Aug 26, 2014
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dark patterns

Some Dark Patterns now illegal in UK

Interview with Heather Burns:

The EU’s new consumer rights law bans certain dark patterns related to e-commerce across Europe. The “sneak into basket” pattern is now illegal. Full stop, end of story. You cannot create a situation where additional items and services are added by default. No more having to manually remove insurance from your basket when purchasing plane tickets.

Also hidden costs and forced continuity (signing up for a free trial with your credit card and automatically getting billed at the end of the trial) have been banned.

Aug 24, 2014
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cms
nodejs

PencilBlue

PencilBlue is a Node.js CMS and blogging platform. Open source, extendable and responsive.

Aug 23, 2014
12 notes
html
design

This is a motherfucking website.

You probably build websites and think your shit is special. You think your 13 megabyte parallax-ative home page is going to get you some fucking Awwward banner you can glue to the top corner of your site. You think your 40-pound jQuery file and 83 polyfills give IE7 a boner because it finally has box-shadow. Wrong, motherfucker. Let me describe your perfect-ass website:

  • Shit’s lightweight and loads fast
  • Fits on all your shitty screens
  • Looks the same in all your shitty browsers
  • The motherfucker’s accessible to every asshole that visits your site
  • Shit’s legible and gets your fucking point across (if you had one instead of just 5mb pics of hipsters drinking coffee)

An oldie apparently, but one I hadn’t seen before. Sorry if you don’t care for the swearing, but I think the point made is very true indeed:

I’m not actually saying your shitty site should look like this. What I’m saying is that all the problems we have with websites are ones we create ourselves. Websites aren’t broken by default, they are functional, high-performing, and accessible. You break them. You son-of-a-bitch.

Aug 20, 2014
7 notes
design
icons
Ionicons

The premium icon font for Ionic Framework.
100% free and open source. MIT Licensed.

Ionicons

The premium icon font for Ionic Framework.

100% free and open source. MIT Licensed.

Aug 19, 2014
6 notes
css
CSS Guidelines

High-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS.

By Harry Roberts of CSS Wizardry:

Some time ago, I published my CSS Guidelines on GitHub. These proved incredibly popular, with thousands of stars, hundreds of forks, and a number of translations. However—as often happens with these kinds of thing—they’re in need of a little bit of spring clean.

I’m going to completely revisit, revise, overhaul, and rewrite the guidelines into a comprehensive version 2.0.0. They will cover new things, they will change old things, and they will be a lot, lot more thorough.

(via Paul Lloyd)

CSS Guidelines

High-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS.

By Harry Roberts of CSS Wizardry:

Some time ago, I published my CSS Guidelines on GitHub. These proved incredibly popular, with thousands of stars, hundreds of forks, and a number of translations. However—as often happens with these kinds of thing—they’re in need of a little bit of spring clean.

I’m going to completely revisit, revise, overhaul, and rewrite the guidelines into a comprehensive version 2.0.0. They will cover new things, they will change old things, and they will be a lot, lot more thorough.

(via Paul Lloyd)

Aug 19, 2014
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font-face
design
coding
Input

Input is a flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code by David Jonathan Ross. It offers both monospaced and proportional fonts, all with a large range of widths, weights, and styles for richer code formatting.

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Input

Input is a flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code by David Jonathan Ross. It offers both monospaced and proportional fonts, all with a large range of widths, weights, and styles for richer code formatting.

(read more)

Aug 16, 2014
5 notes
cms
markdown
php
scss

Grav - A Modern Flat-File CMS

Runs on PHP 5.4+. And the documentation looks really good.

Aug 15, 2014
10 notes
design
Designer’s Guide to DPI

A comprehensive guide by Sebastien Gabriel covering DPI/PPI, resolutions, retina, 4K, monitor hertz, all kinds of platforms and loads of practical tips:

This guide is designed as a “get started” or introductory read for the starting to intermediate designer who wants to learn or get more knowledge about cross-DPI and cross-platform design from the very beginning.

No complex math and un-parsable graph, just straight forward explanations ordered in short sections for you to understand and apply directly to your design process.

Designer’s Guide to DPI

A comprehensive guide by Sebastien Gabriel covering DPI/PPI, resolutions, retina, 4K, monitor hertz, all kinds of platforms and loads of practical tips:

This guide is designed as a “get started” or introductory read for the starting to intermediate designer who wants to learn or get more knowledge about cross-DPI and cross-platform design from the very beginning.

No complex math and un-parsable graph, just straight forward explanations ordered in short sections for you to understand and apply directly to your design process.

Aug 11, 2014
10 notes
cms
Scoop: A Glimpse Into the NYTimes CMS

Suddenly, the CMS, an often derided but necessary tool of modern journalism, is cool. Vox uses its CMS as a recruiting tool. Google is not-so-secretly building a CMS for the news industry. Times media columnist David Carr recently devoted an entire column to the up-and-coming blogging platform/CMS called Medium, and proclaimed that “the content management system is destiny.”
We couldn’t agree more. Here at The Times, our own CMS, Scoop, is central to our ambitions to innovate on all platforms. It’s also the repository for all the aspirations for what the merging of print and digital journalism may one day become — and many of the frustrations for what it is today.

Scoop: A Glimpse Into the NYTimes CMS

Suddenly, the CMS, an often derided but necessary tool of modern journalism, is cool. Vox uses its CMS as a recruiting tool. Google is not-so-secretly building a CMS for the news industry. Times media columnist David Carr recently devoted an entire column to the up-and-coming blogging platform/CMS called Medium, and proclaimed that “the content management system is destiny.”

We couldn’t agree more. Here at The Times, our own CMS, Scoop, is central to our ambitions to innovate on all platforms. It’s also the repository for all the aspirations for what the merging of print and digital journalism may one day become — and many of the frustrations for what it is today.

Aug 9, 2014
3 notes
email

Open Source Email Templates

The sendwithus Open Source Template Project is a collection of free email templates created and managed by the sendwithus team and community. Anyone may contribute new themes and templates, or make impactful updates to the existing ones.

Aug 8, 2014
26 notes
css
Shrthnd - a CSS shorthand generator

Shrthnd is a handy tool that converts CSS properties into shorthand, making shorter and more readable stylesheets.

Shrthnd - a CSS shorthand generator

Shrthnd is a handy tool that converts CSS properties into shorthand, making shorter and more readable stylesheets.

Aug 1, 2014
5 notes
design
clrs.cc

A nicer default colour palette for the web.

(via)

clrs.cc

A nicer default colour palette for the web.

(via)

Jul 31, 2014
9 notes
tools
Become a Sublime Text Power User

Tips from Wes Bos from a presentation given at jQuery Toronto, March 2014.

(Use arrow keys to navigate. Big GIF warning.)

Become a Sublime Text Power User

Tips from Wes Bos from a presentation given at jQuery Toronto, March 2014.

(Use arrow keys to navigate. Big GIF warning.)

Jul 29, 2014
3 notes
font-face

Fontface Ninja

A bookmarklet and browser extension for Chrome or Safari that lets you investigate - and even download! - fonts in use on the web.

Jul 25, 2014
2 notes
bootstrap

Bootstrap Resources

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