Author: Jake Bresnehan

Web Design Weekly #178

Chris Coyier wrote a great reference piece on strategies for staying on top of performance. Bryan James released an amazing collection of amazing CSS polygons. Mike Riethmuller explores an interesting way to have precise control over responsive typography. Jonathan Neal released a new reset.css and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #177

Luke Wroblewski explore some thoughts about the upcoming Apple watch and what effect that will have on us as web developers. Chrome 42 is pushing the browser landscape forward as always. Ben Smithett blogged about smarter CSS builds with Webpack. Harry Roberts wrote about utilising namespaces in CSS to help explain exactly how classes behave in a more global sense and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #176

Frank Chimero released an amazing essay that looked at the history of designing for the web. Phillip Walton blogged about how the BEM syntax eliminates 3 major side effects in CSS. Allen Pike discussed the current JavaScript framework wars. Bram Stein looked at the current state of the web type and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #175

James Long gives his own version of the state of the mobile web. Jason Grigsby explains the unique challenges we face when developing responsive hero images. Donovan Hutchinson wrote a great tutorial on how to create an animating clock. Lea Verou released a nice little autocomplete resource and more. Enjoy!

Newsletter Sponsorship Opening

A last-minute scheduling change has opened up this week’s WDW newsletter sponsorship. If you have a product or service that you’d like to promote, please do get in touch.

Web Design Weekly #174

Scott Jehl explains how they are saving their users from eh dreaded “Flash of Invisible Text” by using font events and a cleaver ployfill. Jed Watson helps us move past the maligned term “Isomorphic JavaScript”. Jordan Lewis blogged about how there are adopting the BEMV convention. Paul Lewis explains how you get get your animations running at 60fps by following the FLIP principle and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #173

Tim Kadlec expresses some very valid concerns about the current situation with most client-side MVC frameworks. Dan Na explains how the Etsy team converted their massive CSS codebase to SCSS. Alex Sexton blogged about the 15 commandments relating to front-end performance. Donovan Hutchinson released a new site dedicated to CSS animation and so much more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #172

Chris Wright once again produced and outstanding post exploring Flexbox. Karolina Szczur shares why it is a good idea to introduce a front-end style guide into your workflow. The talented team at Codrops released an amazing CSS reference. An updated version of the HTML5 Boilerplate was released and so much more. Enjoy!

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!

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.

Web Design Weekly #164

Jeremy Keith wrote a great piece about John Gruber’s recent thoughts on why native apps are part of the web. Facebook released Flow – a static type checker for JavaScript. Tim Kadlec blogged about ways to approach performance testing and lots more. Enjoy!

CSS Stats

Adam Morse and Brent Jackson just pushed a nice new update out.

If you are in need of gathering some quick insights into your CSS, this is your tool.

ngInclude and SVGs = <3

Of late I have been deep in Angular land and I just thought I’d share a little discovery that I was shown by a fellow work college the other day.