Today’s Readings

Now back to our regularly-scheduled program…

brings us some rather uncommon units of measurement, like deg, rad, grad, and turn. Erm, yeah… we all knew those, right???

I don’t fully understand what is talking about with this node.js-powered automated JS profiling script, but I trust that it is good…

These animations are as impressive as they are over-the-top!

Several variations of responsive pagination, all based on the same HTML, and easily customizable.

So, we’ve all heard that sitting all day is bad for us, right? And we’ve all heard about the whole standing-desk craze, right?? Well, we now have desks that tell us when to switch positions, and then switch positions for us, even syncing with our Fitbits, so we can track, um, our standing and sitting… Oy…

I’m pretty sure we’ve covered object-fit before, but it’s worth repeating

An email from , via the W3.org respimg list-serve:

I’ve been working on a flow chart that might capture how someone decides which combination of responsive image features might make sense. I’m considering a separate flow chart on picking image breakpoints.
Here’s my current work in progress:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/196424/images-flowchart.pdf

Yeah, it’s like that…

For a deep-read (have a long train ride or flight coming up?), offers a thorough collection of Design Principles that he continues to collect and curate. He also offers a bit of an introduction, but it too, I’m afraid, is a bit of a long-read… :-)

Speaking of deep-reads, Weighing SVG Animation Techniques (with Benchmarks). Wow, that’s thorough.

And speaking of SVG, wow, really nice intro-level walk-through on SVG Shapes; the next article in the series focuses specifically on the path element, nicely explaining what that massive d attribute means… Both are great reads!

I’m sure like most of you, I have hated the masked password field from the very first time I had to use it, and grumble to myself every time I mistype something and have to Backspace over the entire password and start again… So I rejoiced when I read ‘s first article on password unmasking, but felt certain it would never catch-on; after all, people are brainwashed into thinking it is necessary for the security of the planet! But with Luke’s latest article on the subject, Showing Passwords on Log-In Screens, he includes success stories and conversion rates. Hopefully this will help convince other sites to take this bold and beautiful step forward…

After far, far, far too long, YouTube is now using HTML5‘s video tag as their default player, not Flash… Huzzah!

And finally, I saw this on “The Facebook” the other day and just thought it was cute… :-)

Google and I are so close that we finish each other's sentences...
Google and I are so close that we finish each other's sen[tences]

Happy reading,
Atg

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