✻ Nikolay Talanov demos a new scrolling technique that he calls “Wavescroll” which, besides sounding like an underground music genre, breaks a background image up into separate panels that respond to your pointer:

✻ David Clark shows us how to correct and prevent any CSS mistakes with Stylelint. This tool looks over our CSS and alerts us to any syntax errors or inconsistencies that might be lurking deep within the code.

✻ Chris wonders whether it’s ‘front-end’ or ‘front end’. And, as with all web-ish things, it entirely depends on the circumstances.
  • Correct: "She focused her time on studying the front end." (Noun usage)
  • Correct: "They decided it was more of a front-end concern." (Compound adjective usage)
  • Incorrect: "Fifteen of us front end developers gathered for coffee." (Should have been compound adjective)
  • Incorrect: "We're looking for a frontend developer." (Not a word, yet!)

✻ Robin Rendle takes a quick look at the Runner Sketch plugin that lets us apply styles or plugin effects to elements without using a mouse: 
 


What we’ve been reading, listening and watching

Kristen Taylor describes her work as community editor for season 2 of Serial, which is completely fascinating since managing a community of this size across various platforms and networks is a delicate business:
How do you follow a phenomenon? Serial’s first season made history, broke records, and introduced millions to podcasts. The original team was reporting and producing a new story. And this left a question: how does Serial work in a post-Serial world? How do you make it even more of, rather than just on, the internet? That was my job.
And Paul Ford writes about the peculiar series of events that led to accusations of plagiarism and the editor of The Daily News being fired, in part, because of a CMS formatting problem:
That’s why it’s so fascinating, and troubling. This probably could have happened to any editor. And the solutions are expensive and complex—and as anyone shipping software inside a media organization can tell you, “fixing the software” is a complex, multivariate equation involving limited budgets and countless tradeoffs, and often involves fixing the people and the process as much as writing new code. You’re met with much resistance.
 
In other news around the web
 
A note from the archives

How do you go about organising and planning the implementation of a CMS? There are all sorts of wonderful customization options that WordPress offers, and in this video Chris recommended two plugins specifically that gives your website super powers.

Remember: The Right CMS is a Customized One

 
What have you learnt this week?

Chris Coyier: I spent a few days completely unplugged this week. I travel plenty, but rarely unplugged. That's on purpose. I love my work. I've made the choice to be very busy. I can still enjoy travel while cracking open the laptop every day. 

Still, it's worth making what my S.O. calls a "water is wet" observation: being totally unplugged is quite restorative. For me the little stupid garbage of day to day work falls away. It becomes easier to brush those things away and focus on more important things. The work, upon return, feels good. Even as I write, right now, I feel calm.



Until next time!
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