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Written and published by Martin Wolf

Web bloat isn’t a knowledge problem →

Christian Heilmann:

One reason for bloat — a lack of suffering the same problems
One of the biggest reasons is that developers in general don’t suffer the same issues end users do. We check our products on fast, well equipped devices on fast and steady connections. We use ad blockers. We don’t test our products on a mobile device with a flaky connection. We don’t test them on outdated setups that may well still be in use out there. We don’t even test them on other operating systems than ours. If it isn’t broken on our machine, it is good enough to release.

Responsive Tabellen nur mit CSS

In diesem Screencast zeige ich euch wie man eine Tabelle nur mit CSS responsive gestalten kann. Wir werden auf kleinen Viewports aus Reihen Spalten machen und die Tabelle horizontal scrollbar machen. Ich hoffe ihr lernt dabei etwas.

CodePen der Responsive Table Base Styles.
CodePen der gestylten Responsive Table.

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(Switching to) Windows Developer Resources

Recently the interest in Windows seems to be rising. A bunch of developers (and one designer of whom I know) are trying out Microsoft hardware and Windows 10 as their primary work horse. I like to read along and also switch over to my Windows Gaming PC for work from time to time. In this place I'm collecting everything interesting I can find about switching to and working with Windows from a developers or designers perspective. If you know of more interesting articles and people, feel free to send me an email or a tweet.

Field Reports

Dave Rupert

Dave started his experiment in the beginning of last year (2015). He switched to Windows, supported by Microsoft which provided him with a Surface Tablet. Under the hashtag #davegoeswindows Dave started his journey and took us along the way. Since he started his experiment I'm also very interested in using Windows as my primary OS. Here you can find his posts up until now:
#davegoeswindows?
Dave is Going Windows
Developing on Windows
Windows Editors and Shells
Dave Goes to the Microsoft Store
#davegoeswindows check-in
Dave Goes Back to Mac for 20 Minutes
Jekyll on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
Dave Goes Build
Ruby on Rails on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
The #davegoeswindows Finale
How I'd Save Windows Phone
Dave Builds a PC

Raymond Camden

Raymond recently got a Surface Book from Microsoft to give it and Windows 10 a try. You can read all about his experiences so far in these articles:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Final(ish) Thoughts on the Microsoft Surface (as well as Apple)

Jonathan Snook

Jonathan is another developer who got some goods from Microsoft to try it out and give is opinion. Jonathan is just starting out on his Windows journey.
Articles:
Running Into Windows
On Platform Independence

Daniel Mall

Daniel is the first designer of whom I know who got hardware from Microsoft to dive deep into the Windows system and see if he likes it. Developer often have the problem of the command prompt (though that gets better with every update because of Bash on Windows). But Designers face a bigger challenge if they rely heavily on Sketch because Sketch is a Mac only application and due to how the app is built will probably stay this way. So it will be interesting to see how Dan is handling his day to day work.
Articles:
Opening Windows
Setting up Windows

Scott Jenson

Scott is a long time Mac user (for over 30 years!) and is now giving Windows a try. It will be really interesting how he handles not having access to Sketch and how he generally feels about a different OS after such a long time.
Articles:
Thinking Different
Paradise Lost: My Mac2Win journey

Blake Winton

Welp, I did it.
It’s here!
A few weeks in...

Scott also created a subreddit called Mac2Win.

Miscellaneous Articles

Can Windows Replace Your Macbook for Dev? Yes! And it’s quite nice.
Switching Sides

Technical Articles

Setup Windows 10 for Modern/Hipster Development
Collection of Windows Dev Articles (mostly about bash on Windows (Nov 2016))
Setup Bash on Windows: My Environment Configuration
How to install and run (Oh-My-) zsh on Windows
Running Windows 10 Ubuntu Bash in Cmder

Chasing Tools →

Tim Kadlec:

Have you ever watched someone who has been using Vim for years work in it? It’s amazing! Some joke that the reason they’re still in there is because they haven’t learned how to quit yet, but I think they’re onto something. While some of us jump from tool to new tool year after year, they continue to master this “boring” tool that just works—getting more and more efficient as time goes on.

Jonathan Snook: Running into Windows →

After #davegoeswindows we now have #snookgoeswindows. It will be very interesting to follow along Jonathans journey and to see if he will stick with Windows like Dave Rupert did. In this first post Jonathan shares his initial impressions, but he hasn't set up his dev environment yet, which will be especially interesting.

I don't care about accessibility →

Dave Rupert:

The beauty of the Web is in simplicity. Simple solutions are easier to implement, maintain, serve, render, improve, and access.

Last week Dave dug up a few great old blog posts and commented on them. This is about one from Jeffrey Veen from 2004.
This quote from Dave especially resonated with me and was stuck in my mind so I wanted to share it and it's accompanying post with you.

Variable fonts →

Tim Brown:

Just minutes ago, at the ATypI conference in Warsaw, the world was introduced to a new kind of font: a variable font. Jointly developed by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe, a variable font is, as John Hudson put it, “a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts”. Imagine a single font file gaining an infinite flexibility of weight, width, and other attributes without also gaining file size — and imagine what this means for design.

Mind blown. As with all new cool things on the web, it will be a long path until we can actually use these variable fonts on the web. But it will be a awesome for sure: Imagine beautiful typography combined with fast page loads.

Typography is impossible →

Marcin Wichary:

You’re a front-end engineer… but at this very moment, you’re also a typesetter. It’s good work. Satisfying work. [...] But you’re about to discover, or perhaps already discovered, that this is no smooth sailing. Setting type can be tricky. Type lets you get close, but it never quite does what you want it to do.

Another great post covering typography on the web by Marcin. This time about laying out type. Why is it behaving the way it does, what you need to bear in mind when working with type on the web and more. I bet there's something new for everyone of you in there.