Web Design Weekly #176

March 09, 2015 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

The Web’s Grain

No description will do this beautiful essay by Frank Chimero justice. Stop reading now and enjoy Frank’s masterpiece. (frankchimero.com)

Side Effects in CSS

Philip Walton explains 3 main forms of side effects in CSS and how utilising the BEM syntax eliminates them. (philipwalton.com)

No more noisy neighbours. Quad-Core SSD Dedicated Servers – UK Based

Quad-core dedicated server, 128GB SSD, Single 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 24×7 UK support, Control panel, Reboot & KVMoIP requests, alerting & monitoring as standard – UK Based. No minimum contract – pay monthly. (easyspace.com)

Articles

Quantity Queries for CSS

In this article Heydon Pickering outlines a technique to make CSS quantity-aware using specially formed selectors. (alistapart.com)

A JS framework on every table

With the JavaScript world currently going bananas Allen Pike steps in for a little rant. If you find yourself searching for the perfect JavaScript framework you’ll enjoy this. (allenpike.com)

Invisible animation

A great post by Steven Fabre with the main take away being that you shouldn’t notice that you’re looking at animations. I couldn’t agree more. (medium.com)

The State of Web Type

Bram Stein takes a look at some of the features we need for an optimal and beautiful reading experience on the web. (dev.opera.com)

HTTP2 for front-end web developers (mattwilcox.net)

Tools / Resources

Local Font

This handy tool developed by Jaime Caballero helps you implement local storage web font caching in seconds. Jaimealso did a nice write up on his blog which touches on some of the finer points. (jaicab.com)

Circulus – SVG Circular Menu Generator

This SVG circular menu generator sure is awesome! Built by the talented Sara Soueidan. (sarasoueidan.com)

Perf.Rocks – Resources that help you build lightning fast sites (perf.rocks)

Ember.js’s upcoming rendering engine – Glimmer (github.com)

Caching SVG Sprite in localStorage (osvaldas.info)

Inspiration

Details about the new Wired site (wired.com)

Everything in Increments (cushionapp.com)

Button Styles (tympanus.net)

Jobs

Front End Engineer at Yelp

Join Yelp’s Front-end team and help build a modern, style guide-driven UX for our 138 million users! We’re looking for people who love good code and working closely with design, product and other engineers to make great features. (yelp.com)

Designer at Help Scout

Visual design at Help Scout has been a one man show up to this point and we’re excited to make it a team. Customer experience is our top priority as a business. Your work will guide the brand and the product moving forward. (helpscout.net)

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Last but not least…

Angular 2.0 Website (angular.io)

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