I'm beginning with an announcement: As I will be in vacation for two weeks I won't send you the Reading List in that time. That means (depending on how much time you have) you have more than two weeks to catch up with the recent issues or have to wait a little bit and have to go outside to enjoy a beer/wine (or whatever you prefer) instead of reading my webdev links.
But let's go to business. I again have a huge list of links for you so you don't get too bored in the next time.
- object-fit CSS property has just landed a patch in Blink. This is great news and means we're getting started with improving RWD processes. Read the spec to find out why this is cool.
- A good project is defined by you Getting to Flow says Breandán Knowlton in his A List Apart article which is very useful to improve the client-developer relationship and to make a project a great success for all.
- Understanding how you provide value. A story of a geeky pupil, women, trust and how all this applies also to the job you're doing. Good read by Nicholas C. Zakas.
- How to work with designers. A Cheat Sheet for Engineers and PMs. While the headline sounds like it's again those 'designers' who aren't understanding you the content is very useful for all.
- Uh, oh! Ian Devlin dares to write about how you can contribute to the HTML5 specification. What sounds so horrible from what you might have heard actually is a relatively simple thing. Ian writes how to do and you will see you can do it, too. But why should you? Maybe to improve your work-life and of thousand others… and that's only one reason.
- A proposal for good installable webapps. An interesting concept which fixes many problems with webapps we're facing currently.
- Now what the hell – InDesign scripts in the WebDev Reading List?! Yes, it's a useful list, give them to the ones who use InDesign in your company. Speeds up lots of things and is super easy to deal with.
- TriDiv – a new web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS.
- Jason Grigsby wrote how you can use Charles Proxy App to examine (not only) iOS Apps. It simply logs all your data transfer and you can spy on it.
- Huxley by Facebook is a UI Testing framework you may consider to automate testing for inconsistent UI renderings.
- LearnAdvanced Grunt Tooling. Chris Wren shares neat and useful tips how to improve your grunt workflow drastically.
- Rob Dodson is exploring HTML Imports – part of the web components which lets you import HTML snippets in your code without requesting them via AJAX.
Sass / Less / CSS
- BBC News open sourced a new project calles imager.js which is a great polyfill for responsive images. Great but requires a server-side script to return the optimized images on the fly. It is also planned to integrate with the grunt-responsive-images task.
- Andy Davies shares how you can get a waterfall performance chart on older devices. This is really important if you want to identify the problems of your website on old devices.
- Braxton is a free font by Font Fabric and looks very good and fresh. Check it out and if you like it, consider donating a small amount for it :-)
- Just My Type gives you some good font pairings of the TypeKit and H&FJ foundries.
Now… I'm out and off for vacation but you, have a nice two weeks and during my absence enjoy reading The Pastry Box Project.