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Cssweekly

1. Issue #123 | CSS Weekly

List

Enduring CSS: writing style sheets for rapidly changing, long-lived projects
Present and Future of CSS Layout

Articles & Tutorials

Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling Websites
7 Non-raster Approaches for Making the “Hamburger” Menu Icon
Clever Uses for Step Easing
Talking Sass with the co-founder of Dribbble
Menus with a Sliding Marker

Tools

Analyze-CSS
SUIT CSS

Inspiration

Coloured lightmaps with CSS blend modes


CSS TRICKS

2. Swapping Out SVG Icons | CSS-Tricks

“Let’s say you’re using inline SVG and want to change the SVG icon that is displayed in an element on state change, like changing a class or on :hover/:focus. There are a number of ways you can approach that.”


Smashing Magazine

3. A Better 404 Page | Smashing Magazine

"A lot of funny 404 pages have been shared recently: carefully crafted memes, funny GIFs, even the odd interactive game. But if the 404 doesn’t help your visitors, then what’s the point?

A visitor could find themselves on a 404 page for one of many reasons: a mistyped address, a bad link from somewhere else, a deleted page or content that has moved elsewhere. While you can prevent errors from moved pages with redirects, you can’t control people’s mistakes."


Web Designer Wall

4. 50 Business Cards That Are Way Too Creative To Ever Throw Away

“Business cards used to be nothing more than plain and simple (and quite frankly, boring) pieces of card with a few contact details on. That was before creatives got involved, though, and completely changed the game. People started to realise the fantastic branding potential behind these little cards. We’ve already seen a number of beautiful examples of embossed business cards, and even some so creative that they change the shape and material of the traditional business card entirely. Well, the latter has proved to be incredibly popular in recent years, and we’ve found even more examples of brands using business cards to mirror their personalities!”


Keep a Changelog

5. Keep a Changelog

"What’s a CHANGELOG?

A CHANGELOG is a file which contains a curated chronologically ordered list of notable changes for each version of an open source project.

Changelog Example

What’s the point of a CHANGELOG?
To make it easier for users and contributors to see precisely what notable changes have been made between each release (or version) of the project.

Why should I care?
Well, because software tools are for people. If you don’t care, why are you contributing to open source? There must be a kernel (ha) of care somewhere in that lovely little brain of yours."

This certainly makes sense, the problem being that most programmers are not writers of anything but code.


MacLife

6. Morning Report: Apple Pushes HealthKit, iPad Anti-Reflection Display Rumored | Mac|Life

IPhone 6

“Media outlets large and small appear to be tripping over themselves to report everything Apple might be planning for a rumored media event in early September, as the list of things we may or may not see gets bigger — including iOS 8 HealthKit, a new ‘anti-reflection’ iPad, and of course, the iPhone 6, which all just so happen to be in today’s Morning Report!”

The media ’slavering continues.


Mac Gems

7. Folderol review: Add color to your OS X Finder folders | Macworld

Folderol

"Mavericks’s Finder tags feature offers a number of benefits over the older file and folder labels, but one of the drawbacks of tags is that items are no longer colored with your preferred tag (nee label) color—you see just a tiny, colored dot next to the file name. The reason for this is clear: While you could apply only a single label to a file or folder in OS X 10.8 and earlier, you can apply multiple tags to files, so OS X wouldn’t know which of those tags to use for the item color.

Still, I really miss the colored folders of old, as I used those colors as quick-glance ‘Hey, this is [important/finished/etc.]’ indicators. I’ve been able to restore an approximation of this feature using Erica Sadun’s $3 Folderol, which makes it quick and easy to colorize the icon of any folder."

Somebody found an original name.


RocketINK

8. Übersicht – JavaScript Widgets on you Desktop — RocketINK

Uberstitch

“There’s a new contender on Mac OS X for widgets on your Desktop. It’s called Übersicht and the way it’s build makes it in my option far superior to it’s popular contenders, namely GeekTool and Nerdtool.”


9. NoteHub – Pastebin with Markdown — RocketINK

"This brief article is supposed to introduce NoteHub to you, ‘a free and hassle-free pastebin for one-off markdown publishing’.

Since many people are moving away from all kinds of cloud-service towards self-hosted solutions, this little gem can also be used for the occasional (temporarily) shared Markdown document on the own server (see here). Of course it works out of the box if you don’t want to/need to host the app yourself."

NoteHub


Net Tuts

10. Understanding and Working with Content Types in WordPress – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

"In the first two parts of this series, I introduced the WordPress database and its structure and showed how relationships between different content types are managed

Here, I’ll look at content types in more detail and describe the different types of content in WordPress and how they interact.

When we think of content in WordPress, we normally think of posts and pages. But things aren’t quite that simple. WordPress uses a number of content types, and posts and pages are just two examples of one of these.

Understanding the types of content, how they’re stored and how they interact with each other will help you get a grip with on WordPress at a more advanced level and write advanced queries for your themes and plugins. "