Responsive Web Design Adoption, 2014

“Responsive Web Design is hot. Practically every company I speak to, around the globe, is either going responsive, has gone responsive, or – at the very least – giving it serious consideration. So, with all this buzz, how many websites are actually responsive?
To answer this question, I ran a test on the top 10,000 websites (per Alexa), and checked if they are responsive … ”

The article continues with very detailed overview of performance and popularity of Responsive Web Design. Read more at:

http://www.guypo.com/rwd-2014/

Please fix Boston Globe

We love The Boston Globe, we read it and because we’re developers we always use it as one of the best examples of Responsive Web Design.

Today we noticed a design problem in footer. The footer is always glued to the left side of the browser screen and not aligned like the right side of the footer.

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PhotoSwipe – Zoomable gallery with Touch Gestures

“Touch-friendly JavaScript image gallery for mobile and desktop, without dependencies.”

Awesome responsive, mobile-first, image gallery library with support for pinch to zoom and close, swipe, browser history API, lazy loading, native html5 fullscreen, keyboard access, social sharing. It works on pretty much any browser.

http://photoswipe.com/

To install with Bower:

bower install photoswipe

 

Lorem Ipsum with Emmet for your Code Editor

If you’re using Emmet (Zen Coding) in your code editor, like Sublime Text, did you know that there is a great support for placeholder Lorem Ipsum text?

Type lorem and press TAB and you will see one paragraph of Lorem ipsum text. Thats great. But whats so awesome is that you can type out the number of the words with it so that you can get bigger or smaller placeholder text.

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Swift too slow for Production

“Much and more has been written about Apple’s new programming language, Swift… the rollout of it has been an absolute disaster: the compiler is a shambles, the language design is inconsistent in places and it’s stupidly difficult to get working in libraries, particularly if you want to support iOS 7.”

The blog post continues with performance comparisons. Read more at:

http://blog.sudeium.com/2014/12/10/swift-performance-too-slow-for-production/