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.
Mustafa Kurtuldu looks at multiple design considerations needed to create a great experience on both slow networks and offline. Paul Irish shares at some new was to debug with the latest Chrome Dev Tools. Kent Dodds explains how to migrate to Jest and lots more. Enjoy.
Tom Dale, a core creator of Ember.js shares some thoughts about getting new web platform features into the real world quicker. Monica Dinculescu reminds us how to lazy load web fonts whilst giving users on slow connections a better experience. Roman Komarov puts together a nice argument that conditions within CSS would be extremely helpful and lots more. Enjoy.
A look into why a small team of Facebook designers build resources for designers. Chris Coyier explains the difference between CSS variables and preprocessor variables. Nathan Rambeck provides an introduction to CSS architecture that will help you design a structure for your code so your projects and teams can grow without becoming an unmanageable mess and lots more. Enjoy.