Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS →
Jonathan Snook: SMACSS (pronounced “smacks”) is more style guide than rigid framework. There’s no library within here for you to download or install. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and as a way to fit those rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It’s an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS. Jonathan...
My old friend Katie Herzig has a new album out today, and it sounds amazing. Highly recommended. iTunes · Amazon · Rdio · Spotify
From the project’s GitHub docs: FitVids automates the Intrinsic Ratio Method by Thierry Koblentz to achieve fluid width videos in your responsive web design. Scaling video dimensions is one of those heartburn-inducing pain-points in implementing a responsive design to a media-rich site, and this seems like a great start to a robust solution.
New site a peek into Globe’s technological... →
Hiawatha Bray, for the Boston Globe: Building BostonGlobe.com meant thinking about how to publish for people who often do not use traditional desktop computers. Globe developers knew that readers will be just as likely to view the site on smartphones, tablet computers, and even televisions. That meant figuring out formats to fit a host of gadgets varying in screen size, computing power, and...
Tumblr celebrated their 10 billionth post with dashboard confetti. Congrats!
When reality itself moves past irony to absurdity, irony starts seeming like a...– Michael Hirschorn
Bless the toolmakers →
Robin Sloan: So I wish more people were making tools for a specific creative purpose rather than for general consumer adoption. I wish more people were making tools that very intentionally do not scale—tools with users by the dozen. Tools you experience not through a web signup form, but through pathbreaking creative work. Building tools for our small (but growing) stable of bloggers has...
We tend to forget that there’s music going on in the future and in the...– Justin Vernon, a.k.a. Bon Iver