greetings from the dotCSS / dotJS conference in Paris. It’s wonderful to be back in this lovely city while listening to great speakers and talks. Content-wise this week has again much to mention so I keep it short and just let you read the articles:
- Mozilla is 10 years old this week and celebrates its birthday with this gift box: Firefox Developer Edition, a privacy project called Polaris and new stuff in stable Firefox like the DuckDuckGo search and the forget feature.
- SauceLabs now supports Mac OS X Yosemite.
- Skype launched their web edition so you now don’t need to install the app anymore but can use it via WebRTC and similar technology in the browser.
- Do you know what impact HTTPS and / or Tor have on how trackable you are as Internet user? The EFF shares this great interactive infographic.
- This week, Barack Obama shared his plan for a free and open Internet.
Concepts & Design
- BrandFont is an iconfont providing 32 brand icons.
- The unexpected costs of a third party login or why you should really think again what you want to provide your users when offering a sign up page. And as a hint: it’s not mainly about privacy of the user data.
- As Brackets 1.0 has been released here’s a good article if you want to try switching to it.
- The answer to the famous question “should designers code?” is a little deeper than just a nod. Also because Designers Code Differently.
- Creating SVG Sprites using Gulp and Sass.
- AWS Code Pipeline helps you with your release management.
- This Performance Bookmarklet analyzes the current page through on the Resource Timing API, Navigation Timing API and User-Timing - requests by type, domain, load times, marks and more. Sort of a light live WebPageTest.
- Often you’ve heard of HTTPS impacting your website’s performance negatively. This article recaps what “SSL” does and what it doesn’t. Because just by enabling it your web application isn’t secure.
- Vivus is another very lightweight SVG path animation library.
- Wether it’s gravity, spring, bezier, or similar physics-related dynamics you can use this library for animations simulating these effects.
Sass / CSS
- A cool way to style input fields with Pseudo Elements and CSS
- An interesting technique to work with responsive typography in Sass.
- Susan Robertson on how she attempts to not being Overwhelmed by Code.
- Most of us have to deal with technical support and requests via E-Mail. Here’s an interesting idea by Lorna Mitchell how she attempts it.
- Mike Krieger shares in this article Why Instagram Worked.
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Thanks and all the best,