The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple compiled the following numbers for the time it takes various tech sites to load in a browser in late 2011: The Loop: 38 requests; 38.66KB; 1.89 secs Daring Fireball: 23 requests; 49.82KB; 566 milliseconds Macworld: 130 requests; 338.32KB; 8.54 secs Ars Technica: 120 requests; 185.99KB; 2.08 secs Apple: 46 requests; 419KB; […]
Twitter front-end guy Nicolas Gallagher likes both CSS and speech bubbles enough to want them unadulterated by images and non-semantic markup. The lesson from his many examples is that it all comes down to an :after pseudo element that puts the little triangle in there: More examples on Nicolas’ site.
Sara Cannon‘s talk on responsive web design (resizing the page to suit different client devices) was spot on. Her slides are below, but she also recommends this A List Apart article on the matter, as well as Less Framework and 1140 CSS Grid (especially as alternatives to 960.gs). Responsive Web Design – WordCamp San Francisco View […]
Twitter’s mobile site rocks on my iPhone. Especially worth noting: they’ve figured out how to pin their header to the top while scrolling the content in the middle. They’re also using pushState() and other cool tricks to make the experience feel very native, but the scroll behavior is rare among web apps on iOS. Kent […]
An amusing hacks-conference lightning talk-turned-blog post on web development: “Graceful Hacks” – UX, IA and interaction design tips for hack days. Martin Belam‘s talk at The Guardian’s July 2009 Hack Day must have been both funny and useful: Funny: “However, I am given to understand that this is now deprecated and has gone out of fashion.” Useful: “the […]
It turns out that there are a lot of differences between Google’s regular web crawler and the Google News crawler. And though very few of us will find our content included in Google News, it still seems like a good idea to make our content conform to their technical requirements. Here are a few of […]
Good work deserves compensation, but commercial themes are still unusual in the world of WordPress. The new themes directory has well over 200 free themes listed, and the old directory had thousands of them. Still, I like Thesis and f8. Actually, I like a bunch of themes from Graph Paper Press (get them all for […]
I’m a fan of the Sandbox WordPress theme because it does so much to separate application logic from design, and a few small changes to the CSS can make huge changes to the look of the site. I think that’s the idea behind Yahoo! Developer Network’s Grids CSS library. That is, well structured HTML allows […]