Author: Jake Bresnehan

Web Design Weekly #279

Lea Verou released a Mavo. Mavo helps you turn your static HTML into reactive web applications without a single line of programming code and no server backend. Patrick Hamann explores the current, past and future best-practices for loading CSS in the browser. Zell Liew explains how to use Fetch to handle both success and errors. Jonathan Suh shared a guide to CSS Grid and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #278

Another big week in web design. Harry Roberts kicks things off with some detailed thoughts about the importance of neat and tidy code. Oleg Slobodskoi explains how to create high performance animations. Stephanie Liu shares some thoughts on how to responsively maintain aspect ratios and how CSS Grid may be changing that game and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #277

Headless Chrome is shipping in Chrome 59. Chris Coyier looks into some of the use cases for theming a site or component using CSS Custom Properties. Dave Draper shares some rock solid advice for those that are getting their teeth into Redux. >Matt Reiferson shares some inside knowledge on how and why BuzzFeeds infrastructure has evolved into a service-oriented architecture and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #276

Airbnb released a new open source library that lets you design with React and render your production React components into Sketch. Serg Hospodarets dives deep into CSS custom properties. Kostya Gorskiy floats some ideas about choosing ways a product should evolve and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #275

An awesome insight into Twitter Lite and what it takes to develop and release one of the most advanced Progressive Web Apps on the internet. Ed Chao, a designer at Dropbox, shares some great tips on how to get the daunting task of a complete organisational redesign over the line. Mike Riethmuller sheds some light on the invisible parts of CSS and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #274

Jonas Downey, a Designer from Basecamp shares his thoughts on all the fragmentation around design job titles and gives some suggestions on how to approach it. Isaac Lyman shares a list of some of the biggest surprises you’re likely to face as a CSS newbie. Addy Osmani dives into insights from Chrome’s networking stac and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #273

The team at Typeform posted an article that mixes writing, UX and humanity. Smashing Magazine has a beta version of its new site. Derek Haynes explains some core core concepts of GraphQL. Calibre has a big release and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #272

Ethan Marcotte conveys some really fundamental points around design. Martin Heidegger shares a personal reflection of his time working on NodeSchool. Ben Frain creates a simple scrollable panel and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #271

Eric Meyer is excited about the grid but one thing he wants us to understand is CSS Grid is not Tables 2.0. Not even close. Vincent Feeney shares some great tips in turning a ‘no budget’ situation into a positive. Greg Hovanesyan shares some great insights into the Web Audio API for us newbies and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #270

Ethan Marcotte puts forward some really good points on why container queries really have a place as our designs become more modular and pattern-driven. Horace Ko from Airbnb explains how the dev team were able to use experiments to confidently launch a refactored search page. Todd Motto covers and explores the ins and outs of the Angular router and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #269

Harry Roberts shares some insights into why you should’t use base64 in CSS and why base64 and gzip don’t work well together. Patrick Hund explains how to use the latest version of React Router both on the server side and the client side. Sean Larkin shares some infomation about the awesome new features in Webpack 2 and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #268

Viljami Salminen explores the past and present design tool landscape and puts forward some great points on where we should be aiming to head in the future. Noah Stokes who is the Lead Product Designer at Creative Market shares how he changed his product design process by utilising simple tools like Dropbox Paper. Max Stoiber digs into the power of children in React and so much more.

Web Design Weekly #267

Nicolas Hoizey raises some really good points about how Service Workers give us a lot of power but with that power comes consequences. Tyler McGinnis explores Reacts life cycle methods. Scott Jehl passes on some tricks of the trade to help us build better accessible responsive sites and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #266

Jinju Jang explores the reasons for relearning some mathematics principles to level up her design skills. Ethan Marcotte shares a few interesting thoughts around budget-constrained organisations. Todd Motto looks into the different types of decorators, the code they compile to and how they work. Sarah Dranser looks into Vue.js and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #265

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.

Web Design Weekly #264

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.

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… 😔

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.