Lots of great articles this week, though no real themes stand out. We’ve got lots of CSS and Sass, Pebble watch development, ES6 and ES7, PhoneGap and more. Basically, this week runs the gamut.
A look at a number of strategies for organizing your CSS code in modular manner for preprocessors by Tim Severien.
Organizing Your CSS Code for Preprocessors
ECMAScript 6: Jump in, the water is warm!
A very cool tutorial and series of demos on creating advanced animation paths with SVG.
Advanced animation path
Finding HTML Comment Nodes In The DOM Using TreeWalker
Raymond Camden expands on his multi-file upload example.
Multi-File Uploads and Multiple Selects (Part 2)
Libraries and Frameworks
Hugo Giraudel shares a “not so terrible” solution for using Sass @extend directives across media queries.
Cross-Media Query @extend Directives in Sass
See how to use JSDiff to get diffs in text comparisons by Toby Ho.
The BMEAN stack adds Breeze to the standard MEAN stack to support offline applications using the client’s cache.
The BMEAN Stack and Offline-First Design
Holly Schinsky clears up any confusion over the multiple ways to add a plugin to your PhoneGap/Cordova project.
PhoneGap/Cordova – Adding Plugins
Christophe Coenraets shares a new version of Sociogram, a mobile application built with AngularJS, Ionic, and OpenFB.
Sociogram: A Sample Application demonstrating AngularJS/Ionic and Facebook Integration
Tejas Jasani shares 10 strategies for increasing engagement in your mobile game and examples of games that use them.
Ten Engagement Strategies to Increase the Profitability of Your Mobile Game
Andy Parker wonders what impact the Oculus VR and Amazon Fire TV may have on developing for screens and interactivity on the web.
Will Oculus VR and Amazon Fire TV Change Web App Development?
John Resig explains how he’s benefitted in terms of managing his side-projects by deciding to write some code every single day.
Write Code Every Day
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