The trick is disabling pointer events on the body tag during scroll, which turns out to be a simple enhancement with big performance gains. His demo goes from 30fps without disabling pointer events, to 60fps with them disabled.
We need to work as a community to develop a language of transformation so we can talk to one another. And we probably need to steal these words from places like animation, theater, puppetry, dance, and choreography.
Words matter. They are abstractions, too—an interface to thought and understanding by communication. The words we use mold our perception of our work and the world around us. They become a frame, just like the interfaces we design.
I can’t agree more on with Frank about this. Having to prototype something because we aren’t able to accurately describe the behavior isn’t a great place to find ourselves in.
Frank is also making another print run of his book, The Shape of Design. I suggest picking up a copy if you can, or it’s free to read online or download as an e-pub.
The open web follows standards. Our tools should too.
Would love to see some standards develop out of this initiative. It’s unnecessarily painful to jump between developer tools, and there’s got to be a lot of duplicate work being done by browser vendors.
Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 49% of advertising revenue for the third quarter of 2013.
Pretty sure this cements the “Facebook doesn’t get mobile” argument as pure nonsense now.
It’s one of Silicon Valley’s great oddities that start-up founders refer to themselves as “entrepreneurs.” More often than not, the people who come up with company ideas have no understanding of how to run a business or turn a profit. Partly as a result, the relationship between the entrepreneurs, who have the ideas, and the venture capitalists, who finance them, can become tense.
Nick talks about the history Twitter, it’s founders, and how it got to where it is today. How much of it is true is another matter, but it’s a fun read regardless.
Updates while you sleep: With WordPress 3.7, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards.
This is a huge feature and another great reason to be developing on WordPress. It’s amazing to see how far this platform has come.