Paul Irish, who works for the Chrome Developer Relations team, is one of the most outspoken and respected front-end developers in our industry. Even better, he has the heart of a teacher, and frequently speaks at conferences, and records screencasts on various web development techniques. Here’s the best of his offerings so far in 2011.
1 – Paul Irish on HTML5 Boilerplate
“HTML5 Boilerplate is a “rock-solid default for HTML5 awesome.” In this video, Paul Irish, the man behind the project will show you how you can use HTML5 Boilerplate to get your projects up and running quickly while keeping best practices covered.”
2 – HTML5, CSS3, and Dom Performance
“Paul Irish, from the Chrome Developer Relations team, walks through smart techniques to improve the performance of your app. He describes CSS reflows and how to avoid them, hardware accelerated CSS, animation optimization, web workers, benchmarking and build scripts.”
3 – Chrome Dev Tools Reloaded
“You’re an experienced web developer but new to Chrome Dev Tools’ nuances? Get up to speed on all the newest features of a web app developer’s best friend. Update CSS styles on the fly, get a diff or save changes to disk. Set breakpoints on everything imaginable and dig into the networking stack to uncover performance gains.”
4 – Chrome Developer Tools: 12 Tricks to Develop Quicker
“In this video, Paul Irish, a Chrome developer advocate, presents 12 tips and tricks on how to use Chrome’s developer tools. Learn more…“
5 – Quick Color Manipulation
“You can edit the color representation of any CSS color on the fly (from hex to RGB(a) to HSL(a)) and also always view colors in HSL, for example. This lets you manipulate colors easily for finding hover colors or other tweaks live.”
6 – The Build Script of HTML5 Boilerplate: An Introduction
In this video, Paul works his way through the process of using HTML5 Boilerplate’s build script to automatically compress, optimize, and concatenate your files.
7 – 11 More Things I Learned from the jQuery Source
As a follow-up to his popular presentation from the jQuery conference, Paul continues with eleven more interesting notes and facts on jQuery.
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