Peachpit: Introducing HTML5, 2nd Edition
What I hoped for was a free upgrade or a discount (come on, I'm Dutch!). But most of all I hoped for some sort of a diff file which would simply highlight all the changes between the first (which I already read) and the second edition. That would actually be a killer feature for any ebook. Publishers should look into the possibilities of digital publishing and they should really stop emulating paper. But still, you all should buy this new updated version of Introducing HTML5 by Bruce Lawson and Remy Sharp.
It’s Not China; It’s Efficiency That Is Killing Our Jobs - DYSKE.COM
Usually I never link to articles about economy but I liked the title too much: efficiency has some clear advantages (I type this on a highly optimized text editor) but I also think that efficiency can kill creativity, among many other things.
Interface Design is Copywriting « Bokardo
I guess the title says it all: the most important thing about interface design is the copy: without good copy it's just not going to work. Or like Stephen Hay said: (structured) content first.
The trouble with font classifications | Clagnut § Design thinking · Typography
Richard Rutter thinks that the way we classify fonts is based on the wrong attributes. If you agree with him and you have some ideas on how classification can be improved just contact him, he's looking for help.
What We Don't Know | CSS-Tricks
On the web there are many things that we just don't know about how someone will see our work. Knowing what these things are and accepting the fact that you can't control them will make you a better designer/developer/person. Chris Coyier sums up some of the things you just don't know about your user. A good list with links to more information. Everybody should read this.
#816: Revert mobile-first media queries and remove respond.js - Issues - h5bp/html5-boilerplate - GitHub
Paul Irish raised the question if respond.js in combination with mobile first media queries should be in the HTML5 Boilerplate (note that the URL has changed). This resulted in a very interesting discussion with some instant classic essay like comments like this one by Stephanie Rieger. Take your time to read the whole thread, you will learn a lot.
The explosion of mobile is forcing us to be smarter measuring the web
A rather long article about site statistics and the fact that they are not sufficient because of mobile. But it's not just about mobile, it's about the way we consume our content, the website is not the main interface anymore.
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LukeW | An Event Apart: Content First
As usual Luke Wroblewski wroblewskied every talk from the last An Event Apart – which had a focus on content, it seems. Good to see that content starts to reach the big public. Here are Luke's notes on the opening talk with the title Content First. Some other interesting talks that are worth the read are this one by Karen McGrane and this one by Jeremy Keith.
Detecting if images are disabled in browsers | The Paciello Group Blog
Here's a handy script to detect if images are disabled in the users browser. Might be useful one day.