Zouhir Chahoud explains why Snap Points seems to be a really great option for building Swipe Views. The Calibre CLI was released. Jessica Kerr wrote up her keynote at the Mob Programming conference. Monica Dinculescu has put together a nice explanation and demo of how the float positioning algorithm works and lots more. Enjoy.
Nils Schütte explains the ins and outs to help get you started with Selenium. Heydon Pickering explores how to create inclusive data tables. Chris Coyier shares some great examples and thoughts around some of the more crazy CSS experiments and lots more. Enjoy.
Brian Vaughn shares some of the lessons the React team have learned while working on the update and async rendering features, plus some recipes to help prepare your components for the launch. Dr. Axel Rauschmayer looks into the pros and cons of the three programming languages. Emanuel Serbanoiu has compiled a short list of best practices that he actively uses in his daily routine that you might find useful and lots more. Enjoy.
Developer survey results released. Jon Gold shares some wise words about the current tooling landscape and what the near future looks like. He also touches on the newly released Figma API which is super exciting. Jenn Lukas shares some thoughts from the last two years on crafting the CSS design system for her current workplace and loads more. Enjoy.
Nicholas Kramer reminds us that accessibility is a team effort between designers, developers, copywriters, and content creators. Scott Jehl explains how to simplify complex image selection with the new ‘sizes’ attribute. Matthew Ström proposes a new ‘interesting’ idea for the hiring process and loads more. Enjoy.
Ian Armstrong takes a few different angles to hopefully give you a better understanding of what UX really means. A deeper look into React 16. Harry Roberts demonstrates how to use Chrome’s ‘Local Overrides’ to Test Performance and lots more. Enjoy.
Frank Chimero shares some thoughts about being confused and overwhelmed by the rapidly increasing complexity of our industry. Webpack 4 was released. Philip Walton describes a strategy for using modern web technologies to build responsive components and lots more. Enjoy.
Josh Marinacci shows us how to use CSS Grid to improve application layouts that need to respond and adapt to user interactions and changing conditions. A side-by-side comparison of Hyperapp and Redux. Mark Otto explains why GitHub made the change to system fonts, how they coded and tested it, how they shipped the new fonts, and what they’ve done since initially making the move. Enjoy.
Julie Nergararian has some greats takeaways that might help you get your design system over the line within your organisation. Nicolas Gallagher describes how to make a package of React components from a library of SVG icons. Rachel Andrew takes a look at the use of media queries for responsive design today, and also looks at what is coming in the not too distant future.
Mark Dalgleish shares some great insight into the search for the perfect design system. Rowan Oulton explains what the Slack engineering team learnt during some recent optimisations with their build system. The Mosaic web browser just turned 25 years old and lots more. Enjoy.
John Cobb shares some fantastic advice for becoming a better developer. Melody Quintana discusses some ways she has found writing to be useful in her design process. Bootstrap 4 released and loads more. Enjoy.
Google announced this week that starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches. If you are not on the Progressive Web App train, this article by Matt Ludwig might tip you over the edge. Ire Aderinokun goes over some of the major changes in HTML 5.2 she thinks will impact us the most.
Joe Lencioni explains the techniques he used to profile Airbnb’s listing pages, the tools he used to optimize it and see the scale of the impact it had. Peggy Rayzis walks through a couple of hands-on examples to show you how integrating GraphQL into your application will solve many pain points working with remote data and som much more. Enjoy.
Bryn Jackson puts forward a proposal for an interchangeable format between design tools and developer tools. Smashing Magazine redeisgn released. Dave Rupert shares some finding from a recent client project that I’m sure could come in handy for anyone doing form validation and lots more. Enjoy.
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.
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.
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!
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!