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As I’ve highlighted before, the Syncfusion ‘Succinctly’ e-books are excellent resources. They’re written by experts in their field, in an easy to read format. You need to register but they are free and with no obligation or pushy marketing. Well worth downloading.



SitePoint has a good introduction to ARIA, which we can all use to help raise the accessibility of sites.



A recent article with this title made the point that for small sites, using a CMS or even a CSS framework is often unnecessary overkill. I couldn’t agree more! Most of the time I deal with small sites, say 10 – 20 pages at most, and although I started using a responsive CSS framework on some, that proved to be unnecessarily complex. I only need a two ......

The Google Developers site has very good article on the fundamentals of ‘multi-device’ design.

If you are new to responsive design this is great place to start. Multi-Device Layouts.



Front end developer Matt Smith has put together a CSS Play List on YouTube, with a variety of useful presentations, tutorials and demos.

Well worth a visit.



Page speed was an important issue 10 years ago, when we all had slow modems, but became less so with the advent of fast broadband connections that even seemed to make Ajax unnecessary. Then along came the mobile internet and we’re back to a world where page speed and asset optimisation are critical again. If you doubt this an article on SitePoint discussing ......

Although it’s become easier to use complex JavaScript with jQuery and other powerful libraries, JavaScript still lacks the simplicity of HTML and CSS. Unless you’re a hard core programmer what you can achieve may be limited. In an article on DevConnections, Rob Gravelle looks at AngularJS, which promises to change this, so that web designers can add ......

Schonne Eldridge is offering a free book on Macaw which you can register for ahead of time. He’s expecting to have it available some time this month. As he says, ‘If you’re like most people you’ve quickly come to two conclusions as you start to use Macaw. 1) It’s super awesome and 2) how do you get production quality code? The book aims to answer this ......

Developer Nick Salloum has an interesting article on ‘Clearing Floats: An Overview of Different clearfix Methods' on SitePoint.

This explains the problem as well as looking at the solutions. Useful and instructive!



Macaw have finally released documentation at http://docs.macaw.co/ . It’s an on-going project that will expand with time and clears up a lot of questions users were asking. If you haven’t tried Macaw yet, do so. The trial has been extended to 30 days. http://macaw.co/ ......

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