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Web Design Weekly #134

Headlines Dream On A very positive and inspiring piece by Mark Otto on why he gets excited about helping people build rad stuff. (markdotto.com) Write Code Every Day (ejohn.org) Free Tutorials – Learn Graphic, Web Design, Marketing and more! For a limited time Skillfeed is offering access to all courses and tutorials for FREE! Creative […]

Dream On

Mark Otto: My dream is to help awesome people do awesome shit. Nothing else gets me more stoked out of my mind than that. I get goosebumps thinking about how much the web has changed and how we can continue to shape it just by writing code and sharing our experiences. A very positive and […]

Web Design Weekly #133

The super talented Ben Schwarz just pulled the curtains back on his latest project – Calibre. Rik Cabanier gives a lowdown on a number of new 2D Canvas features. Andrew Clarke covers four lessons that can help us do what we do better. Brian Rinaldi discusses ways to avoid getting overwhelmed by all the new shiny tools, libraries and frameworks. Brian Cooksey released a great course on APIs and so much more. Enjoy!

Grid Frameworks for Sass

This article is not about whether you should or shouldn’t use a Sass grid. It’s about showcasing a few options that are worth investigating if you do decide to go down that path.

The amount of grid systems out in the wild is quite outstanding. Some are super light weight and some are bloated nightmares. With so much choice it’s really hard to decided which one is right and is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Web Design Weekly #132

Rich Tibbet breaks down and explains virtual reality in the browser. Ben Frain explains why the latest implementation of Flexbox is slower than CSS table layout. Harry Roberts looks at ways to name UI components in OOCSS. Flipboard blogged about their layout engine – Duplo. Nicholas Zakas released the beginning of his “Understanding ECMAScript 6″ book and so much more. Enjoy!

Throttle Bandwidth for Testing

Working with a fast internet connection on a day-to-day basis is a real privilege. it’s easy to forget that others are less fortunate.

With a recent vacation to “slow internet land” this really hit home. So much so, once being back in “fast internet land” I explored the different ways to throttle bandwidth for testing.

After a little research, here are few different methods that I discovered.

Choose tools you’ll use

Addy Osmani: If you’re new to front-end development, I suggest staying close to the grain: just use HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Build with them, learn them inside out, experiment with them. These languages have some amazing primitives that we sometimes forget the raw power of. With so many tools being released every week it sure […]

Web Design Weekly #131

Nicolas Gallagher blogged about the benefits of using custom CSS processing. Tim Kadlec discussed why Responsive Web Design looks like Responsive Web Design. Matt Quinn looks into the processes of moving from PHP to Node.JS. Val Head dives into modular CSS animations and loads more. Enjoy!

Shaping CSS

In someway or another we are exposed to CSS on a daily basis. Either by tinkering with some code, reading a technical blog post or just viewing the source files of a site.

Over the years CSS has really evolved and I thought it might be a good time to stop and take a look at some of the key players in our industry. The ones that are helping shape the direction.

Custom CSS preprocessing

Nicolas Gallagher: Did you know that you can build your own CSS preprocessor with Node.js libraries? They can be used alongside established preprocessors like Sass, and are useful for defining tasks beyond preprocessing. A great insight into some of the benefits of using tools like Rework to help manipulate CSS during development.

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