Colin's Weekly Roundup - 2/22/2013

I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.

Design / CSS

Microsoft launches tools to help test older and modern IE versions

Nifty CSS color picker

Pure CSS3 clock (no JS needed)

What happens when you don’t close your <h3> tags


How Github increased their diff page’s rendering speed by 37% by optimizing their CSS and HTML

Twitter open-sources their internal typeahead technology

Writing Testable Frontend Javascript Part 1 – Anti-patterns and their fixes

Writing Testable Frontend Javascript Part 2 – Refactor away anti-patterns

Development / Backend

You need tests… just not yet

DocHub #php – super-fast JS-powered documentation of PHP functions

Regular expression crossword puzzle

Don’t use PHP libraries with known security issues

Dirty Coding Tricks

Linux / System Management

Stack Exchange’s Colocation Move: 8 Lessons Learned

12 years and 5 months after version 9, Bind 10 is released

Shell startup scripts

Just for Fun

xkcd: App

Eclipse 4.3 Changelog

An SEO expert walks into a bar…

Self-documenting code



Opera is switching to WebKit is upgrading their design

6 lessons you can learn from Amazon’s killer email marketing

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