it’s Saturday and as you might already have noticed I’m still experimenting a little bit with the sending date. Thanks for your ongoing support and feedback, I appreciate it a lot!
This week all stands in the lights of mental health. Because it’s #geekmentalhealth week, initiated by Andy Clarke. It’s very important and a bold move by our industry that people actually write and speak in public about their problems. In fact, a study says a quarter of workers in the U.K. are affected of mental health issues, regardless of the industry. I strongly believe this is the same in all other countries. So I feel this is an important topic and I’m happy we’re in such an open sharing community that tries to address their issues. So thanks for participating, sharing, caring. You’re part of it and you can be proud of it!
Back to technology news, a bunch of announcements were published over the past days and here they are:
- Introduced in iOS8, the Navigation Timing API has been removed in iOS8.1 again due to performance issues. Hopefully it will return soon.
- Feedly does no longer pipe URLs through their own shortener. A bold move I really appreciate.
- Bootstrap 3.3 is out and the team also shares their plan for v4.0.
- jQuery 3 has been announced and if you wonder what it will be: It will be nothing more than a turn to stick to semantic versioning which they haven’t been doing before. So instead of jQuery 1.x and jQuery 2.x both packages will now have version 3.x but separate package names.
Yay, we have a new perma-cookie by Verizon. Well, it’s time to secure your site with SSL.
- And maybe Nicolas Bevacqua is right and we should and need to stop breaking the web and should worry about the right things.
Geek Mental Health
- Starting on October 27th 2014, Geek mental help week is a week-long series of articles, blog posts, conversations, podcasts and events across the web about mental health issues, how to help people who suffer, and those who care for us.
- “Let’s talk about it”—Christopher Murphey
- “You’re not a machine, you’re not alone”—Paul Boag
- The Coach Cone of Silence—Mica McPheeters
- “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”—Cole Henley
Concepts & Design
- Again some subtile hover effect ideas over at tympanus.
- Design what you don’t know is a very important step to seek out your limits, know them and list them.
HTML / SVG
- The Pocket Guide to writing SVG went open source. This means it’s accessible for everyone but if you enjoy it, pay for it.
- Animate SVG Icons with Snap.svg and CSS.
- Preferring the library-less variant with just vanilla JS and static pie charts? Here’s my article explaining how to do this.
- Create accessible E-Mail Campaigns. A guide by Campaignmonitor and Vision Australia.
- FT Labs just released v1.0 of their Polyfill service and it’s great!
- Here’s a clever trick to cachebust static files with
- headroom.js hides your header until you need it.
- As AngularJS 2.0 is around the corner, Brian Rinaldi from Telerik shares how it differs from v1.3 and what other people think of the massive changes in the framework.
Sass / CSS
- Harry Roberts writes in his recent article about a Specifity Graph and managing to have a better CSS infrastructure with a cleaner, upward-trending distribution of specificity across the codebase.
- Freeing the Floats of the Future from the Tyranny of the Rectangle, a really good slidedeck by Bem Jones-Bey about CSS Shapes.
- Dump your brain from time to time. Colin Nederkoorn shares how he achieves it.
- Rachel Andrew on seeing past the highlight reel on how we perceive shared online identities and how hard it sometimes is to realize these shared moments are only the positives but there surely are negative ones you don’t know of.
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