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Web Design Weekly #300

Addy Osmani covers why a little discipline can help if we want our site to load and be interactive quickly on mobile devices. José M. Pérez, a developer at Spotify shares some loading techniques that use SVG. Chris Coyier dives into some of the awesome stuff Sketch can do and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #299

André Staltz shares some deep thoughts about how the underlying dynamics of the power on the web has drastically changed due to Google, Facebook and Amazon. Daniel Burka highlights some great advice to help you yield real results as a designer. David Gilbertson explains one of the more interesting additions in React 16, Portals. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #298

Bartek Witczak explains how we structure our components has a great impact on how we maintain a system and how expandable it is. A great introduction to colour management for software designers and developers. Jonathan Harrell takes a quick look at the benefits of CSS custom properties and then goes over some lesser known features that may come in handy while using them. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #297

The Airbnb team released an awesome post about converting sketched interfaces into code. Crazy awesome stuff. David Gilbertson shares some great z-index tips. Graphcool Framework was released and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #296

Troy Hunt explains the fastest and easiest way you can get HTTPS up and running correctly. Some wise words by Kent C. Dodds around JavaScript testing. Jeffrey Way teaches everything you need to about CSS Grid and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #295

John Saito shares some thoughts around interface items that belong to you. Peter O’Shaughnessy talks about some common myths about PWAs. The Pusher team take a technical look at REST versus GraphQL and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #294

Addy Osmani released an awesome eBook that looks at the current state of image optimization and the best ways to integrate it into your workflow. David Gilbertson offers some really sound advice on making sure that the pain of a growing React app is as painless as possible. Marc Drummond explains various ways we can make sure our images look awesome and load fast for different devices. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #293

Andrés Galante shares a list of things he wish he had known at the beginning of his development career. React 16 released. Luis Vieira offers some solid advice on optimising the critical rendering path and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #292

The web font guru Zach Leatherman has put his latest talk topic about the history of default font loading behaviours into a nice post for all of us to learn about. A nice self-checklist that can help guide you into becoming the designer you want to be. Some solid advice. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #291

Colm Tuite dives deep into what he thinks is fundamentally broken with the current design tool model. The CSS guide is back. Sam Thorogood shares some thoughts on SVGs, high-DPI and when you should inline images. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #290

Ethan Marcotte shares his opinions about Google’s “Accelerated Mobile Pages” (AMP) project. Ada Rose Edwards looks at the state of browsers in VR and the state of VR on the web via the WebVR APIs. Discover how to organise your React components using the component folder pattern and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #289

Benjamin De Cock, User Interface Designer at Stripe dives into the power of “requestAnimationFrame”. Max Böck offers some great advice and tips to help make your forms handle bad internet connections. Jyri Tuulos talks about the human aspects of front-end projects that are shared between multiple engineering teams and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #288

Lin Clark from the Mozilla team shares some insight into the new CSS engine that brings together state-of-the-art innovations from four different browsers. Yomi Eluwande introduces Preact. Oh and 150 animated tips on Chrome DevTools. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #287

Adam Wathan shares his experience about his CSS development journey. Bootstrap 4 Beta. Manuel Matuzovic gives a solid explanation of explicit and implicit grid concepts and loads more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #286

Design Better, a new resource from the talented Invision team featuring best practices, stories and insights from the world’s top design leaders. Zach Holman blogged about JavaScript for people that hate JavaScript. Harry Roberts advises us on ways to pick and test third party resources to use within your project and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #285

Angus Croll describes how his team built m.uber and shares the challenges of implementing the native app experience in a super-lightweight web app. Matteo Mazzarolo shares some information on his journey to achieving a comfortable Redux project structure. Crawl a website and run it through Google lighthouse and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #284

Daniel Eden shares some broad themes that he has found lead to happier, more productive relationships between Designers and Engineers. Ethan Marcotte shares a few tips on how organisations can continue to build upon and utilise all the ground work that went into creating a pattern library, as opposed to leaving it to become redundant. Matt Chadburn looks into the evolution of the Financial Times routing layer over the last couple of years and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #283

Morten Rand-Hendriksen gives us an understanding of what new layout opportunities and challenges CSS Grid brings. Fernando Agüero shares what he and his team learnt in the first week moving away from CSS Modules to Styled Components. Robin Rendle digs into how the new `fr` CSS length unit can be used in conjunction with CSS Grid and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #282

Ryan Oglesby has put together 5 old-fashioned CSS things that you don’t need to do anymore and what you should do instead. Dean Hume explains how we can get started today with the Shape Detection API. Ire Aderinokun, shares an insight into the the minmax() function that was introduced with CSS Grid and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #281

Chip Cullen shares a great list of tips and resources to help you do a manual performance audit that gives you a true understanding of what is happening under the hood with your site. Jake Archibald digs into some of the finer details surrounding HTTP/2 push from the performance aspect. Nick Babich discusses some of the benefits, things to consider and quick tips for long scrolling designs and lots more. Enjoy.