Contributions by Timothy Murtaugh
The latest Flash exploit is so bad you shouldn’t even read this post, just go patch it now. I’m not kidding.
A couple of big announcements are making the rounds this week: Google advises progressive enhancement and the W3C publishes an official HTML5 recommendation.
A newly-discovered Linux flaw may be more pervasive, and more dangerous, than last spring’s Heartbleed.
If you run (or even visit) a server using SSL, you need to know about this bug.
How do you embrace 3rd party content and still keep future-friendly?
Ten years ago this week, A List Apart published issue 167. It featured an article on elastic design that now seems slightly prophetic, and an article on faux columns, a technique that, while it has since fallen out of favor, defined the way designs were implemented for years.
Ilya Grigorik discusses in detail how to construct a mobile website that loads as quickly as possible. A site that not only renders in 1 second, but one that is also visible in 1 second.
In a 60-minute video from An Event Apart, Scott Berkun tackles designer disempowerment. He discusses how power actually works, and why developing salesmanship skills is a must, even if your job isn’t public-facing.
A couple resources to manage your styles — csscss helps eliminate redundancies and Helium looks for un-used styles.
Following up on his A List Apart article on device APIs, Tim Wright demonstrates ambient light detection using the Nexus 7.
Our good friend PPK has some thoughts on the news that Google will be using a new rendering engine for Chromium called Blink. Blink is a fork of WebKit, so there’s no fear that major rendering changes are going to take place in the near future, but it’s something we should all be paying attention to as Blink starts to forge its own path.
Some site improvements (you can now log out at will—go nuts).
Just like tweets, you can now embed ALA comments anywhere you like. This is one of those features that we’ve been wanting for our own purposes, and then we figured: as long as we’re building it, let’s give everyone the ability to embed comments.
Thinking about content and markup, and finding a meaningful blockquote pattern.
Design smarter, faster, better rollovers with CSS.