The popular iOS app, Flipboard, aims to elevate content layout and interaction on the web.
Flipboard for mobile web is a case study in pushing the browser to its limits. While this approach may not be suitable for all applications, for us it’s enabled a level of interaction and performance that rivals native apps.
While interesting (and a bit over my head), why is it that when visiting Flipboard.com on the iPad, we’re presented with a roadblock page, instructing us to use the iPad app for “the best Flipboard experience”?
Where’s the mobile
canvas experience that rivals native apps?
This particular “Pay what you want” pricing is a pretty clever approach. You’re required to pay at least the average selling price.
It’d be interesting to see the price fluctuation throughout. Does the average selling price result in what “the man” thinks it’s worth?
Poll results: popular input types
The results are surprising, while I expected date and number to end in first and second place, the most popular type was actually email.
Personally, I would have guessed that
type="tel" would be leading the charge. Not for telephone entries specifically, but any input that is expecting a number of any kind, the
type="tel" attribute invokes the number keyboard on iOS devices; Minus the finicky limitations that are associated with
This animated gif is inspiring. Even the hat and the flannel, east coast style. God damn, skateboarding!
Grunticon – A Flexible SVG Workflow
Grunticon is a Grunt.js task that makes it easy to use SVGs for crisp, resolution independent icons, logos, illustrations and background images. SVGs aren’t supported everywhere so Grunticon auto-generates bitmap (PNG) fallback images and loads the right format for compatibility with pretty much any browser
If you’re just getting started with SVG’s, this may be a bit intense. Otherwise, this grunt task looks like it contains some useful options, such as auto-generating fallbacks for that sometimes-we-still-need-to-support IE8.
Safari iOS bigger than Firefox; non-Google Chromia bigger than Safari Mac
- Safari on iOS is now bigger than Firefox.
- The non-Google Chromia are now bigger than Safari on Mac.
- Mobile is at 31% of overall browser market share. That’s nearly one third.
- The Blink rendering engine is now at 43% market share.
Non-Google Chromia is the open-source Chromium, which is often installed on mobile devices by default, for example, on Samsung phones.
Criminal: Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
The title name alone may lead you to believe that this podcast started before the blockbuster Serial Podcast, but in fact it’s been around for quite some time. A great, quick listen.
A Chance to Salvage a Master’s Creation
A landmark in my hometown of Goshen, NY, faces demolition. It’d be a shame to not bring this unique building back to life.
Wild Cherry – Sublime / Zsh theme
This is so god damn colorful, I couldn’t help myself and am now using the color schemes in iTerm and Sublime Text. The nifty repository status emoji’s are for Zsh only.
Richard Pryor, A Comedy Pioneer Who Was ‘Always Whittling On Dynamite’
This story opens with a poignant look at racism from the 70’s which is incredibly relevant, still today.
Chris Rock On Finding The Line Between Funny And ‘Too Far’
Chris Rock is fantastic.
How Girls Are Developing Earlier In An Age Of ‘New Puberty’
Super interesting, particularly if you’re raising a girl.
With Apache server side includes, attempting to extract a URL from a query string using an appropriate regular expression. Probably child’s play for some. Not so much, for me.
Heart warming documentary on the NYC Library system.