FEC13 - Day 2

Front page of The Economist, 17 June 2000 Front page of The Economist, 17 June 2000

Second day of Frontend Conf Zürich 13. The schedule looks promising. Here are my picks of today.

Dan Rubin - The New Language of Web Design


Responsive Web Design

Term borrowed from architecture. Example: Building in Paris where the amount of incoming light is changing over the day.


A scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon for the purpose of transmitting information or using as a decoration.

30 years later, apple reinvents scrolling and moves on to panning.

Naming of bootstrap

First was Blueprint, but that was too closely connected to styleguide. Blueprint (CSS) already taken.

Better practice > best practice

A best practice today may be outdated in a couple of years.

Fold/Above the fold

The fold, as used in web design, describes the area which is visible in the browser’s viewport without scrolling. A better practice name for this may be the scroll.

See: http://designshack.net/articles/above-the-scroll-does-it-matter-anymore/


Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off.

John Peebles - How to Build the Perfect Product Your Users Want But Can’t Describe


The 5 whys

Chris Mills - Getting rid of Images using CSS3

Pointed me to Lea Verou http://lea.verou.me/