Link Roundup

The stomach flu descended on our family this week and, while I didn’t get sick, I’ve been taking care of others who did. As a result today’s post is a group of links I’ve been reading and thinking about related to webdev and QA rather than something original. [Web Components] allow us to bundle […]

Link: Mocking HTML5 API’s Using PhantomJS Extensions An interesting look at how you can test your code with HTML5 API’s where you can’t mock with something like VCR.

Link: About inline-blocks An in-depth review of inline-blocks in HTML. Most front-end developers will probably “know” most of this, but it’s good to see a clear, organized presentation of the information. Via

Link: Responsive Web design not a long-term solution to mobility: Forrester The article refers to “Responsive Delivery” which is a term I hadn’t heard before. It seems to be a concept where you still send CSS/HTML/JS to all devices, but you change what resources/components you send based on the device. I’m not sure how this would be easier than RWD, but maybe with some specific […]

Link: Touch action tests PPK just updated his results table for touch actions on mobile devices. A fantastic resource for low-level mobile web interaction details. Via:

Link: Link: Scrolling is easier than clicking I hadn’t ever considered it, but it is easier to scroll than click. I wonder if some of that is human nature – wanting to find out what’s next. Via:

Link: Browser Wishlist [2014] A good list of stuff to make web developers lives easier and improve UX. I particularly like some of the ideas around font loading because I’ve been dealing with FOUT recently.

Link: width=device-width, initial-scale, and too-wide elements Investigation by PPK into how different mobile browsers handle display of wide elements with different meta viewport values. Unless you have a special need, safest approach seems to be to specify both initial-scale=1 and width=device-width