While I usually try to write stuff that’s geared more to experienced developers, I don’t want to neglect those who are just starting out.
I’ve been collecting links to beginners resources for web development for some time now, so I thought I’d share that list here. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
The folks over at No Starch press were kind of enough to give me a review copy of one of their new releases Think Like a Programmer by V. Anton Spraul.
Since I didn’t think I could read the book and write a review any time soon, to help them promote what I believe is a valuable book for anyone who solves problems with code, I offered to give away two copies on my site, and they gladly agreed.
There are quite a few references online for finding detailed info on CSS properties. I find, however, that most of them usually have more than what I’m looking for — and don’t even get me started on the overly-convoluted CSS specs. Truth is, sometimes I just want to know which values are valid for a particular property, and nothing more. So I built a quick-reference site that does just that.
It’s called: CSS Values.
The upcoming IE10 will continue to have strong support for a number of CSS3 features and HTML5 APIs.
But if you haven’t yet heard, many of these features will be supported in IE10 unprefixed. These include gradients, animations, transitions, and more.
Parallax scrolling sites have been a pretty hot UX thing of late, being showcased on various blogs. Although the “ooooh! aahhh!”-ness of it all has subsided, I think this type of site is certainly a legitimate design and development option for many brands.
There’s been a lot of talk about IE10, and what it supports, and the great improvements it’s made.
Taking all the latest news into consideration, I summarize my thoughts on this subject in this post.
This is a follow-up post to my previous article, posted yesterday, that discussed how to get up and running with Sass on Windows. At the end of that post I introduced an alternative to all the command-line based instructions.
So here I’ll quickly cover that alternative — Scout App, a free Mac and Windows-based native app produced and maintained by developers at Mutually Human.
There’s a ton of information floating around on preprocessors nowadays. Most of that info is geared towards Mac users, so in this post I’m providing a very simple guide to help Windows-based developers get up and running quickly with Sass (my preprocessor of choice).
Overall, Sass is not difficult at all to get set up, even if you’re doing it on the command-line. But if you have no interest in going through all these steps, but still want to use Sass on Windows, well, just skip to the final heading in this post for a reference to an app that lets you start using Sass on Windows with minimal setup.
Here’s a collection of videos that I’ve stumbled across in recent months.
I haven’t watched all of them, but they’re on my current to-watch list and what better way to remind myself to watch them than to blog them. Enjoy.
When I look at new modules in the CSS spec, it makes me feel like singing the chorus from a popular Radiohead song from the ’90s: “But I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo. I don’t belong here.”
If web standards could talk, I think a lot of them would be humming that regularly.