Brian McKenna shares some thoughts around the negative aspects of design systems. I can’t say I 100% agree with him, but it does raise some concerns that are worth thinking about. (uxplanet.org)
In this article, Jeremy Wagner explains how the GIF hosting sites keep their bandwidth bills from going through the roof, and convert those giant GIFs into lean and fast video files. You’ll then learn how to properly embed these videos in web pages so they behave just like GIFs. Performance for the win. (developers.google.com)
Jose Virgil Almeda tested some scrolling interactions in three different designs and found some do’s and don’ts, pros and cons, and a few rules about how to incorporate scrolling into your work correctly. (uxdesign.cc)
An in-depth look into how the YouTube player works and what the team do behind the scenes to make things as smooth as possible. (youtube-eng.googleblog.com)
Tools / Resources
A component-oriented CSS authoring system that compiles to high-performance stylesheets. By combining an opinionated authoring system, build-time analysis and rewriting of templates, CSS Blocks breathes new power and ease of use into the technologies and best practices that stylesheet developers already know and love. (github.com)
If you need to support users of IE11 and below, or Edge 15 and below, grid won’t really work as you expect. This site is a solution for you so you can start to progressively enhance without fear. (gridtoflex.com)
Eqio allows you to attain the holy grail of responsive web development/design systems: components that can adapt their styling based on their width, not the browser‘s. It uses IntersectionObservers under-the-hood to apply appropriately named classes to the component when necessary. (github.com)
Minimalistic Vue-powered static site generator (vuejs.org)
We’re looking for a Product Engineer to join the engineering team at Zapier. Want to help engineer a simple product that allows anyone to do complex, incredible things with the world’s APIs? (zapier.com)
We’re looking for someone who’s really smart, and humble, and thorough, and meticulous, and self-motivated, and kind, and a little funny, and tenacious, and did I say self-motivated? Well, that’s because we’re a remote company. (helpscout.com)
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