This weekly bunch of digital resources provides you with useful hints for web development, and web design.
Although I propose my services to help improving Learning Experience, methods and good practices for User or Customer Experience feed also my curiosity. In its blog, Atlassian team points out the importance to strengthen link between the Support and Development teams in order to deliver the best solution to customers.
Things have really started during the week 1 of the MOOC Learn HTML5 from W3C. Here is what to memorize about the basics of HTML5.
HTML5 Differences from HTML4 (December 2014)
One of the most popular resources for testing microdata (as well as microformats and RDFa) is the Google page about rich snippets and structured data
I start a serie of blog posts to share notes I took when I attended the MOOC ‘Learn HTML5 from W3C‘. For this first post, you find the most relevant information given in the introduction part of this online course.
Unicorn is W3C’s unified validator, which helps people improve the quality of their Web pages by performing a variety of checks. Unicorn gathers the results of the popular HTML and CSS validators, as well as other useful services, such as Internationalization, RSS/Atom feeds and http headers.
The w3c cheatsheet
The W3C cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from a variety of specifications published by W3C. It aims at giving in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications, completed by summaries of guidelines developed at W3C, in particular the WCAG2 accessibility guidelines, the Mobile Web Best Practices, and a number of internationalization tips.
The word ‘Internationalization’ is often abbreviated to ‘i18n‘. This is a widely used English abbreviation, derived from the fact that there are 18 letters between the ‘i’ and the ‘n’.
Localization is sometimes written as l10n.
As a content author or developer, you should nowadays always choose the UTF-8 character encoding for your content or data. This Unicode encoding is a good choice because you can use a single encoding to handle pretty much any character you are likely to meet. This greatly simplifies things.
Always declare the encoding of your document using a meta element with a charset attribute:
This weekly bunch of digital resources is quite eclectic. The awesome hongkiat.com website provides four UX methods to enhance Persuasive Design, and 12 free, beautiful and usable WordPress themes, which is still useful for many of us.
And for more analysis and reading, I share blog posts about Social Media and EdTech. First, slate.com gives some clues regarding how the Facebook Feed is implemented and, more important, who are its stakeholders. Second, @Rachelle Dene Poth writes about some tips and tools she uses to get connected with her students in a fluent way.
This week: front-end programming, online courses and reading, everything I enjoy! I hope you too, and you can send me your request for any help or question about digital stuff.
ECMAScript 6 – 10 Awesome New Features – Have a look in particular to the very useful for … of statement!
Aside, I’ve read an interesting benchmark with advantages and drawbacks of the two main current databases management systems: “relational” (RDBMS) and “NoSQL“.
One of my favorite sayings is “Less is more“. In other words: only a few in quantity, with a high quality. And I apply it to this weekly digital post with only 4 resources, however you will learn very concrete and relevant stuff about:
- Flat webdesign,
- How to monitor network bandwidth
- How to create a HTML5 form to create and save contacts, without needing database or server…
However, you find also some useful links about other digital topics: Web components, DOM elements and servers administration.
I’m too curious to focus on programming, let’s say I’m very curious pure and simple, but I treat myself 😉