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The Weekly Wrap

David Dexter

Written by David Dexter on September 17, 2014

Posted in: WRL

Here’s our weekly wrap for you weekend perusal.

Wayfarers Chapel View

The team stopped by the Wayfarers Chapel gardens on our way back from a team lunch today. Here’s a picture that @kellysims snapped of the view. Gorgeous!


Our friend Erik Reagan over at Focus Lab put together and interesting read on failover servers: 3 Basic Ingredients to Setting up a Failover Server

Marcus Neto from Blue Fish Design schooled the world with 10 Cool thing you can do with ExpressionEngine

Firefox Add-on Enables Web Development Across Browsers and Devices


I love the movie Princess Bride. Now Cary Elwes (The Dread Pirate Roberts) has written a book about his experience. Check it out.

I’ve been meaning to get more familiar with Susy for Sass grids in my personal projects, but just haven’t yet. Zell Liew wrote up a piece over at CSS-Tricks called Build Web Layouts Easily with Susy that looks like a great primer.

We’ve been seeing more sharks locally, so when I saw this I had to read it. Sharks Are Accidentally Good at Math

Want: Cult movie playing cards.

I just found out about the Responsive Design Podcast, and it’s great. Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane do a great job of interviewing people involved in RWD and the hurdles they faced through the process.

As an avid home brewer, this was interesting. Here’s How A Six-Pack Of Craft Beer Ends Up Costing $12.

The laws of shitty dashboards.

This was also a good read on CSS naming conventions. Naming CSS Stuff Is Really Hard.

And finally, your long read for the weekend: Improving Smashing Magazine’s Performance: A Case Study.

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