There are some great changes coming in Sass 3.3, one of which should have developers extremely excited: sourcemaps. Put plainly, sourcemaps are a way to map compiled code back to its native state. That may sound kind of odd, but sourcemaps will make every Sass-loving developer’s life a little bit better.
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On Saturday, November 30, web designers around the world will once again don a blue beanie (toque, cap) to show their support for web standards. Join us!
Where do things in the responsive image world stand? Bruce Lawson offers a report, and a concluding mission statement: “Must try harder.”
“The MailChimp Pattern Library is a byproduct of our move to a responsive, nimble, and intuitive app. Constant iteration requires both an efficient workflow and a well defined collection of atomic elements that can assemble new UIs quickly without accruing new technical or design debt.”
We can’t keep building apps with the desktop mindset of permanent, fast connectivity, where a temporary disconnection or slow service is regarded as a problem and communicated as an error. With Hoodie, we’ve created an architecture that allows you to build offline apps with relative ease.
It is trivial for a designer to set type (or any artwork) to appear at a specific size in centimeters or inches on the printed page. But it is impossible to do so when designing for screens. At Ampersand New York, Nick Sherman demonstrated a tool designed to change that.
First, ask yourself if your site even needs a right column. If the answer is yes, Hoa Loranger has some ideas on how you can more effectively design the content you put there.
Anna Debenham updates her 2012 A List Apart article on testing websites in game console browsers and discovers that Google serves dumbed-down versions of the web to folks using the 3DS browser.
A hard look at the problems plaguing large-scale federal IT projects, using Healthcare.gov as a recent example.