Some Ember Goodies, NProgress, Lush Type and Spark

published on August 20, 2013 in technical

We had a long weekend here in Hungary, but the web didn't. Here are few interesting things I came uppon in the last few days.

Emberella is a “collection of Ember mixins, helpers, views, and controllers developed for my own projects that might offer use or inspiration to other budding Ember developers”. It is still under heavy development and currently only targets Safari under OS X. But that might change in the future.

Anyway, it offers quite a few tools that will surely help in app development like mixins, controllers and customs views.

Marco Otte-Witte wrote a post on a better way of doing authentication with Ember. It is a interesting approach, make sure you read the post.

NProgress.js is nanoscopic progress bar, featuring realistic trickle animations to convince your users that something is happening!
It uses a pattern which has been getting into known sites lately – a thin progress showing bar at the top of the page.

I've been chasing good icons lately. I like minimal style, in coding and design. So my icons need to be simple, but beautiful.
As from a tech point of view, I favor font-icons. And here is Lush Type which is not free, but really beautiful.

And I left the best at the end: a great Wordpress theme. I might have mentioned that I don't really fancy Wordpress, but due to this nice theme, I'll make an ecxeption and write about it.
Its name is Sparks and it is a minimal, responsove theme. Take a look at it, I'm sure you'll love it.