Steven Bradley wraps up his epic 7 post series on Design Principles. Jeff Walker dives into the state of JS Build Tools. More talk about why Web Components will make the web a better place. Lea Verou’s new CSS Secrets book is now available and so much more.
Writing CSS isn’t easy, especially at a large scale. Thankfully we have Glen Maddern and a few other super smart people exploring how we might author CSS in the not too distant future. Also Ian Feather investigates some of the most practical questions and issues still remaining with Web Components today. Luke Wroblewski explains why drop downs should be the UI of last resort and more.
Paul Ford produced one of the best articles of the year last week, What is Code? which is a must read. Alex Russell explores Progressive Apps. Jake Giltsoff released an amazing resource about SVGs for the web. Envato also released there re structure style guide and some much more.
This is a lightweight, simple solution for adding sharing buttons to your site. Like many things, there are many ways to achieve this but the main goal of this solution is performance.
Every major social network provides an easy way to add sharing buttons to your site, but the downside of many of these is each button loads various scripts and stylesheets increasing the page weight. Generally speaking, say you wanted to have 4 sharing buttons (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn) it’s more than likely you will be loading 8+ extra resources.
Using the provided solutions from the major networks is convenient, but less then ideal if performance is a main priority.
A really great article by Nicole Fenton that explores way to write better interface copy. Wilson Page wrote about the current state of Web Components. Brent Jackson explains how to set up a static site with React and Webpack and so much more. Enjoy.
Joel Califa reminds us that the :visited state is very underutilized. Google just released an new updated to their design site which looks amazing. Mike Pennisi From Bocoup wrote about why Backbone.js is still a great choice. Envato released a new episode of the Made By series with Glen Jones and so much more. Enjoy!
Once again Tim Kadlec wrote another great about performance. Philip Walton continues the conversation from Simurai’s great article about the best way to extend styles. Martin Gontovnikas explains how to create a real world Angular 2 app. Google Developers Matt Gaunt and Addy Osmani discuss some of the tools they use on a day to day basis in their new show and more. Enjoy!
Matt Shull shares some insights into how to make your websites more than design friendly when it comes to mobile optimisations. Anthony Short gives an overview of Segment’s new API for UI developers – Deku. The New York Times explain how the have gone about addressing the evolving habits of the digital news-reading experience. Luke Wroblewski reminds us that most of the arguments are bogus when people refer to the concept of “above the fold” and more. Enjoy.
Viljami Salminen wrote a great article that expresses concern about how we are breaking the web with all these new tools and frameworks. Mark Boulton shares his knowledge about creating a good portfolio. Smashing Magazine published an article about using the Sass @extend directive without creating a mess and so much more. Enjoy.