I think Tyler’s onto something here:
I noticed three qualities that recurred in different combinations. Without at least two, the projects seemed doomed to failure.
I certainly think there’s a difference in how you approach a pattern library intended as a deliverable (something we do a lot of at Clearleft) compared to building a pattern library for an ongoing ever-evolving product.
If you don’t comment your CSS, you’ll confuse other people looking at your code, and, more embarrassingly, you’ll confuse future you. If you do comment CSS, everybody will be less confused, and things will be accidentally broken less often. You will be popular and generally well-liked, and people will remember to send you cards on your birthday. Comment more.
Some good advice here on how to write better comments in CSS.
A pattern library of Walmart’s front-end code.
A nicely documented pattern library.
A nice combination of style guide and pattern library, with plenty of documentation.
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.
A handy one-stop-shop for documentation on web technologies.
Jason goes into detail describing the File Format problem that he and others are going to tackle in the effort known as Just Solve The Problem.
Put this one on speed dial.
A beautifully readable subset of the HTML spec, with an emphasis on writing web apps (and with information intended for browser makers has been removed). Very handy indeed!
Hixie needs your help. Document examples of augmented video (or audio) such as captioned or subtitled media.
A very handy interface for browsing the contents of the HTML5 spec.
A nice way to play around with Google's APIs. Example code is provided which you can edit and immediately see the results.
This looks like being an excellentâ€”and freeâ€”resource "...meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers."
Hurrah! Flickr are sharing their code and here's the central repository.
A very handy table of CSS support for versions of Internet Explorer from 5 to 8. Note that IE8 Beta 1 is listed separately to IE8.0.
A handy cheat sheet of jQuery methods to print out and keep on hand.
From the people who brought you jQuery comes a set of widgets built using jQuery complete with documentation and tutorials.
I think it could be fun to mash up events (via location) with weather. This API would let me do that. How useful would it be to know what the weather would be like before coming to dConstruct, for instance?
Version 2 of Google's Maps API is out. Changes, changes, read all about it.