Posted on Apr 02, 2013
This is a very, very full update this week. I also have my own announcement to make. I have recently launched a new site featuring articles and tutorials for web designers and developers called FlippinAwesome.org. I have already begun posting a multi-part series teaching PhoneGap Build as well as some great contributions from Jen Looper and Aurelio De Rosa. Please check it out and share your thoughts - and I am hoping I can make this a valuable ongoing resource for you.
Jonathan Sampson and Ralph Whitbeck show how to build Windows Store apps for Windows 8 using jQuery.
Building Windows Store Applications With jQuery 2.0
Easy High DPI Images
Slide In (as you scroll down) Boxes
Zoe Gillenwater demonstrates that you can add a CSS transition to the z-index property but it might not work as you expect.
CSS3 transitions and z-index
Very cool tutorial by Donovan Hutchinson shows how to make a 3D rotating iPhone with CSS.
Make a 3D iPhone with CSS
Bem Jones-Bey explains what "shape-outside" is in CSS exclusions and how to use it.
Freeing the Floats of the Future From the Tyranny of the Rectangle
Hans Muller uses CSS exclusions to create a polygonal shape-inside that penetrates an HTML element's content box.
Hans Muller's WebKit Blog: Penetrating Text
Brackets Quick Open: That’s No Regex!
Divya Manian examines the practice of using long decimal percentage values in responsive design, how it can break in Safari and alternatives you can use.
Using decimal percentage values in responsive design
Philip Walton shares some strategies for dealing with the global nature of CSS, whether in your own project or when creating a library.
CSS: Everything is global and how to deal with it
Libraries and Frameworks
Burke Holland examines Angular Directives, explaining what they are, what problems they solve and how you can use them to create your own re-usable components.
Kris Schultz teaches the basics of AngularJS by walking through building your first application using the framework.
Getting started with AngularJS
Alex Young continues his Backbone.js tutorial series, updating to version 1.0 and adding new functionality.
Backbone.js Tutorial: Updates for 1.0, Clear Complete
Tom Coleman shows how to quickly prototype web applicatoins with Meteor and Meteorite.
Prototyping with Meteor
Scott Douglass shows how to get your environment set up to begin building EmberJS applications.
Ember: Up and Running
Node 0.10 includes significant changes to the streams module ad Alex Young explains everything you need to know.
Five Minute Guide to Streams2
I posted the first three parts of a multi-part series walking you through creating your first mobile application with PhoneGap Build and jQuery Mobile.
Create Your First Mobile App with PhoneGap Build
Build a Contacts Management App Using HTML5, JS, CSS3, and Wakanda Studio
Raymond Camden documents his experiences integrating the Google Analytics plugin with PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build.
Google Analytics and PhoneGap
New and Updated Libraries and Frameworks
CSSDB is a curated collection of CSS, Sass, LESS and Stylus libraries.
CSSDB: A Database Of CSS Libraries
ScreenCheck is a cool responsive web design tool for testing your website at different screen resolutions.
CyberCrab - Responsive Resolution Tester
Matteo Bicocchi released a new library based on his efforts to get HTML5 audio to work properly on mobile.
Making HTML5 audio actually work on mobile
PeerCDN uses WebRTC to serve a site's static resources over a peer-to-peer network of visitors currently on the site.
Enyo 2.2 was released including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 support.
Enyo 2.2: Even More Platforms, List Madness
The Brackets Sprint 22 Build includes many of the most requested code editing features and extension installation.
Brackets Sprint 22 Build
Bootstrap Tag Autocomplete is a Bootstrap plugin to autocomplete Twitter-style tags for contenteditable div elements.
cdnjs - the missing cdn
Bespoke.js is a microframework for you to build your HTML presentations on.
Mozilla and Epic Games port Unreal Engine 3 to the browser, no plugins necessary
'Hakitzu' Teaches Kids to Code With Robot Warriors
John McCutchan shows how you can profile mobile HTML5 Apps remotely using Chrome DevTools.
Profiling Mobile HTML5 Apps With Chrome DevTools
Addy Osmani covers a number of useful Chrome DevTools extensions for popular frameworks and tools.
DevTools Extensions For Web App Developers
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