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Web Development Reading List #116

What’s going on in the industry? What new techniques have emerged recently? What insights, tools, tips and tricks is the web design community talking about? Anselm Hannemann1 is collecting everything that popped up over the last week in his web development reading list2 so that you don’t miss out on anything. The result is a carefully curated list of articles and resources that are worth taking a closer look at. — Ed.

You probably haven’t bought your Christmas presents yet. Usually we feel the need to buy a gift for friends and family. It often lets us buy random stuff that is often of no real value. Turning this around, I started to enjoy the evening with a hand-made dinner, small hand-made gifts and enough time for the loved ones. So far, this worked way better than any gift I’ve ever bought in a store. So don’t stress yourself if you haven’t found anything yet — time, attention and doing things together can also be a great gift. Have a nice weekend!

Further reading on Smashing:

News Link

  • Microsoft open sourced their JavaScript engine Chakra7. This is a lovely step and means that we’re likely to see a solid alternative to V8 now as they want to support Node.js as well. Great move by the Edge Dev team.
  • Mozilla just announced this week that they will stop developing Firefox OS8 for Smartphones. It’s sad to hear the news since Firefox OS has brought us many new web technology APIs but it’s also understandable that it had no opportunity chances among the big players.
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Microsoft has open sourced their JavaScript engine Chakra10.(View large version11)

General Link

Concepts & Design Link

Security Link

  • There are so many things to take care of these days that we sometimes are not aware how much impact something has. But we should really not underestimate the leak of credentials14. An article explains the worst things that can easily happen, how severe it is, and what you have to do if it happened to you.

JavaScript Link

CSS / Sass Link

Work & Life Link

Go beyond… Link

And with that I’ll close for this week. If you like what I write each week, please support me with a donation23 or share this resource with other people. You can learn more about the costs of the project here24. It’s available via e-mail, RSS and online.

Thanks and all the best,
Anselm

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 /author/anselm-hannemann/?rel=author
  2. 2 https://wdrl.info/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/redefining-hicks-law/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/08/from-russia-with-love-behind-the-scenes-of-the-kremlin-ru-responsive-redesign/#two-independent-columns-generate-a-lot-of-interesting-new-ways-to-interact-with-the-content
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/10/takeaways-mobile-web-behavior/
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/08/how-i-built-the-one-page-scroll-plugin/
  7. 7 https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/12/05/open-source-chakra-core/
  8. 8 http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/08/mozilla-will-stop-developing-and-selling-firefox-os-smartphones/
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/chakra-kangax-opt.png
  10. 10 https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/12/05/open-source-chakra-core/
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/chakra-kangax-opt.png
  12. 12 https://www.phptoday.org/php7
  13. 13 http://tubikstudio.com/iconic-simplicity-the-vital-role-of-icons/
  14. 14 https://github.com/ChALkeR/notes/blob/master/Do-not-underestimate-credentials-leaks.md
  15. 15 http://bytearcher.com/articles/does-taking-a-callback-make-a-function-asynchronous/
  16. 16 https://github.com/IonicaBizau/gridly
  17. 17 http://daverupert.com/2015/12/intrinsic-placeholders-with-picture/
  18. 18 http://practice.typekit.com/lesson/caring-about-opentype-features/
  19. 19 http://blog.offscreenmag.com/post/134649108556/take-your-conscience-to-work
  20. 20 https://the-pastry-box-project.net/corey-vilhauer/2015-december-5
  21. 21 https://www.facebook.com/notes/arnold-schwarzenegger/i-dont-give-a-if-we-agree-about-climate-change/10153855713574658
  22. 22 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/03/upshot/what-you-can-do-about-climate-change.html?_r=0
  23. 23 https://wdrl.info/donate
  24. 24 https://wdrl.info/costs/

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is a freelance front-end developer and architect and cares about sustainable front-end experiences and ethical choices in life. He curates the WDRL, a weekly handcrafted web development newsletter that thousands of developers love, subscribe to, and donate for.

  1. 1

    “It’s sad to hear the new” should be “It’s sad to hear the news”

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    Thanks for the share!

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  3. 4

    It is always great to see such market updates within single article. You are doing great job Anselm.

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