last Friday you might already have wondered why no WDRL has been delivered to your inbox. That is because I received some feedback on the sending day and now once wanted to try sending it on Monday. I’d like to know your preferred day, please just reply to this email with the preferred day. Of course, if you want to give me more feedback feel free to add it, too. I don’t do automatic precesses here, it’s my personal project and I read every mail individually.
Apart from my past week, CSS had its 20th birthday last Friday and it’s great to see how CSS was founded, evolved and after twenty years is still on a great way. Now, a lot happened in the past days so I won’t bother you anymore and let you read the whole story below now:
- The beloved Kirby CMS version 2.0 is here. It has nice new features, a nice editing panel, and many more cool things!
- Firefox now has WOFF2.0 support in Nightly build.
- Adobe released new stuff for Creative Cloud members including Kuler as standalone app, Photoshop Sketch, Lightroom mobile, Brush and many more new apps. Daniel Mall already played with it and has some tricks to share about CC libraries.
- GitHub now gives you a dashboard to view your issues and pull requests across all repositories and organizations. And they now also show differences between SVG revisions visually.
- Do you really think Opera Mini doesn’t count? Well, here are some numbers again to re-consider.
- “Move fast, break nothing”. Zach Holman shares his thoughts in a talk and says you sometimes don’t have the option to fail and need to not break anything.
- Ind.ie Pulse is the first product of Aral Balkan’s team to decentralize the web and it is a sync tool for your files to replace proprietary software like Dropbox.
- Wow, an online image editor called “polarr” that is super performant and has most features you need.
- Katon is a development server manager for your local machine.
- gulp-cssurl lets you systematically replace URLs in your CSS code. This is the Gulp tasks to CSSUrl.
- Using githooks can be useful for your development work and can easily assure quality when commiting code. I’ve used in in projects and it’s very good.
- A grunt task to extend your images with your responsive images presets. A very cool plugin that adds
sizesattributes to your images following your configuration. Interesting if you can generalize your sizes and styles to match a default set.
- Perfmap is a bookmarklet to create a front-end performance heatmap of resources loaded in the browser using the Resource Timing API.
- With Blink engineers removing Pointer Events in favor of Touch Events, this research text by Jacob Rossi is interesting which is the same for Alex Sexton’s statement on the whole discussion.
- How to serve WebFonts on a site much faster with no service and localStorage.
HTML / SVG
- An inevitably good class on semantics and class naming in HTML and CSS bearing Accessbility in mind.
- A highlevel wrapper for PhantomJS: Nightmare.js.
- Replace standard
alert()dialogs with something beautiful.
- Learn how to use the Beacon API and send asynchronous requests as fast as possible without interfering with the navigation of the page. Already works in Chrome 39.
- Do you use a tool like JSHint? Well, then you might also want to automatically fix issues that appear in your code? FixMyJS.
Sass / CSS
- Afteer LibSass 3.0rc3 has been announced, here is the roadmap for LibSass in which feature parity is announced for LibSass 3.4!
- Need some fresh approach on tooltips? This Codrops article by Mary Lou gets you covered.
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