A special issue looking back at the best of 2015.
I hope you've had a great holiday season. As everyone is still warming up to 2016, we thought we'd look back at the most popular things we linked to in 2015. Enjoy! :-)
- Peter Cooper, Editor
A ton of useful insights, tips, videos, and more, on debugging issues in Web apps, front end development, etc.
A good introduction to the ‘Fetch API’, an API that aims to fix many of the problems with XMLHttpRequest (the core Ajax technology).
Analysis of 1044 survey responses on CSS preprocessors, task runners, libraries.
A look at how to write clean, concise HTML with the goal of having it load more quickly across a variety of devices.
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An eight part CSS guide providing some structure for writing CSS.
Web Components were first introduced to the world at Google IO 2012 but are still considered on the cutting edge. Wilson Page of Mozilla looks at what Web Components are, why they’re useful, and why they’re still not everywhere.
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How to Use The HTML5 Sectioning Elements tutorial
If you’re always tempted to turn to the trusty ‘div’ tag, this tutorial on using ‘main’, ‘article’, ‘section’, ‘nav’ and related tags may be useful.
Creating Well-Behaved Sites with the Page Visibility API tutorial
Checkbox Trickery with CSS tutorial
Push Notifications on the Web with Google Chrome tutorial
Build An HTML5 Game — And Distribute It tutorial
'I Think HTML Is Done' opinion
“The W3C HTML Working Group charter is expiring; discussion on what to do is inconclusive; things are pretty quiet in the WhatWG. Conclusion: The best thing to do about HTML is nothing.”
HTML6 and APIs as Natural Friends opinion
How eBay's CSS Framework Helps Enforce Accessibility opinion
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Front-End Tools: Some Top Finds in 2015 tools
Photoshop Design Space: An Alternative UI for Photoshop Built with HTML5 tools
The W3C Mobile Checker: Be Mobile Friendly tools
PurifyCSS: Removes Unnecessary / Unused CSS tools
Sequence.js: A Responsive CSS Animation Framework code
The Single Tag Website code
An interesting experiment to render a complete Web page off the back of using a single tag. A cute trick, at least.
MUI: A Material Design-based CSS Framework code
localFont: Using localStorage for Web Font Caching code
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