Issue #166  (JS Utilities, Mobile, Uncats)09/22/16

Hey, everyone, as was the case last week, I don't have anything too special prepared for the intro. As I mentioned last issue, I'm still recovering from an eye problem, so I was barely able to put this week's issue together. I hope it's still a nice collection of stuff for you to fiddle with.

So the only thing I'll do in this intro is give a little bit of advice based on my current problem...

Get your eyes checked regularly! In my case, I already had permanent problems in the problematic eye, which I've been working with for over 20 years. So it's not so bad. I'll likely need some surgery (which isn't as scary as it sounds) to help fix the problem, and everything should eventually go back to normal and I might even be in better shape than I was before, so that's a good possibility.

So again, don't neglect how important your eyes are if you are a designer or a developer. Take good care of them and get them checked out regularly by a professional. And don't take anything I'm saying here as medical advice, get that from a real medical professional.

Oh and if there are any typos or other problems in the content of this issue... Well, you'll understand why. :)

Now on to this week's tools!

JavaScript Utilities and Modules

"An immutable date and time library for JavaScript. It provides a simple, domain-driven and clean API based on the ISO8601 calendar."

"A tiny (~1.8kb) JavaScript library for obfuscating and revealing text in DOM elements."

"a JavaScript parser and utility for working with fonts (TTF, OTF). It is an alternative to opentype.js. It is the main text engine for Photopea image editor."

"Simple JavaScript validation that doesn't interfere."

"Pure React rich text "WYSISYG" editor based on draft-js."

"A CSS3 and JavaScript library to create stunning scroll animations that work everywhere."

"Alternative React.createElement function which allows style objects to be passed to the className prop to generate CSS using cxs."

"A simple JavaScript plugin to show people how to say your name correctly."

384 Pages of CSS for $7 (PDF E-Book)

RWD and Mobile Tools

Simple CSS Media Queries
"A simple CSS media query generator for every device. It also includes typical browser breakpoint sizes."

A lightweight, flexible CSS framework with a focus on mobile.

Galen Framework
"Automated testing of look and feel for your responsive websites."

Mobile Push Notifications API
"Unified API to build cross platform apps and send programmable Push Notifications to iOS and Android devices."

"A bookmarklet that checks images of a webpage against a list of common mistakes and best practises."

"Create, Preview & Publish your native iOS & Android apps for free.."

"An open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices that support them."
70 JavaScript and DOM Tips for $5 (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

The Uncategorizables
"A backend agnostic REST and GraphQL based admin interface."

project magnet
"Our mobile app for Android and iOS aims to provide an enhanced Physical Web browsing experience."

Insomnia REST Client
"A simple, beautiful, and free REST API client. Mac, Windows, and Linux."

"Translate Language Files Online in Minutes."

"Build an API on top of any website. Turn any website... into a parameterized API."

Programming Experience Toolkit
By Microsoft. "A framework for creating special-purpose programming experiences for beginners, especially focused on computer science education."

"Turns any computer into a Chromebook."
384 Pages of CSS for $7 (PDF E-Book)

A Tweet for Thought

Here's a tweetstorm by Sam Saccone wherein he does a perf audit of

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