The mental gymnastics are especially tricky if you’ve built a career from people seeing your work, reading your words, and following along on your adventures. I have many friends that are awkwardly uncomfortable with their audiences. I am, too.Frank Chimero, This One’s for Me
Tomorrow Theme, by Chris Kempson, is a great new color scheme for code editing. I’ve been using a custom variant of Sunburst for a long time, but this has me considering a switch.
This technique, on its own, is destructive to the web. The implementation is inappropriate, even as a temporary measure or as a downgrade experience.Dan Webb, It’s About The Hashbangs
Jesse Dodds with an awesome tip for iPhone web devs: You can use the
media attribute on webclip icons to specify different resolution icons (like for the Retina display):
<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" media="screen and (resolution: 326dpi)" href="/iOS-114.png" />
Jeremy Keith has written the first in the A Book Apart series, HTML5 for Web Designers:
The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice.
The book is $18 to pre-order, and I think it will be a worthwhile addition to any web designer’s collection.
We are at the beginning of a significant change in the industry, and I believe that ultimately open platforms will win out over the type of closed, locked down platform that Apple is trying to create.Mike Chambers, On Adobe, Flash CS5 and iPhone Applications