And it looks like it does them well. Demos here.
(Bonus: IE8+ support)
Adam and Jerod talk with Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz about the road to Ember 2.0 and the complete front-end stack it is today.
Speaking of D3, Mozilla open sourced a library they use on top of D3 to visualize time-series data in a “principled, consistent and responsive way.”
If you’re serious about visualizations, you’ll still want to learn D3 itself, but it’s great when we can optimize and simplify common use cases. That’s exactly what MetricsGraphics.js does. Here’s a taste:
Check out all of the examples of what’s possible here:
Does Addy Osmani’s new command line tool to compare the image weight of your pages with others on the web have a great name, or the greatest name?
ProgressBar.js is yet another JS lib that makes good use of SVG:
With ProgressBar.js, it’s easy to create arbitrary shaped progress bars. This library provides a few built‑in shapes like Line, Circle and Square but you can also create your own progress bars with Illustrator or any vector graphic editor.
Want to quickly analyze your website’s asset loading performance? Add PerfMap to Chrome’s bookmarks bar, load up your site, and trigger the bookmarklet to see a heat map similar to the one below:
Great idea and solid execution on a less intrusive responsive Lightbox:
Strip is a Lightbox that only partially covers the page. This makes it less intrusive and leaves room to interact with the page on larger screens while giving smaller mobile devices the classic Lightbox experience.
Check out the demos on the Strip homepage to see what the buzz is all about.
A powerful command-line tool married to a slick GUI is a beautiful thing. Sindre Sorhus’ gulp-app is just that.
It’s OS X only at the moment, but expansion to other operating systems is on the road map.
At first glance, Chartist may look like just-another-js-charting-library. But upon closer inspection, it appears to stand out from the crowd.
PerfBar is a tool by Khalid Lafi that puts dozens of metrics (as well as custom metric support) at the tip of your fingers with just a single script include.
Chunk Scatter helps you analyze HTTP responses that use chunked encoding so you can optimize server flushing and improve performance.
Brilliant ideas can be painfully obvious in retrospect. They’ll leave you thinking, “Why didn’t we I think of that before?!” Docopt is that for parsing CLI arguments.
Instead of permanently deleting files from the command line, this little tool moves them to the trash.
Like me, you might be thinking, “But I can do the same thing with
mv.” To this Sindre writes:
Not really. The mv command isn’t cross-platform and moving to trash is not just about moving the file to a “trash” directory. On all OSes you’ll run into file conflicts. The user won’t easily be able to restore the file. It won’t work on an external drive. The trash directory location varies between Windows versions. For Linux there’s a whole spec you need to follow. On OS X you’ll loose the Put back feature.