A couple of nights ago, I saw a tweet by Lea Verou that linked to a blog post where she pretty much said, “Webkit gradients suck to work with, so I made this tool to make it easier”. Seriously, what other industry would that happen? Some one makes something to make work easier and then puts it online for anyone to use for free.
I get to work in an industry were someone like Paul Irish creates things like Mother effing Text-Shadow and Mother effing HSL, as well as the everything and the kitchen sink HTML5 Boilerplate. Tools that can make every web designer and developer’s life easier and he’s put them out on the web for everyone to use for free. And that’s not counting everything he’s done to help people become better jQuery coders.
I just think it’s amazing that some of the top people in the web design and development community don’t just keep these things to themselves. I love checking Google Reader and Twitter every day because I never know what I’m going to find. And I really hope everyone takes advantage of what’s out there because a web built by better developers is better for everyone.