Hey,

the end of the year is near and I already see several round-up posts. I often wonder why they think the year is over already—there are still some weeks ahead and I expect a lot more things to happen in this time. But an interesting round-up indeed is thewebindex.org which is the world’s first measure of the World Wide Web’s contribution to social, economic and political progress in countries across the world. And it shows great numbers so let’s hope the impact is real and can improve the life of each individuum on our globe.

Web-related it’s fun to read the story how the web evolved in the past 9 years, only by going through the articles of the 24ways calendar which is in its 10th edition this year already. And while it started with articles on how to create striped tables with JavaScript and avoiding hacks for IE we now face mostly completely different problems like complexity of CSS, tooling, over-tooling. Read about the ways we’ve changed.

News

Work life

Concepts & Design

Generic / Tools

Web Performance

JavaScript

Go beyond…

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Thanks and all the best,
Anselm