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Controlling Font Performance with font-display

Deciding the behavior for a web font as it is loading can be an important performance tuning technique. The new font-display descriptor for `@font-face` lets developers decide how their web fonts will render (or fallback), depending on how long it takes for them to load.

Source: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2016/02/font-display via #ifttt

PHD Comics: Gravitational Waves Explained

New to PHD? Read the 200 Most Popular Comics or read this guide This comic and video are now available in: French, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, and (video only) Spanish and Chinese (use subtitles).

Source: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1853 via #ifttt

Giving Medium a go

I gave Medium a try this morning, and wrote a short post on last week's pitch with my good friends of Wonderweb.

Automatically art-directed responsive images

This is a guest post by Eric Portis – a proud member of (and newsletter-writer for) the Responsive Issues Community Group. The RICG formulated, championed, and standardized the new HTML features presented in the article.

Source: http://cloudinary.com/blog/automatically_art_directed_responsive_images via #ifttt

Converting an existing site or app to a responsive design Cloud Four Blog

Over the last few years, we’ve converted quite a few existing sites and applications to responsive web design. We’ve gotten pretty good at it so I thought I’d share our process.

Source: http://blog.cloudfour.com/converting-an-existing-site-or-app-to-a-responsive-design/ via #ifttt

older entries


Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This weblog is an nth attempt to solve my multiple online personalities and weblog/rss feeds burnout issues. (more)


I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...


The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on Kottke.org. A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...


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