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Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development

Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development
Whether you're a talented web developer, web-slinging since the days of tables and font tags, or you're a hobbyist hacker, there are a number ways for you to give back. Below, we list some of the ways that anyone can contribute back to the web platform. Our goal is to make it easy for anyone to get started contributing to the platform, whether that's learning more about how it works, teaching others, or writing specs. The web has grown due to people like you, and we want to make it even easier for people like you to give back. Also available in عربى, 中文 and Brazilian Portuguese.

Free customisable icon font sets from Fontello Why is it so hard to find a set of icons that covers all the bases with a consistent look and feel? Well, wonder no more. Drawing from number of sources - including Entypo and Font Awesome - Fontello not only has all the icons you need, but you can pick and choose the glyphs you need and compile them into your own minimalist set. You can of course, download the entire set of icons from the GitHub repository (actually it’s several sets) but the Fontello interface makes customising your font so easy it’s the only sensible approach. The project is open source, but as always donations will be appreciated.

A Complete Guide to Flexbox Background The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (a W3C Candidate Recommendation as of October 2017) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container, even when their size is unknown and/or dynamic (thus the word “flex”). The main idea behind the flex layout is to give the container the ability to alter its items’ width/height (and order) to best fill the available space (mostly to accommodate to all kind of display devices and screen sizes). Insisting on Core Development Principles The web community talks a lot about best practices in design and development: methodologies that are key to reaching and retaining users, considerate design habits, and areas that we as a community should focus on. Article Continues Below But let’s be honest—there are a lot of areas to focus on.

New web-based tool for batch-processing images Sizzlepig is a web-based image resizing app that will process a whole folder of images to multiple sizes, scales, crops, and compressions. The new tool is able to process large numbers of batched images or photos in the cloud, syncing directly with Dropbox. Aimed at designers involved in any kind of digital image processing - from ecommerce site builds to content management systems to digital asset creation - it's currently in public beta. The app was created by a team of creatives and developers - formerly working for agencies including Razorfish - who were "tired of scripts, blind resizing, messed up crops and more," says Sizzlepig's Andrea Livingston. "We wanted a way to visually control and display the results of batch sizes.

Free textures for your next web project. Nothing like a field of beautiful flowers. Download Download Get Digital Skills, Be Happy Technical side gigs helped shape my journey through the world of tech when it was still all new to me. They taught me so much—and ultimately, I’d call those experiences one of the factors that led to making my career in tech and founding Learn to Code With Me. Since side hustles have such a special place in my heart, I tend to mention them a lot. Synchronize Folders Between Computers and Drives with SyncToy 2.1 If you have a few different computers and drives, it can be annoying making sure the same data is each one you need. Today we take a look at making folder and data synchronization easier with the Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 utility. You might have a flash drive that you use to carry files and documents from the workplace to your home office and vice versa. Sometimes though, you might forget to copy the files you need over to the drive. With Microsoft’s SyncToy it allows you to easily make sure the data between drives and folders is synchronized everyday. by ryan davis Table of Contents Language General Tips These are tips I’ve given over and over and over and over… Use 2 space indent, no tabs.