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Web Design Weekly #136

A new Web Components site was revealed which is focusing on documenting the best practices. Allen Pike discusses the hot drama around the visibility of the URL. Jekyll turns 2.0. Bruce Lawson gives a quick overview about why we should be using the core HTML5 elements. Brian Arnold walks through loads of useful debugging tips and so much more. Enjoy.

Front End Ops Conference Videos

Front End operations goodness!

An outstanding lineup speakers talking about real world challenges which are now all online.

Web Design Weekly #135

A new Firefox was released which is some awesome features. Sara Soueidan walks through how CSS Shapes work. Mr Coyier runs over SVG’s and Icon Fonts. Louis Lazaris uncovers some little gems about CSS. Val Head’s CSS Animation pocket guide has been released for free and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #134

Mark Otto posted a very inspiring piece about why he loves contributing to the web and building rad stuff. Chris Coyier explains a 3-tier font-size idea. Ben Shithett shares how his toolset has evolved. Harry Roberts gives the ins and outs about a CSS Frameworks and what should one do and so much more. Enjoy.

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 inspiring piece by Mark.

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 is easy to be overwhelmed. The main takeaway from this great post by Addy is to “keep it simple for as long as possible”. I couldn’t agree more.

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