Recent Reading (30 Style Tags?, YUI 3, GodMode, Git, Jira)

Once again rounding up some of the articles I’ve read over the past couple of weeks.

All style tags after the first 30 style tags on an HTML page are not applied in Internet Explorer
I wasn’t surprised to see this came up as an issue in the Drupal community. During my short time working with Drupal, I was horrified by the number of style sheets/JavaScript files included in the page. I don’t think we ever got to 30, but 10-15 was scary enough. Apparently, there’s a “performance” mode which clears that up, but I never made it that far…

Inheritance Patterns in YUI 3
I’m really interested in getting to know YUI3 and inheritance patterns in JavaScript are interesting to me in any form, so this article by Stoyan Stefanov was a must read.
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YUI 3.0.0 beta 1 Available for Download

While I’m not a library guy in my day to day (more on that soon, I promise,) I do have some experience with YUI and featured it in my JavaScript library evaluation and talk in April, so it’s definitely of interest when a major new release is pending. YUI is mightily impressive. Style-wise, the code is a little stiff/verbose for my liking, but the documentation, executions speed, logic and features of YUI are basically unmatched amongst the libraries I’ve evaluated. I’ll be interested to see if 3 continues that trend and improves upon it.
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