it’s Friday again and work week is coming to an end. It’s been exactly seven days since I’ve sent you the last couple of links but the world still rolls, and as you all know, rolls very fast in our job. So I’ve again collected a lot of very interesting links and sorted them for you. Now please enjoy your weekend! If you’re not reading this today, mark it for next week to start your week with some lovely links and fresh inspiration.
- Big news from Mozilla this week: In the recent weeks the annual discussion araised if Google will renew the partnership with Firefox which made around 90% of Mozilla’s revenue in the past. In the past because they now partnered up with Yahoo instead and now promote choice in regards of what search you want to use and have more options to innovate. The new contract lasts five years. So starting December, the new default search engines will be Yahoo in the U.S., Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China with all others (like DuckDuckGo, or if you still prefer, Google) still built-in so you always have the choice.
- The EFF and Mozilla have announced a big partnership with some other partners. Let’s encrypt will be built to deliver SSL/TLS everywhere in 2015. Easy, transparent and at zero cost.
- Firefox will ship
object-positionin Firefox 36 and is available in Nightly builds behind flags.
- Chrome DevTools Timeline will soon show you not only what was repainted but it will inform you why it has been repainted. Very cool!
- INIT 1.4.0 has been released with many improvements. But even better, we discuss our roadmap to v2.0 in the open—so if you use it and want to participate, let us know there.
- Rachel Andrew shares how at Perch they handle feature requests by their users.
- Scott Jehl’s Responsible Responsive Design book is out and you definitely should consider buying it. It’s very well written.
Concepts & Design
- Brad Frost describes his process on Interface Inventory. This is a very good method to take action on simplifying and unifying your user interface.
- styleguides.io is a resource collection site with many good articles about maintainable, living styleguides.
- You can use
git-ftpto push your git repositories to cheap hosting endpoints that don’t support SSH and Git.
- perf.rocks contains a good collection of useful web performance resources that help you build lightning fast websites.
- It doesn’t matter which tool you use but it does matter if you measure the performance of your website.
- This article shows you a visualization of HTTP/2 priority.
- Have you heard of the Frame Timing API? Because if not, this is a great explanation what it is for and how it works.
- Tim Kadlec has a very good sense of what’s important to measure as website performance. He now shares this in his blog post, and there’s also a Workingdraft podcast episode in English with him.
- webcomponents.js, a set of polyfills built on top of the Web Components specification, now lives at the webcomponents.org.
- At Chrome DevSummit the new version 0.8 of Polymer has been announced with huge performance improvements (now only 6kb gzipped), reduced complexity and a leaner Shadow DOM shim. This makes the library 5x faster in Chrome and 87% smaller than before.
Sass / CSS
- Rachel Nabors with a great article on the state of web animations in 2014.
- Harry Roberts on a very sassy topic: When to
@extendand when to mixin.
- You wonder how specific your CSS is? You can test it within this specificity graph generator.
- If you sometimes think you are working slow in the team or your managers say you do so, read this article “You developers aren’t slow” by sprintly. Hint: It’s often the process. Hint 2: Take responsibility.
- Jessica Hische thought about Email…
- “Saturn’s Ears”
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