Tagged: UX

Interesting Web Dev Things 22 Sep 13

  • Looking for an web-based real-time communication alternative to long polling and websockets? REST Hooks looks interesting
  • Rich Hickey’s talk on Design, Composition and Performance – music analogies to software development
  • Future interaction design – designers need to think bigger than just incremental improvements
  • favicon (as in the icon associated with a website that commonly appears in the browser’s address bar) cheat sheet

Interesting Web Dev Things 18 Sep 13

Interesting Web Dev Things 23 Aug 13

  • Lighting similation of WebGL vs Canvas vs SVG
  • WebKit now supports srcset“This allows you, the developer, to specify higher-quality images for your users who have high-resolution displays, without penalizing the users who don’t”
  • Secure data visualization for a range of popular data sources (Azure, Amazon RDS, google bigdata) – ChartIO
  • You can use What Font is, to identify fonts

TLS/SSL vulnerability, hue-shade changes and the power of CSS

  • BREACH – TLS/SSL vulnerability that can lead to the extraction of sensitive information from encrypted web traffic

    • If your page uses HTTP compression AND reflects user data (e.g. POST) AND reflects a secret (e.g. CSRF) then you’re subject to this vulnerability
    • A number of mitigation techniques are found on the BREACH ATTACK site
    • While we’re on the subject: Cross-Site Request Forgery Cheat Sheet

The impressionists avoided black not only because it nearly doesn’t exist in nature, but because the effects caused by changes in hue are so much richer than those caused by changes in shade.

Dark Patterns, Remote pair programming, Performant CSS and NuoDB

  • An interesting Dark Patterns write-up with various case studies (e.g.  Apple’s hidden ad tracking feature) <Harry Brignull>
  • Floobits – remote pair programming
  • Performant CSS transitions and animations – Effeckt.css
  • NuoDB – Scale Out NewSQL DB
    • Not having to build sharding logic into your application sounds great! (i.e NoSQL)

Cross platform .NET, Why Mobile Apps are Slow, Long shadows, Navigation and Colours