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Top picks — 2015 June

Internet is full of interesting, useful or funny things. I would like to share with you my top picks from this month.


Making Material Design

http://www.google.com/design/

I’m not sure if it’s any new, but I came across that website just sec ago. Well explained idea behind Google Material Design.


jQuery Quick API Reference

http://oscarotero.com/jquery/

Quick jQuery API reference. Look at the thing, click, read and use. Done! Handy thing if you work with jQuery a lot.


Performance tools

https://css-tricks.com/performance-tools/

Chris posted list of tools that you need to check if you care about performance of your website.


Supercharging page load

https://youtu.be/d5_6yHixpsQ

Again about importance of performance. Few tips from Google Developers. It’s not about optimising images or concatenating scripts again. This one is more in depth.


OS X El Capitan

http://www.apple.com/osx/elcapitan-preview/

Performance is a word of 2015. This is the hottest subject between web developers today. Apple Engineers do the same but not with theirs website but with new operating system called “El Capitan”. Apart from few minor design changes and new micro features, cleaver team of developers from California supercharged performance of this operating system. Good news and I’m looking forward to update. Coming this fall.


Introducing the New System Fonts

https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2015/?id=804

Antonio Cavedoni about new Apple default system font — San Francisco. It is a fantastic typography lesson too.


Photoshop CC 2015 is copying Sketch and it’s a good thing

http://desiign.de/en/2015/06/photoshop-cc-2015-is-copying-sketch-and-its-a-good-thing/

Photoshop finally updated, and it’s not just photo retouching tool since today. “Design mode” is kind of enabling Sketch App in Photoshop. Finally we can use art boards! I still use Sketch but it’s good to see that Photoshop is on good path to make web designers life easier.


Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web

http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/17/google-microsoft-mozilla-and-others-team-up-to-launch-webassembly-a-new-binary-format-for-the-web/

That’s a good news. It’s good to see any collaboration between creators of major browsers. WebAssembly is a magic for me though.


SVG on the web — A Practical Guide

https://svgontheweb.com/

Must read for every SVG enthusiastic. Huge portion of knowledge, detailed described examples and really clean and nice design of a website.


ECMAScript 2015 Has Been Approved

http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/06/ecmascript-2015-es6

ECMAScript 2015 finally official. From now, the name of new the versions will include ECMAScript followed by the year of their release. Specification of this language grown up from 245 to 600 pages. So good news!


Announcing Atom 1.0

https://github.com/blog/2031-announcing-atom-1-0

Finally Github announced official, first stable version of their code editor - Atom. Build with HTML, CSS and JavaScript app is a fair competitor to popular Sublime Text. Promo video is super funny!


npm 3.0.0

https://github.com/npm/npm/releases/tag/v3.0.0

This moth is a definitely version of big updates. Node Package Manager is now available file version 3. List of changes if massive.


The Debate Around “Do We Even Need CSS Anymore?”

https://css-tricks.com/the-debate-around-do-we-even-need-css-anymore/

Hot topic this month. Chris Coyier started that debate and we can see countless valuable comments under neath the post. So interesting read.


CSSConf 2015

https://2015.cssconf.com/

One of this conferences where I would like to be. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford to attend this year, but maybe I’ll be more luck next time. Fortunately all the talks are available on their website. So cool! I highly recommend to watch them all!


Cloud Source Repositories

https://cloud.google.com/tools/cloud-repositories/

Goggle will try to fight for users with Github and Bitbucket. New service isn’t officially announced yet but it’s ready to go. Will see how it works. It will difficult to take myself away from Github though.


The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics

https://moz.com/blog/absolute-beginners-guide-to-google-analytics

I’m analytics ignorant. I just don’t care too much about trends and popularity of my website. After that read maybe I will. Not because I changed my mind but I consider Google Analytics as a quite interesting tool. It’s very nice introduction!