Very cool library for building large/often-used forms. I wouldn’t use this for a typical use case (i.e. one-time use for occasional site users), but it looks like it could be fantastic for complicated forms that are used frequently.
I find myself using MongoDB more and more lately, but still not enough to justify having a MongoDB server running in the background at all time. I have MongoDB installed via homebrew, and decided to write a simple GUI to start/stop the mongod daemon.
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If you’re interested, here’s the link:
This is a really interesting alternative to Bootstrap. I haven’t had a chance to really dig through the code, but I like the style and I like the English-language-inspired naming convention.
Tanus is a really promising Node.js “single-page app” framework (that’s really much more than that). It’s just unbelievably fast, and built on top of really solid principals:
- First request is server-side rendered (as are non-JS/spider requests)
- Progressively enhances with client-rendered future requests
- Content is served first; everything else (including non-critical CSS) is delegated to post-onload
Here’s the project page: taunus/taunus
And take a look at the creator’s blog, which is running on tanus: PonyFoo — the site speed is incredible for a blog with not insignificantly-sized pages. I’m seriously considering Tanus for a future project.
Very cool jQuery plugin which predicts the user’s mouse movement and can trigger an event ahead of time (think menu movement, for example).
We use this on the new NACHI.ORG and it’s working really really well:
Definitely looks promising. I love the way it tracks changes and shows you exactly what you did before you save/discard. Also, the whole “planned releases” feature is really well done.
prismic.io is a web software you can use to build and manage any kind of website or app. API-driven, it is the easiest way to integrate your content with no technology or design constraint. It is also the easiest way for content writers to edit, preview and plan updates.
I have to say, I quite like the Windows Mobile/Windows 8 UI style. WinJS is Microsoft’s framework for providing a Windows-like interface via Web technology. They just released it under an Apache license and have published a timeline to cross-platform compatibility. I’m definitely keeping my eye on this project.
If you have to support Internet Explorer 8 (or, gasp!, even earlier versions of IE) in a modern website design, you’ll probably run into issues with media queries (especially if you’re using a mobile-first approach). One option is to use Respond.js, but in my experience this can lead to a significant performance hit and cross-domain issues (if you’re using a CDN for assets, for example). I recently discovered an alternate approach which in my opinion is much cleaner and simpler (especially if you’re already using Grunt as part of your build process).
This is a really interesting project to managing WordPress install “states” — transferrable configurations — from the command line. I haven’t tried it yet, but it certainly looks promising.
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