To keep up with the latest news in tech, design, and development, I have a subscription-only email address that I use to subscribe to various industry newsletters.
I obviously can’t read everything in all these sources, but I skim all of them regularly, and read many of the links they refer to.
Here is my version below, which assumes jQuery, and then I’ll provide some explanation of what’s going on here and how I use it:
A colleague today mentioned the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays — a much improved team compared to what was fielded in 2012. It’s owned and operated by Rogers Blue Jays baseball Partnership, a division of Rogers Communications
I opened up their website and scanned through it, quite excited by the upcoming season and the game schedule. It was only when I clicked through to their team roster that I saw this:
Continuing with the roundup and reading list theme this week, below is a list of tools that might be of interest to front-end developers.
As always, if you have a tool, book, or script you’d like to share, add it to the comments.
Due to the lower traffic holiday week, and the fact that I’m busy with other stuff, this week’s posts will consist of reading lists and roundups.
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of assisting as a technical reviewer for a book by Pearson Education called Learning CSS3 Animations and Transitions.
The book is authored by Alexis Goldstein who also co-authored HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World with Estelle Weyl and me.
Never forget that usability lessons can be learned from virtually anything you use. This concept has been discussed extensively in Don Norman’s famous book, and I thought I’d discuss something specific in this area in this post.
Last week I sent out a tweet regarding an annoyance with USB plugs.
Most of us know that with the introduction of what we customarily call “CSS3”, there have been changes and additions to CSS, compared to what we had in CSS2.1.
Putting all cross-browser issues aside, I thought it would be nice to be able to document all these changes into a single post and keep it up to date.
So if you want a list of everything that’s been introduced into the CSS spec since CSS2.1, here it is.
A couple of weeks ago Packt Publishing contacted me and gave me a free e-book version of Divya Manian’s new book HTML5 Boilerplate Web Development.
For a while now I’ve been wondering who was going to write a book on HTML5 Boilerplate. Although much of what’s in Boilerplate is “plug and play” (i.e., it just works, even if you don’t know what it does), I think many people are intimidated by it and would like a deeper understanding of what’s going on, and what is the optimal way to employ this popular framework. So a book on this topic is a great idea.
Before I get into the meat of this post, I’ll just provide some context. Last week, Harry Roberts posted a fantastic article discussing his view of bad CSS. In that article, as he’s done before, he disourages the use of IDs as selectors.
In response, Jeffrey Zeldman tried to defend the use of ID selectors. I posted a few comments in response to Jeffrey and another commenter, explaining why their views were wrong.