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Weekly Links #8

Here’s what I’ve been reading this past week!

HTML

Clever dude Brad Frost talks about HTML Wireframes

I don’t have much call to do HTML emails but it’s nice to keep the knowledge there for when the need arises. Here’s a modern Grunt workflow for email design

CSS / Sass

Here’s a Sass mixin for a pure CSS slideshow. Nice.

Guy Routledge shows us how to make A Style Guide Colours with Sass

I’m not that advanced with my Sass knowledge so getting out of a pickle with the basics isn’t too hard, but as my knowledge progresses, so does the complexity of my Sass; so this’ll come in handy – Debug Sass like a Pro! using source maps.

A nice post on the Guardian Dev blog where they tell us about Improving Sass Code Quality on the Guardian

JS/jQuery

Famo.us looks like a nice framework for building slick UIs

Here’s a guide from Paul Irish on how to Using Modernizer Responsibly

AOB

Compresser.io is an online tool for reducing your images and photos with almost no visible difference! I’ve not given this a go but have been using ImageOptim on a recent client build where the average file size of images provided was 4MB each.

Speaking of performance, here’s a handy guide to Enabling GZip

The big Google have open sourced their PDF rendering engine, PDFium

Speaking of Goog, Chrome 35 will come bundled with a host of new APIs & Javascript features.

Good friend Adam Onishi recently delivered a talk at DevsLoveBacon called There Is No Such Thing as a Work Life Balance Working with Burnout – Burnout is a horrible feeling (I’ve been there) and I know a lot of people in our industry who have (including Adam!). Please read this, and then take it easy. Working an 18 hour day isn’t a badge of honour!

Everyone loves a bit of good UX, Five Customer Experience Lessons Coffee Taught Me

Here’s a nice handy guide for Git, The Git Protocol from Thoughtbot

Carl Smith from NGen Works recently wrote about their Pause Clause – It’s a great idea and something I’ve struggled with in the past. I’ll be implementing that in my adaption of the Contract Killer

Behaviour Design has always interested me, this is a nice read.

My mate Scott Hates shipping MVPs

Speaking of shipping, here’s the Guardian talking about small iterative changes to Guardian Football to improve their service – Shortening the Goalposts

FontAwesome have added 71 icons in their latest release

Why and How we Should Avoid Hamburger Menus – How do you do menus on mobile?

Here’s a useful post from Matthew Roach on his Sublime Text setup. What are your go-to plugins for Sublime?

Lastly, Oozled went live last week thanks to Dan & Ryan – A quality and massive list of design resources, categorised!

Fin

And there we have another round up of the best links my Pocket has seen this week! What have I missed? Share your best resources too!

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