Weekly Recap

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.

  • CSS Shake
    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.

  • MAMP 3
    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.

Weekly Recap

Biggest news this week was probably GitHub working on a new text editor. The Atom Editor is currently in invite-only Beta. More on that one soon. Until then, have a nice sunday and enjoy the links.

  • Sharing Podcasts
    Dave Rupert explains what the Podcasting Community might need to advance.

  • Retrieve Twitter and Facebook Counts with JSONP
    A simple and easy to use solution by David Walsh for showing Twitter and Facebook Counts without their official Buttons.

  • Posting Code Blocks on a WordPress Site
    Chris Coyier walks you through everything you need to know about blogging about code with WordPress. Highly recommended.

  • Getting started with CSS sourcemaps and in-browser Sass editing
    This week I played around with Sass Sourcemaps and Chrome Workspaces and for some time only worked in Chrome. Editing, viewing, inspecting, saving, everything. No editor needed. It was pretty awesome and I’m curious to see where this is going. As far as I know Firefox also implemented Workspaces in a beta release.

  • Introducing Atom
    Big News this week. GitHub is working on a text editor based on web technologies and they started a invite-only Beta. I managed to get an invite and I like what I see so far.

  • Beyond Tellerrand Conference
    An awesome conference happening in May in Düsseldorf, Germany. Check out the speaker lineup and I’m sure you wanna go. I’ll be there and am looking forward to meeting you guys.

Espresso Soda Syntax Theme for Atom

As you might have heard GitHub is working on a Text Editor based on Web Technologies. It’s called Atom. They justed started the beta period and I managed to get an invite.

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It’s definitely inspired by Sublime Text which is perfect for me because I feel right at home and a lot of the shortcuts that are ingrained in my brain just work. So far the app runs smooth and I like it. Sure, there are issues and things missing, but it’s a Beta build after all. So I’m looking forward to it’s future. There are already some packages like Emmet or Zen Coding and Syntax Themes are starting to emerge. So I thought I should convert one of my favourite Themes, the Espresso Soda, over to Atom since it’s very easy to do with the converter tool GitHub provides.

If you have access to Atom and want to use the Espresso Soda Theme, you can find it here in the Atom Packages Library and my repo on GitHub.