daily links

  • The Vanilla Web Diet | Smashing Coding
    So here is what I propose: we need to put the Web on a diet, using vanilla Web technology that comes with browsers. As Alex Russell put it in his talk at Fronteers this year, if we want to change the Web it is up to us to move it ahead, and using polyfills and libraries is a future tax we currently pay.
    Every successful diet is connected with a change in lifestyle. For the Vanilla Web Diet, here is what I propose we can do to slim down the products we build. This will not be applicable to everything, of course, and there is a place to start with a library and an abstraction layer. As I said before, sooner or later we will have an environment where libraries allow us to build great apps and products. But for a simple website with a few enhancements, it is time we stop randomly putting things together because they look shiny or seem very small.
  • iTunes – Books – Aurora Manual by Sam Richard
    The Aurora Manual: your definitive guide to the HTML5, Sass and Compass powered Aurora base theme for Drupal. Inside, you will find all you need to get started working with the Aurora base theme, from installing Sass and Compass to creating your sub theme to what options and Compass extensions are available for you to use out of the box.
  • Fake – Mac OS X Web Browser Automation and Webapp Testing Made Simple.
    Fake is a new browser for Mac OS X that makes web automation simple. Fake allows you to drag discrete browser Actions into a graphical Workflow that can be run again and again without human interaction. The Fake Workflows you create can be saved, reopened, and shared.
  • Laravel – A Clean & Classy PHP Framework
    Laravel is a clean and classy framework for PHP web development. Freeing you from spaghetti code, Laravel helps you
    create wonderful applications using simple, expressive syntax. Development should be a creative experience
    that you enjoy, not something that is painful. Enjoy the fresh air.
  • Field formatter CSS class | drupal.org
    The Field formatter CSS class module allows you to set any text/list/option field to render as CSS class on the node. This enables the node author to select predefined CSS styling per node.
  • How should we handle responsive images? | Boagworld – Web & Digital Advice
    Just don’t bother
    But I have one that works for me precisely 98.21% of the time:
    Don’t bother with ‘responsive images’. (…)
    Mobile networks already compress the hell out of served images.
  • Stairway Navigation | CSS-Tricks
    On a whim the other day I thought I’d build out an idea for navigation I had. It’s nothing but a visual effect in which the hovered (or active) navigation item becomes the tallest "stair" and other items before and after it step down.
  • Ratchet
    Prototype iPhone apps with simple HTML, CSS and JS components.