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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.

Web Design Weekly #280

Another massive week in the land of web design. Mark Dalgleish shares some thoughts around the current CSS-in-JS landscape. Nick Craver explains what it took for Stack Overflow to go full HTTPS. Michael Paris, looks at how you might tackle a few common use-cases with REST and GraphQL. Styled Components v2 was realeased and lots more. Enjoy!

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.