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List, Detail and Beyond | Pipits for Perch
Fantastic in-depth practical approach to list/detail including adding your individual item views to a sitemap!
how-to  cms  sitemaps  dev  perch  list-details 
may 2018 by abberdab
Improve Web Typography with CSS Font Size Adjust — SitePoint
The font-size-adjust property in CSS allows developers to specify the font-size based on the height of lowercase letters instead of uppercase letters. This can significantly improve the legibility of text on the web.
fouc  typography  vertical-rhythm  fallbacks  dev  fout 
september 2017 by abberdab
Clubhouse: Project Management Tools You’ll Enjoy Using.
Task tracker (kind of a cross between Jira and Trello?) used by the folks at Perch.
agile  kanban  tools  productivity  projectmanagement  dev 
march 2017 by abberdab
Sketch for Front-End Developers Part I
How to export assets, make a Style Library, pull CSS from Sketch, and more.
sketch-app  tutoriais  design  dev 
november 2016 by abberdab
Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator by Cloudinary
Efficiently analyze each hi-res image and find the best dimensions for embedding as responsive images in your site
tools  image  breakpoints  dev  rwd 
november 2016 by abberdab
mamuso/sketch-designdoc · GitHub
Plug-in for Sketch used to export a simple website with navigation.
sketch-app  plugins  dev 
november 2016 by abberdab
Responsive HTML Email Templates for Download
Building HTML email is hard and time consuming. Use these templates to get that job done quickly so you can get back to other important stuff.
html  email  templates  download  dev 
september 2016 by abberdab
Pricing The Unknown When Quoting Web Design Projects
Slides, content, and insights from Jennifer Bourn's Word Camp San Diego talk on creating effective, accurate web design quotes when information is lacking
business  estimating  proposals  discovery  projects  clients  scoping  dev  design  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
Handling Uncertainty When Estimating Software Projects | Lullabot
Uncertain requirements make estimation hard. Use this tool to produce better estimates and start conversations that clarify those uncertainties.
agile  projectmanagement  estimating  business  dev 
august 2016 by abberdab
WTF, forms?
Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic. Designed for IE9+, as well as the latest Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Created by @mdo.
design  css  forms  dev  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
Front-End Development in an Internet of Things World
The world wide web has continuously developed and morphed throughout its 27-year history. How we display and style content has gone through various phases throughout this time, the most recent of which was the emergence of a responsive web — one web that adapts to fit multiple browsers and device sizes. When it comes to a web with an ever growing number of “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as Raspberry Pis, smartwatches, personal assistants that work solely via voice, and so much more — the potential of the responsive web is going to be tested.

The IoT means even more varied devices out there in the wild that could potentially try to load content from the web. We need to ensure that the web remains as accessible and usable to those devices if we are to avoid another big segmentation like we had in the early battles between mobile and desktop. The last thing we want is one web designed for the IoT and one for the mobile and desktop web.
iot  front-end  device-agnostic  rwd  dev 
august 2016 by abberdab
The Search For The Holy Grail: How I Ended Up With Element Queries, And How You Can Use Them Today – Smashing Magazine
For some time, we've run up against the limits of what CSS can do. Those who build responsive layouts will freely admit the frustrations and shortcomings of CSS...
javascript  element-queries  polyfills  rwd  dev 
july 2016 by abberdab
Frank Chimero - The Web’s Grain
This site is an interpretation of my talk from Webstock, 2015. It is a companion to What Screens Want, a previous essay on designing natively for screens.
design  article  philosophy  rwd  www  dev 
july 2016 by abberdab
Introduction · eBay MIND Patterns
Accessibility patterns used by eBay. Thorough and useful real world documentation

"NOTE: Support for Internet Explorer 9 and below was recently dropped, allowing us more time to focus on accessibility matters, rather than cross-browser issues."
accessibility  documentation  examples  markup  dev 
july 2016 by abberdab
Accessible SVGs | CSS-Tricks
Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) is emerging as the preferred graphic format to use on the web today. Are you abandoning the icon font or replacing old pg, gif and png graphics for the well-supported
svg  accessibility  crossbrowser  adobe-illustrator  animation  charts  interactive  contrast  dev 
july 2016 by abberdab
Adactio: Journal—Unlabelled search fields
Adam Silver is writing a book on forms—you may be familiar with his previous book on maintainable CSS. In a recent article (that for some reason isn’t on his blog), he looks at markup patterns for search forms and advocates that we should always use a label. I agree. But for some reason, we keep getting handed designs that show unlabelled search forms. And no, a placeholder is not a label.
accessibility  forms  dev  design  www 
july 2016 by abberdab
#artTheWeb
A collection of articles, talks, and web experiments by Una Kravets based around designing in the browser. Tutorials and Articles: Vintage Washout Effect 3D Anaglyph Effect Vignette Study Faux Bokeh
css  dev  design  www 
december 2015 by abberdab
Design with Developers in Mind
Designs for the web need to be thought about as fluid canvasses.
education  design  flow  dev 
august 2015 by abberdab
12 Little-Known CSS Facts (The Sequel)
Nice run-down of little known CSS Facts! Fun!
css  tips  dev 
july 2015 by abberdab
A Simple Development to Deployment Workflow
In this article I’ll be taking a look at how to build a simple yet robust workflow for developing sites that require PHP and MySQL. I’ll show you how to use Vagrant to create and run a web server on your own computer, with the version of PHP your live site runs. I also demonstrate a process for using a hosted service to deploy files in a robust way to your live server.
vagrant  localdev  workflow  deployment  dev 
july 2015 by abberdab
StackShare
Share your stack, learn from other developers
Tell other developers what you use to build specific apps and infrastructure. Learn how other developers are using tools.
stacks  software  sharing  architecture  devops  dev 
november 2014 by abberdab
Reflecting on the Revamped Sherpa - Web Standards Sherpa
Our Publisher Aaron turns the spotlight on the Sherpa site and walks through some of the choices we made for the mobile-first overhaul of this site.
mobile-first  ems  design  rwd  www  dev 
october 2014 by abberdab
Getting Sass(y) With Client Handoffs | Duo Consulting
When working with "power user" clients who will tinker with their site after handoff, how can we as developers prepare our clients for whats to come? Here are some of our recommendations for processes that will prevent major headaches in the future.
handoff  preprocessors  clients  client-education  business  www  dev 
october 2014 by abberdab
Do as Little as Possible ∙ An A List Apart Column
We sometimes spend more time tracking down why web fonts are spitting out garbage on a particular BlackBerry than creating and honing meaningful content.
simple  mobile  client-education  dev  design  www 
september 2014 by abberdab
uilang
a minimal, ui-focused programming language for web designers
js  iu  interactive  dev  design  www 
september 2014 by abberdab
SCSS @extends Across Media Queries - CodePen
A nice paginated tutorial in Codepen to get @extend 'working' with Media Queries.
mediaqueries  rwd  dev  www  sass  css 
september 2014 by abberdab
Nature and the Artist - Van Gogh Museum
Beautiful, immersive "story" about how nature inspired Vincent Van Gogh.
inspiration  storytelling  rwd  dev  design  www 
august 2014 by abberdab
Lessons Learned by Being the Client ∙ An A List Apart Column
I ran a web development consultancy from mid-2001 through to early 2013. By 2006, the company I had started alone was busy enough for my husband, Drew McLellan, to join the business full time. The vast majority of our work was as an outsourced team, developing projects for design agencies. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  www 
august 2014 by abberdab
Creative front-end developer at Mud ~ Authentic Jobs
we're advertising two new roles at - Web designer and Creative front-end dev
web:jobdescriptions  dev  www 
july 2014 by abberdab
What it means to be a Front-end Developer in 2014 – The Pastry Box Project
Remember the time that pretty much anyone who made a website was dubbed ‘Webmaster’? Over the last 20 years we’ve figured out more about how to work with the web but then things move on and we find ourselves in this loop between feeling close to understanding and being out of our depth playin via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  www 
july 2014 by abberdab
Work as a Freelancer – David Bushell – Web Design & Front-end Development – David Bushell make websites. I help small businesses, start-ups, individuals, and fellow web agencies make the most of their web presence.
It’s been over a year since I started freelancing and time has flown by in the most enjoyable of fashions. Work has been good and financially I hit my 12 month target — nothing specific or special; enough to get by. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  www 
june 2014 by abberdab
Ziptastic
Ziptastic is a simple API that allows people to ask which Country,State and City are associated with a Zip Code.

The purpose for this service is to STOP the madness of having to fill those information out on webforms. If you've ever filled out a webform, then you have probably gotten to the address section and simply entered in your street information and then your city, state, country and then your zip code. This has always bothered me because the 3 fields prior to the zip code can be determined from the zip code!
zipcode  forms  addresses  dev  www 
august 2013 by abberdab
PuPHPet - Online GUI configurator for Puppet & Vagrant
impressed with the recent updates to - very handy if you need to spin up quick VMs to test PHP stuff.
dev  www 
july 2013 by abberdab
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