On Our Radar: Android’s Material, Better Design, and Refactoring
After last week’s Web Starter Kit from Google, a nice intro came out showing how web technologies work together. On SitePoint we have a good look at the time element, and we also a comprehensive look at HTML5’s track element to add further detail to your videos.
Design a better experience
Web design news this week has included a guide to dealing with the visual-only icon problem, a look at how to design with dynamic content, and raised a question about the most underrated word in web design. Elsewhere the focus has been on designing for the reading experience, and a screencast arrived giving typography tips for responsive paragraphs.
Further your development
This week we have help on optimizing images, and good coverage of what every frontend developer should know about webpage rendering. Patkos Csaba takes us through how to attack complex methods and extracts the presentation layer. In terms of developing other softer skills there are good details about how to communicate effectively in IT projects.
Bring some life to your CSS
The CSS community has been focusing on graphics this week, with info about how to overprint colours to create cool print effects and using bounce.js to give your CSS animations life. Tamara gets lively this summer and releases some summer icons for us all to share.
More lessons are available too in a screencast about CSS’s adjacent sibling selector, and an exploration of the controversial fixed table layout.
Material on Google
It’s been a busy week this week for Google, we have the Google IO aftermath, and Android L has arrived, with a first look, a clip on how Google designed the new version, and reaction from top designers about Google’s new Material Design language.
Write better code and lose some weight
A new version of jQuery UI has been released with custom select menu images and support for AMD and Bower. A jQuery conference video also arrived about how jQuery is now ideal for low bandwidth too.