Post-work beach beers.
July 30th, 2014
Ten facets of web development that you can choose to focus on. One of them is from me …but other nine are worth paying attention to.
Full-width pinned layouts with flexbox
Zoe uses one little case study to contrast two different CSS techniques: display-table and flexbox. Flexbox definitely comes out on top when it comes to true source-order independence.
Doing a lot of reading. Fighting off that bit of my brain that says this isn’t being “productive” …’cos it totally is too being productive.
The Virtual Haircut That Could Change the World | Design | WIRED
A nice profile of BERG’s Little Printer. That Matt Webb is a smart cookie. He is also a very thoughtful cookie.
Jeremy Keith - Pencil vs Pixel
I met Cesar at An Event Apart in San Diego earlier this year. We had a nice lunchtime chat and he suggested that I come on his show, Pencil vs Pixel. I was, of course, honoured and I accepted his invitation immediately.
MORNING, COMPUTER | Warren Ellis on Pacific Daylight Time
If you were in any doubt that Warren Ellis is going to blow the roof off the Brighton Dome at dConstruct, this is what happens when he decides to write a little something every day.
How to build a device lab | Tutorial by Destiny Montague and Lara Swanson
A set of slides from Destiny Montague and Lara Swanson at Etsy with their advice on setting up a device lab. Lara also wrote about the device lab on the Etsy code blog.
I can relate to every single word that Bastian has written here.
The longer I look at boilerplates, build tools, frameworks and ways to make my life as a developer easier, the more I long for the basics.
July 29th, 2014
Radio-Controlled Web Design · An A List Apart Article
Let’s Talk About RTL
Some very handy techniques for working with right-to-left text.
There’s a memorial picnic in Central Park on Saturday for Chloe. I wish I could be there.
ZX Spectrum Screenshotter Example - an album on Flickr
Over 700 screenshots of ZX Spectrum games, captured by Jason Scott. Some of these bring back memories.
July 28th, 2014
A Maintainable Style Guide - Ian Feather
The challenges of maintaining a living breathing front-end style guide for an always-evolving product (the Lonely Planet website in this case).
GitHub’s CSS · @mdo
Mark Otto talks through the state of Github’s CSS and the processes behind updating it. There’s a nice mix of pragmatism and best practices, together with a recognition that there’s always room for improvement.