Quick feedback is paramount in the implementation of any UI. Studies have shown that 100ms is the maximum delay for an interface to feel instantaneous to the user. Despite this, the mobile web is plagued by a sweeping feedback problem - a 300ms delay after you touch anything.
— TJ VanToll
Read more about What Exactly Is….. The 300ms Click Delay and some ways around it.
I’ve learned that open source projects are hard to do right; like really right. Its hard to do a paid project right for that matter. And the best way to really learn to appreciate open source and how it works, the only way you can really take a look behind that curtain, is to contribute.
Read the rest of Tim’s article: How I Succeeded By Failing at Open Source.
I’d love Chrome to have a mode where all background tabs are stopped completely and only the frontmost tab is active. Kind of like processes are managed on iOS.
— Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Super handy tip to recover memory and energy use. I created a TextExpander snippet so I can type: ;killchrome anywhere and the bash script is executed.
A decent comparison of Marionette and Chaplin written by the author of Chaplin.
You often end up with applications that do too much, or applications that do too little. But the worst problem of all is when you end up with applications that you can only use through some human interface of sorts, and can’t easily manipulate the stuff you’re interested in with different things.
— Quildreen Motta
This started as a list on Hacker News and has since been updated and placed on Github by Victor Felder. There’s bound to be something of interest on the list for you. And if you know of a book that should be on the list make sure to submit a pull request.
I recently had an interesting discussion with a colleague. We were recounting our job histories and how our, shall we say colorful personalities, could have negatively impacted us long term.
—Nicolas C. Zakas
This is the introduction to the latest post from Nicolas C. Zakas. Typical for his writing, it is thoughtful and insightful. A highly recommended read.
Log globals is a really handy bookmarklet or dev tools snippet that does just what it sounds like.
Want to know what exactly happens when you click some button or run some unit test on any platform/device/browser? Whether it’s your codebase or any other website scripts, spy-js allows you to trace the code you’ve just executed.
— spy.js website