While the summertime means more time spent with my family, away from the computer, I’ve been trying to keep on top of my blog and article-ready. I just skim most things that cross my Twitter and RSS feeds, but the articles in my “to read” list are things that looked good enough at first glance that I want to hold on to them for a deeper read or for future reference. Here they are, split by the topic:
Web development is constantly evolving, so a lot of my reading is to keep up with the new stuff coming out across the languages and technologies I use.
- Flexbox is a big deal new feature coming to CSS (or already here, depending on your browser support needs and fallback methods), and of course CSS Tricks has a great guide to using it (obviously, they have great guides for just about everything)
- I love both the information in this post about srcset and sizes for images and also the way it’s written, acknowledging that a lot of this new stuff is confusing as heck for everyone, including experienced developers
- Fascinating stuff on CSS shapes (and text wrapping!!!)
I’m eager to learn more about accessibility and to incorporate more best practices into the sites I build so I’ve been saving references right and left.
- The WAI-ARIA Landmark Roles cheatsheet is a great quick reference
- Taking a step back, this is a really fantastic post about what WAI-ARIA is in the first place, including what it does and does not do for you/ users
- A nice shorter post specifically about the value of using HTML5 elements like header, footer, nav, and main
These articles cover techniques I haven’t used yet but want to for various projects/ concepts/ ideas.
- From Paul Underwood, how to use the WordPress native media upload functionality for custom widgets
- One of many tutorials on automatic plugin updates for Github-hosted WordPress plugins
And last, but not least, I am constantly ruminating on business topics. These articles cover things I’m thinking about or want to learn more about:
- An absolutely fantastic article on being profitable
- I also keep coming back to this one, also on A List Apart, about living up to your business ideals
- This is going to scare my employees (I promise, it’s just proactive research – nothing is wrong), but this is a useful article on giving negative feedback
I also share articles of interest to me on the regular over on Twitter. If you’ve got suggestions/ tips on great things you’ve read lately (or have on your to-read list), put ‘em in the comments!