This Week's Reading Roundup - No. 1

published on April 1, 2012 in technical

I decided to write up the things I read, that I come up on in a week. This is my first one!

1. PHP

Libraries for working with Excel, Powerpoint and Word http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/php-libraries-for-working-with-excel-word-and-powerpoint-files/

PHP 5.4.5 released: http://www.php.net/releases/5_4_5.php

2. Javascript

Chibi, tiny javascript micro framework: https://github.com/kylebarrow/chibi

trunk8 is a text truncation plugin to jQuery: http://jrvis.com/trunk8/

tcsst is a CSS testing framework for jQuery: https://github.com/threedaymonk/tcsst

ENYO is a javascript framework for desktop and mobile: http://enyojs.com/

Maximage2 is a fullscreen backgroung slideshow plugin that allows you to use jQuery Cycle plugin as a fullscreen slideshow: http://blog.aaronvanderzwan.com/2012/07/maximage-2-0/

Backbone.js: hacker's guide: http://dailyjs.com/2012/07/19/mvstar-2/

The developer's toolbox: Modernizr (new version came out this week): https://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/07/the-web-developer-toolbox-modernizr/

Firefox javascript terminal: http://paulrouget.com/e/jsterm/

Clone anything with Javascript: http://davidwalsh.name/javascript-clone

3. CSS

Leave the body's font-size alone: http://filamentgroup.com/lab/how_we_learned_to_leave_body_font_size_alone/

Using CSS3 attribute selectors: http://www.developerdrive.com/2012/07/using-css3-attribute-selectors/

Pure CSS animated tooltips: http://dream-world.us/2012/04/10/pure-css3-animated-tooltip/

4. HTML5

Mastering the application cache manifest for offline web apps and performance: http://developers.facebook.com/html5/blog/post/2012/07/16/mastering-the-application-cache-manifest-for-offline-web-apps-and-performance/

5. Webdesign/UI/UX

Do mobile and desktop interfaces belong together? http://mobile.smashingmagazine.com/2012/07/19/do-mobile-desktop-interfaces-belong-together/

The importance of creative design for mobile app user experience: http://www.noupe.com/design/the-importance-creative-design-for-mobile-app-user-experience.html

6. Git

Introduction to Git with Scott Chacon of Gitbub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDR433b0HJY&noredirect=1

7. Whatever

You can't do your job if you don't sleep: http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/07/the-secret-to-high-performance.html

Twelve commandments of software localization: http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2012/07/18/12-commandments-software-localization/