Issue #179  (New e-book, CSS & Sass, Testing, Uncats)12/22/16

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The intro tutorial will be on hiatus until January, and I'm also in the process of finalizing a redesign of this newsletter, which is just about ready and will be launched in January. In the meantime, I've got a brand new e-book offer.

As I've done in the past, I've compiled 70 JavaScript and DOM tips that have appeared in this newsletter into e-book format for those interested in getting all the content in one easy-to-read format for mobile. Once again, the package is $5 and it includes EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats.

Below you'll find the link to get more info, and a direct link to buy: As before, all of these tips appear in issues of this newsletter, and they'll all eventually be available for free in the Web Tools Weekly archives. But if you want them in a single offline readable format, then the e-book purchase is the way to go.

It's been a fun year to collect and share the latest and greatest in tools with you, and I plan to continue doing this indefinitely, with your support. A big thanks to all those who purchased the first volume, and thanks in advance to those who purchase the new one!

Now on to this week's tools!
New JavaScript/DOM E-book! Volume 2 (Dec. 2016)

70 JavaScript and DOM Tips for $5 (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

CSS and Sass Tools

"Automatically generate CSS from your HTML classes."

Image Effects
Gallery of image blend mode and filter effects with copy/paste code for each example.

"Tiny set of CSS3 animations meant for your radio inputs."

Font Face Observer
"A fast and simple web font loader. You can use it to load fonts and customise your browser’s font loading behaviour."

Sass mixin. "Create better looking documents and speed up CSS development by adding vertical rhythm to your page."

Sprite Spirit
"Generator and SCSS mixin that brings image sprite to life."

"A Dart implementation of Sass."

Testing and Debugging Tools

Chrome extension. Helpful for understanding the problems faced by people with slight to extreme vision problems, such as Low Acuity, Low Contrast Sensitivity, and Color Blindness.

"A complete test system for JavaScript designed to help you write and run consistent, high-quality test cases for your JavaScript libraries and applications."

"Uncovers the technologies used on websites. Select a technology, click, get the list of the best websites that use it."

"Can automate any website by taking screenshots. It allows you to visually automate your tasks, and makes web automation fun again."

"Analyze and debug JavaScript (or Sass or Less) code bloat through source maps."

70 JavaScript and DOM Tips for $5 (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

The Uncategorizables

"Simple, unobtrusive authentication for Node.js."

"The best way to localize your website. Custom translations made by your visitors, for your visitors."

"The best places in a city to work remotely, based on recommendations by actual remote workers. See WiFi speeds, plugs, food and more before you go."

"Infinitely customizable knowledge bases. Customize everything to make a support site that matches your product."

"A new way to search the web. The most privacy-oriented search engine."

Document Merge
"Merge Excel data into Word templates."

"Build auto-scaling, pay-per-execution, event-driven apps on AWS Lambda."

"Changelog as a service."
384 Pages of CSS for $7 (PDF E-Book)

A Tweet for Thought

Here's a creative way to debug a problem in your JavaScript.

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