Weekly Roundup 16/05/14
Unfortunately the evil monkeys thwarted our attempts to get last week’s blog post out. They have now been returned to the cellar and normal service will be resumed. Here is what your friendly dxwers have been reading and sharing this week.
- Bless – split your CSS files into two for IE 6-9
Bless provides a solution to a bug in Internet Explorer that could make it ignore your entire CSS.
- Responsive Design: Why and how we ditched the good old select element
A great article regarding how we have to reconsider the suitability of traditional user interface elements in the new mobile ecology.
- What UX isn’t
An interesting read discussing some common misconceptions about UX.
- URLs are already dead
Following on from the debate around Chrome’s experimental feature which hides most of the URL from the user, Nicholas Zakas argues that perhaps their time has already come.
- Hello Ruby
A wonderful kickstarter project to make a children’s storybook which teaches the fundamentals of programming.
- Project Naptha – highlight, copy, and translate text from any image.
A clever little Chrome extension that allows you to interact with text within images.
- No is essential
Seth Godin succinctly reminds us the importance of saying no.
- The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can’t Win
This last story is a little off-topic but as there is a (seemingly unending) game taking place in the office it has helped me to understand the fascination.