Dave Smith shares some wise words about not being overwhelmed when it comes to picking a framework to learn and embrace the learning that is involved with Web Design in todays world. WordPress 4.4 was released. Philip Walton wrote a great article about native CSS variables. Enjoy.
Tyler Sticka from the Cloud Four team wrote a great piece on why it’s time to stop using icon fonts and get on the SVG train. Matt Mullenweg talked about WordPress’s new publishing and site management experience. Samantha Zhang shared some useful advice on finding the right color palette for data visualizations. Twitter’s design team wrote about designing with constraint in relation to email and more. Enjoy.
Paul Lewis and a host of other people created a little #HotDrama around the cost of using frameworks. Louis Lazaris discussed a number of DOM features that can be used to manipulate HTML. Susan Robertson shared her knowledge for working with a growing team which is especially useful for those that tend to be solo developers and so much more. Enjoy!
Lots of focus on Service Workers week. Jeremy Keith started with a great posts about his process, code and gotchas during his first experience creating a ServiceWorker. WordPress now powers 25% of websites. Ana Tudor reminds us that we should take the time to learn CSS gradient syntax as most generators produce sub-optimal code and so much more. Enjoy.
Another big week in the world of web design. Phillip Walton form Google kicked things off by blogging about specificity in CSS and proposing the question, do we really need specificity in CSS. The team at Medium blog about the use of system fonts. Dennis Gaebel shared his recent experience with working on an application with flexbox and so much more. Enjoy.
Another big week in the world of web design. Facebook now gives staff the opportunity to simulate a 2G connection for making better decisions during development and design on Tuesdays. Rely Sharp highlights some awesome tips and tricks to debugging in this day and age. Jonathan Neal released a PostCSS plugin called Time Machine which aims to fix the mistakes in the design of CSS itself and more. Enjoy.
Adam Morse does a little brain dump about how he thinks about design systems and building things on the web. Anselm Hannemann explains the best way to currently load web fonts. Eric Elliott shares some really great advice to help you nail your next interview. Chris Coyier reminds us about learning, the frustrations with leaning and why we shouldn’t get too annoyed with ourselves in the early stages because things will become easier. Pippin Williamson does an AMA and more. Enjoy.
Geoff Graham blogged about dealing with technical debt and ways to avoid it. Adrian Sandu takes and in-depth look at rem units in CSS. Zach Holman assess remote-first vs remote-friendly in the workplace and more. Enjoy.
Another big week in the world of web design. Cap Watkins puts forward the point that if you want to produce great products, we as developers and designers shouldn’t hang onto the ownership of certain sections of a project, we should co-own everything. The U.S government release a web design standard guide. Kezz Bracey explores PostCSS. Mark Otto shares how the core Bootstrap team manage and develop features and so much more. Enjoy.
Lots of #HotDrama around ad blocking and the future of the web this week. Marco Hengstenberg looks at the evolution of Smashing Magazines navigation over the years in detail. Heydon Pickering explains how you can animate various parts of an SVG and animate them separately to create a GIF like effect. Yoshua Wuyts shares some insightful tips and tricks to become at one with the Node.js filesystem and so much more. Enjoy.
Nicholas Zakas chimes in on the topic of “Stop pushing the web forward”. Ashley Nolan released the results of a survey he did focusing on front-end tooling. Val Head looked into ways to avoid motion sickness when designing animations. Thomas Byttebier blogged about his experience with CSS and shared a few tips on creating less of a mess. Enjoy.
Patrick Brosset takes a look at the wonderful world of the CSS Grid Layout. Google released a new logo and Alex Cook, Jonathan Jarvis & Jonathan Lee look at the finer details of how it came about. Robin Rendle looks at some interesting prefetching performance techniques. Joni Trythall looks at a number of properties to tackle tricky text wrapping/overflow issues and more. Enjoy.
Another big week in the world of web design. Paul Robert Lloyd that looks at why we need to consolidate our learning and consider how we build upon it. Andy Jiang explores the approach designers take when solving problems and reinforces that we all have the skills and encourages us to be more aware and mindful of our problem solving processes. Mike Riethmuller shares his design pattern that he has been using for icons. Addy Osmani looks at taking advantage of your existing knowledge of features in Sublime Text and applying them to the Chrome DevTools and more. Enjoy.
Another huge issue with some much great content. Also a very big milestone for WDW being issue 200! This week Glen Maddern released a great post about CSS Modules explaining why they are the future. WordPress 4.3 was released. Ben Gremillion revisited some Flexbox basics and so much more. Enjoy.
The talented Facebook team explain how they went about speeding up page loads by 30%. Dean Hume looks at how you can incorporate critical CSS into your blog. Steven Fabre released his web animation tool and more. Enjoy.
Philip Walton wrote a great piece about what it takes to become a great front-end engineer. Nicolas Bevacqua dive’s into several tools and techniques that he users to help monitor site performance. Harry Roberts looks at taking the classic BEM css naming convention a little further and more. Enjoy.
In this weeks newsletter Geoff Graham puts forward the point that front end development is every bit as difficult and worthy as any other subset. Also many people blogged about “The Mobile web sucks” but Jeremy Keith’s take nailed it and Rachel Andrew reminds us that with modern CSS layout it is not going to be all smooth sailing.