Weekly Design News (N.213)

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Worth Reading

The 10 Weirdest Programming Languages by Martin Angelov
Here are 10 of the most weird and impractical programming languages ever created.

The Business of Responsive Design by Mark Boulton
This article is an overview from Mark’s talk at Handheld Conference last week in Cardiff. Essential read.

Why The HTML5 Vs. Native Debate Obscures The Real Challenges Of Mobility
Discussing the argument over which type of code to build apps with.

Secrets of the Browser Developer Tools by Andi Smith
Get the most of your developer tools in Chrome, Firebug, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

Front-Und and UI Style Guides by Brian Krall
This round-up focuses on how others are building CSS/UI style guides and some best practices.

Sass Media Query Helper For Designers by Josh Fry
This is a configurable design helper that displays the current min-width media query in the bottom right corner of your screen and updates as you re-size the browser window.

CSS is for Developers by Lea Verou

Git for Grown-ups by Emma Jane Westby

Chrome DevTools for Mobile: Screencast and Emulation by Paul Irish

5 Advanced Mobile Web Design Techniques You’ve Probably Never Seen Before by David Fay

Animating Vectors with SVG by Brian Suda

Five Steps to Building a Responsive Email With Ink by ZURB

Animated SVGs: Custom Easing and Timing by Mike Fortress

New Resources & Services

MiniCodeEditor is an HTML/CSS/JavaScript code editor in only 176+ bytes.

jQuery Cropbox
Cropbox is a jQuery plugin for in-place image cropping (zoom & pan, as opposed to select and drag).

Clingy Footer
Clingy Footer is jQuery plugin to align a fluid height footer to the bottom of the browser.

PhysicsJS is a modular, extendable, and easy-to-use physics engine for Javascript.

Headroom.js is a lightweight, high-performance JS widget (with no dependencies!) that allows you to react to the user's scroll.

Markdown Tools and Editors
In this post, we have put together some of the best Markdown tools and editors for you to use.


Christmas Icons (15 Icons, AI)

Ecommerce Icons (21 Icons, PSD)

64 High Resolution Paper Textures

Mohave Typefaces

And Finally… Some Inspiration

An Illustrated Poster Series of the Most Iconic Cars from TV and Movies by David Wildish

deviantART Redesign Concept by Erik Lindén

Flat Illustrations in Web Design

Weekly Design News (N.213)

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