This is our weekly column were we share our favorites posts, articles and resources with our readers from the previous week.
As fallible humans we tend to lean towards making excuses, blaming others, or trying to justify our mistakes or shortcomings. This is why you’ll often read comments from people discussing CSS and web standards, and they’ll say “I don’t use Internet Explorer; I use a standards-compliant browser”. Well, no you don’t. Nobody does.
There’s No Such Thing as a “Standards-Compliant” Browser →
Should web designers know how to code? It’s a question that comes up again and again, usually with great and passionate disagreement by the design community.
Should Web Designers Know How To Code? →
In this recent lecture, from Fronteers 2010, Håkon examines the history of CSS3, its current status in the browsers, and what the future of CSS holds.
The State of CSS3 →
Over the past few years, companies have increasingly adopted considerably stronger password policies. Unfortunately, there's still ample confusion in how to strengthen password policies and to mitigate password-focused attacks. The author has found dozens of mistakes in various security portals' password-hacking whitepapers, seen respected security vendors recommending incorrect mitigations to conflated attacks, and took note of highly knowledgeable security teams operating on mistaken assumptions.
Five password-security myths dispelled →
Mobile Orchard has started a series of articles to introduce you to the world of Android development. They start off with the Android platform and the necessary tools to get you started.
Introduction to Android development →
Get your Dribbble shots out into the wild using the API plus open source PHP project.
Using the Dribbble API with PHP →
When creating your web designs, you are always striving for a consistent look across the different browsers. Unfortunately, one of the most fundamental elements of your website – the browser controls – also prove the most difficult to style. Some of them, like the select element, are impossible to change beyond a certain extent. In this tutorial you will learn how to build a script that will take a generic select element, and replace it with a better looking, markup powered version, while keeping all the functionality intact.
Making Better Select Elements with jQuery and CSS3 →
In this tutorial you will take a look at the the cool background-clip CSS3 property, using it to have an image visibile only through the letters of the text. One more cool thing that we no longer need to drool over print designers ability to do.
Show Image Under Text (with Acceptable Fallback) →
A jQuery plugin for assisting in the creation of an HTML5 canvas based signature pad. Records the drawn signature in JSON for later regeneration.
Signature Pad jQuery Plugin →
The download package include the fully editable vector Photoshop sources, a customizable Fireworks PNG file and the original fonts that were used for the making the GUI.
Free OSX Leopard GUI Set, Vector Photoshop and Fireworks PNG →
In this tutorial you’re going to learn how to create a large 512×512 car icon, based on a lovely BMW Mini Cooper.
How To Design A Detailed Mini Cooper Icon In Photoshop →
A world of tweets takes full advantage of HTML5 and cloud computing. Geolocation is made possible by the continuous stream of information captured by the Twitter Streaming API, which provides a subset of the public status, and with the occasional aid of the Yahoo! Placemaker™ service. A world of tweets is compatible with every browser supporting HTML5 and the <canvas> tag, and degrades gracefully to Flash on older browsers.
A World of Tweets →