it’s heart-warming to see that agencies care about WDRL and support me because they value what they get. But what felt really good is that they encourage their developers to read it during their work time. This is how it should be.
And this week fills up again with a bunch of really good resources that I’d like to share with you. From UI, UX, some security things and new tools we also will go through some lesser known CSS capabilities and finally reflect company strategies and an environmental changing company.
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- The Spartan News last week were pretty big. Jacob Rossi shares some more technical insights over at Smashing Magazine on the new browser. What he describes sounds like a big dream: Rewriting code, deleting old historic code and fixing decade old legacy bugs. I’m very eager to test this thing. It’s also clear now that the old Trident engine will be only there for legacy web applications and will only get security fixes.
- 13-years old builds a Braille printer with Lego and starts a company to sell the low-cost devices.
- Opera 27 is out and has Content Security Policy 2, Service Workers and a
reportValidity()method for form elements.
- The difficult role of Engineering Management and Diversity.
- Sleep better, get more things done by writing down your successes every day.
- What it means to be the CEO of a normal company/start-up.
Concepts & Design
- Mailchimp’s great book The UX Reader is free to read now.
- Craig Dennis on why The best UI is no UI.
- An analysis of if, how and when to show passwords on login screens.
- How grids and typographic rhythm improve pages’ flow.
- Being able to see high density is an exception. As it is to see all colors as they are. Be careful when optimizing for the edge-case.
- Encryption. It all starts here: Can you do this cross word in under six minutes? By the way, I can really recommend this movie.
- A dedicated blog by Marco Zehe on Encryption in which he reveals why every single one of us wants encryption.
- Ouch, it seems that with silent WebRTC requests to STUN servers it’s possible to grab your IP (to be exact, the user’s local and public IP) and cannot be blocked by common privacy plugins. The link contains a working demo.
- Wondering how many connections a website makes when you load it? See the interactive privacy/connection graph with BayCloud.
Generic / Tools
- Maybe you heard about Dash, an app that serves all the web dev documentation on the fly? Well, there’s a website doing the exact same thing—open, free and now working offline as well: DevDocs.
- Stop more bugs with the Code Review Checklist.
- If you’re working in a team and have remote workers on it, iDoneThis might be a great thing to use. It collects what each member has done and sends it as email to your team every morning.
git bisectis amazing to help you find issues you introduced somewhere in your commit history.
- [Grunticon 2.0](https://github.com/filamentgroup/grunticon#version-20-is-out