Author: Jake Bresnehan

Web Design Weekly #263

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.

2016 in Review

For those that have been keeping an eye on Web Design Weekly, you probably have noticed that things have been extremely quite… πŸ˜”

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.

Web Design Weekly #262

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.

Web Design Weekly #261

Elliott has been involved in the JavaScript community since the early days and shares some words of wisdom for those that are finding the current pace hard to deal with. Tanner Christensen shares an insight into how the Facebook design team generally conduct critiques. Mark Erikson has put together 5 great articles that look at various aspects of Redux and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #260

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.

Web Design Weekly #259

A nice refreshing article that looks at tackling the current JavaScript ecosystem, rather than complaining about it. Brad Frost shares some tips around creating a solid CSS architecture. Oliver Williams talking about CSS grid layout and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #258

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.

Web Design Weekly #257

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.

Web Design Weekly #256

Jason Grigsby dives into the details on how to go about using Client Hints to help with the day-to-day task of creating responsive images. Martijn Walraven shares his thoughts about why he believes GraphQL will eventually replace REST. Facebook released a new package manager for JavaScript. Matt Smith explains how you can make your tables responsive with little effort and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #255

Tim Kadlec highlights some interesting points about tools and why and when we should move to another or just stick it out and learn the inner workings of them. Tal Kol lists some practical tips of how to model app state to keep yourself sane. Ilya Grigorik shares loads of tips about font optimization and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #254

Mike Riethmuller has done it again. His ability to dive deep into a current technology (SVG in this post) and find new creative ways to achive things is astounding. Jeff Fowler writes an in-depth account of his experience learning React. It’s written with a lot curiosity, which is super refreshing. Philip Walton shares some tips to help us ship better code when using polyfills and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #253

Sebastien Gabriel looks at what was done and how it was achieved during the process of redesigning Chrome desktop. Anthony Ng reminds us that we aren’t doing our images or users any favours by not taking the extra time to include then to our sites properly. Ben McCormick shares how things are going down using Jest snapshots and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #252

James Rauhut from the IBM Design team shares his journey in working between the realm of web development and design, and how the disciplines can complement each other. Angular 2 was released. Remy Sharp take React for a spin for the first time and share his learning experience and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #251

Lea Verou is back to her old tricks in finding creative ways to utilise the power of CSS. Matt Zabriskie reminds us that it is important to market your individual contribution, as it is unlikely anyone else will. Harry Roberts shares an approach to refactoring CSS (or any language), which has been called The Three I’s: Identify, Isolate, Implement and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #250

Happy issue 250! Without further ado lets jump into it. This week Heydon Pickering shares a few use cases of why we should all aim to write less code and passes on few tips and ideas that might help us achieve the desired result. The team at Dev To blogged about the target=β€œ_blank” vulnerability. Nolan Lawson gets his testing hat on and explores some interesting stats when using small modules within your JavaScript application and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #249

Brent Jackson shares his reflections on how he goes about organising components in React apps. Tim Brown has discovered a way to dynamically calculate any value between two extremes, relative to another set of extreme values. A CLI Dashboard for Webpack Dev Server was released and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #248

An epic post by Stanley Wood that looks at how the Spotify design team, spread across different time-zones, projects and competing objectives, found a way to work together to create a coherent experience. Mikey Murphy shares his learning journey to styling. From what started as a single CSS file now includes the likes of Aphrodite, ITCSS, CSSNext, CSSModules and more. If you are working in a component based architecture this is a must read. Chris Coyier has released a new book called Practical SVG. Image Upload and Manipulation with React and so much more.

Web Design Weekly #247

Dave Rupert hits the nail on the head with a post this week. He talks about the hardest parts of the Web are the invisible parts. He covers topics like accessibility, security, performance and empathy. Jessie Chen shares some insights into how Netflix went about designing their homepage through A/B testing. Stefan Baumgartner shares some great knowledge on how to scale static site generators and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #246

Michael Mifsud shares his team’s experience during a recent switch to HTTP/2 for serving image assets. Awesome read. Allison McMillan discusses what an effective interview process might be. Victor Savkin talks about why the Angular team decided to use TypeScript and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #245

Ire Aderinokun goes into detail about the six states a Service Worker can be in. Scott Fennell looks into setting up a complex control panel to manage 30+ WordPress multisite installs. Chris Coyier walks us through the many things to consider when styling a modal and lots more. Enjoy.