Colin's Weekly Roundup - 4/12/2013

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

Serif vs. sans

Jetstrap: Build mockups and interfaces with Bootstrap in the browser

Designing a modern email

Media queries are a hack

$100 reward to anyone who can render a $1 bill on a webpage at actual size

Frontend / JavaScript

jQuery best practices

Explicit vs. clever

jQuery 2.0 beta 3 released

Backend / General Development

Magento: How to override any core functionality

phpDaemon: Async framework for network apps implemented in PHP using libevent

Git Koans

Git: combine and organize messy commits using interactive rebase

PHP’s comparison operators are weird

System Administration / Security

Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet

Firefox 23 will block non-SSL content on SSL pages by default

Windows XP support ends a year from… now!

ZFS on Linux is ready for wide scale deployment


xkcd: Adobe updates

How to tell HTML from HTML5

It’s always the firewall


Webinar on April 25th: Quality Assurance for PHP Projects

CISPA passes committee, will head to the House floor for a vote

Chrome will officially leave WebKit for Blink in 10 weeks

Google releases their Inactive Account Manager

IE 10 almost doubles its users thanks to Windows 7 release: proving once more that automatic upgrades are effective

The First Level of Super Mario Bros. is Easy with Lexicographic Orderings and Time Travel... after that it gets a little tricky.

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