“Packal (beta) puts Alfred Workflows and Themes at your fingertips.”
If you use Alfred, with the Powerpack (which is shareware) this site is very useful.
- What Every Frontend Developer Should Know About Webpage Rendering – Alexander Skutin
- Dynamically Colorize Videos with CSS – Anselm Hannemann
Articles & Tutorials
- Designing Characters with Box Shadow – Jordan Wade
Jordan Wade shows how to create animated 8-bit characters with box-shadow. Note how author uses em units to be able to easily adjust the size of the characters.
Giving Animations Life – Joel Besada
- All You Ever Need to Know About Sass Interpolation – Hugo Giraudel
Responsive Full Background Image Using CSS – Jacob Gube
Vim for people who think things like Vim are weird and hard – Harry Roberts
- CSS Shrink is a fairly new CSS minifier created by Stoyan Stefanov. It seems that it can shrink your CSS significantly.
Molten Leading is a handy plugin that automatically adjusts line-height based on element width for optimal readability.
- The Simpsons in CSS – Chris Pattle
3. Vim for people who think things like Vim are weird and hard – CSS Wizardry – CSS, OOCSS, front-end architecture, performance and more, by Harry Roberts
“I’ve been quite an avid and exclusive user of Vim for a couple of years now, and in that time I’ve seen quite a lot of misinformation and misguided vitriol (for want of a better word) for what is by far the best text editor I have ever used.”
This is mentioned in the article above, but is worth highlighting. If you like keyboarding Vim is your text editor.
“As a beginner, understanding how the different languages you learn interact with each other can be confusing. I thought we could pair up a variety of languages to see where they intersect and communicate.”
“When working on a project, have you ever felt that you and the rest of the team were making a lot of decisions based on assumptions? Having to make choices with limited information is not unusual — especially in complex projects or with brand new products.”
“One of the most important factors in the success or failure of any IT project is communication. Communicating effectively can be quite difficult, especially when a project involves many people with different backgrounds, experience, skills, responsibilities and levels of authority. The problem compounds when the people involved belong to different organizations with different working guidelines.”
“A few months ago, I ran an experiment to see how much faster I could make one of my websites in less than two hours of work. After installing a handful of WordPress plugins and fixing a few simple errors, I had improved the website’s loading speed from 1.61 seconds to 583 milliseconds. That’s a 70.39% improvement, without having made any visual changes to the website.”
“Apple® today announced updates to iTunes U®, bringing educators and students great new tools to build and experience educational content on iPad®. Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit and manage entire courses directly on iPad for the first time, and students will discover new ways to collaborate including the ability to start class discussions and ask questions right from their iPad.”