it's time for another reading list this week. Here we go:
- One task to make the web a better place and re-focus on what we as webdevelopers should do: decentralize.it.
- Make one thing and make it good — so don't try to offer more than your core product. Geri Coady shares her thoughts on The Pastry Box Project.
- "Your work is not good enough" — ever heard yourself saying this? Read this article by Christoph Rumpel.
- Does life end at 35? A very good read on our nowadays common sense to be successful as early as possible.
- Cisco has open-sourced its h.264 codec so that no one has to pay MPEG LA for it anymore if you use Cisco's codec implementation. Firefox will soon support h.264 as they cooperate with Cisco here. Still, here's a neutral external comment on the topic showing you advantages and disadvantages of it.
- iOS7 Colors collected on one page.
- These are all the DevTool bugs that have been resolved in Firefox 27. I am not sure but this looks like *every* bug has been resolved. Yay!
- Microsoft implements Pointer Events into Mozilla Firefox and Blink based browsers. Open Source rocks they say and are right! (Coincidence that IE is closed source but well, you can't do everything right at once…).
- Smashing Book #4 will be out soon. I've had the chance to already have a look into it and can only recommend to buy it. It contains some great chapters by good people and I am sure you can learn a lot of things from it.
- Searching a new email provider which fights for your privacy? DarkMail might be yours.
- Slides by Addy Osmani: Automating your Frontend workflow.
- To test your website performance one simple solution is to use webpagetest. You can also target it with the WebPageTest API.
- Turn your synchronous functions into asynchronous functions using Web Workers. Use UnSync by Peter Kröner.
- Formoid is a new tool for forms. Simple, easy, cool.
HTML & CSS
- Gettin' touchy. Patrick H. Laucke's slides from Future of Web Apps 2013. Interesting to look into.
- Introducing Event Focused JS and CSS (EFJAC). Long read but worth it. It is about coding guidelines, the sense of it and how to find a suitable and easy solution.
- Ten Top Tips for tidier typography on the web. Slidedeck by Harry Roberts.
- Instead of base64 encoding your images for mobile websites you should consider to batch load them through fastDOM. Great read by Wilson Page.
- TrifleJS is a headless Trident engine )and a port of PhantomJS). Pretty cool, heh?