Today’s Readings

There are so many “recent” web technologies that I have been ignoring because I feel like they’re just not ready for prime time yet. Web Workers has been one. Until I read this How Fast are Web Workers article, which impressed me, and prompted me to check-out browser support, which looks pretty darned good!

A recent What a Tool! newsletter pointed out some great HTML API properties, and linked to the entire collection on MDN; I did not know many of these existed!

Wow, takes a monster DevTools deep-dive into the performance (or lack thereof) of Reddit’s mobile website. 1.1MB of minified JS… Ouch…

Hack Physics and JavaScript (part 1). Good, clean, JS physics fun!! Can’t wait for part 2!!

Maybe not quite as exciting an example of physics, this nevertheless is a fine example of a bounce.

├čo we’re all slowly crawling out of the last century and making all of our sites responsive, right? Okay, great. Now let’s also make all of our sites multilingual with these 13 tips for making responsive web design multi-lingual… :-)

Got WordPress? Go a login page that looks like every other WordPress site’s login?? Yeah, me too. Well, Tuts+ is here to help you create a custom login page, including custom branding.

Speaking of WordPress, and specifically the admin-side, how is your page load speed? I know for me, things like saving or updating a post can be pretty darned slow. So here is a little debug task to try to find (and resolve) any performance bottlenecks!

Safari is the new IE certainly made the rounds last week. So much so that it got its own website and petition! Dang.

The Art of Command Line: Master the command line, in one page. Seriously thorough endeavor. Too bad it is (mostly) only about Linux, as I’m only ever in Mac OS or Windows… :-/

So I will simply have to check-out this Smashing Magazine article Become A Command-Line Power User With Oh-My-ZSH And Z! :-)

Code reviews are smart business. Not only do they ensure that you are about to launch the most efficient way to do something, but they also ensure that all internal standards have been met, that team members understand how something new works, and they are a great way for team members to knowledge-share! But it’s also incredibly rare for teams to be allotted time to perform this task. Time, money, etc. But even when it is done, I have never seen anyone do it with CSS! Which is crazy, because that mess can become a far worse pile of spaghetti in no time at all! Anyhow, here is an example of what a CSS code review might look like. Enticing…

Some fine pointers for designers on how to better work with developers. I would also like to see a similar, but reverse-oriented article, if anyone knows of a good one.

And finally, [w]atch the Mars Opportunity rover run an 11-year marathon in this time-lapse. Yeah, that’s driving… on Mars… :-)

Happy reading,

2 Responses to Today’s Readings

  1. Rob says:

    About the command line. Macs are certified Unix. Linux used to attempt to be Unix. So most of the same command line stuff will work on both (though I haven’t read the article yet).

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