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1. Apple Inc’s new Swift language a “huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem,” offers “enormous opportunity” with IBM in enterprise

“Speaking to analysts, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook called the company’s new Swift programming language ‘a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem’ and an important contributing factor to the company’s new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.”

In case you missed the latest WWDC, Apple is now in the framework business, at least for iOS. You can bone up with free books on the iTunes store.

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2. Apple – Press Info – Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

“Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue.”

Another quarter of boring positive results. Get over it dudes, the world will keep spinning. The only worry seems to be tailing iPad sales – not the normal curve.


3. MagicSuggest for jQuery: Beautiful Selection Comboboxes Based on Bootstrap 3 – noupe

“MagicSuggest builds upon jQuery. Thus both the plugin and jQuery itself need to be called into your HTML document to make the magic work. Besides the pure functionality MagicSuggest delivers a basic style sheet, based on Bootstrap, carrying the default looks of selection areas as well as the design of the entered items. If you got the prerequisites in place start by adding an element that is supposed to become your input field.”

Usual caveats to not expect miracles with IE. When are they going to put that out of its misery. Oh yeah, XP is the latest in successful Windows development.


4. Ten CSS One-Liners to Replace Native Apps ∙ An A List Apart Blog Post

“Håkon Wium Lie is the father of CSS, the CTO of Opera, and a pioneer advocate for web standards. Earlier this year, we published his blog post, ‘CSS Regions Considered Harmful.’ When Håkon speaks, whether we always agree or not, we listen. Today, Håkon introduces CSS Figures and argues their case.”

OK CSSers – start your mental engines.


5. Notification Styles Inspiration | Codrops

Notifications CoDrops

“Today we’d like to share a couple of simple styles and effects for website notifications. There are a lot of ways to show an unobtrusive message to a user: from the classic growl-like notification to a bar at the top of the viewport. There’s really no limit to making creative notification styles and effects but you should keep in mind to not overdo it if you don’t want to make your user fall off a chair when he gets a notification 🙂 If you want the notification to be a discreet message to the user, keep simplicity and subtlety in mind for the effect of appearance and also the disappearance.”

This comes with a demo and source code download. Hard to beat.


6. 20 Impressive CSS3 Techniques, Libraries and Examples | Tutorialzine

"In this list we’ve gathered for you some of the best sources of CSS goodness. We’ve chosen some amazing demos from various artists that come to prove that nowadays everything is possible with CSS. We’ve also included articles that depict the awesome new features of CSS3 and a few helpful libraries full of CSS tricks. There is a lot to gaze your eyes upon and a lot to learn so we better get started!

In order to fully enjoy this compilation you might want to use a modern browser such as Chrome. (Gee IE didn’t make the list?)


  1. Blur Menu
  2. CSS3D Clouds
  3. Logos In Pure CSS
  4. CSS A/Z
  5. Navigation Bar by Jan Kaděra
  6. Google Doodle in CSS
  7. Sliding Image Panels
  8. Double ring
  9. Blur filter
  10. A Complete Guide to Flexbox
  11. Colorful CSS3 Animated Navigation Menu
  12. Understanding CSS Filter Effects
  13. CSS Shapes 101
  14. Stylish CSS3 progress bars
  15. Animate.css
  16. Spinkit
  17. Buttons
  18. On/Off FlipSwitch
  19. Hint.css
  20. Colors.css

Well worth a look. This should keep you out of mischief for an hour or so.


7. 11 Modern Code IDEs for Web Developers

“Coding websites is a long tedious process and there’s always more to learn. Why not make the job a little easier by writing code with an Integrated Development Environment? These programs(IDE for short) have syntax highlighting and many other features which expedite the coding process. This post features 11 web development programs which span the gamut of Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.”

This runs through a wide variety of options, and most of the main IDE’s. Barebones must get tired of TextWrangler always getting mentioned, because it is free, with no mention of BBEdit.

8. Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use – noupe


“It’s getting more and more common. Free stockphotography is on the rise. We see new services emerge on a monthly basis. Mostly maintained by photographers, aiming to get more exposure or agencies, aiming to prove their quality of work, free stockphoto libraries are a benefit for both sides. Getting more exposure and sympathy might potentially help to acquire more paid work, the philosophy of freemium. This assumption is valid and widely successful, so why should it not work for high-grade video content as well. That’s what the creators of Mazwai may have thought. And yes, why shouldn’t it? We all need free HD videos for commercial use from time to time…”

Even for commercial purposes – sweet.


9. Web Design & Development News: Collective #125 | Codrops

“viewBox and preserveAspectRatio * Font of the Future * The Creative Class of MMXIV * Ripple Click Effect * Breach * Rome * raumrot”

Collective #125 for Designer/Coders

10. HTML5 Brings Tables Back: Contemporary Grid Layouts with CSS Grids – noupe

“Back in the days where CSS was a rumour and content and design were not divided, building a website using tables was perfectly common. With the rise of the semantic web tables were redefined to be used only for their original purpose, structuring data, that was meant to be shown in the form of tables. Furthermore, CSS didn’t bring forward an easy way to structure layouts in rows and columns. Now, with the new CSS Grids rasterized layouts return and they resemble the way of table-based designs quite closely.”

CSS is still a rumour in Internet Explorer.