The CSS at…

Chris Coyier:

There was a fun little trend toward the end of last year where companies were posting their approach to CSS. The tools involved, the methodologies, the thinking, and the data and numbers behind it. Mark Otto kicked it off, best I can tell. I mostly just wanted to post a list of them here, since that’s perfect fodder for CSS-Tricks. I ended up slapping it into a table with a few bits of data that are easy to compare, just for fun.

Speaking of the Sass Architecture at Evernote, Chris Coyier recently put together a table with a bunch of Companies which shared their approaches over the past months.

How Evernote handles their Sass Architecture

Ryan Burgess:

In order best organize all these modules we’ve created four main directories where these files can live. Using the directories: base, layout, modules, and themes helps organize our files in a project and compile CSS into a clean, logical file.

Another post about the Front End Architecture, in this case Sass specifically, of a certain service/product. I really enjoy those posts.

Jekyll 3.0 Release Gameplan

Parker Moore:

I’d like to get Jekyll 3.0 out the door in Q1 2015 to bring all the amazingness we have been cooking out to you excellent Jekyll users and developers. […] Anything else you’d like to see?

Even though I don’t have any site running Jekyll, I’m a big fan. Version 3.0 is right around the corner and now is the time for you to make your wishes for the coming update.

Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

The Verge:

Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell The Verge that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers.

What we know so far about the new Browser, codenamed Spartan, sounds really promising. I’m really excited about how Microsoft is developing itself lately.

New animation controls in Chrome Canary

Val Head:

The latest version of Canary now has controls to globally slow down and pause animation right from Dev Tools.

That’s another awesome addition to the Chrome DevTools. Especially debugging CSS animations can, or I should say could be quite hard. Make sure to check out Val’s screencast demonstrating the feature.

Speaker interview: Andy Hume

jQueryUK/Andy Hume:

What piece of advice do you wish you’d received when you first started out in development?

Don’t concentrate too much on specialising, and don’t pigeon hole yourself. People are too quick to specialise in front-end or back-end, whereas the reality is a large part of our skill is just being an experienced and talented developer.

A nice, short, on-point interview with Andy Hume from the Twitter engineering team.

New ShopTalkShow Website inside CodePen

One of my favourite Web Development Podcasts, ShopTalkShow, has a new Website. It looks pretty nice even though I’m not a big fan of the left alignment. It’s fast, too. And what’s really cool, Dave built it inside CodePen. How awesome is that?

It’s Kirby’s third birthday

Bastian Allgeier:

I can’t believe three years have already passed since Kirby’s first release on January 9, 2012. A lot happened in the meantime and I can’t thank you enough for your constant support and feedback throughout those three years. It means the world to me that my little software baby is still growing strong with your help. There’s more to come — a lot more — and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Happy Birthday kirby! On to the next great year.

Atomic Design: The Book

Brad Frost:

The traditional way to write a book involves retreating to cave for months, then eventually crawling out and declaring “Behold! I’ve written a book for you to consume.”

I’m not doing that.

Brad Frost is writing a book about Atomic Design and he’s not doing it the traditional way. You will be able to read along online. To learn more about the process go read his post. And make sure to preorder the final book.

CSS you can get excited about in 2015

Rachel Andrew:

In this article I’ll take a look at some newer modules and individual CSS features that are gaining browser support. Not all of these are features you’ll be able to use in production immediately, and some are only available behind experimental flags. However you’ll find plenty of things here that you can begin to play with — even if only during a prototyping stage of development.

Take a look at CSS Selectors Level 4, the calc() function, CSS grid layout and more. A lot of cool things to come!