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Web Design Weekly #340

The State of JavaScript 2018 results are out. Ire Aderinokun explains how you can utilise WebP in your sites today. React 16.x Roadmap and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #339

Google released a great resource for developers of all backgrounds to learn, create, and solve on the web. Harry Roberts does a rather large brain dump of all things relating to CSS and performance. Rachel Andrews shares a range of reasons why people use a third-party framework and the positive and negative things about doing so. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #338

Harry Roberts introduces three types of testing (Proactive, Reactive and Passive) and dives into how and when they should be carried out. Julian Gaviria takes a deep dive into server-side split testing. Jeff Wainwright dives into the wonderful world of Continuous Integration and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #337

Design in China is still relatively new and with that comes unique challenges and opportunities. In this great post, Tobias van Schneider interviews Guang Yu and Nod Young to enlighten us. Facebook recently rolled out a new feature, 3D Photos, or, as they call it in their JavaScript: 2.5D Photos and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #336

Dave Rupert shares some thoughts around the User Experience costs of third-party scripts. Canva product designer Iain Dowling explains how they use a systems-first approach to tackle design challenges in product delivery. Addy Osmani provides some great information on starting a performance budget and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #335

The Clearleft team share some great insights in how a correctly implemented design system can help large organisations improve their web experience for their customers. Jon Yablonski shares his thoughts on why every designer should learn the fundamentals of psychology and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #334

Tim Berners-Lee shares some wise words about why he has always believed the web is for everyone and why he is always fighting fiercely to protect it. A look into the steps your browser takes to convert HTML, CSS and JavaScript into a working website you can interact with. Create React App 2.0 has been released and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #333

Mat Marquis shines a light on one of the biggest challenges for website performance. Philip Walton dives a strategy he has dubbed “Idle Until Urgent” and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #332

The Chrome team highlight some of the major changes they have helped bring to the web in the last 10 years. Ethan Marcotte shares some strong thoughts about how we should be treating accessibility within our work and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #331

Kyle Peatt explains how the effort required to build a design system is tiny compared to the effort required to maintain it. lbino Tonnina raises some really good points around the challenges of keeping the UI consistent and cohesive within large app. Babel 7 released and loads more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #330

Andrej Karpathy from the AI team at Tesla shares some thought provoking words around a fundamental shift in how we write software. Discover the open source projects your organization is using that need financial support. Ben Schwarz, the founder of Calibre takes a look into the new Chrome feature dubbed “Blink LazyLoad” and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #329

Addy Osmani covers some strategies you can use to deliver JavaScript efficiently while still giving users a valuable experience. Thomas Lombart passes on some knowledge on how to write maintainable CSS code and how to organise it. Generate beautiful mockups with Screely and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #328

Philip Walton goes into great detail about the new Page Lifecycle API. Philip Walton goes into great detail about the new Page Lifecycle API. Andrew Clark discusses React’s vision for how async rendering can improve data fetching, code delivery, prefetching, view transitions, and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #327

A brief history of how the GitHub Design Systems team grew, what they have been working on, and what’s next. Joanna Ngai has compiled a list of things to keep in mind as a designer working with data. Oliver Williams looks at augmenting HTML with components that have built-in functionality and styles. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #326

A peek under the hood of how the web version of Google Photos works. Brent Jackson shares a collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice for defining component Reacy APIs that are meant to be more flexible, composable, and easier to understand. Ryan Singer from Basecamp explains that focusing on individual features and experiences is good, but you should never forget about the position you’re trying to hold. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #325

Headlines Balancing Time If you have a hard time balancing work, life and free time then hearing about how Sarah Drasner sets up her workflow might help you reconsider your own. (css-tricks.com) The Cost of JavaScript (youtube.com) Bug tracking so simple, it’s like sticky notes on a website. BugHerd keeps your team on the same […]

Web Design Weekly #324

Max Böck shares an awesome post that highlights why CSS Grid is a game changer in our industry. Ethan Marcotte shares a small refection on learning how to use CSS Grid. Jeffrey Zeldman reminds us that as our medium is growing up, it’s our great privilege to help shape its future while creating great experiences for our users. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #323

John Resig and Loren Sands-Ramshaw released a guide that looks at the core fundamentals of GraphQL along with strategies for how to implement it. Ted Dumitrescu goes deep into detail about what they have discovered whilst building on Web Components at Mixpanel. The Zendesk team share how they have utilised a really cool pattern, based on render props and lots more. Enjoy.

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.