Web Design Weekly #142


Web Starter Kit & Web Fundamentals

A comprehensive resource for multi-device web development by the Google development team. (developers.google.com)

Internet Explorer Developer Channel (blogs.msdn.com)

The ECMAScript 6 schedule changes (2ality.com)

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A Glimpse Into the NYTimes CMS

A really great insight into the CMS that powers The New York Times. The post also includes a glimpse into the future of the platform. (blogs.nytimes.com)

Joshua Sortino — Things Learned Designing at Disqus

Joshua shares some insights into what it’s like working on a service that is used by millions of websites. I really dig point number 12 which focuses on why the details matter. A great read! (joshuasortino.com)

Dependency injection in JavaScript

The ability to manage JavaScript dependencies effectively is absolutely necessary these days. This post by Krasimir Tsonev explains how we can successfully achieve it in our projects. (krasimirtsonev.com)

The Future of WordPress (inside.envato.com)

Tools / Resources

Headstart — An easy-to-use automated front-end setup

Headstart comes with a custom Command Line Interface to get you going. Scaffold your projects in an instance and see changes in the browser instantly thanks to the live-reload server. (headstart.io)

Canvas — A revolutionary new way to build emails

Campaign Monitors’ new tool has just been released. Massive congrats to the team for developing a cutting edge web app built in AngularJS that outputs bulletproof email code. Check it out! (campaignmonitor.com)


A utility for generating map overviews using GeoJSON and HTML Canvas. Created out of a need to render simple map previews, quickly and efficiently, without strict Terms of Use and without heavy client libraries. (mikefowler.me)

All The Style Guides

A simple, visual compilation of web/mobile style guides and pattern libraries found from across the web. (allthestyleguides.tumblr.com)


A jank-free module to do logic on the “onscroll” event without performance regressions in @media-query like conditions. (lafikl.github.io)

An epic introduction to the Ember JS framework. (ember.vicramon.com)

Refactoring JavaScript Apps Into a Framework (javascriptjabber.com)

Website Performance Optimisation course (udacity.com)

GitHub’s Octicons are now open source (github.com)

Critical Path CSS Generator (github.com)


New CodePen Blogging

The talented team at CodePen just released a free blogging platform for every user. If you have something to say, head over and start blogging! The web will be a better place. (codepen.io)


Some exciting CSS gradient possibilities with the new background-blend-mode property. Be sure to scroll to the end of the site to get the full low down. (bennettfeely.com)

Work is the Magic Bullet (medium.com)

Yeoman redesigned (yeoman.io)


Web Designer at DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is actively looking to expand our core staff! We are headquartered in Paoli, Pennsylvania, but remote work is in our DNA and most of our team is scattered around the world. (duck.co)

Technical Writer

If you are a front-end developer that is keen to write about interesting challenges, topics or tricks please get in contact. (web-design-weekly.com)

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Last But Not Least…

Interacting with Google Services using nothing but HTML (youtube.com)

Awesome new Firefox Developer Tools (hacks.mozilla.org)