Web Design Weekly #362


Design tools are holding us back

Tom Johnson feels that our tools are still using methods, workflows, and features from graphic and visual design. Which is pretty true. A solid rant. (uxdesign.cc)

The Modern Front-End Design System Stack (jxnblk.com)

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Designing And Building A PWA Without A Framework

The first of a three part series that looks at designing and building a simple Progressive Web Application called ‘In/Out’, built without a framework. (smashingmagazine.com)

The Simplest Way to Load CSS Asynchronously

There are several ways to make CSS load asynchronously, but none are as intuitive as you might expect. Scott Jehl explains. (filamentgroup.com)

When to break up a component into multiple components

There are various reasons to split code into components. In this post Kent C Dodds looks into it and explains the pros and cons. (kentcdodds.com)

A Look Inside the Slack rewrite

A new version of Slack is rolling out, built from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, and easier to work on. This post digs into how they went about doing the rewrite and why. (slack.engineering)

Tools / Resources

Fundamentals of JavaScript

In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about the fundamentals of JavaScript – the set of core skills you should know before branching off into other frameworks, libraries, etc. (syntax.fm)

Changefeed App

A beautiful changelog for your product in seconds. Keep your users up to date and engaged with every update your team ships. (changefeed.app)


Themeable, statically extracted CSS‑in‑JS with near‑zero runtime. (github.io)

Understanding Progressive JPEG and WebP Formats (shopify.com)

Understand the JavaScript SEO basics (developers.google.com)

History and effective use of Vim (begriffs.com)

Introduction to React (jscomplete.com)


The History of Web Design (thehistoryofweb.design)

Repo Lovers (repolovers.com)


Product Designer at Sticker Mule

We are looking for a Sr. Product Designer to help create and refine features that drive growth and make our customers happier. (stickermule.com)

Designer at Sprout Social

We’re looking for Product Designers to join our team as we continue to build beautiful, helpful and easy-to-use software that powers human connection. (sproutsocial.com)

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Last but not least…

Twitter’s Redesign Isn’t About You (medium.com)

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