My “saved for later” link lists are getting bigger, so I thought I’d post another one of these little roundups. This time, I’m mostly focusing on some interesting guides and docs that I’ve found recently.
As always, I can’t necessarily vouch for the quality and accurateness of all of these sources, but they are all certainly worth a glance. Enjoy.
This one made the rounds a few weeks back thanks to a tweet by Nicole Sullivan. More and more large sites and apps are adapting responsive, flexible, CSS that uses OOCSS principles, and this is a good example. The guide has some options in the top-right corner of the screen that let you toggle stuff you want highlighted or visible while you check out various features of the guide.
More awesomeness from Rebecca. In her own words: “There’s a new set of baseline skills required in order to be successful as a front-end developer, and developers who don’t meet this baseline are going to start feeling more and more left behind as those who are sharing their knowledge start to assume that certain things go without saying.” Although not everyone agrees with her assessment of the front-end baseline, I think this is a must-read for all front-end developers. You can also check out this slide deck that covers the same subject.
Although this one definitely needs a new name (most of what it covers is not “HTML5”), this is a great resource for dealing with the realities of web development today. That is, the fact that there are multiple worlds of support because of older versions of IE still in use, and the fact that even modern browsers don’t have consistent support. In a nutshell, this project helps you “use the new and shiny responsibly.”
This is a regularly-maintained page on the LongTail Video site. It summarizes browser support in chart format for a number of different HTML5 video-related features including media formats, the API, accessibility, and more. Pretty comprehensive stuff that’s comparable to what Wufoo did with HTML5 forms.