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Web Design Weekly #171

The YouTube teams blogs about the technologies that have enabled them to use the HTML video tag by default. Brooke Kao looks at reasons for deciding to design in the browser. Jake Archibald released a handy online SVG optimiser tool. Grunt icon 2.0 was released and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #170

Felicity Evans covers some of the current difficulties with Sass and how to best approach them. Justin Sainton explains a real world use case on why using `git bisect` is awesome. Andrew Ray looks into Flux. Stephen Meszaros explores the pros and cons of today’s most popular prototyping tools and applications. Pippins Williams wrote about becoming a better developer and so much more. Enjoy!

GSS: Layout Reimagined

Layout on the web is certainly an extremely time consuming process and the most outdated. Floats and such still don’t cut it.

At it’s core, Grid Style Sheets (GSS) reimagines CSS layout and harnesses the Cassowary Constraint Solver – the same algorithm Apple uses to compute native layout. OK sounds good, but is it a pre-processor? Well… no not exactly.

RICG-Responsive-Images Plugin

For the last few months, several members of the Wordpress core team, Mat Marquis of the RICG, and I have been hard at work building a Wordpress plugin. While this may not initially sound like very exciting news, the purpose of the plugin is to bring responsive images to the Wordpress platform, with absolutely no effort needed by the user.

Web Design Weekly #169

The first newsletter for 2015 and without further ado lets get into it. Alex McPherson did a great survey over over 8,000 domains and looked at how the CSS land is evolving. Chris Coyier blogged about way to keep your CSS specify low. Rory Douglas wrote about using the Picture element in WordPress. Glen Maddern did and awesome screencast about what a 2015 JavaScript workflow looks like and some much more. Enjoy!

The Low Down on Lo-Dash

If you are a seasoned JavaScript developer or just getting into it you should definitely checkout and try to incorporate a library called Lo-Dash into your tool box.

In a nutshell, Lo-Dash is a super useful library that gives you access to over 100 extremely performant functions to help you avoid reinventing the wheel whilst writing JavaScript.

Web Design Weekly #168

Chris Wright dives into Flexbox and gives a great overview. WordPress 4.1 was released. The Filament Group looked at various JavaScript MVC Frameworks to see how performant they are. Christopher Rumpel explored a few things that can make you a better developer and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #167

Daniel Mall took the time to explain how make a performance budget. Jake Archibald released a great offline-first resource. Jeremy Keith adds his thoughts about the current state of Web Components and so much more. Enjoy.

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