A bumper reading list for those long holidays (and because I’ve been away conferencing for a few weeks and need to spurt out my backlog).
HTML5, CSS and NEWT
- Installable Web Apps Will be the Next Tech Battleground – “Why can’t the WC3, Google and Mozilla agree on how to deliver next-generation Web apps online?”, quoting Yours Truly
- WHATWG wiki – <main> element (which I now support)
- I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Fucking Ecosystem says potty-mouthed @edent
- Facebook enhances photo accessibility for the visually impaired.
- The world’s first NSFW webGL shader?
- Responsive Design’s Dirty Little Secret
- CSS Animations with only one keyframe
- HTML5 canvas performance: Drawing circles
- More what’s wrong with appcache, comprehensible to mortals, by Jake Archibald. (Google+, sorry)
- A few tips on TV web development
- Dive into Flexbox – good indepth tutorial by the Bocoup people
- HTML tutorials – Web Standards Curriculum articles updated for HTML5
- Use Inkscape to trace bitmaps to make SVG – great for making icons etc that work across screen sizes. Inkscape is an open-source tool.
- Title attributes – too much accessibility – blind screenreader user Bim Egan points out why adding title attributes to links and images REALLY PISSES HER OFF. Also see the still-relevant 2007 presso by Patrick Lauke Too much accessibility: Good intentions, badly implemented.
- Anorak corner: A feature history of the modern Web Platform “When and where selected new Web-platform features were first specified, post-HTML4 and post-CSS2.1”
- Who Do Online Advertisers Think You Are? – “The travel site Orbitz, after learning that Mac users spend 30 percent more on hotel rooms than P.C. users, has started to send Mac users ads for hotels that are 11 percent more expensive than the ones that P.C. users are seeing”
- Psy Makes $8 Million by Ignoring Copyright. His OWN Copyright – Understand web culture and copyright, Gangnam Style
- Facebook, Google, Zynga ask courts to reject patents on abstract ideas that plague innovation – Who could possibly be against?
- If Apple sold bottled water
- Fragmented world: what two years of traffic data teaches you about mobile – Guardian developer blog
- 43% of Vietnamese who use the mobile web either never, or infrequently, access the internet via desktop computer (PDF)
- How to do presentations that don’t induce suicide
- I Don’t Need No Stinking API: Web Scraping For Fun and Profit
- Google’s Lost Social Network “How Google accidentally built a truly beloved social network, only to steamroll it with Google+. The sad, surprising story of Google Reader” – worth a read if you can stomach the uber-hipster namedropping
- You Are Not Your Code – “A critique of your project is not tantamount to a personal attack.”
- The Web We Lost by Anil Dash, and Longing for an open(er) web, a follow-up by Rian van der Merwe
- Filters are the future so…The Next Web announces ‘Filters for Posts’!
- James Pearce All you need is (angle bracket)body/(angle bracket) – why HTML is so old-fashioned, from Full Frontal 2012
- Is HTML relevent in the era of web apps? John Allsopp’s reply in defence of HTML, from Full Frontal 2012
- Mobile Debugging – Remy Sharp, at From the Front 2012
- Cry-Baby of the Year – a list of ten previous winners of Cry-Baby of the Week who have been shortlisted by me as nominees for Cry-Baby of the Year
- Dalkey Archive Press seeks unpaid interns -” Any of the following will be grounds for immediate dismissal during the probationary period: coming in late or leaving early without prior permission; being unavailable at night or on the weekends; failing to meet any goals; giving unsolicited advice about how to run things; taking personal phone calls during work hours; gossiping; misusing company property, including surfing the internet while at work; submission of poorly written materials; creating an atmosphere of complaint or argument; failing to respond to emails in a timely way; not showing an interest in other aspects of publishing beyond editorial; making repeated mistakes; violating company policies. DO NOT APPLY if you have a work history containing any of the above.”
And finally, here’s Kim Wilde, pissed on a train after the Magic FM Xmas party, singing “Kids in America” and “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”.