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PSA: Don’t Use Gradient Generators!

Did you know most of the CSS gradient generation tools out there are highly inefficient? This post from Ana Tudor fills you in on why and makes some excellent recommendations for slimming down your CSS.


If you follow web components, you’ve no doubt heard of Polymer. It’s the most popular library, but the 2nd most popular is X-Tag. The project was founded at Mozilla and is backed by Microsoft too. It’s standards-based, lightweight, has a generous support matrix, and plays well with other libraries. If you’re into web components, you should check it out.

When the Treatment Is Worse Than the Disease

Karl nails it (as per usual):

[A]dd-on accessibility is a sham. … They fail to provide anything beyond a marginal benefit for the end user and are, at best, a band-aid over a gaping wound. … [Companies] would be better off spending their money educating their design and development staff on accessibility than wasting their money on snake oil solutions made by amateurs.