June 2012 Archives — Broken Links Archive

Smashing Magazine CSS3 eBook

My article Adventures in the Third Dimension, published by Smashing Magazine earlier this year, is now available in one of the collected Smashing eBooks; buy Mastering CSS3 for $4.99, or get the whole Coding Bundle of five eBooks for $21.90.


The new radial gradient syntax

Back in January I wrote a post explaining the new linear gradient syntax, and promised to return to explain the equivalent for radial gradients when it had been implemented somewhere. That time is now, as the latest preview release of IE10 brings full support for the new syntax — and unprefixed, to boot.

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A Notional Proposal for a Responsive Images Syntax

As you’re probably aware, the search is underway for a new responsive images syntax. Matt Wilcox wrote an excellent article looking at each of the proposals and assessing their strengths and weaknesses. Reading this article made me consider the problem, and I’ve put together a notional syntax based on the positives and negatives of all of the proposals. I’m going to submit it to the Responsive Images Community Group, but first I’d like to ask you to kick the tyres a little.

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Review: Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web

There are a lot of books on web development, and even more writing available for free online. You have to have something special to stand out in this market, and the latest to try is Smashing Book #3: Redesign The Web. Smashing Magazine used to be known for their ‘Top 50 Whatever’ lists, but in the last few years, as clones and competitors sprung up around them, they’ve carved out their own space online with quality practical writing, so I was keen to see what was in their latest book of original content.

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Aside

I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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