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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

A lot of releases this week including the latest version of the commercial Ext JS framework. Some new tools that seem particularly interesting include Pho Devstack, MotorCortex and Browser-perf. Ext JS 5 includes touch support, responsive layouts, architectural improvements and component upgrades. Announcing Sencha Ext JS 5 flare.js is a small JavaScript library that works [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of May 26, 2014

A good mix or topics in this week’s articles and tutorials covering CORS, SVG, Node, new browser API’s, Sass, Polymer and more – enough that there’s bound to be something in here that helps you with your everyday work. Enjoy. Tutorials Edaqa Mortoray shares specific strategies and settings to open access to your REST API [...]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 19, 2014

There were a lot of new libraries this week including the App.js UI library for mobile (which shares a name with an older library to build desktop apps with Node, but is unrelated). Also significant is a new version of Google’s Polymer library. Polymer 0.3.0 has new core icons, dependency ranges for all elements in [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of May 19, 2014

This was a extremely busy week and, despite the length of this list, I honestly had to make a lot of tough decisions on what to include to keep it even this long. This week also featured a bunch of mobile-focused posts  - and in case you haven’t heard, Holly Schinsky and I are collaborating [...]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 12, 2014

Some interesting services in this week’s update including Finch for testing sites and Fenix for ad-hoc web servers. There was also a new version of MooTools, which, I must admit, I didn’t even realize was still around – but apparently it is not only still around, but still actively being developed. Finch is a service [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of May 12, 2014

Lots of goodness this week and some “badness,” sort of, in the form of posts warning us of the dangers of stopping event propagation and using async scripts. Still, important even if not awesome. Fans of this site may notice that I also stopped the Monday article dump. From a planning standpoint, this was easier, [...]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 5, 2014

This week’s new and updated projects are heavily CSS focused, including Pleeease, CSS Shapes Polyfill, AniJS and DoCSSa. Enjoy! Pleeease is a CSS postprocessor that adds prefixes, variables, pseudo-element and rem unit support, minifies and more.Pleeease · Postprocess CSS with ease The CSS Shapes Polyfill tests for browser support and, if not, it approximates the [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of May 5, 2014

Lots of goodies this week including more Gulp, a great look at creating client-side diff tooling for CSS and a great look at a bunch of sites you can use to get your coding skills stronger through code exercise. Tutorials Can we do DOM traversal without jQuery using vanilla JavaScript? Are newer libraries doing it [...]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of April 28, 2014

This week’s significant update is that GitHub has open sourced it’s editor Atom. Between Brackets, Atom and (as featured below) Hyro, we’re getting a lot of choices for free, lightweight open-source code editors. GitHub has open sourced their Atom code editor and the related Atom shell that it runs in under the MIT license. A [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of April 28, 2014

This week features some great tutorials and articles. My personal highlights include TJ VanToll’s look at the state of hybrid mobile development (really, a must read if you do PhoneGap), Ana Tudor’s panorama in CSS and Joakim Bengtson discussing his Slush scaffolding tool. Enjoy! Tutorials Rodney Rehm looks at how to identify the DOM context [...]