Welcome to On Our Radar, a weekly round-up of trends and themes that have come to our attention in the ever-changing world of web development.
Every week, we’ll put together a collection of articles and resources that will make your lives as designers and developers easier, and help you you stay up-to-date in this fast-paced industry.
This week we hear that the web is just getting started, which is interesting since there have been some historical changes in the role of a web developer. We also learn that 99% of problems have been solved before.
Github have released a collection of interface icons called Octicons. We also have some tips for you to push your Git skills to the next level and, speaking of which, you can see what’s new in Git 2.0 too.
As some of you may know from CSS Guru Eric Meyer’s recent blog posts, devastating news occurred recently, with his daughter losing her fight with cancer. The community wants to honor his loss by naming her in the CSS4 specs after her favourite colour. Eric has requested that instead of beccapurple it should be named rebeccapurple as she wanted everyone to call her Rebecca when she turned six, and she made it there. Rebecca was six years old for nearly twelve hours. Rebeccapurple is something that we can all get behind.
Animation has also been a focus this week, with swooop, an excellent canvas flight challenge, MotorCortex for easy web animations, Velocity for fast UI animation, and AniJS, providing a declarative library for CSS animations.
Guidelines are good for designers to follow. Also, good details on how to do a product critique came up this week. There are some good app development resources for learning iOS design and Xcode too, and improving the hamburger button is definitely a great idea.
So Long, Until Next Week
We hope that you enjoyed catching up with the latest news. My co-author James will be bringing you more highlights next week.
In the meantime, the World Cup is still underway, and even for someone like me who’s more interested in other things, this New York Times piece on the geometry of the World’s Ball is worth a look too.