August 2012 Archives — Broken Links Archive

A List Apart

For about as long as I’ve been working as a professional web dev, A List Apart has been the number one resource for design, development, and related topics, with articles that have genuinely defined the way we work, by authors who have risen to pre-eminence in our industry. And now, me too.

I’m really proud and delighted to have my very first article on ALA: Learning to Love the Boring Bits of CSS, a look at some of the more prosaic new CSS features. It’s had a good reception so far, and hopefully that will continue as I’d love to write for them again.

I’m also looking for more speaking opportunities, so if you know of any conferences looking for speakers, do point me in their direction.


Better SVG Sprites With Fragment Identifiers

Using SVG for scalable icon sprites isn’t a new idea, but the technique required to use them is (as with all CSS spriting) a little verbose, needing multiple instances of background-position. A feature from SVG1.1, Fragment Identifier Linking, makes it much easier, and will be available in the forthcoming Firefox 15.

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Firefox supports @⁠supports, gets my support

I’ve been really excited about the @supports rule since I first heard the proposal for it, and now that an implementation has landed in Firefox Nightly (and is on it’s way in Opera) my excitement has only increased. You can think of @supports as a native implementation of Modernizr — and hopefully that description is enough to get you excited too.

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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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