A type lockup is a typographic design where the words and characters are styled and arranged very specifically. Like the design is literally locked in placed. This idea is slightly at-odds with the responsive web that we know and love, where text is fluid and wrappable and whatnot. Yet, the design possibilities of lockups are very appealing. I think we can hang onto what makes them awesome will still holding onto what makes the web awesome.
If you use Illustrator for SVG wrangling, you'll love last night's release. All of the new features make for an easier workflow. Some of them include:
#foo_1_), with new options for unique IDs or layer names
viewBoxcontaining all elements
These features are available on "export", not on "save as", and it's recommended that you retain your original .ai file for future iterations.
Donovan Hutchinson kicks off this years 24 ways, the webnerd advent calendar which is always a great way to close off the year.
Syncano is all about giving creative freedom to the front end developer. Here are a few ways Syncano can make it easier to build apps:
Try it free for six months and let us know what you think!
Sorry the website I just sent you the link to wasn't looking right on your phone. I checked it out, and the layout was pretty jacked up. I personally caused that, as I'm solely responsible for each and every website on the internet. My bad, everybody.
This is everything-you-thought-you-knew-is-wrong kind of stuff. In an HTTP/2 world, there are few benefits to concatenating a bunch of JS files together, and in many cases the practice will be actively harmful. Domain sharding becomes an anti-pattern. Throwing a bunch of
<script>tags in your HTML is suddenly not a laughably terrible idea. Inlining of resources is a thing of the past. Browser caching — and cache busting — can occur on a per-module basis.
I can't help but think that web development might actually make sense some day.
Jeremy Keith looks at the competing standards for the metadata that goes in the
head which ultimately helps services such as Slack, Twitter and Facebook to create a preview of the content of a website. Unfortunately the lack of consensus is an annoying problem for developers:
We’ve seen this kind of waste before. I remember when Netscape and Microsoft were battling it out in the browser wars: Internet Explorer added a proprietary
acronymelement, while Netscape added the
abbrelement. They both basically did the same thing. For years, Internet Explorer refused to implement the
abbrelement out of sheer spite.
The following is a guest post by Osvaldas Valutis. Osvaldas is going to show us not only how drag and drop file uploading works, but goes over what nice UI and UX for it can be, browser support, and how to approach it from a progressive enhancement standpoint.
Have you been trying to find some kind of SALE happening online today, but coming up empty handed? We have some CSS-Tricks T-Shirts and hoodies in the store at 40% off (use coupon code trikzare4kids) now through Monday.
If you're size Small or XXL/XXXL, most of the designs are available. If you're Medium or Large, not so much, but we hope to have some kind of new fun merch soon.
On the design of CSS-Tricks as I record this, one of the things I wanted to add was a "Front End Design & Development Jobs" widget, powered by the CodePen Job Board. Those jobs are available as JSON data.