Tuts+ series on trying to make WordPress easier to install and set-up. Pretty intriguing idea!
Fun run-through about what constitutes an HTML
table and how to keep it semantically “interesting”.
What do you know about the Web Animations API? I knew next to nothing (really only that it was out there, somewhere, and would eventually let us… animate stuff, somehow). Well, here is the introduction to a 5-part series on the upcoming API; might as well get to know it now!
And while we’re still talking about animation, let’s loop back to accessibility too, with two articles from A List Apart:
Enough already, what about us developers???
Okay, okay! Here are the results from a similar survey, The State of Front-End Tooling – 2015. Happy?? :-)
And as long as we’re on the survey-band-wagon, here are the results from the sixth screen reader survey!
And if you are looking for a little insight into Object-oriented JS, this Tuts+ article is pretty great, doing a great job of making it sound rather simple.
Now if you are looking to be impressed, check-out Jets.js, which is “a Native CSS search engine”…
And combining the world of design and development, dig into the
@font-face dilemma and what you can do about it.
None other than Aaron Gustafson offers a mighty fine reading list focused on rather dubious Internet service provider behaviors.
Interesting screen-reader behavior when an image’s
alt attribute has line-breaks; worth knowing about.
The one persistent myth in our industry is that “CDNs are for static content,” but there is a lot to be gained for routing dynamic (non-cacheable) requests through a CDN as well.
In fact, I was not aware that dynamic content could be cached, and am still not quite sure how that would work; guess I need to look into that!
A clever tactic from Christian Heilmann for delaying image loading by wrapping them inside of a
template element, then revealing them post-load via JS. The natural fallback for browsers that don’t understand
template is to simply render the images; not lazy-loaded then, but everything works. Nice one!
And finally, let’s wrap this one up with a light reading of habits we, as developers, should all be avoiding. Most of you probably already do, but it’s an easy list to peruse, so give it a skim, just to make sure… :-)