Web Design Weekly #124


CSSConf Australia!

With Nicole Sullivan, Nicolas Gallagher, Simurai and Ana Tudorthe already announced speakers, this is sure to be a cracking event. Early bird tickets just went on sale. Get involved. Oh also don’t forget to check out Mr Giraffe in the footer. (cssconf.com.au)


Incoming Email for your web app. Get started in minutes and scale effortlessly when you need it. (cloudmailin.com)


Design best practices become performance worst practices

A great article by Tammy Everts with lots of research to back up the argument that performance should be the responsibility of every person who touches a page, from conception through to deployment. (uxmag.com)

CSS Regions Matter

In this article Sara Soueidan goes over some useful examples of use cases for CSS Regions. She highlights some of the challenges that we may face when using CSS Regions and talks about possible solutions to common Regions problems. (flippinawesome.org)

Working with quota on mobile browsers

One of the biggest evolutions happening around HTML5 today is the availability of persistent storage on browsers. Before HTML5, we had no choice other than using cookies to store some kind of data on client side. With HTML5, you have several choices for storing your data, depending on what you want to store. (html5rocks.com)

What’s with putting the CSS in the head?

A look into the practice of placing CSS within the head of a HTML page vs external CSS file and how it affects page performance. (medium.com)

Thought Process of a Front End Problem

A nice little story by Chris Coyier about what it’s like being a front-end developer. (css-tricks.com)

Designing for Easy Interaction

Success in interaction design is largely a matter of following established patterns, so people can apply what they already know to new contexts. Using known and well-established interactive controls goes a long way in designing for easy interaction. (alistapart.com)

Tools / Resources

Understanding the GitHub Workflow

GitHub Flow is a lightweight, branch-based workflow that supports teams and projects where deployments are made regularly. This guide explains how and why GitHub Flow works. (guides.github.com)

Introducing Harpoon

Harpoon is a financial planning and metrics app for freelance web designers and developers. Set financial goals, track time, invoice your clients, track your revenue, and take more vacations. It’s the financial decision‑making tool you’ve been missing. Try it for free! (harpoonapp.com)

SVGMagic – Cross browser SVG

SVGMagic is a simple jQuery plugin that searchs for SVG images on your website and creates PNG versions if the browser doesn’t support SVG. (svgmagic.bitlabs.nl)

A List Apart’s pattern library (alistapart.com)

Normalize.css 3.0.0 (github.com)

Bootstrap 3.1.0 (github.com)


Tim Van Damme

Without doubt one of my favourite designers who has had a serious impact on so many products that we all use on a day-to-day basis. Grab a beverage, sit down and enjoy this awesome interview. Inspiring! (thegreatdiscontent.com)

Luke Wroblewski — Infinite Inputs

In the beginning… there was the keyboard and the mouse. Today, the kinds of input our computing devices support keeps growing: touch, voice, device motion and much more. Each additional input type offers new possibilities for interaction that requires our interface designs to adapt. (vimeo.com)

ng-conf 2014 Conference Talks (youtube.com)


Canva is hiring a Front End Engineer

Are you a front end engineer who would love working with a highly-skilled, fast-paced team? Do you yearn for the excitement of being in a consumer focused startup that is experiencing massive growth? Then we would love to hear from you! (canva.com)

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Last But Not Least…

Just read chapter 1 of the Big Book of Web Design (the-pastry-box-project.net)

You might not need jQuery (youmightnotneedjquery.com)