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Web Standards Library Update – Week of April 7, 2014

Several recent announcements and big releases this week including Kendo UI Core – a new, free open source version of Kendo UI and Kendo UI Mobile, Ember 1.5.0, Enyo 2.4 and more. Telerik open-sourced under Apache 2 the core of their Kendo UI framework including most of the widgets and all of Kendo UI Mobile. […]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of April 7, 2014

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. Tutorials A look at a number of strategies for organizing your CSS code in modular manner for preprocessors by Tim Severien. […]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of March 31, 2014

Lots of interesting new projects this week! Avow-CI is a continuous integration server specifically designed for JavaScript projects built on Node.js and MongoDB. Avow-CI Shower is an HTML presentation engine with a simple, clean look and feel that can be easily exported to PDF. shower Mochi is a new touch-focused UI library for the Enyo […]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of March 31, 2014

There were a lot of great articles and tutorials this week. Some of my personal favorites are Ryan Morr discussing why browser detection is a bad idea but also unavoidable, Adam Schwartz’s free CSS book called The Magic of CSS and the JavaScript OCR demo. Tutorials Ryan Morr discusses the history of browser detection, why […]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of March 24, 2014

The big news this week both came from Microsoft with the open sourcing of WinJS and TypeScript reaching 1.0. WinJS is a set of open-source JavaScript toolkits from Microsoft containing sets of UI controls and components. WinJS TypeScript 1.0 is available as part of Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Web Express 2013 Spring Update, […]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of March 24, 2014

This was a busy week. My post about being paralyzed by choice in front-end development seems to really have struck a nerve. One of the suggestions was to use round ups like this one to help filter out the noise. The goal of these posts is to, hopefully, make it easy to scan and find […]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of March 17, 2014

Some interesting new projects this week including a web component for GIF playback and a new tool for project scaffolding with Gulp (essentially what Yeoman is to Grunt this is to Gulp). Obelisk.js is a JavaScript Engine for building isometric pixel objects like bricks, cubes or pyramids. obelisk.js Lithium Labs Visualization is a set of […]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of March 17, 2014

Today’s list is both shorter than normal but, in many ways, more packed with useful, bookmark worthy resources. First, Rich Harris’ take on string templates has been hugely controversial and is a must read. Some of the resources you should consider bookmarking are The Zen Approach style guide, Addy Osmani’s list of ES6 tools, Jake […]

Web Standards Library Update – Week of March 10, 2014

The major release this week was obviously ExpressJS 4.0. Crosswalk also seems potentially interesting as a hybrid development platform, though it currently is for Android only. Enjoy! ExpressJS 4.0 was recently released and removes all bundled middleware, overhauled routing and more. ExpressJS 4.0: New Features and Upgrading from 3.0 Crosswalk is a project by Intel […]