MapBox's new vector-based map tiles are more stable, more scalable, and customizable to an amazing degree.
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The dust has begun to settle after Google’s announcement that Chrome would soon be using their own divergent fork of WebKit as a rendering engine. Now that things have calmed down a bit, I’ve asked Paul Irish to share some of the Chrome team’s plans for the near future.
The W3C announced today that it intends to publish the controversial Encrypted Media Extensions extension specification despite highly outspoken resistance, paving the way for native web DRM.
How is the waterfall web design process like the childhood game of “Telephone,” and how can we fix it? Bringing designers and developers into the discovery and research phase is a good start, says Happy Cog creative director Chris Cashdollar, who shares stakeholder interviewing tips in this helpful Cognition post.
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.
Progressive enhancement is part of typography now. First, style text in a generic way. Then, if the fonts you intend are active, follow up with rules that depend on the presence (and dimensions) of those fonts.
Breakpoint is a Compass extension designed to simplify the creation and management of media queries.
A nice-to-look-at, easy-to-use reference library of jQuery plugins.
Before you go worrying about how to minify every last library or shave tests out of Modernizr, try and see if you can remove just one photo from your design. It will make a bigger difference.