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Ajax without jQuery

Like many before me, I was introduced to jQuery before I was even remotely proficient in vanilla JavaScript. And while I think a web designer can do very well with basic jQuery skills, the further one moves into web development, the more important it is to have an understanding of plain JavaScript.

Web Design Weekly #149

Keith Clark demonstrates how to use CSS Transforms. Mark Otto gives the low down on how the new GitHub Issues came to be. Barry Clark explains how to build a blog with Jekyll and GitHub pages. Manuel Lima expands on the main design principles that helps Codecademy with there redesign. Harry Roberts gives some great advice on how to make a name for yourself and how to make it as a professional front-end developer and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly’s First Event!

For all you folks based in Sydney you should totally come to this free event that General Assembly and WDW are putting on.

Web Design Weekly #148

Marcos Cáceres and Bruce Lawson take a look at the current Manifest specification that is in early implementations in both Blink and Gecko. Dave Rupert dives deeper into responsive web design bloat. Chris Coyier talks about CodePen’s CSS structure. Zoe Gillenwater explains how to do full-width pinned layout with flexbox and more. Enjoy.

Autopolyfiller

I’m sure we can safely say at the time of this writing and going forward that we as developers no longer care to maintain let alone write prefixes and polyfills in our code. The task is time consuming, messy and hard to maintain over time.

Currently we have tools like autoprefixer and -prefix-free that let us write CSS properties without the hassle of remembering what prefix we’re using for each property.

Today we’re going to take look at a tool that lets authors use a similar approach used in CSS land, but with JavaScript Polyfills!

Migrate Blogging Platforms

Writing and designing a blog can be the greatest thing since sliced cheese, but what happens when you’re no longer happy with your current platform? How does one take what they already have and transport it to something completely different? In this post we’ll take a look at the top ways you as a blogger/CMS user can move from one system to another without breaking a cold sweat.

Web Design Weekly #147

A great article by on the Opera blog about responsive images with lots of use cases and code snippets to help you on the right track. Brad Frost explore the principles of adaptive design. Ryan Seddon dives into some cool UITableView demos with JavaScript and Flexbox. Chris Coyier released a great posts with a huge amount of SVG links and more. Enjoy.

A Compendium of SVG Information

Of late Chris Coyier has been devoting lots of energy to SVG. In this post on CSS-Tricks he does a massive brain dump about all things SVG.

Sass Source Maps in Chrome

Over the last few years there has been some major advancements in the tooling we use on a day-to-day basis but one feature that really took things to the next level was the introduction to CSS source maps.

Web Design Weekly #146

Ben Edwards looking into the history and ways to author critical css above-the-fold. Harry Roberts looks at two ways of safely hacking your specificity up or down in CSS. Maxim Shirshin gives an overview of the BEM methodology. HTML5 DevConf videos have been released and so much more. Enjoy.

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