Nothing sticks in my head long enough to put it down in writing these days, so I thought that instead of trying to write a sustained, coherent article, I’d quickly jot down a few things I’ve read recently that have caught my interest.
- Responsive viewport units by David Storey talks about the fairly new vh, vw, and vmin units. While currently support is meager—only found in Chrome Canary, IE 9, and some Motorola devices(?)—it’s definitely something I’m going to keep an eye on.
- Lea Verou has an interesting piece on
background-attachment: localand some cool effects you can achieve with it: Pure CSS scrolling shadows with background-attachment: local. Unfortunately, Firefox doesn’t support the
- 3D it! is a very cool demo.
- idb.filesystem.js - Bringing the HTML5 Filesystem API to More Browsers: Whoa. Is it possible to make offline work well without the headache of AppCache? I need to investigate this more.
There are so many cool things happening on the frontiers of web development thse days that it gets a little overwhelming. I despair of ever being able to keep up.