Posted on Dec 17, 2012
Another extremely busy week of posts again this week. This week features a lot of CSS related tutorials, a lot of mobile tutorials.
Eric Bidelman shows how you can use a 2D canvas as an animated web page background.
Canvas-driven background images
James Edwards explains how you can make your web apps more accessible using ARIA.
Accessibility in Modern Interfaces
Learn what the Flexbox CSS3 layout mode is, why it is important and how to use it from Greg Smith.
Dive into Flexbox
Lea Verou shows how you can reduce code by creating simple CSS animations using only one keyframe.
CSS Animations with only one keyframe
David Pickett gives a good overview of the CSS3 transition property.
How to use the CSS3 transition property
Sam Dutton updates the status of WebRTC, which has now arrived on Firefox, Android and iOS, in addition to Chrome.
WebRTC hits Firefox, Android and iOS
Are your mixins ECMAScript 5 compatible?
Karolina Szczur discusses the pursuit of simplicity for web developers, and the benefits and drawbacks of using tools like frameworks and preprocessors.
The pursuit of simplicity
Razvan Caliman explains the CSS Regions implementation in WebKit's new feature, regions which auto-size themselves.
CSS Regions Auto-size
Hugo Giraudel covers some experimental tricks that we can use to detect a click using just CSS.
CSS Click Events
Libraries and Frameworks
Raymond Camden shares a proof of concept NodeJS application called MockData to make it easy to mock API's.
Another proof of concept - MockData
Alex Young continues his Backbone.js tutorial series by covering authenticating with OAuth2.
Backbone.js Tutorial: Authenticating with OAuth2
Les James shows how Sass 3.2 allows you to think of the media query in terms of columns rather than screen dimensions.
Redesigning the Media Query
Mary Lou shows how to create a fullscreen pageflip layout effect using the BookBlock plugin.
Fullscreen Pageflip Layout
Chandler Prall compares box2dweb, Ammo.js, JigLibJS, and Cannon.js.
Pete LePage explains the meta viewport tag and shows how to use it to optimize your site's rendering on mobile devices.
Using meta viewport
Andy Trice shares a proof-of-concept where a second-screen PhoneGap app extends the experience of watching a video.
Connected Second-Screen App Experiences with PhoneGap & Audio Water
David Walsh shows how you can use the pointer media query to adjust UI elements for touch screen devices.
pointer Media Query
Holly Schinsky demonstrates geo-based push notifications, also known as geofencing, with PhoneGap using the Pushwoosh service.
Geo-based Push Notifications with PhoneGap and Pushwoosh
Shazron Abdullah describes new features and changes in Cordova iOS 2.3.0.
What’s new in Cordova iOS 2.3.0
Using Parse.com with PhoneGap: A marriage made in Awesome
New and Updated Libraries and Frameworks
Brad Vincent introduces FooTable, a jQuery plugin for building responsive data tables.
FooTable: a jQuery Plugin for Responsive Data Tables
MaskJS is another templating framework with no dependencies which supports custom tags.
The latest release of CanJS, version 1.1, adds computed values, batch operations, AMD and more.
CanJS 1.1 Release Notes
thin-orm is a lightweight Node-based ORM that supports PostgreSQL and SQLite3 with a MongoDB inspired API.
SocialCount is a jQuery plugin for progressively enhanced, lazy loaded, mobile friendly social networking widgets.
Socrates is a nice web based Markdown editor.
soma-template is a new web template engine create by Romuald Quantin.
Check out Adobe Tech Live, a new site hosting regular live, interactive developer events with Adobe evangelists.
Adobe Tech Live
The 20 best new tools for web design and development of 2012 according to .net magazine includes Edge Inspect, Brackets and Dreamweaver CS6.
The 20 best new tools for web design and development of 2012
The Zen Coding (Emmet.io) Brackets extension is pretty awesome - Raymond Camden shows why in this video.
Zen Coding (Emmet.io) Brackets Extension
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