A very busy week this week. First off, there are a number of interesting library releases including PhoneGap 3, eddy.js, ESLint and more. Also, there are a number of outstanding tutorials. Be sure to take a look at Hugo Giraudel discussing frustrating CSS issues, Sean Fioritto discussing flexbox, Joel Hooks on AngularJS internals and Raymond Camden on Express.
A great article by Hugo Giraudel on troubleshooting some very common and frustrating CSS issues.
Mary Lou shares a number of cool header effects using CSS transforms and triggered by scrolling.
On Scroll Header Effects
Ariya Hidayat explains a trick to generate number or letter sequences without using loops.
Sean Fioritto details beginner and advanced topics on handling layout using flexbox.
Mastering CSS Layout with Flexbox
Michael Chaize covers the best export options in Illustrator that produce quality SVG files with the smallest file size possible.
Export SVG for the web with Illustrator CC
Libraries and Frameworks
Brian Rinaldi show how the Voyeur.js library offers an alternative syntax for DOM traversal and Manipulation.
DOM Traversal and Manipulation with Voyeur
Joel Hooks takes a look inside AngularJS to examine the internal directives that override standard HTML tags.
AngularJS Directives That Override Standard HTML Tags
Hakim El Hattab shares a few nice CSS only animations built with Sass.
Hakim / Assorted CSS Animations
Hugo Giraudel did some code sniffing and GitHub issue spying to figure out what’s coming in the next release of Sass.
Looking Into the Future of Sass
Raymond Camden details how to install and get started building your first web application built on Node using the Express framework.
Introduction to Express
Aurelio De Rosa shows how to create a simple page using the responsive CSS modules within the Pure library.
Pure: What, Why, & How?
Stephen Sawchuk walks through how to build your first app using a Yeoman workflow.
Building Apps With the Yeoman Workflow
Holly Schinsky walks through how to implement push notifications in your PhoneGap application using PushPlugin.
Tutorial: Implement Push Notifications in your PhoneGap Application
Holly Schinsky teaches you how to write a custom plugin for Android and use it in your PhoneGap application.
Tutorial: How To Write a PhoneGap plugin for Android
Raymond Camden shares some important information about the latest Cordova/PhoneGap release.
PhoneGap 3.0 Released – Things You Should Know
New and Updated Libraries and Frameworks
PhoneGap 3.0 includes a new plugin architecture, better tools, more platforms and new API’s.
Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 Released
Stylify Me by Annabelle Yoon and Michael Mrowetz generates a style guide of a site, including colors, fonts, sizing and spacing.
eddy.js – A Bold Approach
Backbone.Giraffe has a different approach than Marionette and Chaplin to route handling, object lifecycles, event aggregation and view management.
Feedback_me is a jQuery plugin to easily add an animated feedback dialog that slides from the side of the screen.
Little Lisp interpreter
Abstracting The Web Worker: Operative
LiteGap is a PhoneGap plugin for Couchbase Lite which is an embedded JSON database for occasionally connected devices that syncs data in the background.
In Episode 2 of the Topic Undefined podcast, Raymond Camden and I discuss articles on mobile dev, choosing a framework and more.
Topic Undefined – Episode 2
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.
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