Well, the news has certainly cycled around by now, but it was announced just as I was pushing the Publish button on the last Today’s Readings post: IE6 is no longer supported by Microsoft… Güte Nacht…
What? I have to wait 30 seconds to charge my phone???
A doctor saves a man’s life by using Google Glass during surgery. Now that is the kind of use I have to imagine Sergey and Larry were imagining when they envisioned Glass…
How and why to create style guides, one of the often skipped-over aspects of a large project. Sure could have used it for the most recent project at work… :-/
And then Nicole Sullivan and Colin O’Byrne present a case-study on creating and developing based on Style Guide Driven Design, as well as discussing some end-benefits. Really great approach!
Very cool circular submit/progress buttons!
And some nice CSS transition animations for selected elements. My wife actually had a great idea for something similar to one of these, to have a modal appear to zoom out from the element you clicked to trigger it.
From this list of 11 great WordPress plugins for designers I found these two particularly interesting:
- Manual Image Crop, to create custom crops of images as you add them to the Media Library, and
- Easy Pricing Tables, to create pricing tables
I don’t know why I have such a soft spot for maps, but I do, and always have. This update to Google Maps makes creating infographics much easier! Be sure to check-out the demo. Wow, California, right up there with Texas and… Mississippi, huh? Oof…
Um, did anyone else know that
<a href="sms:"> is a thing? And some times even
<a href="sms://+12125551212">?? And maybe even
<a href="sms://+12125551212?body=I%27m%20interested%20in%20your%20product.%20Please%20contact%20me.">??? Come on!
And finally, for the Star Wars fan who has everything, including far too much money, the life-size Han Solo in carbonite, for your very own home…