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

Simple device diagram for responsive design planning (or general size reference)

Custom spinner generator

14 lousy web design trends that are making a comeback due to HTML5

Stop using small font sizes

Preboot: a collection of LESS utilities, variables and mixins (like Bootstrap, but without components)

Frontend / JavaScript

How to lose weight in the browser

Simple comparison of popular frontend frameworks

Intro.js – easily highlight site features for new users

The purpose of: var !== var ? x : y

Backend / General Development

Paul Irish on Web Application Development Workflow

Unit testing isn’t about writing tests, it’s writing testable code

The day that only had 23 hours

“Whenever somebody sends you a pull request, give them commit access to your project”

Programming language popularity chart (based on GitHub and StackOverlow data)

Linux / System Administration

Moving a webserver via public transportation with zero downtime (enable English video captions)

Backtrack Linux reborn as Kali Linux with Debian base


Programming languages in a nutshell

xkcd: Ineffective sorts

Having trouble naming your class?

SimplePHPEasyPlus – PHP library for adding two numbers


Samsung announces the Galaxy S 4: eight cores, 13 megapixels, one gorgeous HD display

Red Hat take OpenJDK 6 reins from Oracle

Web advertisers attack Mozilla for protecting consumers' privacy