Web Design Weekly #180

Keith Clark explores a technique to get content in front of visitors as quickly as possible by asynchronously downloading stylesheets. Nick Slalom dives into the new CSS `will-change` property. Robert Haritonov looks at living style guides. The VaultPress team posted about the ways to secure your WordPress plugins and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #179

Rebecca Murphy wrote about what should be the baseline for JavaScript developers. Jake Archibald looked at all the finer details of the Fetch API. Donovan Hutchinson explored 12 animation principles. GitHub released their CSS guidelines and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #178

Chris Coyier wrote a great reference piece on strategies for staying on top of performance. Bryan James released an amazing collection of amazing CSS polygons. Mike Riethmuller explores an interesting way to have precise control over responsive typography. Jonathan Neal released a new reset.css and so much more. Enjoy.

Barebones ES6 project using Gulp

Dennis Gaebel previously discussed preparing for ES6, but in this post he take things one step further and examines an actual project using the tools he discussed in that article. He explains the steps required in order to setup a barebones ES6 project with the help of our faithful tooling companion Gulp.

Web Design Weekly #177

Luke Wroblewski explore some thoughts about the upcoming Apple watch and what effect that will have on us as web developers. Chrome 42 is pushing the browser landscape forward as always. Ben Smithett blogged about smarter CSS builds with Webpack. Harry Roberts wrote about utilising namespaces in CSS to help explain exactly how classes behave in a more global sense and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #176

Frank Chimero released an amazing essay that looked at the history of designing for the web. Phillip Walton blogged about how the BEM syntax eliminates 3 major side effects in CSS. Allen Pike discussed the current JavaScript framework wars. Bram Stein looked at the current state of the web type and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #175

James Long gives his own version of the state of the mobile web. Jason Grigsby explains the unique challenges we face when developing responsive hero images. Donovan Hutchinson wrote a great tutorial on how to create an animating clock. Lea Verou released a nice little autocomplete resource and more. Enjoy!

Newsletter Sponsorship Opening

A last-minute scheduling change has opened up this week’s WDW newsletter sponsorship. If you have a product or service that you’d like to promote, please do get in touch.

Web Design Weekly #174

Scott Jehl explains how they are saving their users from eh dreaded “Flash of Invisible Text” by using font events and a cleaver ployfill. Jed Watson helps us move past the maligned term “Isomorphic JavaScript”. Jordan Lewis blogged about how there are adopting the BEMV convention. Paul Lewis explains how you get get your animations running at 60fps by following the FLIP principle and more. Enjoy!

Preparing for ECMAScript 6

ECMAScript 6 is the upcoming version of the ECMAScript standard and expects ratification some time around June 2015.

ES6 is a significant update to JavaScript, and the first update to the language since 2009. Implementation of these features in JavaScript engines is well underway as we speak. Let’s dive in and see what ES6 is all about.