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Accessibility matters. A few tips by yours truly: Design Accessibly, See Differently: Color Contrast Tips And Tools. smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/22/col…
Months later, still love the name of that CSS selector: On axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owl Selector. alistapart.com/article/axioma… / @heydonworks
A few very useful principles for creating simple but flexible APIs to keep in mind: josdejong.com/blog/2014/10/1… smashingmagazine.com/2012/10/09/des…
A beautiful handmade, calligraphic typeface, available for free download. Curfely. behance.net/gallery/205706…
Handy. CSS clip-path generator lets you make complex shapes in CSS by clipping an element to a basic shape. bennettfeely.com/clippy/
The look and feel of a design should consider differently sighted users smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/22/col… – Design accessibility elaborated by @cagocon
Remember SimCity? A few interesting insights behind the design process of the game, and how it all came to be. medium.com/re-form/simcit…
So I’ve updated @hdragomir’s deferred font loading from @smashingmag to include IE8 support. gist.github.com/iamdarrenhall/…
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Hints, code snippets and lessons learned on how to build great hybrid mobile apps. smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/21/pro… elaborated by @prud_de
Our new email newsletter issue, with useful tips, tricks, techniques and recent SmashingMag’s articles. smashingmagazine.com/the-smashing-n…
“When flowers start to bloom, it's a sign that @smashingconf is coming soon.” smashingmagazine.com/smashing-newsl…
A few very useful notes about WOFF2 to keep in mind, including converters and embedding. gist.github.com/sergejmueller/… filamentgroup.com/lab/woff2.html
Probably the best thing I’ve done recently: changing the about:blank start page to a random Wikipedia page: lifehacker.com/199285/learn-s…
Removing private metadata (geolocation, time, date) from photos the simple way: removephotodata.com - christianheilmann.com/2014/10/21/rem…
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This is probably one of the best names for a tool. ZorroSVG puts an SVG mask on images to save bandwidth. quasimondo.com/ZorroSVG/
If you happen to be in New York City in December, please ping me — would love to meet, and perhaps organize a (free) meet-up?
Oh my! I'll be running a RWD + Front-End workshop on design patterns, UX and performance in NYC, US in December! shop.smashingmagazine.com/smashing-works…
Looks interesting: lazySizes loads images, iframes, scripts asynchronously, incl srcset/<picture>. Have you tried it? afarkas.github.io/lazysizes/
That's quite useful if you really dislike the (humble) command line: Gemba lets you drag’n'drop files into Git. gemba.io
Do you actually use your browser bookmarks bar? Removed it a while back and find myself much more productive using Alfred for specific URLs.
One of those buzzwords you’ve probably heard before: Information architecture. smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/20/imp… - Card sorting elaborated by @paj_one
Safari preferences / Advanced / Show full website address
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A handy little tool: Support Details collects user settings and exports them as PDF — e.g. for bug reports. supportdetails.com
Apple on Hamburger Menus: "Don’t use hamburger menus on iOS.” blog.manbolo.com/2014/06/30/app…
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Goodie! Icons that represent monuments across the globe, available in PNG and SVG formats: smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/17/fre…
History Lesson: 996 ⏰ 1388 ⌛️ 1605 📰 1826 📷 1841 💡 1876 ☎️ 1888 🎥 1899 🔦 1904 📻 1910 🎧 1925 📺 1962 📟 1964 📠 1965 💻 1973 📼 1982 💾 2007 📱
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Lovely. Google Design has open-sourced 750 glyphs as part of the Material Design system icons pack. github.com/google/materia…
“Resolution by itself is not a solution.” @tlootno’s proof of concept for better media queries and font sizing ➸ asdesigned.bernardoantunes.com
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Typ.io, a yet another website tracking type pairings and showcasing them on the site. typ.io
A pretty fancy Grunt plugin that extends HTML image tags with srcset and sizes attributes. github.com/smaxtastic/gru… #rwd
I wrote an article to backup my statement about dropping Accessibility in favour of IE8 support. rikschennink.nl/thoughts/they-… #fronteers14
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If you happen to have issues with Gmail SMTP server on OS X Yosemite, here is a quick fix: robblewis.me/fix-gmail-offl…
Sounds like a good deal to me! (Amazing) hand lettering signs in exchange for lunch in NYC. willletterforlunch.com
Simpler means that if I click a link on an email from you on my phone I'm getting what I want instead of app spam pic.twitter.com/SVyVgRGpdy
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Have you been playing with <picture> and srscet/sizes recently? Would be great to see examples in the wild. Any ideas? #rwd
That's a clever idea: a remote service to manage updates, tweaking and other WordPress issues. wpdesk.co (via @rachelandrew)
Goodie! Travel and Ecology Icon Set (50 free icons, AI, SVG, PSD and PNG). tympanus.net/codrops/2014/1…
Slow weekend ahead? Perhaps you'll consider sitting down and finally understanding and mastering all things API. zapier.com/learn/apis/
What is your elephant right now? Perhaps a work deadline? Well, why not handle it one bite at a time... smashingmagazine.com/2014/10/17/be-… by @retinart
There may be many public WiFi hotspots available when you're on the go, but that's not necessarily a good thing. medium.com/matter/heres-w…
“Content First design with Content Slice Diagrams”. An interesting approach to prioritizing content. #ux elezea.com/2014/09/conten…
Can’t get to Brighton? I’ve teamed up with @smashingmag to bring my CreativeJS workshops online! seb.ly/2014/10/at-las…
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New in the lab: WOFF2 See the Wizard, a Wonderful JavaScript Feature Test by @zachleat filamentgroup.com/lab/woff2.html
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This 2.9KB library for lazy loading images automatically calculates the sizes attribute github.com/aFarkas/lazysi…
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There’s nothing more annoying than knowing that the content is already available but blocked due to heavy Web fonts.
And it’s not difficult to achieve either. Fonts in localStorage or use WebFontLoader: github.com/typekit/webfon…. One-time-font-switch is OK.