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TEN THINGS TRENDING


Alfred

1. Packal

Packal

“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.


Cssweekly

2. Issue #117 | CSS Weekly

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

Tools

  • 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.

Inspiration


CSSWizardry

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.


CSS TRICKS

4. The time Element | CSS-Tricks

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5. Web Technologies Hanging Out Together | CSS-Tricks

“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.”


Smashing Magazine

6. Facing Your Fears: Approaching People For Research | Smashing Magazine

“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.”


7. How To Communicate Effectively In IT Projects | Smashing Magazine

“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.”


8. How To Speed Up Your WordPress Website | Smashing Magazine

“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 Developer

9. Apple – Press Info – Apple Announces Updates to iTunes U

“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.”


Daring Fireball

10. Daring Fireball: The Talk Show: Ep. 86: ‘Diddling Your Feeds’, With Dave Wiskus

“Topics include the new look and feel in OS X Yosemite (10.10), Google’s new ‘Material Design’ look and feel for Android, smartwatches (including the new ones Google showed at I/O last week), and Dave’s new behind-the-scenes role at The Talk Show.”