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Q&A featuring Tim Van Damme, Greg Wood, Veerle Pieters, Andy Clarke, and Brendan Dawes. Hosted by Simon Collison.
Review of A Book Apart editions; HTML5 For Web Designers & CSS3 For Web Designers. Plus a book giveaway!
5by5 - The Big Web Show #22: Dan Cederholm
This week we were joined by Mat “Wilto” Marquis. He’s now a full timer at Filament group in Boston who, while doing client work (like The Boston Globe, have you heard of it?), have done some amazing open source work for the modern web (e.g. major contributions to jQuery UI and Mobile). Mat chair’s the Responsive Images Community Group and has been front in center in the work (or shall we say, #hotdrama) toward dealing with responsive images in web design. We talk about (roughly in order):
- Mike Evans: 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
- RWD Calc
- Coda 2
Q & A
What up with Filament’s Enhance.js (new beterness coming!) Can we as authors just choose not to use features we don’t like? I* s the RICG (the so-called “picture pushing club”) lazy? (Hint: no. Here’s a link to a recent compromise).
- Should designers now be making all sites responsive? And thus prices going up?
- How does a business like Wade’s Tree Service get decent SEO and avoid shady over-promising services?
- Can we improve the aesthetics of websites during the loading process? What up with Opera Mini?
- What is / should we always be using Progressive JPGs?
- Resources for staying on top of responsive web design: @RWD, @brad_frost
What’s the best way to handle responsive images? There’s been a lot of discussion flying around over the last many months, big debates and fast changes… where have we landed? What’s coming in the future? Responsive Images Community Group chair Mat Marquis joins Jen Simmons to sort it all out.
5by5 - The Big Web Show #11: Nicole Sullivan on CSS
This week we were joined by Nicole Sullivan, a long time web veteran, originator of OOCSS, CSS lint, and tons more. Nicole is definitely a thought leader in the modern web development world who is often ahead of us all. We’ve watched OOCSS start out as this abstract and highly criticized concept turn into a pretty commonplace practice on large sites. We talk about (roughly in order):
- Matt Wilcox on The Responsive Images Problem
- IE 7 Tax – Company literally charging 6.8% more for products they sell online if browser is IE 7.
Q & A
- Isn’t OOCSS just moving CSS bloat into HTML bloat?
- Is there going to be a book on OOCSS?
- Recognizing when many elements have the same classes, and making a new class that @extends the old ones.
- Can you use the body element like you would a page-wrapping div?
- What tools to we suggest for validation in the modern world, especially as part of a workflow?
- How does SMACSS compare/contrast to OOCSS?
- When do you call yourself a professional designer or developer?
- How about universally setting elements to position: relative;
No one who advocates for the mobile web wants to admit it, but it is true. Native is easier.
It’s easier to sell to stakeholders. Easier to monetize. And most importantly, easier to implement.
Argue about programming languages, memory management and reach all you want. There is one undeniable disadvantage that the mobile web faces that native apps don’t–over a decade of legacy code, cruft and entrenched organizational politics.
But the web is essential. Even companies whose businesses are centered on native apps need web pages to sell those apps. We can demonstrate time and again that a web-based approach is a smart investment.
So how do we sell mobile web projects? How do we work with the systems we currently have to build compelling mobile web experiences?
And most importantly, how should we be changing our web infrastructure, tools and workflow for the coming zombie apocalypse of devices.
5by5 - The Web Ahead #22: Apples and TVs with Jason Grigsby
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