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Jeremy Keith:

Every so often, some smart, talented web designers will bemoan the lack of recognition afforded to their craft, industry, work. They wish for the same level of respect that architects or film-makers get, or for the iconic status given to the best of the advertising world’s output in decades past.

Be careful what you wish for, I say. Not only are these the same industries that are rife with horrible business practices like spec work, they are notoriously unfair when it comes to praising individual achievement over the efforts of the group. Worst of all, the proliferation of high-profile awards leads to the practice of producing “award-winning work” i.e. work designed purely to win awards.

I’ve had the same thoughts for sometime, but never had the guts to express them. Thanks Jeremy!

Web Design Weekly #124

The first round of speakers have been released for CSSConf Australia and it is set to be an amazing day. Tammy Everts wrote about why design best practices become a performance issue. Sara Soueidan continued the hot topic of why CSS Regions matter. Chris Coyier looked into what it’s like to be a front-end developer. Bootstrap and Nomalize were updated and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #123

The guys at Trello explained how they optimised the app in one week. Viljami Salminen shares some basic things he has learnt during his years as a developer which will hopefully help you dive into the world of plain JavaScript. Dan Trello wrote about some was to write cleaner BEM syntax. Paul Lewis chimes in on the “do you need a Computer Science degree” debate and so much more.

Web Design Weekly #122

Headlines The Technology Behind the NYTimes.com Redesign The NYTimes team had the opportunity to re-architect the client- and server-side in order to accommodate new product, design and newsroom requirements. This article looks at how things are setup in detail behind the scenes. (nytimes.com) Bootstrap for Sass — Official port of Bootstrap to Sass (github.com) Download […]

Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts

Zach Leatherman:

Care must be taken when implementing icon fonts to ensure a great experience for all users. What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser?

Another very informative article with a nice easy-to-include library.

Web Design Weekly #121

Nicolas Gallagher blogged about Flexible CSS cover images, Jeff Croft had a great article about how Web Standards killed the HTML star, Nick Fisher discussed a technique that SoundCloud use for their images, Ian Feather explained why the Lonely Planet team switched from icon fonts to SVG and loads more. Enjoy!

Set Up WordPress Multisite

If you do any type of WordPress development then I would highly recommend setting up a WordPress Multisite to help speed up your development time.

In this screencast I quickly run over how to set up a WordPress Multisite locally.

The Aim for 2014

Keeping up with the tradition and reading a large amount of “year in review” posts over the last few days has given me some inspiration to hopefully inspire others to do the same, or just give you a little more insight into how Web Design Weekly is going and a small glimpse into where things are headed.

Web Design Weekly #120

Well that’s a wrap for another year. I’ll be taking a short break over the Christmas period and the newsletter will be recommencing mid January. A huge thanks to all that support the newsletter. It means a lot. To everyone that subscribes, thanks!!! I hope you continue to find it a useful resource.

Web Design Weekly #119

The Mozilla Developer Network has been given a face lift for the better. CSSConf was announced that it is coming to Australia. WordPress 3.8 was released. Matthew Rothenberg explains how he built and Emojitracker. Trent Walton shares some information about the other side of his life and so much more. Enjoy!