Stop solving problems you don’t yet have | this is rachelandrew.co.uk
Boilerplates, polyfills, frameworks, bootstrap, grid-systems; there is this believe that all problems and all issues in a site can be solved beforehand. Rachel Andrew explains why we shouldn't use all these boilerplates and frameworks as a starting point, we should only use solutions if we really need them. An absolute must read.
I attended three conferences last year and all three were exceptionally good: Fronteers, dConstruct and Mobilism. The second edition of Mobilism will be held in a few weeks time and the line-up is simply amazing. If you are serious about (mobile) web development and design and you live in Europe you should attend. And if you read the Daily Nerd you can use this link for a 10% discount. (Students should contact the organization for a much better discount) See you there!
CSS Compatibility Tables updated - QuirksBlog
The CSS compatibility tables on Quirksmode have been updated. Peter-Paul Koch shares his findings.
Fontomas - easy iconic fonts composer
Some articles have been published lately about using fonts to display icons (most notably this article by Eric Eggert). Here's a handy tool that puts just the icons you need into a font file. You can even choose which character should map the font!
Remember the web?
Here are the notes from a talk that Maciej Cegłowski did a while ago about some more or less technical aspects of personal archiving. Sounds boring? It's not, not at all.
De Wasstraat #10 – Context, Formulieren en Banners | De Wasstraat
Together with my colleague Peet Sneekes I drove to and through the car wash, for the tenth time. And yes, we did talk about content, and yes, you do have to understand Dutch if you want to know what we're saying. Here's the view from the backseat if you don't want to hear us talk.
Responsive Navigation Patterns | Brad Frost Web
By now we mastered the art of laying out a navigation on a big screen. But how do you show that same navigation on a small screen? Brad Frost collected some possible solutions in this excellent article. Here's the More-Pattern I used on a prototype once (I've never seen it in the wild though, you should start using it)
Responsive Summit - Anna Debenham
Anna Debenham attended the Responsive Summit a while ago (how does one get invited to that summit? I want to take part in the next one) and she shares her excellent thoughts on the summit and on responsive design in general. A great, great read, with some great thoughts and tips on clients, workflow, and assumptions. You should definitely read it!
Responsive Summit: Workflow | Mark Boulton
Mark Boulton attended the Responsive Summit as well and wrote down his thoughts about it. If your struggling with the responsive design workflow then you should definitely read this.
Tools for developers: Opera Mobile emulator and Opera Dragonfly with remote debugging - YouTube
In this small video Patrick H. Lauke shows us how the Opera Emulator works and, more impressive, how you can do remote debugging with Opera Dragonfly.