it's (Black) Friday and it's already time again for another Reading List. I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a great and enjoyable time yesterday.
- Chrome Canary loads Webfonts drastically faster now.
- Twitter enabled forward secrecy for all traffic – nice move!
- Creative Commons 4.0 licenses are out and they're better than ever.
- The new Smashing Magazine Book 4 has been published. I had a chance to read it already and can only say: Buy it!
- Aral Balkan announced IndiePhone today, part of his indie web campaign.
- Jordan Moore shares A Concept for a better web design tool
- Deploying Private Repos Automatically with GitHub is not hard.
- Taskwarrior let's you manage your tasks in your command line.
- pa11y.org is a tool for automated accessibility testing.
- A great Overview of Synchronized cross-device testing by Addy Osmani.
- A practical guide to web resource caching
- The Top 5 Performance improvements list by Guy Podjarny.
- Steve Souders on "Performance and Custom Elements"
- Responsive Images are it again: Kornel Lesinski has put an alternative, improved
<picture>specification into the race. This is a likely to be implemented proposal.
- WCAG is discussing changes to for what we considered for
- While we're at accessibility: Karl Groves tested alternative texts on img elements. The results are (unfortunately) not as one would expect.
- With Chrome 32 you will be able to use CSS
object-fit. Still, a lot of browsers are not supported. Here is a plain JS object-fit-polyfill that enables the method down to IE8. Also, I wrote a little post on that.
- Understand how Sass @extend works.
- Enable 60fps scrolling with pointer events. It's kind of hacky but shows that Pointer Events are just great!
- Modernizr has now a
- Do you know and use the
strictmode? If not read the explanation here.
- If you don't want to have AMD code in your production code anymore, you can clean it with this tool.
- RegExplained by Lea Verou is a great tool to live-visualize regular expression patterns.
- eq.js enables you to use element queries.
- waitress.js is a lean JS library (it's actually not really more a function) that makes waiting on a collection of async calls less painful.
Be inspired by…
- Colin Nederkoorn who transitioned its company from a normal bureau to a remote office and wrote about it. Surely this is not the right way for everybody but maybe it inspires you.
- Leo Babauta who gives you an advice how to Find Focus again.
- Jordan Moore (Yes, 2nd link to him in this list!) who shares his design principles which all of you designers should follow.
- Oli Studholme who gives you advice how to get your dream job.
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