Tag: front end

Using Chrome DevTools to profile the jsconf.eu site

Published 1 year 8 months ago on June 19, 2015

This is a fascinating look into diagnosing scroll performance issues using Chrome’s dev tools. I immediately thought back to the days before dev tools existed and although it was before any of the fancy stuff we’re doing today, I do not envy the days before these tools existed.

CSS filters, GIFs, and performance – What I Learned Building…

Published 3 years 7 months ago on July 2, 2013

To this day I think the bar for what’s considered a ‘hack’ is much lower in the world of front end. We’re working with what can be considered old technology. While new, awesome things are getting added every single day we still fall victim to some legacy implementations we just can’t get around. Case in […]

Welcome to Cloud.typography

Published 3 years 7 months ago on July 1, 2013

Everyone and their brother is linking to this today but I want to point out some stuff going on under the hood that I really like. Wait. First go create an account at H&FJ because their fonts are just simply spectacular. We’ve been waiting for this day with bated breath and now that it’s here […]

Trimming the Fat

Published 3 years 8 months ago on May 23, 2013

I love articles like these for a few reasons. I like to see the approach other developers take to optimization but I also like the blatant discovery related to the overhead of using prebuilt libraries, frameworks, and other what-have-you’s. These tools are life changing, they’re awesome, but we need to keep in mind the overhead […]

7 Resources Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

Published 3 years 9 months ago on May 21, 2013

These are simply great resources for any JavaScript developer. I’m a big fan of everything in the list and think it’d be beneficial to any front end developer.

Truth, Equality and JavaScript

Published 3 years 9 months ago on May 3, 2013

Checking for truthiness and equality in JavaScript can sometimes be a daunting procedure. This article heavily walks through the ins and outs of effectively evaluating truth and equality in JavaScript. This is an important thing to understand as fully as possible because it correlates directly to business logic and overall stability of your code. Beyond […]

Become a Javascript Console Power-User

Published 3 years 9 months ago on May 3, 2013

I use console all the time but I honestly learned just about everything this video has to offer. It’s a bit older so I can only imagine what has been implemented on top of these techniques since then. Great stuff.

Enigma64 – the fastest way to get images from Photoshop

Published 3 years 10 months ago on April 20, 2013

Over time I’ve become more a fan of base64 encoding assets where appropriate. It’s an interesting approach to reducing HTTP requests for assets by including them in the parent asset. For example, instead of including a URL reference to a background-image in your CSS, you can base64 encode it and include the image right within […]

Visualizing Shadow DOM Concepts

Published 3 years 10 months ago on April 9, 2013

I’ve had Shadow DOM on my radar for the past few weeks, and I’m still trying to keep it straight in my brain. The whole idea of being able to encapsulate segments of the DOM for abstracted use is just so outside the norm for what we’ve been doing for decades that it’s going to […]

Media Queries are a Hack

Published 3 years 10 months ago on April 7, 2013

This article ruffled a few feathers recently, but I agree with most of it. Media queries really broke open all of our minds regarding how we should approach both design and development, but as is often a byproduct of such a realization we are quick to discover limitations. Media queries are, for the most part […]

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