Louis contacted me with an opportunity to write
for Sitepoint and replied with this article. I am quite
intrigued with the concept of web components and Polymer appears to be the perfect
library to experiment with these technologies at a very early stage.
Well, if you think loading script in HTML is as simple as including the script tag then you need to
read this piece by Jake Archibald. The article dicusses various ways in which you
with each of them and how to circumvent problems.
Obviously, there is no clear winner as each method comes with its own set of baggage. But,
nevertheless the style of writing is extremely simple yet the depth of topic is immense which
is exactly what I like about Jake’s writing.
I wish I had seen this much earlier in my career, but nevertheless it is better to be late than never.
All thanks to Sebastien Gabriel for putting up this amazing guide for learning
more about cross-DPI and cross-platform design from the very beginning.
Sebastien is a visual designer at Google Chrome and it should come as no surprise given the quality and depth of the
article. I am sure reading this article can only make you a better designer and would help you make better decisions the next time you design pixels and adapct them for various devices.
Neat little trick I learned from Joshua Hibbert's website, where he has effectively used this technique to design backgrounds stretching infinitely on either directions but the content respects the width.
High fives to the folks at GeekPause for featuring me on their blog, as Geek of the Week! Not sure if I deserve the title by any stretch of imagination but I am the first one to be featured there and I am sure that there are many more great folks that will be featured in the coming days.
Coming up with a cost of an article you’re writing as a guest author for some fancy blog could be quite tricky! Largely because you are unaware of the standard rates charged by fellow technical writers in the developer community and either parties do not want to end up on the losing side.
Thankfully, Expand2Web saved us by designing an infographics that aims to address all the queries and conveniently categorizes the cost based on various parameters that will potentially help you make up your mind.
Little old, but Boris Smus introduced a minimal design concept of a business card way back in 2010 that looks incredibly simple but still quite detailed. I immediately, launched Codepen and whipped up an experiment to build this concept using plain-old CSS.
I’m glad that the CSS working group wiki compiled
a list of mistakes that were made in the design of CSS and are willing to
correct if anyone invents a time machine. My favorite one’s are,
rgba() and hsla() should not exist, rgb() and hsl() should have gotten
an optional fourth parameter for opacity.
The currentcolor keyword should have a dash, current-color.
Box-sizing should be border-box by default.
background-size with one value should duplicate its value, not default the
second one to auto.
white-space: nowrap should be white-space: no-wrap.
It is very easy to screw things up, even for design decisions made to build a
language used on the web that literally affects the entire world. But it takes
a great deal of courage to acknowledge the mistakes commited in the past and
develop a genuine intention to resolve them.
Love it if you like it and do not forget to love other pens as well that you might find interesting. The experiment is responsive and works equally well on both small and large screens. Fonts used are Average, Average Sans and Italic subset is from Alegreya.