Alan Greenblatt shows how you can use SVG Filters to create effects like edge detection, gaussian blur, sharpen and more.
Fun with SVG Filters
Marc Hinse shows how to make responsive containers that maintain their aspect ratio using pure CSS.
Height equals width with pure CSS
Louis Lazaris details the properties and method within the HTML5 History API.
HTML5 History API: A Syntax Primer
John Allsopp defends the use of the ID attribute in HTML and, to some degree, using ID selectors in CSS.
In defense of the humble id attribute
Ariya Hidayat explains the new ECMAScript 6 Proxy feature that allows you to intercept operaions on an object.
ECMAScript 6 and Proxy
Marco Barria explains how he built a really attractive book animations using CSS 3D Transforms.
Animated Books with CSS 3D Transforms
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer looks at two common performance optimizations used with ‘for’ loops to see if they really are faster.
Performance optimizations and for loops
Johnny Simpson explains CSS Custom Filters and shows some examples of how they can be used.
CSS Custom Filters
David Walsh shows how to add keyboard shortcuts to your web application using the Mousetrap library.
Create Keyboard Shortcuts with Mousetrap
Libraries and Frameworks
Decoupling with Custom jQuery Events
Shaun Dunne shares how to take screenshots at various viewports, saving the results to disk, using CasperJS.
Responsive Screenshots With Casper
Chris Coyier explains the extends concept in CSS preprocessors, how it works, why and when to use it and some gotchas.
The Extend Concept
Hugo Giraudel explains how he created a Sass mixin to create striped backgrounds using gradients.
Create Striped Backgrounds With Gradients (and a Sass Function)
Simple State Manager
You can now develop PhoneGap easily within Wakanda Studio using their PhoneGap extension. Saad Mousliki shows how.
Cut Mobile App Dev Time with PhoneGap Wakanda Studio Extension
New and Updated Libraries and Frameworks
Date for Humans
Tabler by Brandwatch
Get a detailed media query for the device you are on by going to this CSS Media Query Generator.
CSS Media Query Generator
Radu Stavila shares details on the new working draft for CSS Regions from the W3C.
CSS Regions: New working draft
Brian has published in a variety of technical publications over the years, has presented at numerous conferences and events and has served as a technical editor on a number of books.
You can read Brian’s blog archive with 9+ years of content at remotesynthesis.com (he still posts, infrequently). You can find a full list of Brian’s past publications and presentations. Follow Brian on Twitter @remotesynth.