Vitaly calls them dirty tricks but this is a handy collection of front-end development techniques. They’re not really dirty …just slightly soiled.
When another company achieves success, there’s a lot of pressure to investigate what they did right and apply that to our own organizations.
But we still have a chance. As long as we run brave organizations made up of even braver souls who are willing to embrace expression, trust their intuition and experiences, and stand up when everyone else is sitting down, we will survive.
Some thoughts on progressive enhancement, although I disagree with the characterisation of progressive enhancement as being the opposite choice to making “something flashy that pushes the web to it’s limits”—it’s entirely possible to make the flashiest, limit-pushing sites using progressive enhancement. After all…
it’s much more a mindset than a particular development technique.
A really good introduction to front-end performance techniques. Most of this was already on my radar, but I still picked up a handy tip or two (particularly about DNS prefetching).
At this stage it should go without saying that you should be keeping up with this kind of thing: performance is really, really, really important.
A lovely bit of hypertext.
It might seem like an obvious point, but what Tim is talking about here happens over and over again: a technique is dismissed based on bad implementation.
Here’s a geek advent calendar I missed. There are some great CSS techniques here.
Some good ideas for formatting tabular data for small screens.
A nice round-up of responsive design techniques, with a particular focus on content first.
Some nice drop-shadow effects. Generated content is the key.
I'll take any excuse to watch the opening of Touch of Evil — I don't think it'll ever be topped.
A wonderfully informative and useful look at paragraphs styles ...in history and in CSS.
Here's a very handy CSS technique for floating a group of objects edge to edge. I've been in this situation quite a few times in the past.