTML and CSS gurus no longer needed in todays web?

  • Use your Mac vhosts with your iPhone and iPad
    Incredibly helpful for local development. Could be a little annoying if your Mac gets a new IP address often and another problem is that for me the normal internet connection isn’t working.

  • iOctocat
    Pretty good GitHub iOS App with a nice iOS 7 design. It’s free but has two in app upgrade options for more functionality.

  • Ten reasons we switched from an icon font to SVG
    Ian Feather explains the reasons and thoughts behind switching the Lonely Planet website from an icon font to svg images. Very interesting read.

  • Combine Google Fonts
    A handy trick for saving http requests if you use several different Google web fonts.

  • Smooth state animations with animation-play-state
    It’s still an experimental technology and needs some vendor prefixes and is generally subject to change, but being able to stop and start an animation with CSS is pretty cool.

  • Finding real happiness in our jobs
    I think the title of this article by Christian Heilmann is a bit misleading, but nevertheless worth a read. It’s about the state of the web, what we’ve done with it and what we should do.

  • Cascading HTML style sheets
    Almost 20 years ago — a proposal for CSS. A lot has happened since then. Without this proposal I’d perhaps be an Astronaut or a Rock Star.

  • Best of CodePen 2013
    The guys around Chris Coyier put together a page highlighting the most popular CodePens of 2013.

  • The Value of Content
    Andy Beaumont says we are fighting the second world pop-up war. He might be right.