I'm not feeling as self-reflective as I normally am this year for some reason. I do feel like it's important to jot a few things down though as I never regret that.
Welcome to THE ultimate resource for creatives. Up-to-the-minute updates from over 180 of your favorite design/dev/photo blogs around the web, all in one place... Stay a while!
We also contribute our own content to the design community. View our Original Posts.
There is a CSS property for tables that, it seems to me, is well-supported, little known, and super useful. It changes the way that tables are rendered such that it gives you a sturdier, more predictable layout.
The element in HTML represents a machine-readable date, time, or duration. It can be useful for creating event scheduling, archiving, and other time-based functions. WordPress uses the time element in the default theme. Reddit uses the time element as well.
Make data visualization maps directly in your browser for free! Use the visual map editor to create geographic infographics for your website or for use in presentations. Your maps will work everywhere, including mobile devices, with no limitations on use. Only pay for advanced features like auto-updating maps or for a professional consultation.
As a beginner, understanding how the different languages you learn interact with each other can be confusing. I thought we could pair up a variety of languages to see where the intersect and communicate.
... it is suggested to add the named color 'rebeccapurple', for value #663399, to CSS Color Level 4. This is a tribute to Eric Meyer's daughter who recently passed away and a mark of support from all the Web community to Eric. I requested to ping Eric to be absolutely sure he is ok with this; he responded "he was honored by the gesture, and would love to accept it".
The following is a guest post by Adam Lichtenstein. Adam works at Wufoo, a web app for building web forms, so you can imagine the need for testing forms is at least double what the rest of us need. Adam took a different road than I took, so I'll let him share.
This is a perfect example of making a case for new language features. Not just a vague "element queries! that would be awesome!" but laying out a real-world scenario, what we have to do to achieve it now, and why that's not ideal. Of course there are big challenges (see this and this) but those debates can be held elsewhere and not muddy the "why we need it" explanation.
We've covered this before a bit. It's extra-interesting to re-visit now though, because the async attribute is now really the only recommended way to be doing …
I understand that you have been talking with [another family member] about our website. I expressed to him that I would like to have the ability to change, expand, and improve it occasionally. He said that you would be willing to help me learn to do this. My concern with our web page is that, while …
One time someone told me their biggest problem with SVG icons is that they didn't match the color of text they were by. In fact it was such a big problem for them, that despite seeing the advantages of SVG icons they were sticking with icon fonts. I didn't think of it at the time, but there is a pretty easy solution for this.
There is some backlash about this, mostly centered around the idea that browsers should be handling this for us. The opposition saying it's too hard for browsers to know, so this is essentially browsers and devs meeting in the middle. Sounds a lot like the responsive images …
Reader Hendrik Maus wrote in asking me about how I value typing skills and suggested running a poll on it. Good idea, Hendrik! I love polls that unearth some interesting data around developer opinions and skills. There are lots of ways we could ask it, but we're going to try this way: