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jQuery in the UK

Getting rid of jQuery on gov.uk Andy Sellick, Senior frontend developer, GOV.UK: The main disadvantage of using jQuery is that it has to be included in the page assets, which can slow down how quickly a site loads. GOV.UK’s pages vary in size, but the homepage is around 246 kB – 32 kB (13%) of…

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Two Tools: Better Presentations from iA and Super Fast Collaborative Code Editing with Zed

iA is developing a Markdown-based, radically simplified presentation app (called Presenter) that helps you tell stories effectively. Zed is the spiritual successor to Atom β€” and focused on fast, collaborative editing. You can get it at GitHub.

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James Koster shares some designs to help full site editing feel “more like a design tool”

James Koster has been posting some really nice design experiments for the full site editor interface. A key goal is to make the user experience less jarring: instead of dropping [users] directly in edit mode, we might instead present their site in a navigable β€˜frame’, accompanied by a menu of features, where styles and navigation…

Expression Engine’s first major release as an open source CMS

Expression Engine 7 and 7.1 were recently released along with pricing changes for the Pro+ versions β€” the core product remains free. This marks a new phase in EE’s development as an open source project that has passed through several hands without seeing a lot of development until being taken over by Packet Tide, the…

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