On Our Radar This Week: Advent Calendars and Internet Addiction

Originally published at: http://www.sitepoint.com/radar-advent-calendar-internet-addiction/

Trending mobile designs

This week mobile design has been on our minds, starting with the screen-size debate – how the iPhone 6 Plus Impacts Where We Read & Watch, and there’s some good coverage of Chinese mobile app UI trends. If you’re using Android, we’ve come across Material Design ideas and inspiration, and a must-read designer book called Don’t Make Me Think is revisited — it still holds up well today.

Addicted to web browsers

We also check out what’s new in Chrome 39 with generators, animation controls, and which even gives Windows 7 users a Windows 8 “immersive mode” experience. It’s not the only browser worth checking out though, for Yandex offers an early look at the web browser of the future. Whichever browser you choose to use, Life as a sole web developer can certainly be tricky. If you’re always on the internet outside of your job you might worry you have an addition, but is an internet addiction a real thing?

Keeping CSS typefaces simple

It can be tricky enough choosing one good typeface, and combining typefaces is even harder, so we have put together for you three principles for perfect typeface pairing.

Another challenge developers have to deal with is the lengthy bulk of CSS. You can keep CSS short with currentColor, and if you’re wanting gradients, we have good coverage this week on building a linear-gradient mixin in Sass, for which the psychology of color in marketing and branding may also be useful.

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