Harry Roberts shares some insights into why you should’t use base64 in CSS and why base64 and gzip don’t work well together. Patrick Hund explains how to use the latest version of React Router both on the server side and the client side. Sean Larkin shares some infomation about the awesome new features in Webpack 2 and lots more. Enjoy!
Viljami Salminen explores the past and present design tool landscape and puts forward some great points on where we should be aiming to head in the future. Noah Stokes who is the Lead Product Designer at Creative Market shares how he changed his product design process by utilising simple tools like Dropbox Paper. Max Stoiber digs into the power of children in React and so much more.
Nicolas Hoizey raises some really good points about how Service Workers give us a lot of power but with that power comes consequences. Tyler McGinnis explores Reacts life cycle methods. Scott Jehl passes on some tricks of the trade to help us build better accessible responsive sites and lots more. Enjoy.
Jinju Jang explores the reasons for relearning some mathematics principles to level up her design skills. Ethan Marcotte shares a few interesting thoughts around budget-constrained organisations. Todd Motto looks into the different types of decorators, the code they compile to and how they work. Sarah Dranser looks into Vue.js and so much more. Enjoy.
Ire Aderinokun explains in a clear and concise manner why having knowledge of the critical rendering path for web pages is useful for understanding how a site’s performance can be improved. Jeff Wang revisits the design process he took on a recent project from the UI angle. Sacha Greif gives us a small glimpse into Styled Components and loads more. Enjoy.
A glimpse into how the Filament Group went about speeding up their site load time and reducing the reliance on network requests by utilising HTTP/2 and Service Workers. Max Stoiber explains how to go about building user interfaces with small, focused and independent components, splitting container and presentational components; and having single-use CSS class names to produce a more maintainable codebase. Sebastian Hermida shares an insight into using the Tachyons CSS framework for a recent project and so much more. Enjoy.
Robin Rendle looks at the current web technologies and explores what the future has in store when they are mixed with typography. Eric Elliott explains Functional programming in an easily digestible manner. Marco Suarez explains how Etsy are evolving their icon system to help the entire design team to create, maintain and implement icons. Enjoy.
For those that have been keeping an eye on Web Design Weekly, you probably have noticed that things have been extremely quite… 😔
The first half of the year was quite productive. Lots of new articles, a range of site modification and great newsletter growth. It was shaping up to be a great year until August arrived. During the first half of the year my full-time job was pretty quiet so I had the motivation and energy to tinker and work on WDW in the evenings. That all changed pretty quick when we landed an awesome project at work and I was knee-deep in some pretty interesting development.
Aaron Gustafson gives an extremely good summary of what Progressive Enhancement is all about. Eric Meyer shares some thoughts about why we should be getting excited about CSS Grid. Matt Mullenweg gives the State of the Word for 2016 and so much more. Enjoy.