I love technology, and cannot wait for it to start really improving our lives (I’m looking at you, self-driving car!). But beyond me being lazy and wanting a free chauffeur, tech has recently hit the news with a couple life-saving abilities:
So, that’s the future, what else is happening?
Well, we here in the present are still trying to deal with responsive images… Here is a great collection of responsive images, in the wild! Look and learn!
A bevy of advanced API specification articles hit the air waves this week…
- W3C First Public Working Draft for Audio Output Devices API
- W3C First Public Working Draft for Screen Capture
- W3C Working Draft for WebRTC
- The Selection API specification
- W3C Recommendation for Vibration API
A really fantastic, start-from-the-start Chrome DevTools article.
And a really nice intro to animating pseudo elements… Now why hadn’t I thought of that??
Hmm, an open source performance timing extension for Google Chrome. Looks promising!
Another option for getting 60 fps (while still using the word “flip”, but not the word “board”), Paul Lewis introduces the out-there animation concept he calls FLIP… Did I mention that it’s out-there??
With some basic CSS and just a little JS, Chris Coyier creates an iBooks-like layout, complete with “page” turning… I imagine with a little time, one could create an almost page-turning-like animation, but why? I think a sliding transition might be nice, but otherwise, readability: 100%!!
Notifying the user that their action has been received is paramount to a good user experience. But when the result is not immediately apparent, how do you tell them? Here is a small collection of subtle event effects. A few are silly, of course, but most are pretty cool, and the idea is there.
And finally, I will be on vacation all of next week (in fact, I’m on my way to airport as this auto-publishes), so you won’t hear from me for a bit; take that as you will… :-) See you on the flip-side!