“So you have in your hand tons of data, with a number of variables, that you have to somehow relay to somebody else. Raw, unorganized data is going to be difficult for them to understand. This is why you need help from charts. In web design, charts are one of the best tools for data visualization. It is easy to read, easy on the eyes and relatively easy to set up.
But let’s take things up a notch: let’s add animation and interactivity to those charts, so that readers can not only learn something new from the chart, but also play with it. It is actually easier than it sounds, thanks to a number of JS libraries out there. Let’s check them out.”
Nancy Young — Blogging
“For those who are serious about blogging or just cannot seem to get their blogs to take off, sometimes all you need is some first-hand tips from the experts themselves. We hear you and since there are plenty of such ebooks lying around online, we’ve done the legwork and collected 12 such eBooks that are great collections of blogging experience, knowledge and tips that are the result of years of trial and error from those who have been there, done that.
Here you’ll see free ebooks on how to start blogging, how to become a successful writer, how to get money with blogging and get traffic, how to organize your blog and create strong visuals, and more. So, scroll down and enjoy!
Editor’s note: 7 of the books below are available absolutely free; the links you see are the direct download links. The last 5 books require some form of registration or at least an email address to download.”
“We’ve previously published the creative text effects you can make with CSS, and many other cool things you didn’t think were possibly to make with CSS. This compilation however focuses on the many things you can animate with CSS, and many of these creations will make you raise an eyebrow or two.
From loading animations to toggles, and modal windows to shaking elements, this pile of 30 unusual and creative uses of CSS animation can open your mind to more ways you can play with CSS animations that you’ve probably never thought of before.”
“WordPress 4.2 “Powell” (named after jazz pianist Bud Powell) is all about communicating and sharing, globally. You can learn more about the release on the WordPress.org blog.”
April 23, 2015
This presentation covers both industry standards and my own professional experience to help you create a web form that does exactly what you want… get people to click submit.
A LIST APART
“We’re done arguing over the importance of web standards. Accessibility, stability, quality control, and ease-of-use all helped to settle the debate long ago. Advocacy websites created to promote web standards—such as Chris Heilmann’s Web Standards for Business and The Web Standards Project—haven’t needed to change at all since the mid–2000s.
What has changed, however, is the way standards are developed—an issue arguably as important as the standards themselves. The next community debate, then, isn’t about web standards; it’s about how web standards should be standardized.”
“If you’re familiar with the HTML progress bar, which shows how much of an activity has been performed, you will find that the meter element is similar to that – both show a current value out of a maximum value. But unlike the progress bar, the meter bar is not to be used to show progress.
It is used to show a static value in a specific range, for example you can indicate the storage space used in a disk storage by showing how much of the storage space is filled and how much is not.
On top of that, the meter element can also be used to visualize up to three regions within its range. Reusing the storage space example, instead of only showing how much space is occupied, you can also visually indicate whether the occupied space is only sparsely filled (lets say below 30%) or near half full (between 30 to 60%) or more than half full (above 60%) using different colors. This helps the users know when they are reaching the storage limit.”
on April 16, 2015 by Piotr Zalewa and Chris Millsin Apps Brick Firefox OS Mobile
Or: Making our simple app work for others
“In the first part of this series, which began late last year, we worked through the process of developing a school planner app. At this point (see the final code from Part 1) we’ve got multiple school plans displayed at once, and we’ve got Web, iOS and Android support via Cordova.”
April 23, 2015
“This session covers the art of blogging and taking your blog from beginning to success.”
on March 26, 2015 by Dan Callahanin Developer Tools
“Every tool starts with an idea: “if I had this, then I could do that faster, better, or more easily.” The Firefox Developer Tools are built atop hundreds of those ideas, and many of them come from people in the web development community just like you.
We collect those ideas in our UserVoice forum, and use your votes to help prioritize our work.
Last April, @hopefulcyborg requested the ability to “Connect Firefox Developer Tools to [Insert Browser Here].” The following November, we launched Firefox Developer Edition which includes a preliminary version of just that: the ability to debug Chrome and Safari, even on mobile, from Firefox on your desktop. We called it Valence.”