Category Archives: Development

Interview with Paul Irish by Treehouse Friends

Paul Irish talks about how he got into Front End Development and projects he’s been involved with, like HTML5 Boilerplate.

Websites mentioned in this video:

  • HTML5 Boilerplate – “The web’s most popular front-end template”
  • HTML5 Please – “Look up HTML5, CSS3, etc features, know if they are ready for use, and if so find out how you should use them – with polyfills, fallbacks or as they are.”
  • Yeoman – “Our workflow is comprised of three tools for improving your productivity and satisfaction when building a web app: yo (the scaffolding tool), grunt (the build tool) and bower (for package management).”
  • Move the Web Forward – “You love web standards. You want to give back to the community. Curious about where to start? We’re here to help.”

Talks To Help You Become A Better Front-End Engineer In 2013

From Smashing Magazine:

Great strides have been made in how we approach workflow, use abstractions, appreciate code quality and tackle the measurement and betterment of performance. If you’ve been busy and haven’t had time to catch up on the latest developments in these areas, don’t worry.

With the holiday season upon us and a little more time on our hands, I thought it would be useful to share a carefully curated list of the most relevant front-end talks I’ve found helpful this year. You certainly don’t have to read through them all, but the advice shared in them will equip you with the knowledge needed to go into the new year as a better front-end engineer.