The evolution of web technologies in the last several years has blurred the line between what we usually call backend vs. frontend development. On the other hand, expectations put in front of developers highly reflect that rather rigid distinction based on technology, instead the one that would be based on processes in software production. Is […]
A must have tool if you’re working together with others on projects. Works like a charm: organizes your cards (along with a description, checklists, and comments) in the (customizable) todo–doing–done columns, assign people and labels to it, etc. Above that it’s free and iOS/Android apps are available too. Trello → (via Small Town Heroes when […]
Firefox 16 adds a command line that is a fast and easy way to control your web developer tools from your keyboard. It’s also a great way to add new tools to help your development without complicating the browser’s user interface.
There is a gap in the current HTTP specification: There are many ways for a developer to screw up their implementation, but no code to share the nature of the error with the end user. We humbly suggest the following status codes are included in the HTTP spec in the 7XX range. RFC for the […]
The following W3C draft standard features match these criteria and IE10 now supports them in their unprefixed form: Gradients (CSS Image Values and Replaced Content) CSS Animations CSS Transitions CSS Transforms font-feature-settings property (CSS Fonts) Indexed Database API Timing control for script-based animations (requestAnimationFrame) IE10 also supports the following W3C draft standards in vendor-prefixed form. […]
On any given request for our website there are loads of unknown factors. One of the more obvious unknowns is the browser. There are lots of techniques and tools we can use to ensure good experiences across any browser. But we also don’t know about the person. Who are they? Where to they live? What […]
Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs. Speed Tracer is available as a Chrome extension and works on all platforms where extensions are […]
An issue I’ve encountered with MAMP Pro since having upgraded to OS X Lion was that requests to vhosts served via MAMP took their time to load: after about 3 to 5 seconds of loading, the site would finally load. The most tricky part in this issue is that it only happens if you have […]
On a recent Fronteers Meetup (which I unfortunately had to skip), Thomas Byttebier (@bytte) gave a presentation on Responsive Web Design. Althoug the meetup was in Dutch, the presentation itself is in English. Responsive web design Recommended.