Web Design Weekly #151

August 25, 2014 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Duo

Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organising and writing front-end code quick and painless. (duojs.org)

Living with Web Apps (paul.kinlan.me)

Articles

Opinionated Rundown of JS Frameworks

This article by Henrik Joreteg gives a very good overview of some of the most popular JavaScript tools and frameworks for building single page apps today. (blog.andyet.com)

Modern Style Guides for Web Design and Development

Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains why style guides for design and development should be at the core of your process and practice to help you produce more consistent designs and code. (mediatemple.net)

High Performance Map Interactions Using HTML5 Canvas

Ed Kelley and his team recently dropped support for IE8 and switched their maps over to using HTML5 Canvas for the markers. Not only did it make all the developers happy, there was massive performance improvements. This post dives into the details. (chairnerd.seatgeek.com)

A Comprehensive Guide to Styling File Inputs

If you have ever had issues trying to style file inputs then TJ VanToll has you covered. (developer.telerik.com)

Mobile-first CSS

Adam Morse gives a quick overview of mobile-first CSS and why you should be thinking about authoring your CSS in this manner if you are not already. (xn—h4hg.ws)

Tools / Resources

npm Enterprise open Beta

npm Enterprise is an on-premises solution for securely sharing and distributing JavaScript modules within your organisation. (npmjs.org)

Designer’s guide to DPI/PPI

This guide is designed as a “get started” or introductory read for the designer who wants to learn or get more knowledge about cross-DPI and cross-platform design from the very beginning. (sebastien-gabriel.com)

Responsive website screenshots (github.com)

Pexels – high quality photos you can use everywhere (pexels.com)

Grunt vs. Gulp vs. NPM (modernweb.com)

Sass 3.4 is Released (blog.sass-lang.com)

Jobs

Designer at Dropbox

If you’ve been following Dropbox for a while, you know that we like to keep things simple. We’re looking for a driven Product Designer to refine Dropbox’s simplicity and apply it to new, amazing and beautiful user experiences. (dropbox.com)

Advertise in next week’s newsletter →

Inspiration

Josh Brewer on The Great Discontent

Josh Brewer is a designer and co-creator of 52 Weeks Of UX and Ffffallback. He most recently served as Principal Designer at Twitter. This interview gives a great insight into his thinking and passion. (thegreatdiscontent.com)

Mobile Web Apps FTW!

A collection of great mobile web apps. (mobilewebappsftw.tumblr.com)

Beautiful sites for Open Source projects (beautifulopen.com)

Shoptalk Show with Sara Soueidan (shoptalkshow.com)

From The Blog

Introduction to SUIT CSS

Dennis Gaebel dives into Nicolas Gallagher’s SUIT CSS to find out what it’s all about. Nicolas is the creator of Normalize.css and has been working on SUIT for a couple of years now. If your interested in SUIT, this is your post. (web-design-weekly.com)

Ajax without jQuery

Tim Evko put himself on a strict no-jQuery diet and in the process discovered how easy things really are with plain JavaScript. In this post he dives into using Ajax without jQuery. (web-design-weekly.com)

Last But Not Least…

A few Twitter lists of browser developers (IE, Safari, Chrome, Adobe) (twitter.com)

Responsive Design podcast (responsivewebdesign.com)