Understandably, Microsoft seems really, really excited and proud of Edge, and are happy to talk about all the hard work they’ve done to make it a “modern browser”. But isn’t it a little sad that a big part of the marketing message has to be that it should be “just… like other browsers”??
That being said, how does your site look on Edge?
And if you’re ready to step away from these plug-ins with your published media, better know how to deal with the new web media options.
Paul Lewis runs through a fantastically simple fix for the JSConf.eu scrolling performance issue. “Hopefully that helps someone,” he says at the end.
And it did! Chris Ruppel walks us through applying the same fix to the Four Kitchens website.
Fantastic collection of shapes that you can make with only CSS.
One of the annoying things about web technology is that there is no “date” or “big moment” when a new technology finally comes of age and can be used publicly… Old devices and browsers just sadly, slowly die, and new technology just happily, slowly becomes well-supported. Like Flexbox… Can I Use says it is fantastically well-supported now, and here is a great presentation from Zoe Mickley Gillenwater on using Flexbox as a progressive enhancement.
Val Head walks us through several great examples of how animation can be handled differently across various screen sizes (you know, all “responsive” and stuff…).
And speaking of responsive web, here is a great collection of thoughts from Jeremy Keith regarding the process and thoughts used to find the proper baseline for responsively-enhancing a project. The underlying theme is to “keep the baseline as low as possible” but also keep in mind this quote from Jake Archibald:
I’m a strong believer in progressive enhancement, but also that each phase of the enhancement needs a user.
Native CSS scroll snap points are something I have dreamt of for some time… I hate having to rely on JS to jump from point A to point B. Well, it looks like they are finally, slowly, creeping into browsers. ßupport is still not great, but as the article demonstrates, you can use native CSS
@support and a quick JS check to detect if you need special CSS or a polyfill for non-native support.
From the man, the myth, the legend, Bruce Lawson, comes a talk about all of the latest responsive images bits and pieces.
And from another legend, Dudley Storey, comes “a series of front-end design and development exercises and quizzes“. Enjoy.
It’s hard to remember the days of creating static HTML sites, updating pages regularly, and trying to keep those static HTML pages “fresh”… That was before having a “blog” was a common thing, and it was certainly before we had such easy-to-use CMSs as we have today. In short, it was a time before WordPress. So, in honor of the leader of the free CMSs, here is a brief history of WordPress…
And finally, enjoy this 10-second animated GIF as New Horizons, after hurtling through space for nine-years, zooms closer and closer to Pluto, bringing us ever closer to our formal meeting on July 14, 2015.
Watch Pluto slowly spin and increasingly come into focus while Charon, one of the dwarf planet’s moons, dances in orbit.