Web Design Weekly #128



The talented team at GitHub have released a new text editor. Atom is modern, approachable and hackable to the core. No doubt this will become one of the go-to editors in the coming months. (atom.io)

Responsive Images coming to Chrome! (blog.chromium.org)


CSS performance revisited

What is fast CSS? Where are the bottlenecks? Are the rules of slow and fast selectors even valid anymore? Are the properties we use more important than the selectors? Ben Frain dives in and explores the answers. (benfrain.com)

Exploring The Potential Of The Off-Canvas Pattern

In this article, Kyle Peatt explains about why the off-canvas has become so successful as a navigation pattern and explores its potential. (smashingmagazine.com)

How Sketching Spreads Design Thinking at Flipboard

At Flipboard, both designers and engineers sketch out their ideas and everyone is expected to contribute to design discussions. (designerfund.com)

HTML5 APIs Worth Looking Into

Aurelio De Rosa looks at a collection of HTML5 APIs that cover a whole slew of functionality and features that can help create interactive websites, test the performance, interact with a user’s device and much more. (sitepoint.com)


Jeremy Keith reminds us that just because the “boss/client” wants everything to look the same in every browser, doesn’t mean it should. (adactio.com)

Nine Things to Expect from HTTP/2 (mnot.net)

App-pocalypse Now(codinghorror.com)

Tools / Resources

Ratchet 2

The mobile-only framework for building mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript has been overhauled with new features, documentation and a brand new home. (goratchet.com)

Responsive Strategy

Brad Frost takes an in-depth look at the various strategies to achieve responsiveness within your site or app. (bradfrost.com)

Confused About REM and EM?

Both rem and em are relative units, px is not. Before considering rem, it’s important to understand the relationship between em, markup and inheritance. (j.eremy.net)

Promise Anti-patterns

Promises are very simple once you get your head around them, but there are a few gotchas that can leave you scratching your head. (taoofcode.net)

CSS Flip from the Twitter team (github.com)

Supercharging your Gruntfile (html5rocks.com)

Designing for Performance (speakerdeck.com)

CSS Perf (github.com)


Responsive Images Get Real

Mat Marquis, chair of the W3C Responsive Images Community Group, sits down with Jeffery Zeldman to discuss guidelines for responsive images in multi-device design. (muleradio.net)

CodePen Radio #2

The talented team behind CodePen have started a podcast to pass on their knowledge as they build into the future. This episode covers the CodePen stack. (codepen.io)

GoodUI (goodui.org)


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Last But Not Least…

Only 90s Web Developers Remember This

A great post by Zach Holman that reminisces about the good ol’ days. (zachholman.com)

Paul Irish explains some great CSS performance tips (youtube.com)