Web Design Weekly #182

April 20, 2015 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Look and Feel and Feel

Jason Fried reflects on a personal experience which has now changed the way he approaches the important aspects when designing. (signalvnoise.com)

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Articles

Blowing up LocalStorage

What happens when you exceed the quota limit in a browser’s LocalStorage system? Raymond Camden has you covered. (raymondcamden.com)

Resist the Redesign

A great post by the Alina Senderzon on why it is best not to always jump at the opportunity to redesign and why working within fixed design constraints can be a blessing. (zurb.com)

Accessibility and Low-Powered Devices

A nice refresher from Brad Frost on why we should be always pushing to develop for as many people as possible. (bradfrost.com)

Cut and Copy Commands

Matt Gaunt looks at using the new Document.execCommand() method combined with the Selection API to programmatically select text to determine what is copied to the clipboard. (updates.html5rocks.com)

A Visual Guide to CSS3 Flexbox Properties (scotch.io)

CSS Filters are awesome! (dibaiee.ir)

Tools / Resources

Browser Rendering Optimization Course

This course by Paul Lewis aims to give you a clear understanding of the the browser’s rendering pipeline and will make it easy for you to build high performance apps. (udacity.com)

CSS Font Sizing

Ire Aderinokun looks into the different ways you can declare your font size with CSS. (bitsofco.de)

npm Private Modules are here!

A long time coming, but you can now create private npm modules with ease. (npmjs.com)

The Path to Performance podcast (pathtoperf.com)

Angular 1.4 officially released (github.com)

Pragmatic Touch Icons (github.com)

HTTP2 in 5 Minutes (youtube.com)

Inspiration

Redesigning CodePen

Team CodePen have teamed up with Sparkbox to do a major overhaul. It’s early stages but they are doing it all in the open. This site explains the process so far. (seesparkbox.com)

John Resig annotates original jQuery source code (genius.it)

Frank Chimero – The Web’s Grain on Vimeo (vimeo.com)

Jobs

Designer / Frontend Engineer at Sticker Mule

Sticker Mule is looking for a designer with frontend skills. Your job will be to assist with the design and implementation of functionality that improves our product and creation of graphics to support marketing. This is a remote position. (stickermule.com)

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Last but not least…

The 2015 Stack Overflow Developer Survey (stackoverflow.com)