a sunny friday, 1st of August, and as you receive this, my vacation has already begun. Therefore there won’t be an WDRL for the next two weeks regularly. It might happen that there’ll come one roundup mail in those two weeks but as I’m mostly in the mountains my access to the Internet will be not much. So enjoy this list, and if you’re bored and don’t know what to do: Go to the archive and read through… there’ll be plenty stuff you already forgot which might be helpful for you. Have a good time, see you in two weeks!
- The Navigation Timing API seems to be supported in Safari 8 (means OS X 10.10 and iOS) by now. By the way, here’s a good start into using it.
- The Firefox DevTools developers are amazing! Every single week there’s new cool stuff to share. This week new in DevTools (Nightly): Event listeners popup,
@mediasidebar, Cubic bezier editor, add new CSS rule, edit keyframes, transform highlighter, edit selectors.
- Chrome now has support for the Battery API. Try it in Canary. Firefox has also support for it already.
- A nice interview with Elliot Jay Stocks about his type-magazine 8-faces.
- Read about Modular preprocessing with Rework.
- HTML Minifier was revisited and now has better and more reliable HTML5 output, handles custom comments, custom attributes, script templates, and an option deal greaceful with whitespace where inline-block styling is used.
- PhantomJS is soon going to release version 2 of the headless browser.
- Cloudflare shares insights on how effective mozjpeg 2.0 is and what it means if you scale the results to a CDN.
HTML / SVG
- The second part of Understanding SVG Coordinate Systems & Transformations (Part 2) – The
transformAttribute by Sara Soueidan is out.
- How to create a self-drawing SVG animation? This CodePen article explains it.
Sass / CSS
- Paul Lewis wrote an article about his new project called CSS Triggers in which he shows in detail which CSS property change triggers which action in the browser. Very help for performance optimization if you want to reduce repaints and reflows…
- Right-to-left. Ever had to code a website with that option? This is a pretty detailed article about RTL direction in HTML and CSS.
- It’s “How we write CSS at…” time:
- Hugo Giraudel, the guy who wrote all that crazy stuff in Sass is reflecting and wrote an article about “Keep Sass Simple”.
- When was the last time you wrote something? I mean by hand. Matt Gemmel with a plea to handwriting.
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