Good to be back after two weeks of vacation. The last message was quite a list and I hope you had the time to read through? Well, after such a long time you can imagine I won't have read everything happened during the time of my absence. But still, I've got a big and interesting list for you with new tools and new techniques. Let's start with it:
- Wheee! There is a Editor's Draft for Resource Priorities in the W3C docs. Why so excited? It means we're getting a `lazyload` or `postpone` attribute for images and other resources! Isn't that great? I have the biggest hope this will be a CR soon.
- Firefox now supports inspection of pseudo-elements (:before/:after) in Nightly build. Big thumbs up for this long-overdue feature. Now we can talk about Firefox being an alternative to the other inspectors.
- Is WebRTC ready yet? Dudes, this is long overdue already. Can we finally solve this soon?
- Do as little as possible. Follow the 'less is more future-proof' concept for Responsive Webdesign.
- You know that, embedding external media content can be very annoying because it's not responsive. Embedresponsively fixes that for you!
- Media Queries in emails. Cover all your bases.
- Data URIs vs. Sprites – what is faster? See these numbers.
- Progressive Enhancement is faster. Just imagine Jake Archibald really needed to write that article. In 2013. Nothing more to say except it is again a great article.
- Salvattore – a new masonry-like technique that doesn't rely on jQuery. I have not tried it yet but it really looks promising and fast.
- Favicons. A long story they have. Audrey Roy created a cheat sheet with several useful links to sum up sizings and types.
- Numerical input fields on mobile can cause serious problems you might not have thought about.
- Creating responsive text with the `vw` unit.
- Why Copy is a Design issue.
- Here are the notes by Shane Hudson of the RICG Responsive Images Meetup in Paris this week (where I unfortunately could not attend).
- BFG Repo cleaner cleans you git repositories. Might be useful fi you have large ones.
- Annoyed by uncool text editors on websites? Get this bookmarklet calles Markdownmark which transforms your field into a Markdown editor.
- vLine is a in-beta webRTC Skype replacement. Looks great.
- If you want something to be asynchronous be sure it never is synchronous. A clever idea about designing APIs.
- Animo.JS is a cool library based on jQuery 2 which triggers your CSS animations.
- Kate Kiefer-Lee on helping. We're not doing it alone. We need it all. We rely on it. Help with others.
- Good Designers, Good Clients.
- IndieData. You know what this will be about. It is important.
- IndieAuth. How this can work. I hope we will be able to do that soon.
What a list, huh? But I already said this. After a pause of two weeks it is likely I missed many more interesting things but I'm sure this list will occupies you for a few minutes ;-)
Hear you next week (although I might be late then as I will be in Bologna at FromTheFront)!