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Web Design Weekly #187

Once again Tim Kadlec wrote another great about performance. Philip Walton continues the conversation from Simurai’s great article about the best way to extend styles. Martin Gontovnikas explains how to create a real world Angular 2 app. Google Developers Matt Gaunt and Addy Osmani discuss some of the tools they use on a day to day basis in their new show and more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #186

Matt Shull shares some insights into how to make your websites more than design friendly when it comes to mobile optimisations. Anthony Short gives an overview of Segment’s new API for UI developers – Deku. The New York Times explain how the have gone about addressing the evolving habits of the digital news-reading experience. Luke Wroblewski reminds us that most of the arguments are bogus when people refer to the concept of “above the fold” and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #185

Viljami Salminen wrote a great article that expresses concern about how we are breaking the web with all these new tools and frameworks. Mark Boulton shares his knowledge about creating a good portfolio. Smashing Magazine published an article about using the Sass @extend directive without creating a mess and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #184

Peter Gasston looks at the current landscape of the web and discusses why the Service Worker API is the most important feature right now. Harry Roberts explores how the Cyclomatic Complexity principle relates to CSS. Jonathan Snook looks at a couple of ways to align icons with text and lots more. Enjoy!

Web Design Weekly #183

Scott Jehl explains a few optimisation tweaks that can help improve perceived performance. Mark Otto covers ten guidelines on how to write better CSS. Jim Vallandingham goes into details about using D3 without SVG. Jesse Hausler covers 7 things every designer needs to know about accessibility and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #182

Raymond Camden looks into what happens when you exceed the quote limit in a browser’s LocalStorage. Alina Henderson from Zurb wrote a great piece about why you should resist the redesign. Matt Gaunt dives into the new Document.execCommand() combined with the selection API. NPM opened up the ability to have private modules. Angular 1.4 was released and lots more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #181

The team at A List Apart compiled a large list of thoughts about John Allsopp’s A Dao of Web Design. TJ VanToll wrote an epic post about the rapid rise of TypeScript. James Long wrapped up his Backend Apps with Webpack series. Sam Dutton looks into HTML performance and so much more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #180

Keith Clark explores a technique to get content in front of visitors as quickly as possible by asynchronously downloading stylesheets. Nick Slalom dives into the new CSS `will-change` property. Robert Haritonov looks at living style guides. The VaultPress team posted about the ways to secure your WordPress plugins and more. Enjoy.

Web Design Weekly #179

Rebecca Murphy wrote about what should be the baseline for JavaScript developers. Jake Archibald looked at all the finer details of the Fetch API. Donovan Hutchinson explored 12 animation principles. GitHub released their CSS guidelines and so much more. Enjoy.

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!

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!

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!