I am back with another weekly reading list after an exhausting week filled with workshops and conferences. Thanks for keeping up the support to this list, you are awesome! :)
This week kicks in with a heavy set of new articles, techniques and other interesting stuff. Take some time and read…
- Samsung offers remote real device testing on their devices. This is an untested but cool sounding project. Check it out and let me know if this works accurately.
- WHATWG is trying to build a set of specifications (aka an API) for streams on the web.
- Android 4.4 KitKat Chrome WebView insights.
- TypeKit now provides smaller packages for German and French websites.
- The new Android remote debugging documentation from Google is out.
- Search for Creative Commons images based on your color choice with MultiColr.
- Set up your dev-machine with dotfiles. Massive tutorial on nettuts.
- The Size calculator calculates the received size of e.g. fonts on a website for you. Kinda cool.
- Create Pizza pie charts with HTML, CSS and a bit of JS.
- Real Favicon Generator Beta.
- How much CSS should you have? Question common CSS habits and improve.
- Which CSS unit to use when and where? With so many out there it's hard to decide. Dudley Storey gives you advice.
- Don't rely your responsive design too much on screen sizes. Luke Wroblewski explains why it's better to make breakpoints on elements just when they don't work anymore. I support that opinion.
- Testing old IE with the compat mode of the new IE? Well, see this massive chart on the small and big differences to a real-IE testing setup.
- Of viewports, touch events and how to determine a device: As PPK concludes — Conclusion: none;
- Care about what happens to your users when they go offline with Offline.js.
- Log global variables in DevTools (snippet for Chrome DevTools).
- A starting platform discussing the "Offline first" approach by tracking real life experiences with e.g. a phone in Africa. By the hood.ie guys.
- Bored? Get your ass up and write some lines of Dogescript. This is so great, so cool, so fancy and so much better than CoffeeScript. ;)
After this list you now may need a delish taco. Here are ~50 crowd-funded recipes. Now, have an amazing rest of the week and enjoy it!