Web Design Weekly #194

July 13, 2015 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Seeing the Extensible Web Manifesto Through

Mat Marquis writes an open letter to browser representatives and implementers stressing the need to adapt to the realities of the way we all work to help push the Extensible Web Manifesto to the next level. (bocoup.com)

Craft Your Design Without Code

The NEW Webydo makes it easier for professional designers to design, manage and deliver pixel perfect responsive websites for their clients, completely code free. (webydo.com)

Articles

Performance audit – Reddit’s mobile site

Paul Irish looks into the loading performance of the Reddit mobile site. An amazing amount of tips that can be used for your next performance audit. (github.com)

Practical Techniques On Designing Animation

Sarah Drasner writes about how we can bake animation into the core of our user experience process to create exciting and engaging work that pushes boundaries on the web. (smashingmagazine.com)

Component Independence

Jonathan Snook explores a few reasons why creating independent modules with CSS can be difficult. (medium.com)

React + Performance = ?

Nothing like a good performance post to stir the pot. Paul Lewis dives into a few examples to see if React is as fast as everyone says it is. Also the code examples are now on GitHub. (aerotwist.com)

1px is not enough

A nice detailed post that offers some sound advice about why dithering can really help improve the quality of assets. (bjango.com)

Why motion matters

Justin Cone dissects Benjamin De Cock CSS Conf talk on why motion matters. Justin looks at various sections of the talk, like best practices for animation, rules for web animation, skeuomorphism and animation and much more. (motionographer.com)

How to choose and hire product people (medium.com)

Tools / Resources

Material Design Lite Released

Material Design Lite lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your websites with ease. It doesn’t rely on any JavaScript frameworks and aims to optimize for cross-device use, gracefully degrade in older browsers and offer an experience that is immediately accessible. Also Addy Osmani wrote a small post introducing it which is worth a read. (getmdl.io)

Mondrian

Mondrian is a smart and easy-to-learn vector graphics web app. It is also open sourced on GitHub which is tops. (mondrian.io)

Slick – the last carousel you’ll ever need

A fully responsive, easy to customise carousel that just works. (kenwheeler.github.io)

Styling Visited Links with SVG (demosthenes.info)

Testing with ReactJS (medium.com)

Command Line Tips (youtube.com)

Inspiration

Productivity Tips From The World’s Top Designers

Staying productive can be tough in today’s online world. If you are having productivity issues (or are looking to procrastinate), maybe this post that features many top designer tips will help get you back into the groove. (fastcodesign.com)

Jobs

WordPress Front End Developer

We’re looking for a talented freelance WordPress theme & frontend developer in North America. The opportunity calls for a mixed set of skills. We need someone with expert level CSS skills, impeccable WordPress experience, and solid JavaScript, PHP & MySQL skills. (tri.be)

Front End Developer Extraordinaire at Pusher

Do you want to design something that makes developers’ lives better? At Pusher we’re looking for a designer-developer who believes that design can make a meaningful difference and cares about how it is implemented. Join us! (pusher.com)

Need to find passionate developers? Why not advertise in the next newsletter!

Last but not least…

Mobile W3C Mobile Checker (w3.org)

10 Reasons To Use HTTPS (medium.com)