Here it is: From my browser to yours, the rarely-regular roundup of the tabs that caught my eye this week.
Do you ever have those days when you've spent all day trying to make a layout in CSS and then take a break to stop and rewrite everything with like three lines of flexbox syntax and think to yourself how magical it would be if you could just use flexbox and forget all about floats and margin: auto? If so, then boy, do I have a game for you: It's called Flexbox Froggy, and the goal is to get the frog to the lilypad using the power of flexbox.
Firefox just released this game showing off their new developer browser, and it's pretty neat. This game will take you on a deep dive into both the sea and their new and improved developer tools. It's worth viewing just to see some features you may not usually use in the browser dev tools, and while they may not be frequently useful, it's nice to know they're there.
We all have our ups and downs. The good news is that so do the greats. Take a tour of the careers of some famous founders and their maybe-not-so-famous failures and successes, all along an interactive timeline.
Coming up with a color palette is hard. Coming up with a color palette for a data visualization that shows a clear difference between data sets, but also presents a cohesive and unified visualization is even harder. Graphiq engineering recently wrote about their process (right down to a scientific breakdown of how much hue difference there should be to distinguish between data) for choosing a color palette, and it's well worth a read.
Did you know there are approximately a billion different types of cursors? Check them all out here, and learn how you can manually change your cursors to thoroughly confuse every single user of your site by straying from the default.
Medium recently did a redesign, and in getting clever with their naming conventions, found they had conjured up a ghost from the past. It's a gripping CSS horror story that will have you rooting for the ghost by the end. Sound intriguing? Read all about it here.
I'm not usually a fan of BMX, but I'll make an exception for this.
Just move your mouse back and forth around this for an hour.
Sooooo cooooool. And seasonal!