Your developers aren’t slow

Justin Jackson:

Feel like your team isn’t shipping fast enough? Chances are, your developers aren’t to blame.

It’s often the process, which is to blame. As a developer who has worked in agencies I was nodding my head while reading this article. I guess you will do the same.

Responsible Responsive Design

foreword by Ethan Marcotte:

Learn how to turn a critical eye on your designs as you develop for new contexts (what does mobile really mean?) and screen features, speedy and lagging networks, and truly global audiences. Serve the right content across platforms, and tune for performance.

The long awaited book by Scott Jehl is out now. Make sure to buy and read it. I grabbed my digital copy and will read it over the next couple of days.

Perf.Rocks

Daniel Guillan:

Web performance matters

A new website with tons of resources to help you build lightning fast websites.

Book Review: Responsible Responsive Design

Tim Kadlec:

What’s so wonderful about the book is how rooted it is in real-world experience. These aren’t just nice-sounding techniques: these are things that Scott and the rest of the gang at Filament Group have battle tested on their own projects.

Tim already had the chance to read the upcoming book from Scott Jehl and he is as excited as I hoped he’d be. I’m very much looking forward to this book, which will go on sale on November 19th. You will be able to buy it here.

StaticGen

StaticGen is a site featuring the top Open-Source Static Site Generators. The site is filled with tons of information and will be a great ressource when you’re looking for the right static site generator for the task at hand.

RWD BLOAT?!

Dave Rupert:

Responsive Web Design gets a bad rap for performance. I investigate and bust some myths.

Speaker Deck of Dave’s latest talk. Would love to see a recording, but even the slides alone are worth your time.

9 basic principles of responsive web design

Sandijs Ruluks:

Therefore, let’s clarify some basic principles of responsive web design here to embrace the fluid web, instead of fighting it.

A really good article explaining the fundamentals of responsive design layouts. I love the gifs, which are pretty much self-explanatory.

Tmux and Vim: the perfect combination

Jack Franklin:

The talk was recorded and I will update the post with it once it’s public, but for now I just wanted to link to some of the plugins and settings I mentioned in the talk that I use in my dotfiles.

I’m using vim pretty much exclusively for a few months now and am starting to use tmux now. The dotfiles and plugin recommendations along with the two presentation from Vim London by Jack helped a lot: An introduction to tmux and Vim and Tmux – beyond basics.

Mozilla Introduces the First Browser Built For Developers

Dave Camp:

We’ve also integrated two powerful new features, Valence and WebIDE that improve workflow and help you debug other browsers and apps directly from within Firefox Developer Edition.

This intro article explains the basics of what you need to know about the Firefox Developer Edition. I have poked around a bit and Valence is an amazing tool and will be even more useful in the future while the device landscape gets bigger and bigger.

Firefox Developer Edition

The only browser made just for developers, Firefox Developer Edition was created with your workflow in mind. Build, test, scale and more all from one place, for the first time ever.

As recently announced, here is the new Firefox for Web Developers. I’m currently downloading it and will test drive it over the next couple of days. Let me know what you think of it.

Make full screen sections with 1 line of CSS

Andrew Ckor:

Modern websites nowadays are having full screen sections on their homepage. If they are not full screen, they take at least 80–90% percent of the real estate and that needs developing time and a lot of javascript coding.

Does it? Andrew Ckor shows you a different, pure CSS, approach. Would love to hear if you have tried that and if you’ve run into browser issues?

Just what is it that you want to do?

Jeremy Keith on what Progressive Enhancement really means:

But progressive enhancement is not about offering all functionality; progressive enhancement is about making sure that your core functionality is available to everyone. Everything after that is, well, an enhancement (the clue is in the name).