Weekly Recap

Hello fellow Weekly Recappers! This time my list isn’t very long and that isn’t necessarily because there hasn’t been published much good stuff over the past week. I just didn’t get to read a lot. Nevertheless, I think what I gathered for you is pretty good. Enjoy!

Weekly Recap

Hello and welcome to another Weekly Recap. This week is a nice mix of CSS, Javascript and general topics. Let’s dive in:

  • Responsive Javascript
    Most of us know a lot more about responsive CSS than about responsive Javascript. So go ahead and have a look at this one-pager that answers questions like „What is Responsive Javascript?“ and „What are the Browser APIs?“.

  • Use zero-width spaces to stop annoying Twitter users
    Harry Roberts has a simple trick for you how to write @import or other @-statements in tweets without mentioning users.

  • CSS animation-fill-mode
    I recently searched for exactly that: Being able to stop an animation at 100% and don’t have it going back to 0%. Works in IE10 and newer and all the cool kids on the block. I also created a CodePen.

  • Adaptive Backgrounds
    Cool jQuery plugin that extracts dominant colors from images and applies them to their parent elements.

  • Single Line Comments (//) in CSS
    I’m writing CSS on a daily basis for years now and I wasn’t aware of CSS not really supporting single line comments. Probably because it always worked for me because I either didn’t minify my CSS in the past or Sass is now doing some magic for me which allows me to use single line comments. Either way, necessary read.

  • DevSwag
    Need some new webdev related stickers or T-Shirts? Here you go.

  • 30 years of Macintosh
    On Friday, January 24th 2013, the Macintosh turned 30. This is the video and page Apple put together to celebrate. Well done.

  • Sitespeed.io
    This is an awesome tool to analyze your sites performance and get helpful tips how to improve it. You need to handle it via the command line but it’s really worth to learn it.

Weekly Recap

Hello and welcome to the second Weekly Recap. I like the format and from what I’ve heard, you like it too. So here we go.

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.