Wootarama! It’s my 100th reading list as the penultimate blogpost of this blog’s eleventh year. The Queen just sent me a telegram. You can send me Guinness or Laphroiag.
- Mozilla and Web Components: Update – “Mozilla will not ship an implementation of HTML Imports.” by Anne van Kesteren.
- Naming ::content – your bestest chums at the CSS Working Group want your help bikeshedding the name of the
::contentpseudo-wotsit (they’re n00bs at bike-shedding). I chose “::content” because HTML is the content, regardless of shadow shenanigans.
- Introducing WhatTF – “a taskforce that wants to define the CSS Box Tree(T) and its functionality(F). In other words we want to know What Tree Functions(WhatTF) are missing/needed from the web platform today in order to simplify or make CSS more powerful for our users”. As far as I can tell, bringing Extensible Web Manifesto principles to CSS. Update: now renamed “Project Houdini“.
- Opera goes to BlinkOn 3 – notes from the Opera team attending BlinkOn, the conference for Blink contributors.
- Opera Coast 4 released for iOS, now includes Opera Turbo to speed up your full-screen gesture-tastic browsing. And my mate does the marketing, so give it a spin and she’ll love me even more.
- Responsive web design presentations at Fluent and State of the Browser – Jetsetting glamourguy and inventor of the SVG+Media Queries – holy shit! technique @andreasbovens rounds-up his 2014 #rwd talks
- Pinned Apps – An app model for the web some Righteous Thinking from my chums at Moz, which earns each of them an Xmas snog. “If you think of the current app store experience as consumers going to a grocery store to buy packaged goods off a shelf, the web is more like a hunter-gatherer exploring a forest and discovering new tools and supplies along their journey.”
- Talking of making “apps” better: How Broken is Discovery on the App Store? This Broken.
- Defining multiple captions and alt text for responsive images by Ian Devlin. Interesting – but I’m not completely convinced by the use-case.
- Web Components and the Future of CSS by Philip Walton (Google). “Writing good CSS requires magical powers and the ability to predict the future”
- All systems go for the new MOJ intranet – UK Ministry of Justice to re-do intranet on WordPress, follow @GOVUK’s design principles & writing style. Hurrah.
- VATMOSS by Remy Sharp. “I’ve considered blocking EU members from subscribing… I’ve considered just killing the business side of JS Bin … This legislation is killing business in the UK”. And here’s how Remy did it.
- OMG! Guardians of the French language warn against using ‘LOL’ – Yet again, Académie Française is two months behind me. MDR.
- This Is a Generic Brand Video made purely from stock footage.
- badass advertising job titles – “What’s your new advertising job title? Find out!”