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Web Design Weekly #139

Katie Kovalcin offers some wise advice on ways to incorporate another guideline into your design process. Elliot Bonneville runs over how to get up and running with Node.js and MongoDB. Learn all about CSS Blend modes on the Opera blog and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #138

Ian Feather who works at Lonely Planet blogged about the issues with living style guides and discusses what he and his team use. The team behind The Guardian gave an insight into how they maintain quality with 25+ developers. Brad Frost puts forward some suggestions for why we should be getting into the browser as quickly as possible during the mockup stage of a project and many more great links. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #137

Paul Irish reviews and explains the best way to use Modernizr responsibly. Martin Wolf explains the new srcset and sizez syntax. Dave Gamache looks into doing parallax right. The Filament Group bundled all their open-source projects up into a nice dedicated page and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #136

A new Web Components site was revealed which is focusing on documenting the best practices. Allen Pike discusses the hot drama around the visibility of the URL. Jekyll turns 2.0. Bruce Lawson gives a quick overview about why we should be using the core HTML5 elements. Brian Arnold walks through loads of useful debugging tips and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #135

A new Firefox was released which is some awesome features. Sara Soueidan walks through how CSS Shapes work. Mr Coyier runs over SVG’s and Icon Fonts. Louis Lazaris uncovers some little gems about CSS. Val Head’s CSS Animation pocket guide has been released for free and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #134

Mark Otto posted a very inspiring piece about why he loves contributing to the web and building rad stuff. Chris Coyier explains a 3-tier font-size idea. Ben Shithett shares how his toolset has evolved. Harry Roberts gives the ins and outs about a CSS Frameworks and what should one do and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #133

The super talented Ben Schwarz just pulled the curtains back on his latest project – Calibre. Rik Cabanier gives a lowdown on a number of new 2D Canvas features. Andrew Clarke covers four lessons that can help us do what we do better. Brian Rinaldi discusses ways to avoid getting overwhelmed by all the new shiny tools, libraries and frameworks. Brian Cooksey released a great course on APIs and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #132

Rich Tibbet breaks down and explains virtual reality in the browser. Ben Frain explains why the latest implementation of Flexbox is slower than CSS table layout. Harry Roberts looks at ways to name UI components in OOCSS. Flipboard blogged about their layout engine – Duplo. Nicholas Zakas released the beginning of his “Understanding ECMAScript 6″ book and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #131

Nicolas Gallagher blogged about the benefits of using custom CSS processing. Tim Kadlec discussed why Responsive Web Design looks like Responsive Web Design. Matt Quinn looks into the processes of moving from PHP to Node.JS. Val Head dives into modular CSS animations and loads more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #130

Trent Walton passes on some great thoughts about how we should be considering maximum reach even if out final results are a little underwhelming. Sass 3.3 dropped. Chris Coyier blogged about a cool icon system with SVG sprites. Hugo Giraudel explores error handling in Sass. TJ VanToll looks at jQuery on mobile devices. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #129

Peter Gasston give a great overview on the future of Custom Elements. Hugo Giraudel explores was to set you your Sass architecture. Mark Otto updated his handy code guide. Paul Lewis shared his process for doing performance audits. Robin Hawkes blogged about all the lessons learnt during the development of ViziCities and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #128

The talented team at GitHub have released a new text editor called Atom. The Chrome team announced that Responsive images are coming. Ben Frain looked into CSS performance. Kyle Peatt dived into the off-canvas pattern. Rachet 2 was released and Paul Irish looked into some CSS performance tips.

Web Design Weekly #127

Paul Lewis gave a great insight into the new property called ‘will-change’. Chris Coyier covered how SVG line animations work. Daniel Mall dived into what Creative Direction means in a digital context. Some awesome tools were also released like PNG Hat, FontPrep and Recordit. A it was a big week!

Web Design Weekly #126

Jordan Lewis from Envato wrote about some of the solutions they have put in place to progressively convert the Marketplaces to be responsive. Joel Hooks wrote gave a good argument on why you should stop writing loops and start using Underscore.js. Eric Mann put a proposal together for an editor to work offline with WordPress. Adam Kaplan create a very basic easy to follow guide for responsive design. Yelp released a front-end style guide and more.

Web Design Weekly #125

Ilya Grigorik dives into the optimisation of web fonts. Hans Christian Reinl explores the downsides of placing CSS in your HTML head instead of referencing external files. Hugo Giraudel dives into Sass mixin’s and placeholders. Anna Debenham goes into detail on why you should build design systems and pattern libraries for your projects and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #124

The first round of speakers have been released for CSSConf Australia and it is set to be an amazing day. Tammy Everts wrote about why design best practices become a performance issue. Sara Soueidan continued the hot topic of why CSS Regions matter. Chris Coyier looked into what it’s like to be a front-end developer. Bootstrap and Nomalize were updated and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #123

The guys at Trello explained how they optimised the app in one week. Viljami Salminen shares some basic things he has learnt during his years as a developer which will hopefully help you dive into the world of plain JavaScript. Dan Trello wrote about some was to write cleaner BEM syntax. Paul Lewis chimes in on the “do you need a Computer Science degree” debate and so much more.

Web Design Weekly #122

Headlines The Technology Behind the NYTimes.com Redesign The NYTimes team had the opportunity to re-architect the client- and server-side in order to accommodate new product, design and newsroom requirements. This article looks at how things are setup in detail behind the scenes. (nytimes.com) Bootstrap for Sass — Official port of Bootstrap to Sass (github.com) Download […]

Web Design Weekly #121

Nicolas Gallagher blogged about Flexible CSS cover images, Jeff Croft had a great article about how Web Standards killed the HTML star, Nick Fisher discussed a technique that SoundCloud use for their images, Ian Feather explained why the Lonely Planet team switched from icon fonts to SVG and loads more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #120

Well that’s a wrap for another year. I’ll be taking a short break over the Christmas period and the newsletter will be recommencing mid January. A huge thanks to all that support the newsletter. It means a lot. To everyone that subscribes, thanks!!! I hope you continue to find it a useful resource.