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Everything you wanted to know about JavaScript scope
"The JavaScript language has a few concepts of "scope", none of which are straightforward or easy to understand as a new JavaScript developer (and even some experienced JavaScript developers). This post is aimed at those wanting to learn about the many depths of JavaScript after hearing words such as scope, closure, this, namespace, function scope, global scope, lexical scope and public/private scope."
javascript  programming  webdevelopment  education  learning  scope 
11 hours ago
Making reactive Headless Drupal 8 interfaces with Meteor
"Meteor is a JavaScript framework that enables developers to quickly create reactive, highly accessible applications. Drupal is a great content management system that makes it really easy to create well-structured content models and interact with data. Why not combine the two and let Drupal provide Meteor with semantic data with Meteor rendering that data in a reactive way?"
javascript  drupal  drupal8  headless  cms  contentdesign  contentstrategy 
17 hours ago
Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 2 :: Lenses · DEDPXL
I'm looking at the 18mm and the 35mm. This is a really good guide to what's available:
from twitter
18 hours ago
Crafting a Design Persona
Meg Dickey-Kurdziolek shows you how to create a design persona that brings your brand’s personality to life.
webdesign  webdevelopment  personas  bestpractice 
19 hours ago
Riding Light on Vimeo
In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.
ifttt  vimeo  video  science  astronomy 
yesterday
Top Designers Give Us Their Summer Reading Picks
"We asked a dozen of the best designers around which books they think are worth bringing to the beach. Taken together, the recommendation form also a master class in design."
books  reading  design  designthinking 
3 days ago
How to Produce a High Quality Screencast
Tutorial on how to produce a high quality screencasts
video  business  education  screencast  documentation 
3 days ago
MovieBob Reviews: PIXELS (2015) - YouTube
"MovieBob says Adam Sandler's latest is an earlier contender for the worst movie of 2015 - and that's when he's being NICE!"
IFTTT  YouTube  video  film  cinema  review  funny 
4 days ago
Battles: The Art of Repetition - YouTube
"Ableton visit Battles at their New York rehearsal space, onstage at Immergut Festival and in Rhode Island at Machines with Magnets studios for the recording of their new album “La Di Da Di”. Along the way, we get an intimate look inside the band’s set-up, their methods of composing, plus we get to know the three very different personalities that drive the band forward."
IFTTT  YouTube  video  music  documentary 
4 days ago
Slow Motion Lightning, 12 July 2015 on Vimeo
"My daughter got some nice high-speed camera captures of lightning while I drove. We chased a small storm system from Rapid City to Wall SD on the evening of 12 July 2015. Captures were made using a Vision Research Miro 4 recording at 2,000 fps."
ifttt  vimeo  video  science  weather  lightning  slowmo 
5 days ago
Adam Savage Interviews 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir
"Adam Savage welcomes author Andy Weir to The Talking Room! Andy wrote 'The Martian', the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars--it's a book we can't recommend enough. Adam and Andy talk about the research that went into writing the book, the portrayal of astronauts in fiction, and the upcoming film adaptation!"
IFTTT  YouTube  video  author  books  scifi  interview 
5 days ago
Notes From Behind the Firewall: The State of Web Design in China
"As more Western-based companies turn one eye towards the Chinese market, I get asked a lot of questions about the complications of designing a website for the Chinese market, and the technicalities of doing online business in China. In this article I’ll address those most commonly asked."
business  china  webdesign  webdevelopment 
5 days ago
Live Ships Map
Vessel positions tracking based on AIS data. Real-time ship locations, port arrivals and departures.
gps  maps  mapping  shipping  data 
6 days ago
Dynamic Periodic Table
Interactive periodic table with dynamic layouts showing names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, isotopes, and compound search. Full descriptions from write-up sources.
chemistry  education  reference  science  theost 
7 days ago
Lightyear.fm
Radio broadcasts leave Earth at the speed of light and travel outwards into space. Follow them through the Milky Way as you scroll backwards through time and listen to what the stars hear.
astronomy  history  music  space  science 
7 days ago
How does Shazam work
Have you ever wondered how shazam works?
audio  music  shazam  science 
7 days ago
Andy Weir's 'The Martian' Map
A map showing Mark Watney's antics in Andy Weir's The Martian.
literature  map  googlemaps  mars  scifi  fiction  science  exploration 
7 days ago
Slowdive - Souvlaki - Pitchfork Classic
Slowdive offers an oral history of Souvlaki, with intimate interviews examining the stories behind this modern classic.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  music  slowdive  shoegaze  pitchfork  documentary 
9 days ago
The Art of the Opening Shot
First impressions last and these movies know it.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  cinema  movies  film 
9 days ago
One-Minute Time Machine
Every time the beautiful Regina rejects his advances, James pushes a red button and tries again, all the while unaware of the reality and consequences of his actions.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  timetravel  scifi  funny  comedy 
9 days ago
Chuck Jones - The Evolution of an Artist - YouTube
"If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but not today. Instead, I’d like to explore the evolution of his sensibilities as an artist."
IFTTT  YouTube  video  cartoon  bugsbunny  daffyduck  chuckjones  animation 
9 days ago
How to Build Multi-step Forms in Drupal 8
Danny introduces Drupal 8's PrivateTempStore and shows you how to use it to develop multi-step forms (wizards)
drupal  drupal8  php  webdevelopment  programming  forms 
11 days ago
3D maps of every Underground station
TfL has released another batch of documents which show every underground station in glorious 3D format.
publictransport  design  londonunderground  underground  tube  schematics 
15 days ago
I Left My System Fonts in San Francisco
Specifying system fonts with CSS on OSX 10.11
osx  css  design  app 
15 days ago
BreakpointTester
Breakpoint Tester shows you ALL breakpoints in your responsive design at once.
responsivedesign  webdesign  webdevelopment  tools  bookmarklet  css  testing  from twitter_favs
17 days ago
Atomic Design Methodology
✎Atomic design is for user interfaces:

You can apply atomic design to any UI, like Instagram
responsivedesign  atomicdesign  instagram  from twitter_favs
17 days ago
How some hard truths helped us start improving the Podio experience for the visually impaired
"After meeting a visually impaired Podio customer, front-end developer Peter Muller realised how much we needed to do to improve the Podio experience for the blind. Here he details the progress we’ve made, as well as the technical challenges of making the platform more accessible."
accessibility  webdevelopment  userexperience 
18 days ago
How to not suck at managing products
Very interesting article about product design, defining scope, feature creep, and iteration.
productdesign  product  business  bestpractice  gallslaw 
18 days ago
Wes Anderson Palettes.
Colour palettes derived from Wes Anderson films.
design  movies  colour  films  cinema  inspiration 
18 days ago
Sass Grids: From Neat To Susy
James Steinbach discusses how, in Sass, he's moved from using Bourbon's Neat grid system to at-import's Susy grid framework.
css  grid  sass  webdesign  webdevelopment 
20 days ago
Eat the Seasons
UK seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas, updated every week
cooking  environment  food 
21 days ago
This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes
Interactive animation of the Atlantic slave trade. Pause and click on individuals ships for detailed data (not available for all ships).
africa  history  slavery 
21 days ago
API | Domesday Book
There's something quite beautiful about the fact that the Domesday Book has an API.
history  uk  domesday  api  opendata  from twitter_favs
24 days ago
Aerotwist - React + Performance = ?
“For mobile there’s a remarkable cost to using React…and the cost is so high as to be reasonably prohibitive.”
webdevelopment  reactjs  javascript  performance  from twitter_favs
24 days ago
Beyond Tufte
Nine Great Books about Information Visualization
book  data  design  visualisation 
24 days ago
WP-CLI
"WP-CLI is a set of command-line tools for managing WordPress installations. You can update plugins, set up multisite installs and much more, without using a web browser."
admin  cli  terminal  wordpress 
24 days ago
Wordfence - WordPress Security Plugin
Anti-virus, firewall, and 2FA plugin for Wordpress.
plugin  security  wordpress  firewall  2fa 
24 days ago
WPT-Bulk-Tester
Use Google Docs to test multiple URLs using WebPageTest (either webpagetest.org if you have an API key, or another publicly accessible instance)
webdevelopment  google  testing 
24 days ago
Suspicious Package
What's in that OS X Installer package?

With Suspicious Package, you can find out quickly and safely from the Finder.
osx  mac  apple  quicklook  plugin  software 
24 days ago
The role of a Senior Developer
Very good post about the role of every level in a dev team. Must read!
business  leadership  development  from twitter_favs
29 days ago
Drupal Performance Optimization Checklist
"You must have read plenty of articles on how to tune your Drupal site to improve its page load times. This post assembles an exhaustive list of all the configurations and tweaks you can do to improve Drupal's performance."
drupal  performance  caching 
4 weeks ago
Eaton & Urbina: structured, intelligent and adaptive content
"…adaptive content is also intelligent and structured; intelligent content is also structured, but not all structured content is also intelligent or adaptive, nor is all intelligent content also adaptive."
drupal  contentstrategy  contentdesign  webdevelopment 
4 weeks ago
Crafting Interviews
"Recruiting, like many managerial activities, is somewhere between an art and a science."
management  business  recruitment  interview 
4 weeks ago
20 ways to digital transformation
Poster tailored towards Third Sector organisations to help them move to digital.
charity  business  digital 
4 weeks ago
Mac App Store - Clean
You might find this useful then It cleans everything on your desktop to folders organised by month *:)
from twitter
4 weeks ago
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