read later #5

Our “weekly digest” is now “read later” – because it wasn’t really weekly and most of the links were older anyway. So, without further ado, here are the links: Edge conference videos are online “Relive every second of Edge with …

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gruntjs and its plugins

… or even more suitable: “plugin mess”. But I’ll start at the beginning. I wanted to take look at Grunt for a while now. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I ran into a problem that I couldn’t overcome with …

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weekly digest #4

This issue of our weekly digest has a bit of everything: performance, tools, security – audio, video, text … Happy reading, watching, listening.

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salt’n’pepper - or how to store passwords securely

Just yesterday I received an email from kickstarter telling me that their database servers were hacked and that someone was able to access all my account data: Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. …

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weekly digest #3

This week’s digest is about optimization – how to get more out of mobile performance, Responsive Web Design, your tools, your daily working hours and JS in general. Happy reading.

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weekly digest #2

Second week of our link collection – some old, some new. But each one worth your time. Of course. Happy reading.

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weekly digest #1

Today we are starting a new type of post: a weekly digest of articles, videos or just links we stumbled upon during the last week. They don’t have to be brand-new, hyped or hot on Hacker News to get onto our list (link #1 is from 2012) … instead being great, entertaining or just full of good stuff helps a lot :)

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Octopress/Jekyll + S3 + CloudFront + gzip

We recently moved this blog from WordPress to Octopress. Static pages FTW! And because we have static pages we want to use every CDN power we can get. We choose to use AWS CloudFront. There are some fine tutorials on …

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How to save the positions of annotations in epubs (or html)

The biggest advantage of ebooks over printed ones is – of course – that there are no more fixed pages. Every device can decide how it wants to display the content. With digital books it is possible to have the same excellent user experience on a small smartphone screen as well as on a huge desktop monitor. But with all these advantages there also come challenges. One is positioning inside the book. So what to do, when you want to save the user’s current reading position, so that he can continue on the same “page” when he comes back? Since the user can read the text on different devices with different screen resolutions and different text settings (e.g. font size settings) you can not simply save “Page 36″.

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Optimizing “overflow:scroll” on iOS5 [UPDATE]

With the never webkit builds on iOS5 and Android ICS finally overflow:scroll works as expected. On iOS you also have the “native” scroll bounce, which is huge IMHO (with bounce I mean the ease when the scrolled viewport reaches the top/end). The app finally feels native, a big step for web apps.

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7 things to do first when starting with FDT4

Recently I upgraded to FDT4. Well, not exactly upgraded since I downloaded a fresh Eclipse version (for using FDT as plug-in) and created a new workspace. Here 7 things essential for me to start working with FDT4.

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