Articles by Tyler Sticka Page 6

What’s New in hideShowPassword 2

Last June, we released our hideShowPassword plugin for improving the experience of password-entry (particularly on mobile devices). As of this writing, it’s our most-starred and most-forked project on GitHub. We’ve released a handful of… More

Invisible Webfont Issues in Chrome (and a fix)

A few weeks back, we started hearing from Chrome users about a rather bizarre problem. They’d visit our site, only to find that the text was completely invisible: (Poor Jason, all alone, no content to keep him company…)… More

SimpleSlideView: Controlling Flow With JavaScript

In July we released SimpleSlideView, a jQuery and Zepto plugin for simple, responsive sliding views (here’s a demo). In the last few months, I’ve noticed an uptick in developers emailing to ask a variation of this question:… More

Retooling

GitHub introduced a new text editor called Atom last week, and reactions (at least in my Twitter feed) seem divided between fervent desire and snide disregard. For every few people shamelessly begging for invites, you’ll find one or two… More

Icon Fonts: Mind the Baseline

Earlier this week, I made my first custom icon font using IcoMoon (implemented with Filament Group’s “bulletproof” technique). I set my grid sizes and exported, but all the icons felt a little higher than I wanted them… More

The Pitfalls of UI Kits and Pattern Libraries

When I wrote Common Patterns in Styleguides, Boilerplates and Pattern Libraries back in May, I honestly didn’t know if anyone would find something as pedestrian as a spreadsheet that interesting. It was great to discover I’d at least partially… More

Hide/Show Passwords: The Missing Plugin

It’s easy to take the “masking” of passwords (replacing characters with ••••) for granted. As Luke Wroblewski documented last November, this practice increases login failures while providing little-to-no security benefit. Here’s the alternative Luke and his team built into… More


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