Web Design Weekly #158


Breaking Stuff

A nice article by Laura Kalbag on why you should get out of your comfort zone and explore the unknowns. (alistapart.com)

Taste and The Zen of GitHub (warpspire.com)

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How Do You Work With Other People’s Code?

Matthew Setter takes a look at how to work with other people’s code. This is a fundamental skill for every developer and he covers some great points. (sitepoint.com)

The tyranny of testing over design

A look behind the scenes at how AirBnB do their testing. (medium.com)

ECMAScript 6 promises

An introduction to asynchronous programming via promises in general and the ECMAScript 6 (ES6) promise API in particular by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer. (2ality.com)

Design Open

Garth Braithwaite goes into detail on why every project should push to share things openly. (medium.com)

Good Vibes for Clients 101 (blog.darngood.co)

Tools / Resources

Accessible HTML video as a background

Using video as a background is on the increase so it’s important to know how to make it accessible for everyone. In this article Emma Sax covers some easy to follow points on how to do it right. (punkchip.com)

Descriptive podcast

This is an interview podcast with people from the JavaScript and web development world, hosted by Kahlil Lechelt. (descriptive.audio)

Tooltip Styles Inspiration

A small collection of various hover tooltip styles and effects. (tympanus.net)


A high level wrapper for Phantomjs. (nightmarejs.org)

Explorations In Automatically Fixing JavaScript Linting-errors

Linting is a common step in JavaScript workflow. However, when a tool is capable of informing you of linting issues, the next logical question is.. why can’t it fix these issues for us? (addyosmani.com)

Awesome Shell

A curated list of awesome command-line frameworks, toolkits and guides. (github.com)

Loaders Loading!

A great collection of loaders by Chris Coyier. (codepen.io)

RWDPerf — Performance testing tool for responsive web designs (github.com)

GitHub Student Developer Pack (education.github.com)

Sublime Text Power User Book (sublimetextbook.com)

Mobile Web App Checklist (luster.io)

Chrome DevTools Tips (devtoolstips.com)


Move fast & break nothing

A talk about code, teams & process by Zach Holman. (zachholman.com)

The joy (and a good dose of pain) of being a designer (signalvnoise.com.com)

Keeping the lights on (timkadlec.com)


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Last But Not Least…

Sit the Test

An easy way for you to take tests that prove your skills as a developer. (sitthetest.com)

The boring front-end developer (adamsilver.github.io)

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