Bridging the gap between native and web
- Offline First: Your Next Progressive Enhancement Technique? – useful roundup by Craig Buckler on Sitepoint
- Laying The Groundwork For Extensibility an excellent article on specifying the web forward, with examples as well as philosophy (I like examples, as I’m Too Thick For Philosophy™)
- LargeLocalStorage LargeLocalStorage bridges browser incompatibilities to give you a large capacity (up to several GB when authorized by the user) key-value store in the browser (IE 10, Chrome, Safari 6+, Firefox, Opera).
Standards ‘n’ stuff
- Individual addressability of CSS things – “Individual addressability of things is a lovely property of CSS, and we shouldn’t just abandon it.” says FOSS loveball Stuart Langridge
- screen.width is useless writes PPK. “I tested screen.width/height and related properties in the mobile browsers. The conclusion is that screen.width/height is completely unreliable.”
- CSS properties for snapping during scrolling – Mozilla’s take on Micorsoft’s CSS submission to W3C
- Responsive images – end of year report It’s nearly two years since I suggested a <picture> element as a strawman proposal as a way to solve the problem of responsive images, so let’s have a look at how we’re doing.
- Why We Need Responsive Images: Part Deux
- CSS Shapes From Images
- The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone – “a small operating system that manages everything related to radio … . Put a compromised base station in a crowded area…and you can remotely turn on microphones, cameras, place rootkits, place calls/send SMS messages to expensive numbers, and so on.”
- Why GitHub is not your CV – “your GitHub profile is about as relevant to a decent hiring decision as your Klout score”
- AbsurdJS: JS-based CSS/HTML preprocessor – “I decided to reinvent the wheel and write my own CSS preprocessor”.
- Cachemonet – a generative mashup of gifs and music, best enjoyed full-screen, loud and after 4 tokes.
- “This Photo Jigsaw features an image of Anal sack of a double spined urchin” – a must for your loved ones at Xmas