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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Layout on the web is certainly an extremely time consuming process and the most outdated.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.

Web Design Weekly #166

Matt Gaunt wrote a great introduction to Service Worker. Ethan Marcott’s new Responsive Web Design book was released. Drew McLellan dived into what is takes to build a website on the 24 Ways blog. Osvaldas Vaults reminds us about way to use currentColor and loads more. Enjoy!

The Challenging Period

As developers we are constantly exploring, pushing our knowledge, questioning what we are crafting and all too often confused as hell.

Web Design Weekly #165

Harry Roberts is back to his best with a great post about the best time to use @extend when authoring Sass. Alexey Migutsky blogged about his last 2 years with Angular. Paul Ford looked at the history of HTML5 and the W3C. Jonas Downey explores the idea of writing-first design and so much more. Enjoy.

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