Web Design Weekly #203

September 14, 2015 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Is the web platform getting too big?

Nicholas Zakas chimes in on the topic of “Stop pushing the web forward” which was an excellent article recently written by Peter-Paul Koch. Nicholas has some extremely good points that I’m sure will resonate with some of you. Also be sure to check out some of the wise words in the comments. (nczonline.net)

The State of Front-End Tooling – 2015 (ashleynolan.co.uk)

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Articles

Designing Safer Web Animation For Motion Sensitivity

I really enjoy posts that think outside the box and this one by Val Head nails it. Val looks into how the overuse of scrolljacking and parallax effects can not only provide an annoying experience but how it can make people physically ill. Throughout the post she looks at why this happens and how we can go about designing safer animations for everyone. (alistapart.com)

Put the “designers should code” debate to rest

I know what you are thinking…. Oh no another “should designers learn to code”. Ah sorry about that, but to be honest I’m extremely picky on what makes it into each issue of WDW and this piece by Stephen Hay is top notch. It’s extremely well written and a great read for people that still need some direction. (the-haystack.com)

Less CSS mess

A very entertaining, energetic and to the point post by Thomas Byttebier. If you seem to spend time fighting with CSS this piece is a great read. (thomasbyttebier.be)

Managing Custom Tables in WordPress (deliciousbrains.com)

Tools / Resources

An Overview of SVG Patterns

This post by Lucas Bebber dives into the wonderful world of SVG patterns and what can be achieved with them when combined with some nice typography. (adobe.com)

Web Animations API

Daniel Wilson’s part 4 of exploring the Web Animations API focusing on GroupEffects & SequenceEffects. If you have time, be sure to check out all of his previous posts, lots of interesting topics covered and a super easy way to skill up in this area. (danielcwilson.com)

Exploring Angular 2

A curated collection of high quality articles and guides about exploring the Angular 2 framework. (blog.thoughtram.io)

HTML Color Codes

Get HTML color codes, Hex color codes, RGB and HSL values with a simple color picker. (htmlcolorcodes.com)

Promise Cookbook

A brief introduction to using Promises in JavaScript (github.com)

Salesforce’s Lightning Design System is now open source (github.com)

Essential SublimeText Plugins for JavaScript Developers (sitepoint.com)

Node v4 released (nodejs.org)

Inspiration

AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer (designernews.co)

Fixing a poor WordPress Google Page Speed Score (youtube.com)

Jobs

Software Engineer, Frontend at Airbnb

Frontend Engineers are an essential part of Airbnb’s Product Team and we want you to help us. You will work closely with designers to help implement the user interface of our web app. We make the most of modern tools like React, ES6, SASS and we ensure our UIs work well on all screen sizes. (airbnb.com)

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Last but not least…

Emoji Toggles (css-tricks.com)