A Baseline for Front-End Developers 12 Apr 2012 edit I wrote a README the other day for a project that I'm hoping other developers will look at and learn from, and as I was writing it, I realized that it was the sort of thing that might have intimidated the hell out of me a couple of years ago, what with its casual mentions of Node, npm, Homebrew, git, tests, and development and production builds. Once upon a time, editing files, testing them locally (as best as we could, anyway), and then FTPing them to the server was the essential workflow of a front-end dev. We measured our mettle based on our ability to wrangle IE6 into submission or achieve pixel perfection across browsers. Many members of the community -- myself included -- lacked traditional programming experience.
Finger-Friendly Design: Ideal Mobile Touch Target Sizes by anthony on 02/21/12 at 6:48 pm In darts, hitting the bulls-eye is harder to do than hitting any other part of the dartboard. This is because the bullseye is the smallest target. This same principle can also apply to touch targets on mobile devices. Smaller touch targets are harder for users to hit than larger ones. When you’re designing mobile interfaces, it’s best to make your targets big so that they’re easy for users to tap. Website-ready color schemes for Color Schemer Browse Schemes Sort: Date|Rating|Downloads Showing schemes 1-10 of 6,152 The Paciello Group – Your Accessibility Partner (WCAG 2.0/508 audits, VPAT, usability and accessible user experience) Features WCAG 2.1 compliance indicatorsSeveral ways to set colours: raw text entry (accepts any valid CSS colour format), RGB sliders, colour picker (Windows and macOS only)Support for alpha transparency on foreground coloursColour blindness simulator Support and development For questions concerning the Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA), or to report bugs, suggest improvements, and contribute to the code, see the Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) repository. Previous versions The current version of the Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) has been rebuilt from the ground up using Electron.
Reboot, Resets, and Reasoning By Chris Coyier On reset I saw in an article by Nicholas Cerminara the other day (careful visiting that link, looks like they have some tracking scripts run wild) that Bootstrap 4 has a new CSS reset baked in they are calling Reboot: Reboot, a collection of element-specific CSS changes in a single file, kickstart Bootstrap to provide an elegant, consistent, and simple baseline to build upon. If you're new to CSS development, the whole idea of a CSS reset is to deal with styling inconsistencies across browsers.
50 Useful Coding Techniques (CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and For Advertisement Although CSS is generally considered a simple and straightforward language, sometimes it requires creativity, skill and a bit of experimentation. The good news is that designers and developers worldwide often face similar problems and choose to share their insights and workarounds with the wider community. This is where we come in. We are always looking to collect such articles for our posts so that we can deliver the most useful and relevant content to our readers. In this post, we present an overview of useful CSS/jQuery coding tips, tricks and techniques for visual effects, layouts and web form design to help you find solutions to the problems you are dealing with or will have to deal with in future.
Ready or Not, Here Comes HD Web Design Apple is pushing the tech industry forward by increasing the pixel density on iPhone and iPad screens. This is great from a user’s perspective, but as a web designer or developer it literally threatens to completely change the way you build websites. Are you ready for HD web design? Do you know how your sites will look on a new generation of high resolution screens? What steps can you take to prepare yourself and what skills will you need to stay relevant in the years to come?
Monitor Calibration and Profiling If you can not trust the colors displayed on your monitor, all other color management is a waste of time. Calibrating and profiling your monitor should, therefore, be your first priority. Luckily, it is the easiest part of the image capture, editing, and printing system to profile. The cost to do this ranges from free to expensive. If color accuracy and the ability to match your prints to your monitor are important to you, a decent hardware calibration system is essential.