June 2012 - Broken Links Archive

Smashing Magazine CSS3 eBook

My arti­cle Adven­tures in the Third Dimen­sion, pub­lished by Smash­ing Mag­a­zine ear­li­er this year, is now avail­able in one of the col­lect­ed Smash­ing eBooks; buy Mas­ter­ing CSS3 for $4.99, or get the whole Cod­ing Bun­dle of five eBooks for $21.90.


The new radial gradient syntax

Back in Jan¬≠u¬≠ary I wrote a post explain¬≠ing the new lin¬≠ear gra¬≠di¬≠ent syn¬≠tax, and promised to return to explain the equiv¬≠a¬≠lent for radi¬≠al gra¬≠di¬≠ents when it had been imple¬≠ment¬≠ed some¬≠where. That time is now, as the lat¬≠est pre¬≠view release of IE10 brings full sup¬≠port for the new syn¬≠tax ‚ÄĒ and unpre¬≠fixed, to boot.

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A Notional Proposal for a Responsive Images Syntax

As you’re prob­a­bly aware, the search is under­way for a new respon­sive images syn­tax. Matt Wilcox wrote an excel­lent arti­cle look­ing at each of the pro­pos­als and assess­ing their strengths and weak­ness­es. Read­ing this arti­cle made me con­sid­er the prob­lem, and I’ve put togeth­er a notion­al syn­tax based on the pos­i­tives and neg­a­tives of all of the pro­pos­als. I’m going to sub­mit it to the Respon­sive Images Com­mu­ni­ty Group, but first I’d like to ask you to kick the tyres a little.

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Review: Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web

There are a lot of books on web devel¬≠op¬≠ment, and even more writ¬≠ing avail¬≠able for free online. You have to have some¬≠thing spe¬≠cial to stand out in this mar¬≠ket, and the lat¬≠est to try is Smash¬≠ing Book #3: Redesign The Web. Smash¬≠ing Mag¬≠a¬≠zine used to be known for their ‚ÄėTop 50 What¬≠ev¬≠er‚Äô lists, but in the last few years, as clones and com¬≠peti¬≠tors sprung up around them, they‚Äôve carved out their own space online with qual¬≠i¬≠ty prac¬≠ti¬≠cal writ¬≠ing, so I was keen to see what was in their lat¬≠est book of orig¬≠i¬≠nal content.

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Aside

I‚Äôve updat¬≠ed my Speak¬≠ing page to include more con¬≠fer¬≠ences, more videos, and a lit¬≠tle on my speak¬≠ing require¬≠ments and pref¬≠er¬≠ences. I‚Äôm plan¬≠ning to cut down on the num¬≠ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter¬≠est¬≠ing offers and oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties, so please get in touch if you‚Äôre organ¬≠is¬≠ing an event.

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