CSS-Tricks: Command Line Usage.
Information point. Of course, some of the uber-cool new tools require command-line usage (no GUIs yet).
Suddenly empty sudoers file.
Well, that’s a pain. I wonder what went wrong.
HTML5Rocks: Using Your Terminal From The DevTools.
Useful? I kinda like Terminal … the barebones nature. But YMMV.
Cloudup: The Need for Speed.
Justin Duke: How to make $800/mo from three lines of code.
Medium: Frame of Reference.
“The problem with rethinking any outdated icon imagery is that we have nothing to base future iterations on. Think about it: Locks, safes, folders — all of these are antiquating, but not being replaced. Even ‘file’ has a place in our physical world. The steep hill to climb is, again, that we have no frame of reference in digitally-born generations for these concepts.” Kids today look at a record player and can’t believe we actually used such things. How many have even *seen* an old-fashioned safe? Our modern nomenclature is currently a pair of lead boots. Question is, how to change it.
Medium/IMHO: The Value of Content.
“What we’re witnessing here is the first wave of the second world pop-up war. Those of us who lived through the first one can only describe the horrors to our disbelieving children. This time though, the pop-ups are winning because we don’t yet have the tools to fight back.” Via @vowe.
Bootstrap 3.0.3 released.
Tower Blog: Diff Tools on Mac OS X.
A couple I was unfamiliar with.
SitePoint: Email Signature Design, Layout and Content.
A dull subject made interesting.
Atlassian Blogs: What’s new in Git 1.8.5.
Scripting News: To rebuild or add another boolean?
Oh G-d … the consideration is so familiar. I’ve got two design projects still in long-term production … unfortunately the CSS/HTML frameworks have updated. Do I continue with the old frameworks and finish, or do I do the ‘better’ thing and update the frameworks, readjusting my modifications and dropping some of my custom work for the built-in whizzy new features that add convenience, ease of programming, shorter load times and overall value? It’s a time/budget consideration that was never planned for. Leaving an old framework in place increases the danger of “quick and dirty” coding after the foibles of that particular release are forgotten. “Fragility”, indeed. Oftentimes the quick-and-dirties can seem so fragile that if you blew at your monitor, they would just drop off the screen into a pile of text letters, burying your keyboard. I find these code-kludges sit at the back of my mind, humming like mosquitos. Can’t stand it.
I’ll experiment and see how long adapting to the new frameworks would take. I may not get compensated for the time … but how do you price peace of mind?
Rog.ie: CSS - Glyph Unicode.
ShortFormBlog: Welcome to the Millennial generation.
Typical Programmer: Linus Torvalds goes off on Linux and Git.
hakunin.com: The CMS Trap.
More and more of these assessments, con-CMS, lately.
Designer News: Ask DN - How different are print and web design?
This question always begets entertaining answers. Print designers go ballistic when they find out font sizes can’t be maintained across platforms or browsers. ‘The user can change my design!?! OMIGOD.’ Whether they can make the transition or not, depends on how controlling they are accustomed to being. I find aiming them at the intricacies of CSS tends to replace control with precision.
CNet/MacFixit: How to manually edit defaults plist files in Mavericks.
TopRank: 3 Tools for Finding Influencers on Social Platforms.
Tower Blog: A Simple Tweak for Making ‘git rebase’ Safe on OS X.
Foundation 5 Released.
Fantastic. I literally just checked five minutes ago, and the site hadn’t changed over for 5. Foundation’s my latest fave framework; I look forward to diving in to the … Sassiness.
Evernote and Google Chrome: Buggy?
Anyone else using the Web Clipper with Chrome? Occasionally, engaging the Web Clipper in a particular tab doesn’t work, and portions of the Clipper interface shows up in other tabs. Any fixes out there I haven’t seen? It seems to be related to layering (z-index), from my initial debug.