it’s pre-christmas time and you already see the lights blinking in the windows. Well, in times where the time is rushing, I want to provide you with the essentials happened in the past week. If you want to do me a favor and show your gratitude for this letter, consider donating via Flattr, Gratipay or Bitcoin.
- Following Firefox Nightly, Chrome DevTools now also vizualize the changed part of the DOM when it updates.
- Opera 26 is out including the Beacon API, ES6 Generators, Web Animation Playback Control, and now runs 64-bit on Mac OS X.
- It seems Firefox will finally come to iOS now even though they can’t have their own Geckon running there.
- The jQuery Foundation held its roundup of 2014 and in this article you can read about the plans for jQuery and jQuery UI.
- 24ways is always a good choice of articles.
- 8faces has a Type & Lettering Advent Calendar this year.
Concepts & Design
- On mobile screens you probably think placing the menu top left is a good idea. But with increazing screen sizes the behavior is also changing. Learn how to design for thumbs in the era of huge screens.
Tools / Git
- With this you can set up a webhook that converts your code TODOs into GitHub issues. This is so useful.
- Install these git extras to get convenience functions for your CLI and Git.
- Wanna say something to you or another user in an trayballoon on Windows? Here you go.
- Here’s the video by Tim Kadlec about The Space Between and Perceived Performance from beyondtellerrand.
HTML / SVG
- If you’re using 301 Redirects, be sure you know what you’re doing. Because they’re cached forever in users’ browser.
- Bruce Lawson again on the Accessibility of Web Components.
- 101 is a modern JS utility library that can be very handy.
- An interesting article about ES6 modules and the history of module formats
- Something happened and now some of the node.js people are working on a new thing called io.js.
- This little tool helps making sense of sequences by automatically creating a comparison table from a JSON source.
- Do you want to alter the caption of a responsive image when using art directions? This draft of a script is thought to fix this shortcoming of responsive images at the moment. And you can help to improve the script, of course.
Sass / CSS
- Understand CSS Stats and how to make best out of the numbers and improve your CSS file.
- Establishing Sharing by default as a standard. To try to be more than an individual by contributing to something bigger than ourselves.
- I don’t know when you made your into the web development industry. However, you can read the history of the web in this short format which is great.
- What do you think about an Wikipedia for News? Wouldn’t that be great?
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Thank you and a great weekend!