BNOTIONS We laughed, we learned and we connected with hundreds of developers at the jQueryTO 2013 conference in downtown Toronto. The 2-day conference attracted the top talent in the city and beyond, featuring cutting edge presentations and a stellar speaker lineup, which included Paul Irish and Addy Osmani from the Chrome team and some of the biggest names in the jQuery developer community. (Slides for all the speaker’s presentations follow below.) We used Google+ as a social platform during the event and asked everyone to “check-in” and use “party mode,” so we could crowd-source photos from the conference. Over 2 days, more than 150 photos were uploaded from attendees!
Frontend Single Point of Failure At this year's Velocity Europe conference, I watched a great talk by Google's Patrick Meenan about 3rd party scripts and frontend Single Point of Failure (SPOF). A single point of failure is a part of a system that, if it fails, will stop the entire system from working. Quite often, you may add 3rd party scripts such as jQuery, social sharing buttons or Ad tracking scripts to your website with the best intentions, but depending on the way that these scripts are loaded you could potentially create a frontend single point of failure that can block the entire site!
CSS2 - The display declaration Page last changed today The display property lets you define how a certain HTML element should be displayed. display: block display: block means that the element is displayed as a block, as paragraphs and headers have always been. Mastering CSS, Part 2: Advanced Techniques and Tools - Smashing Coding Advertisement CSS is one of the most basic building blocks of modern web design. It creates the structure and style that surrounds your content and is capable of making your site a joy to use or a pain in the neck. Mastering CSS is one of the most important things a web designer can do, and has really become an essential criteria for being a successful designer. In Part 1: Styling Design Elements we covered the basics of web design with CSS.
Mastering CSS, Part 1: Styling Design Elements - Smashing Coding Advertisement CSS is one of the most important building blocks of modern web design. Standards demand the use of CSS for formatting and styling pages, and with good reason. It’s lighter-weight and capable of much more than older methods like tables. And CSS isn’t nearly as tricky as some people tend to believe.
Feature sniffing Internet Explorer - Snippets Pretty much all web developers should know by now that browser sniffing is evil. If you don’t know why, you should definitely read Richard Cornford’s excellent treatise Browser Detection (and What to Do Instead). Feature detection, where you look for the specific feature you want to use, is much safer; taken to the extreme, it can end up like the rather clever Modernizr project. But what if you really do just want to know if your code has the misfortune to be running on IE7? The 30 CSS Selectors you Must Memorize So you learned the base id, class, and descendant selectors—and then called it a day? If so, you're missing out on an enormous level of flexibility. While many of the selectors mentioned in this article are part of the CSS3 spec, and are, consequently, only available in modern browsers, you owe it to yourself to commit these to memory. And by the way, if you're having trouble with your CSS and want a pro to look over it and fix any errors, you can find some qualified freelancers on Envato Studio. Let's knock the obvious ones out, for the beginners, before we move onto the more advanced selectors. The star symbol will target every single element on the page.