daily links

  • Retina.js | Retina graphics for your website
    retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays
  • Duplex – Retina Image Converter
    If you have a site that doesn’t look great on a retina/HiDPI display because your image assets are too small (and you don’t have higher resolution originals), Duplex can help. Duplex does it’s best to produce upscaled double-sized images from your originals which you can then run at the intended size, often with great results. Duplex can also take your high resolution images and scale them to half size for serving to non-retina displays.
  • Harry Slaughter: Fixing corrupted menus
    Step one is to empty the corrupted tables: In your favorite SQL client, run the following commands: truncate menu_links; truncate menu_router; At this point, your site will be completely unusable. But not for long. To complete the final step, you will need to be comfortable with the Drupal admin’s best friend, drush. Simply run the following commands from your terminal (Viva tcsh!): drush php-eval ‘menu_router_build();’ drush cc menu Now my menus are as fresh as the day they were installed.
  • Stick your landings! position: sticky lands in WebKit – HTML5Rocks Updates
    position: sticky is a new way to position elements and is conceptually similar to position: fixed. The difference is that an element with position: sticky behaves like position: relative within its parent, until a given offset threshold is met in the viewport.
  • Big Data vs. Privacy: Großbritannien zentralisiert 52 Millionen Krankenakten für Forschung, Anonymisierung fraglich
    In Großbritannien sollen die Krankenakten aller Einwohner zentral gesammelt und mit anderen Datenbanken verknüpft werden. Wissenschaftler sollen damit neue Erkenntnisse finden können. Die Regierung verspricht eine Anonymisierung der Daten – die immer schwieriger zu leisten ist.
  • jMetronome: Using jQuery to keep typographic rhythm (Fortes)
    jQuery Plugin to preserve vertical rhythm. The code is fairly straightforward. Briefly, what it does is add padding to the top or bottom of an element in order to ensure its total height is a multiple of the document’s overall line height.
  • It’s Bacon! A jQuery plugin that allows you to wrap text around a bezier curve or a line.
    Bacon is a jQuery plugin that allows you to wrap text around a bezier curve or a line. You can view a demo with a conveniently placed slice of juicy, delicious bacon below.