Web Design Weekly #179

March 30, 2015 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

A Baseline for Front-End [JS] Developers

Need to level up and become a well rounded JavaScript developer? Well, hopefully this post by Rebecca Murphey can help. (rmurphey.com)

Team Communication Starts with HipChat

HipChat combines team chat, video chat & file sharing into one simple application. ​Start chatting, it’s free!​ (hipchat.com)

Articles

Diving into the Fetch API

There’s been a lot of hype and confusion around the new fetch API recently. In this article Jake Archibald gives it a bit more clarity. (jakearchibald.com)

Animation Principles for the Web

Donovan Hutchinson explores 12 animation principles and discusses how we can utilise them in our work. (cssanimation.rocks)

Six years at SoundCloud, Five Lessons Learned

David Noël writes about creating a healthy culture and building a sustainable company within it. (medium.com)

The best icon is a text label (thomasbyttebier.be)

Dart for the Entire Web (dartlang.org)

Tools / Resources

DevTools – State Of The Union 2015

Addy Osmani explores new features like paint profiling, animation inspection and updates to the JavaScript editing workflow with V8. (speakerdeck.com)

Pixel Winch

Pixel Winch is a screen measurement app with a unique approach. Rather than overlaying complicated controls on top of your existing workflow, it combines aspects of a traditional image editor with the quick access of a modal interface. (ricciadams.com)

Web Font Test

A tool to test and analyse web fonts. You can compare fonts from different sources and analyse their x-height, weights, characteristics and quirks. (webfont-test.com)

Textures.js

A Javascript library for creating SVG patterns. It’s built on top of D3.js with its focus being data visualisation. (riccardoscalco.github.io)

Primer

The CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub. (primercss.io)

Angular Basics – An interactive book for learning Angular (angularjsbook.com)

Typography Cheatsheet (typewolf.com)

React Native is now open source (github.com)

Inspiration

Using CodePen for live, in-browser designing (dbushell.com)

Building SVGO’s Missing GUI (paulrobertlloyd.com)

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…

An awesome interview with Chris Coyier (youtube.com)