Today’s Readings

X-Ray specs that see through skin. No, for-reals!

CSS Animate: Build and test animations in-browser.

A thorough walk-through of the pitfalls and work-arounds when using icon fonts.

Or you could simply switch to SVG icons

Replace all flourescent bulbs with these, and “[w]e could save the energy equivalent of 210 power plants”… Wow.

I’m really intrigued with the idea of switching this site to Google Apps, anyone have any experience there? Tutorials like these make me really want to try

Get to know the Speech Synthesis API (text to speech), now live in Chrome!

A family that generates 1 quart of waste per year! Damn!!

And if they moved into this net zero energy home, they could be like energy-saving super-heroes!!

Parallax. That ship has finally passed, right? Well, not until you’ve taken a gander at this Sony siteSmoov

What do you do with your old batteries? Maybe you should just eat them.

Everybody knows that, when it comes to animations, CSS is better than JS, right? Cause you can use the GPU, and other stuff, and things, that other people say, right? Well, this guest-post on CSS Tricks myth-busts that statement.

Then Chris Heilmann myth-busts that article

Single-wheeled self-balancing electric skateboard. This is seriously BAD-ASS!!

Have you tried Google’s Apache mod_pagespeed yet? Well, I have, and with mixed results. Some things were definitely faster, but others were slower. Maybe I need this step-by-step guide to set it up a little better

Insanely awesome use of Google Glass: fighting fires & saving lives!

Now if you could only get your Google Glass in a custom frame, you could get your frames in your favorite font!

Spaces or tabs? Not many differences get developers heated like this “conversation”. Now Sublime Text can help you switch between quite easily.

Finally, a practical, positive use for drones!

If you’re an RSS fan/user, you were likely shaken-up like the rest of us when Google Reader dumped on us, and likely switched to Well, there’s also a new kid in town, and it’s all based on jQuery, AngularJS, Google Drive and Dropbox…

Kenya to get 50% of electricity from solar by 2016!

China, on the other hand, is headed in quite the opposite direction

Or are they? Hopefully this trends continues!

Great demo of a before-and-after image comparison slider. I had seen this effect a long time ago, almost had to built it myself once. This is how it should be done.

I love progressive enhancement, and I love mobile-first. So naturally, I immediately cracked-open this site’s CSS and altered my treatment of abbr tags to follow Aurelio De Rosa’s approach.

Do you use WebP images? Yeah, me neither. I would love to, but I tend to err on the side of caution when something new comes out and lacks enough support to make it worthwhile. This article may help change our minds.

So, love or hate infinite scroll, we’re likely stuck with it for the foreseeable future, which means we’re likely to have to implement it at some point in the foreseeable future. And if we’re going to have to do it, let’s do it right. Paul Irish is collecting resources to help.

Okay, Google’s Music Timeline will blow your mind

Anyone still think Bill Gates isn’t cool?

And finally, best use of charts I’ve ever seen

And finally finally, there is certainly lots of buzz and excitement regarding the upcoming Star Wars movies, but they seem so far away still, maybe these images will help

Happy reading,

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