Hope you enjoy this week’s links. I’m taking a little different approach by adding more links, but also trying to comment more on them. Let me know what you think.
- Angular momentum
- Tour of a Performant and Responsive CSS Only Site
- How to Teach Yourself Web Development
- Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build
It’s finally here. No more rumors.
- Other Ways to Make Money as a Freelancer
- Some Ideas for Checkout Effects
- WordPress › RICG Responsive Images
- These 7 things are slowing down your site’s user experience (and you have no control over them)
- Getting to Know LibSass
LibSass could be the future, with not having a dependency on Ruby. But it still doesn’t support “&”. That will come with time.
- 5 Web Design Tips You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
- GSS: Layout Reimagined
Another grid system?
- WP Migrate DB Pro
I use this all the time to migrate DB’s from QA to STAGE and PROD.
- WP101 | Post Status
I saw that MediaTemple auto-installs this with their managed WordPress hosting. Not a bad idea to install on client sites.
- A Vision for Our Sass
- Even More Essential Plugins for WordPress Theme Development
- Wake Forest University :: Front-End Developer Position
Any Winston Salem folk looking or a job.
- Using <picture> in WordPress
- Learn Git – Learn Version Control with Git
If you don’t know Git, this could be a good place to start.
- Adactio: Journal—HTTPS
- Reports on Internet Performance
- Blog change: Now using encrypted connections
Encryption is a good thing.
- New Sonos logo design pulses like a speaker when scrolled
I’m getting dizzy just looking at it.
- Microsoft reveals Windows 10 will ship with two browsers | The Verge
Interesting MS is breaking IE off for “legacy” use. Maybe this will finally help sunset IE as we know it.
- Hands-on: Microsoft’s HoloLens is flat-out magical
- Microsoft officially announces Project Spartan, its new web browser for Windows 10 | The Verge
Details still coming in on this. Is it running the Trident rendering engine that IE does? If so, this probably doesn’t mean much for us developers.
- Unsold Google Glass Units To Be Donated To Assholes In Africa | The Onion
- 852247 – [a11y] Expose pref to force page zoomability via settings
Oo, you can disable user zoom? Not good for users.
- Why We Banished the Hamburger Menu From Our iPhone App | Redbooth Blog
@smashingmag thoughts on the article: “A yet another case study showing that tabs at the bottom work better than horizontal navigation at the top.” https://twitter.com/smashingmag/status/556007261001502720
Sorry, I took last week off and there are a lot of links this week. Enjoy!
- PHP Tips, Resources and Best Practices for 2015
- [E2] A showcase of beautiful landing pages
- The Pros and Cons of Working with Freelancers
- Things You Should Separate From Your Theme
- A new Microsoft browser?
More on the supposed new browser. If it runs trident, that doesn’t mean much for web devs.
- The 12 most popular web performance posts of 2014
I <3 performance.
- A Good Front-End Architecture
These tend to apply more to web apps and larger websites IMO, but still some great takeaways no matter what your project might be.
- 10 Web Predictions for 2014: The Results!
- Top Ten Signs You're a Designer
- BEM Mixins
What a great idea!
- Material Shadows Mixin
- Technology resolutions for 2015
- Powered by Movable Type
Poor MT. Looks like there are still a few people using it.
- Average Page Weight Increases 15% in 2014
- How To Migrate To HTTPS – Google Docs
- Well, That Escalated Quickly
A response to his “Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty” post.
- 2015 Trends and Predictions for Web Design
- iOS 2014: A Year in Review
- Common WordPress Issues and How to Fix Them
- Docker and Phoenix: How to Make Your Continuous Integration More Awesome
- Cohesive UX
- How to use video to effectively drive online sales
- Introducing Sass-Compatibility
- Adding Functions to Your WordPress Theme Framework
- Sliding Header Layout
- Has flat design gone too far?
Just like every other trend; probably.
- Digital Project Manager Tools | Anders Andersen
- Fifty Actions of WordPress – Series Finale
- Getting Started with Gulp
The alternative to Grunt.js.
- Introduction to Creating Your First WordPress Widget
- UX How-To with Luke Wroblewski – YouTube
ICYMI: All the UX videos LukeW did this year.
- Chris Wright – Experiment: Flexbox Adventures
- Naming Things ◆ 24 ways
- Retake performance
- Microsoft reportedly working on brand new web browser for Windows 10
- Meet for Learning ◆ 24 ways
- No More var_dump – Introducing Symfony VarDumper!
var_dump is the console.log() of php. Very useful.
- Points of Confusion in Agile
- The Top UX Trends of 2014