Author: Jake Bresnehan

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!

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!

The Low Down on Lo-Dash

If you are a seasoned JavaScript developer or just getting into it you should definitely checkout and try to incorporate a library called Lo-Dash into your tool box.

In a nutshell, Lo-Dash is a super useful library that gives you access to over 100 extremely performant functions to help you avoid reinventing the wheel whilst writing JavaScript.

Web Design Weekly #168

Chris Wright dives into Flexbox and gives a great overview. WordPress 4.1 was released. The Filament Group looked at various JavaScript MVC Frameworks to see how performant they are. Christopher Rumpel explored a few things that can make you a better developer and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #167

Daniel Mall took the time to explain how make a performance budget. Jake Archibald released a great offline-first resource. Jeremy Keith adds his thoughts about the current state of Web Components and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #166

Matt Gaunt wrote a great introduction to Service Worker. Ethan Marcott’s new Responsive Web Design book was released. Drew McLellan dived into what is takes to build a website on the 24 Ways blog. Osvaldas Vaults reminds us about way to use currentColor and loads more. Enjoy!

The Challenging Period

As developers we are constantly exploring, pushing our knowledge, questioning what we are crafting and all too often confused as hell.

Web Design Weekly #165

Harry Roberts is back to his best with a great post about the best time to use @extend when authoring Sass. Alexey Migutsky blogged about his last 2 years with Angular. Paul Ford looked at the history of HTML5 and the W3C. Jonas Downey explores the idea of writing-first design and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #164

Jeremy Keith wrote a great piece about John Gruber’s recent thoughts on why native apps are part of the web. Facebook released Flow – a static type checker for JavaScript. Tim Kadlec blogged about ways to approach performance testing and lots more. Enjoy!

CSS Stats

Adam Morse and Brent Jackson just pushed a nice new update out.

If you are in need of gathering some quick insights into your CSS, this is your tool.

ngInclude and SVGs = <3

Of late I have been deep in Angular land and I just thought I’d share a little discovery that I was shown by a fellow work college the other day.

Web Design Weekly #163

The Firefox browser for developers is released. Mike Bostock explores scroll-based interactions. Fiona Chan looks at the proposed level 4 selectors that will help developers. Paul Davis blogged about the CSS at Ghost and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #162

Luke Wroblewski gives some great tips on what kind of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain good for large phone users. Mozilla are releasing a new browser dedicated to developers. Sara Soueidan explores the wonderful world of animating SVGs with CSS and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #161

Harry Roberts shares some great thoughts on using a speciality graph to help maintain and improve you CSS codebase. Alex Rauschmayer looks at three initiatives for adding static typing to JavaScript. The Angular team give a sneak peek at the radically new Angular and lots more.

Web Design Weekly #160

Heydon Pickering introduces the lobotomized owl selector. The first public draft of the resource hints spec was released. Amanda Sotoca looks at way to export Sketch assets. Google open-sourced their material design icons and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #159

Jeremy Keith has come to the party with a great post about CSS for it’s 20th birthday. Adam Beres-Deak dived into web font performance. Sara Soueidan did and epic post on CSS-Tricks. Andrew Nacin, one of the lead developers of WordPress talks about WordPress philosophy and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #158

Laura Kalbag looks into why you should get out of your comfort some to explore the unknown. Matthew Setter explains how to work with other people’s code. Emma Sax covers some easy to follow points on how to make background videos accessible. Kahlil Lechelt released a new JavaScript podcast called Descriptive and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #157

Tyler Gaw goes into detail on how you can access native OS X frameworks with JavaScript. James Shore does a great review of React. Zach Leatherman drops some great knowledge on how to improve the use of @font-face. More awesome screencasts by Adam Morse and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #156

Jason Grigsby clarifies when it is a good time to use the picture element. Luke Wroblewski wrote about Mat Marquis’s recent talk about the future of responsive images. Rob Dodson explains how to setup a Polymer project using the new Yeoman generator and more. Enjoy!

Diving into Webpack

Of late there has been a little bit of hype around this “webpack” thing. Hopefully this post gives you an overview of what it is, how to use it and if it’s worth all the hype.