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Web Design Weekly #164

Jeremy Keith wrote a great piece about John Gruber’s recent thoughts on why native apps are part of the web. Facebook released Flow – a static type checker for JavaScript. Tim Kadlec blogged about ways to approach performance testing and lots more. Enjoy!

CSS Stats

Adam Morse and Brent Jackson just pushed a nice new update out.

If you are in need of gathering some quick insights into your CSS, this is your tool.

ngInclude and SVGs = <3

Of late I have been deep in Angular land and I just thought I’d share a little discovery that I was shown by a fellow work college the other day.

Viewport units: vw, vh, vmin, vmax

The viewport units are a new set of units designed for the challenges we face today. One-pagers, full-width grids, typography, and many other things rely on the size of the viewport. Previously, we hacked these challenges using percentages as mentioned earlier, or JavaScript.

Shaking Hands with RequireJS

Before you know it your site is growing in complexity and your JavaScript files are quickly becoming extremely hard to manage, let alone make performant.

Thankfully these days we have a handful of tools to help with this situation. Let’s examine RequireJS in an attempt to decide if it’s for you… or not.

Web Design Weekly #163

The Firefox browser for developers is released. Mike Bostock explores scroll-based interactions. Fiona Chan looks at the proposed level 4 selectors that will help developers. Paul Davis blogged about the CSS at Ghost and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #162

Luke Wroblewski gives some great tips on what kind of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain good for large phone users. Mozilla are releasing a new browser dedicated to developers. Sara Soueidan explores the wonderful world of animating SVGs with CSS and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #161

Harry Roberts shares some great thoughts on using a speciality graph to help maintain and improve you CSS codebase. Alex Rauschmayer looks at three initiatives for adding static typing to JavaScript. The Angular team give a sneak peek at the radically new Angular and lots more.

Web Design Weekly #160

Heydon Pickering introduces the lobotomized owl selector. The first public draft of the resource hints spec was released. Amanda Sotoca looks at way to export Sketch assets. Google open-sourced their material design icons and more. Enjoy!

Optimizing SVG for the Web

So you have an amazing vector and you’re just about ready to send it out for the world to see, but you notice it’s XML (the stuff that makes up an SVG) is a bit bulky. We’ll take a look at a command line tool that can help us clean that up a bit called SVGO.

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