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Web Design Weekly #76

These weeks seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Maybe everyone is winding up for the year. This week Jeremy Keith wrote about the issues with the ‘main’ element. Cennydd Boweles talked about why we should look beyond user-centered design.Florian Boesch had a great piece on why we should use WebGL and the team at Twitter released Flight. Enjoy!

A Walk with Paul Irish

Have you ever wanted to know what’s inside other web developers’ heads? Have you ever wanted to catch up with someone that is an industry leader and an all-round awesome guy? How about a walk around the back streets of California with Paul Irish?

I flicked over a few questions to Paul in the hope of getting some answers. He took it too the next level.

Web Design Weekly #75

Well the big boys at A List Apart released version 5 of their site. More talk about performance. Sublime Text 3 beta was released. Oli Studholme wrote an awesome article on the Pastry Box and Tumblr upgraded their dashboard. Enjoy.

But what about soul?

Yaron Schoen :

It is recommended to build your web app taking aesthetics into account. If your couch is extremely comfortable, but looks really disgusting, no one will want to sit on it. So obviously if your site is a serious publication, but you use Comic Sans, it’s going to be hard to take you seriously.

But what about soul?

Using the proper techniques will always yield good results. But perhaps what turns a good product into a great one is the culture that is injected by the creator’s soul and need for expression.

Too true.

Getting Started with KSS-Node

The NodeJS implementation of Knyle Style Sheets (KSS) developed by Hugh Kennedy is super handy. With one simple command after you have set it up you can generate a living style guide. Having to always update your style guide is generally a chore. This saves the day.

Web Design Weekly #74

Headlines Front-End Performance for Web Designers / Developers It’s hard, if not impossible, to deny that performance is by far one of the most critical aspects of any decent web project, be it a small portfolio site, a mobile-first web app, right through to a full-scale e-commerce project. (csswizardry.com) Remote Realtime Pair Programming with CodePen […]

Deploy Sites via GitHub

Super simple way to develop locally and then deploy sites via GitHub.

This screencast was inspired by Mark Otto’s great post about this workflow. Implementing this workflow takes next to no time, is very easy to upkeep and is also secure for your files thanks to GitHub.

Front-End Performance for Web Designers / Developers

Harry Roberts:

It’s hard, if not impossible, to deny that performance is by far one of the most critical aspects of any decent web project, be it a small portfolio site, a mobile-first web app, right through to a full-scale ecommerce project. Studies, articles and personal experience all tell us that fast is best.

Absolutely cracking article discussing the in’s and out’s about performance. I feel it’s going to be a very talked about topic in 2013. Go read it!

Introduction to Functions in JavaScript

The aim of this post is to introduce people quickly into the wonderful world of JavaScript functions. Functions are one of the core aspects in JavaScript.

A function is a set of statements that performs a task or calculates a value. Once you start to get your head around very basic JavaScript you will certainly need to invest some time into learning the in’s and out’s of functions. Basically, anytime you find yourself repeating code, but modifying the small parts, you could probably use a function.

Web Design Weekly #73

Another bumper week! Dave Rupert bit the bullet and shipped his Accessibility Project. It’s hosted on GitHub and its aim is to become a community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier. Jonathan Neal dived into understanding the fav icon. Phillip Walton wrote a great post about the z-index property. Tutsplus had a great post about source maps and so much more. Enjoy.

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