Web Design Weekly #188


Revisiting :Visited

A great post by Joel Califa that reminds us that the :visted state is very underutilized. Joel shares lots of great examples and his simple localStorage code which looks handy. (joelcalifa.com)

The new Google Design site (google.com)

Move Work Forward with Asana

Say goodbye to email, calendars, notepads, status updates, and sticky notes. And say hello to Asana. Sign up for free with your team. (asana.com)


Optical Adjustment

Luke Jones reinforces in this awesome article that we shouldn’t rely on computers to do all the thinking for us; that we should rely on our eyes and our instincts. (medium.com)

Why Backbone.js?

Mike Pennisi from Bocoup explains why they decided to use Backbone for a recent workshop. I highly reccomend taking the time to read this if you don’t have stong opinions when it comes to using a particular framework. (bocoup.com)

Working with Pattern Lab

Allison Wagner shares her recent experience with integrating Pattern Lab into an existing project and passes on some handy tips for first time users. (cognition.happycog.com)

Making a difference with performance

Jaime Caballero writes about his latest project and how he took it to the next level in terms of speed. (jaicab.com)

Daily things you can do to help with writing code (github.com)

The Long Web (adactio.com)

Tools / Resources

CSS Modules

Over the last month Mark Dalgleish, Tobias Koppers and Glen Maddern have been exploring ideas to take CSS to the next level. This is the place to see it all evolve. (github.com)

Introducing Harpoon

Harpoon is a financial planning app for freelance web designers and developers. Set financial goals, track time, invoice your clients, track your revenue and take more vacations. It’s the financial decision‑making tool you’ve been missing. Try it for free! (harpoonapp.com)

Scally Framework

Scally is a Sass-based, BEM, OOCSS, responsive ready, CSS framework that provides you with a solid foundation for building reusable UIs quickly (github.com)

Angular2 Webpack Starter

This repo serves as an extremely minimal starter for anyone looking to get up and running with Angular 2 and TypeScript tied together with Webpack. (github.com),

A curated list of curated lists for developers (github.com)

Get your brain around the CSS Box Model (codepen.io)

Polymer 1.0 just released (polymer-project.org)

The Noun Project for Mac (thenounproject.com)

Ember Screencasts (emberscreencasts.com)


Glenn Jones, Founder of Glennz Tees

The guys at Envato have really risen the bar with their recent Made By series. This particular feature of Glen Jones is another must read/watch. (inside.envato.com)

The Notebooks of Optimizely’s Design Team (medium.com)

Product Comparison Layout & Effect (tympanus.net)


Front-End Engineer at Vimeo

As a Front-End Engineer, you’ll help hone our growing self-service distribution and viewing platform to compete with other prominent video content providers that shall not be named. Given the crazy amount of rad stuff we’re dying to make, we’ll rely on you to take ownership of projects and to, you know, crush them. (vimeo.com)

Product Designer at Bilue

Bilue is after someone who’s passionate about making fantastic products and can hit the ground running. If that sounds like you, please get in touch. (bilue.com.au)

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Last but not least…


A modern, RESTful, scalable solution to the common problem of telling people you don’t like them. Gold. (foaas.com)

Get off my lawn (medium.com)