the first signs of fall are here. I woke up this morning and the city was fully covered in fog. It’s September now and it’s the time of the year when all the confrences happen and the leaves turn red. But I can tell you, there is still summer and when I was in Brighton over the last days to attend the lovely Reasons To Be Creative festival we had about 25 degrees and bright sunshine on the beach. Regardless of the weather, the Internet moves on and this is the outcome of the past week:
- Parallels 10 now has the option to install modern.ie virtual machines via one click!
- Firefox Nightly now supports CSS Filters (behind flag
layout.css.filters.enabled). Color transitions are still a bit jittery but cool to see this. Whilst this, mp4 playback is now enabled by default in Nightly. Oh, and have I mentioned that you now are able to inspect Cookies, local storage, indexed DB and more in DevTools? Cool, isn’t it?
- It seems Markdown will soon be standardized. There is now an approach of a specification which aims to be the reference implementation, specification and documentation for the widely used, simple text based file format, inititally introduced by John Gruber.
- See a map of digital attacks running against services at the moment.
- ”Is responsive height the new frontier of design?” It got some interesting responses on this type of responsiveness. Via Cameron Moll.
- Kenneth Auchenberg with his presentation “Our web development workflow is still completely broken”
- Modern.IE team now even provides Vagrant VMs for their IE test systems. This is so cool!
- A great looking collaboration app that unifies your messaging streams and fully integrates with your CI and code platforms: Flowdock.
- While we’re at it: Huboard provides an lightweight Kanban board for your GitHub issues, all stored in your repository, built on top of GitHub’s API.
- Do you know the OSSCDN? It’s the Open Source Software CDN where you can find many of your favorite frameworks or libraries and can use them by relying on the great MaxCDN service (for free).
- A bit similar but not the same as
git add -p(stages only specific lines of your changes which you add interactively) is interactive staging which is useful to stage only specific files of your changes with
git add -i. Tipps collected by @drublic and myself.
- Gogs is a self-hosted Git service written in Go. Brought to you via Ilya Grigorik.
- YUI has been discontinued while still a majority of Yahoo services and many other services rely on it. Here’s why.
Sass / CSS
- The Fibonacci Flexbox composer is a great tool to quickly build a flexbox layout.
- Ethan Muller has a point saying “Naming CSS Stuff is really hard” and tells us how they approach this at Sparkbox.
- Learn how the CSS3 Grid Layout module works by examples. Via Sara Soueidan and made by Rachel Andrew.
- James Victore, the man who kicks your brain with inspiration has a lot of good answers to your questions. See his YouTube channel.
- Did you know that? If you see this statement you will see the world from another perspective! :D
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