On more than one occasion, I’ve sung the praises of my favorite OS X snippet application, TextExpander where I’ve built up quite the collection of text snippets for all kinds of purposes, with most of them focusing around web development.
Below is a list of kickstarters for launching your next web project, some of which I’ve added to my TextExpander snippets.
Kick-Start Your Project: A Collection Of Handy CSS Snippets
Co-worker found this as we were considering options for paging data on a new web site.
This is an article from several months back, but it’s still completely relavent, and it does a great job of presenting the pros and cons of traditional content pagination versus more modern endless scrolling:
The End of Pagination
Nice post from one of my favorite web design and development sites, A List Apart. Caches in general tend to be an impediment these days a world where more and more Web users are on high speed connections. Application cache is a rare breed of really crappy.
Application Cache is a Douchebag
Nice article from late last year that I thought would be nice to post here. It’s a good primer or refresher on things we as web developers need to be aware of, and avoid whenever possible.
3 Mistakes Web Programmers Need to Stop Making
Nice article from over at A List Apart. Pixels have always been a constant, but now with variance in pixel densities, there’s a bit of a pixel identity crisis brewing.
A Pixel Identity Crisis
Here’s a great tip for getting that tweaked and optimized CSS and JS changes while playing around with Chrome’s developer tools.
Now does anyone have a way to get all the optimized lossless images that the add-on page speed for Chrome’s developer tools.
Happy new year everyone! Here’s to hoping you get to work on lots of cool, varied and interesting web projects in 2012.
Let’s hope browsers continue to evolve and support more and more of the CSS3 and HTML5 standards.
I had never heard of the “Checkbox Hack.” Had you? I guess in some projects, I’ve used it, just didn’t know it had an official name.
Same thing with CSS image sprites. I had been using them for several years before I knew they had an official name. In fact, I found out during a job interview several years back. Never used image sprites. They explained the concept. Oh yeah, do that all the time.
Anyway, this is another informative post from the guys over at css-tricks.com. Basically the checkbox hack is where you use and style the associated label to a checkbox as the click event and hide the actual checkbox which isn’t as susceptible to nice styling.
Stuff You Can Do With the “Checkbox Hack”
A new co-worker Tweeted this to me yesterday. Pretty simple setup, but makes total sense, and is very useful in a lot of web dev/design situations:
Pure CSS Vignette
After yesterday’s post about standard media queries setups, it seemed appropriate today to share an ever-growing site that displays web sites using media queries, and using them well.
A Collection of Sites Using Media Queries