Web Design Weekly #340

Headlines

Warp and Weft

Some pretty thoughtful words from Paul Lloyd. It’s hard to summarise as he tackles quite a few distinct areas so pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy his wise words. (paulrobertlloyd.com)

The State of JavaScript 2018 (stateofjs.com)

Articles

The Power of Web Components

Despite the long standardization process, the emerging promise of Web Components puts more power in the hand of creators. Now that the technology is available in browsers, the future of Web Components is in your hands. What will you build? (hacks.mozilla.org)

Why and how to use WebP images today

WebP is an image format developed by Google in 2010 and is supported in 72% of browsers globally used. In this post Ire Aderinokun explains how you can utilise WebP in your sites today. (bitsofco.de)

Things UX Designers Should Know

David Travis shares his thoughts about important areas of importance for aspiring and current professionals in the industry. (uxmastery.com)

What, exactly, is the DOM?

The Document Object Model, or the “DOM”, is an interface to web pages. It is essentially an API to the page, allowing programs to read and manipulate the page’s content, structure, and styles. (bitsofco.de)

Migrating SpaceX API to GraphQL (medium.com)

React 16.x Roadmap (reactjs.org)

Tools / Resources

CSS Animation 101

This book gives you a solid introduction to the topic, combining theory with practical lessons. You’ll learn how, and why to use animation on your web pages and hopefully be inspired to try it on your own projects. (github.com)

React setState() in 10 minutes

A great article aimed for new React developers that have doubts about how setState works and how to use it correctly. (freecodecamp.org)

5 Ways to Style React Components (blog.bitsrc.io)

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate (wordpress.org)

The Front-End Checklist (frontendchecklist.io)

State of Houdini (youtube.com)

Inspiration

How to balance full-time work with creative projects (thecreativeindependent.com)

Experiencing Japan as a designer (prototypr.io)

Jobs

Marketing Designer at Help Scout

We’re looking for someone who’s super thoughtful, intentional, humble, meticulous, and weird, and self-motivated, and funny, and tenacious, and super creative, and did I say self-motivated? (helpscout.com)

Front End Software Engineer at SgiFig

As a Software Engineer at SigFig, you will work with a team of brilliant developers to build solutions to help investors. (sigfig.com)

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Last but not least…

Responsive Images on the Apple Watch (ericportis.com)

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