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Web Design Weekly #322

Heydon Pickering looks into few variations of the simple card component, emphasizing a balance between sound HTML structure and ergonomic interaction. Ben Frain shares what he considers some of the most useful or perhaps underused techniques. Deploy your Webpack apps to Heroku in 3 steps and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #321

Alan Johnson does a great job in explaining the awesomeness that GraphQL has to offer. Michael Riethmuller takes a deep look into strategies for getting the most out of CSS Custom Properties. Marcin Wichary shares his story on how he created a dark theme using a bunch of modern CSS and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #320

Brad Frost shares his recent struggles with React which is quite inspiring. The Front-End Tooling Survey results. Philip Walton introduces the metric First Input Delay, Chromes latest user-centric performance metric and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #319

Ariel Verber looks into the the evolution of the Dropbox rebrand. Specifically digging into how the pricing page has changed. Zendesk’s design system is now open source. Chris Coyier gives a quick overview of why we should be excited about environment variables and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #318

Custom domains on GitHub Pages gain support for HTTPS. Rachel Andrews looks into the state of browser support, and how to best test our print styles. An overview of how Slack has implemented their Security Development Lifecycle and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #317

Brian McKenna shares some thoughts around the negative aspects of design systems. Jeremy Wagner explains how the GIF hosting sites keep their bandwidth bills from going through the roof, and convert those giant GIFs into lean and fast video files. Virgil Almeda tested some scrolling interactions in three different designs and found some do’s and don’ts. Plus loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #316

Zouhir Chahoud explains why Snap Points seems to be a really great option for building Swipe Views. The Calibre CLI was released. Jessica Kerr wrote up her keynote at the Mob Programming conference. Monica Dinculescu has put together a nice explanation and demo of how the float positioning algorithm works and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #315

Nils Schütte explains the ins and outs to help get you started with Selenium. Heydon Pickering explores how to create inclusive data tables. Chris Coyier shares some great examples and thoughts around some of the more crazy CSS experiments and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #314

Spectrum is now fully open source. Marko Mišura takes a look at some of the categories and then dives into the nitty gritty of JavaScript design patterns. Greg Jorgensen explains how he does all his programming and system admin work with an iPad Pro. Jeremy Keith introduces his new service worker book and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #313

Brian Vaughn shares some of the lessons the React team have learned while working on the update and async rendering features, plus some recipes to help prepare your components for the launch. Dr. Axel Rauschmayer looks into the pros and cons of the three programming languages. Emanuel Serbanoiu has compiled a short list of best practices that he actively uses in his daily routine that you might find useful and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #312

Developer survey results released. Jon Gold shares some wise words about the current tooling landscape and what the near future looks like. He also touches on the newly released Figma API which is super exciting. Jenn Lukas shares some thoughts from the last two years on crafting the CSS design system for her current workplace and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #311

Nicholas Kramer reminds us that accessibility is a team effort between designers, developers, copywriters, and content creators. Scott Jehl explains how to simplify complex image selection with the new ‘sizes’ attribute. Matthew Ström proposes a new ‘interesting’ idea for the hiring process and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #310

Ian Armstrong takes a few different angles to hopefully give you a better understanding of what UX really means. A deeper look into React 16. Harry Roberts demonstrates how to use Chrome’s ‘Local Overrides’ to Test Performance and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #309

Frank Chimero shares some thoughts about being confused and overwhelmed by the rapidly increasing complexity of our industry. Webpack 4 was released. Philip Walton describes a strategy for using modern web technologies to build responsive components and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #308

Josh Marinacci shows us how to use CSS Grid to improve application layouts that need to respond and adapt to user interactions and changing conditions. A side-by-side comparison of Hyperapp and Redux. Mark Otto explains why GitHub made the change to system fonts, how they coded and tested it, how they shipped the new fonts, and what they’ve done since initially making the move. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #307

Julie Nergararian has some greats takeaways that might help you get your design system over the line within your organisation. Nicolas Gallagher describes how to make a package of React components from a library of SVG icons. Rachel Andrew takes a look at the use of media queries for responsive design today, and also looks at what is coming in the not too distant future.

Web Design Weekly #306

Mark Dalgleish shares some great insight into the search for the perfect design system. Rowan Oulton explains what the Slack engineering team learnt during some recent optimisations with their build system. The Mosaic web browser just turned 25 years old and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #305

John Cobb shares some fantastic advice for becoming a better developer. Melody Quintana discusses some ways she has found writing to be useful in her design process. Bootstrap 4 released and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #304

Google announced this week that starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches. If you are not on the Progressive Web App train, this article by Matt Ludwig might tip you over the edge. Ire Aderinokun goes over some of the major changes in HTML 5.2 she thinks will impact us the most.

Web Design Weekly #302

Joe Lencioni explains the techniques he used to profile Airbnb’s listing pages, the tools he used to optimize it and see the scale of the impact it had. Peggy Rayzis walks through a couple of hands-on examples to show you how integrating GraphQL into your application will solve many pain points working with remote data and som much more. Enjoy.