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.

Web Design Weekly #173

Tim Kadlec expresses some very valid concerns about the current situation with most client-side MVC frameworks. Dan Na explains how the Etsy team converted their massive CSS codebase to SCSS. Alex Sexton blogged about the 15 commandments relating to front-end performance. Donovan Hutchinson released a new site dedicated to CSS animation and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #172

Chris Wright once again produced and outstanding post exploring Flexbox. Karolina Szczur shares why it is a good idea to introduce a front-end style guide into your workflow. The talented team at Codrops released an amazing CSS reference. An updated version of the HTML5 Boilerplate was released and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #171

The YouTube teams blogs about the technologies that have enabled them to use the HTML video tag by default. Brooke Kao looks at reasons for deciding to design in the browser. Jake Archibald released a handy online SVG optimiser tool. Grunt icon 2.0 was released and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #170

Felicity Evans covers some of the current difficulties with Sass and how to best approach them. Justin Sainton explains a real world use case on why using `git bisect` is awesome. Andrew Ray looks into Flux. Stephen Meszaros explores the pros and cons of today’s most popular prototyping tools and applications. Pippins Williams wrote about becoming a better developer and so much more. Enjoy!

GSS: Layout Reimagined

Layout on the web is certainly an extremely time consuming process and the most outdated. Floats and such still don’t cut it.

At it’s core, Grid Style Sheets (GSS) reimagines CSS layout and harnesses the Cassowary Constraint Solver – the same algorithm Apple uses to compute native layout. OK sounds good, but is it a pre-processor? Well… no not exactly.

RICG-Responsive-Images Plugin

For the last few months, several members of the Wordpress core team, Mat Marquis of the RICG, and I have been hard at work building a Wordpress plugin. While this may not initially sound like very exciting news, the purpose of the plugin is to bring responsive images to the Wordpress platform, with absolutely no effort needed by the user.

Web Design Weekly #169

The first newsletter for 2015 and without further ado lets get into it. Alex McPherson did a great survey over over 8,000 domains and looked at how the CSS land is evolving. Chris Coyier blogged about way to keep your CSS specify low. Rory Douglas wrote about using the Picture element in WordPress. Glen Maddern did and awesome screencast about what a 2015 JavaScript workflow looks like and some much more. Enjoy!