Tim Murtaugh

Tim has been working on the web since 1997, and specializes in developing custom publishing systems with responsive HTML5 interfaces. His eye for design and serious affinity for clean code allow him to painlessly integrate his templates into larger systems without sacrificing user experience or aesthetics. Tim started in the non-profit world, moved on to start-ups, shifted to an agency, upgraded to publishing, and is currently the co-founder of the small NYC shop Monkey Do.

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The Latest Flash 0-day is no Joke

The latest Flash exploit is so bad you shouldn't even read this post, just go patch it now. I'm not kidding.

An Excellent Week

A couple of big announcements are making the rounds this week: Google advises progressive enhancement and the W3C publishes an official HTML5 recommendation.

The Runtime Performance Checklist

Looking to improve animation performance? Get your frames-per-second up with this checklist from Paul Lewis.

Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts

What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser? The Filament Group has the answers.

Ten Years Ago in ALA: Faux Columns and Elastic Design

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.

Myth is a postprocessor that lets you write pure CSS without having to worry about slow browser support, or even slow spec approval. It's a CSS polyfill.

Responsive Images — End of Year Report

Where do things in the responsive image world stand? Bruce Lawson offers a report, and a concluding mission statement: “Must try harder.”

How to Blog About Code and Give Zero [bleep]s

"I need you to blog more. Little future developers who look or act or dress or think like you need you to blog more. Your slightly confused and defensive developer community needs you to blog more."

Tridiv Launches

Tridiv is a web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS.

Building the New Financial Times Web App

An in-depth look by one of the developers that worked on the project. Includes some useful information about flexbox and how it impacts rendering times (spoiler: negatively).

Progressive Enhancement is Still Important

"One of the best things about the web is it can rival native applications without a hefty initial download, without an install process, and do so across devices old and new. Let's keep it that way."

Working Around a Lack of Element Queries

"We want to build responsive layouts comprised of many modular, independent HTML components that fluidly fill any layout container we drop them into, but CSS3 media queries don't currently offer a way to make content respond to its container's dimensions (as opposed to the overall viewport size)."

Ughck. Images.

In a follow-up to his ALA article Mo’ Pixels, Mo’ Problems, Dave Rupert talks about all the progress we've made toward responsive image solutions — by which he means no progress has been made.