August 2014 - Broken Links Archive

CSS Variables: Access Custom Properties with JavaScript

The recent release of Fire­fox 31 brought an imple­men­ta­tion of CSS Vari­ables. Based on that, Daniel Imms wrote an inter­est­ing post, What CSS Vari­ables Can Do That Pre­proces­sors Can’t, where he inves­ti­gates a few use cas­es for native vari­ables over those pro­vid­ed by pre-proces­sors like Sass and LESS (there’s a com­mon argu­ment that CSS vari­ables are unnece­sary as we already have them, and more flex­i­bly, in pre-processors).

In this arti­cle I’m going to expand on Daniel’s arti­cle a lit­tle, show­ing an advan­tage of CSS Vari­ables that he doesn’t talk about in detail: inter­act­ing with them using JavaScript.

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A More-Than-Bearable Wearable: The LG G Watch

Yes­ter­day I read Chris­t­ian Heilmann’s arti­cle Bear­able Wear­ables, a review of the Sam­sung Gear Live and Android Wear. Christian’s over­all opin­ion was that it’s too flawed for him to cur­rent­ly find use­ful. I’ve been using an LG G Watch for the last few weeks, and have come to a dif­fer­ent con­clu­sion; that being the case, I thought I’d give my own opin­ion. Con­sid­er this my review of the G Watch, in the form of a response to some of the issues Chris­t­ian raised — mean­ing you should first read his arti­cle in order to get the most from this one.

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Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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