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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.

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.

Web Design Weekly #260

Mustafa Kurtuldu looks at multiple design considerations needed to create a great experience on both slow networks and offline. Paul Irish shares at some new was to debug with the latest Chrome Dev Tools. Kent Dodds explains how to migrate to Jest and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #259

A nice refreshing article that looks at tackling the current JavaScript ecosystem, rather than complaining about it. Brad Frost shares some tips around creating a solid CSS architecture. Oliver Williams talking about CSS grid layout and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #258

Tom Dale, a core creator of Ember.js shares some thoughts about getting new web platform features into the real world quicker. Monica Dinculescu reminds us how to lazy load web fonts whilst giving users on slow connections a better experience. Roman Komarov puts together a nice argument that conditions within CSS would be extremely helpful and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #257

A look into why a small team of Facebook designers build resources for designers. Chris Coyier explains the difference between CSS variables and preprocessor variables. Nathan Rambeck provides an introduction to CSS architecture that will help you design a structure for your code so your projects and teams can grow without becoming an unmanageable mess and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #256

Jason Grigsby dives into the details on how to go about using Client Hints to help with the day-to-day task of creating responsive images. Martijn Walraven shares his thoughts about why he believes GraphQL will eventually replace REST. Facebook released a new package manager for JavaScript. Matt Smith explains how you can make your tables responsive with little effort and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #255

Tim Kadlec highlights some interesting points about tools and why and when we should move to another or just stick it out and learn the inner workings of them. Tal Kol lists some practical tips of how to model app state to keep yourself sane. Ilya Grigorik shares loads of tips about font optimization and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #254

Mike Riethmuller has done it again. His ability to dive deep into a current technology (SVG in this post) and find new creative ways to achive things is astounding. Jeff Fowler writes an in-depth account of his experience learning React. It’s written with a lot curiosity, which is super refreshing. Philip Walton shares some tips to help us ship better code when using polyfills and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #253

Sebastien Gabriel looks at what was done and how it was achieved during the process of redesigning Chrome desktop. Anthony Ng reminds us that we aren’t doing our images or users any favours by not taking the extra time to include then to our sites properly. Ben McCormick shares how things are going down using Jest snapshots and so much more. Enjoy.