Web Design Weekly #211


Do We Actually Need Specificity In CSS?

Some pretty interesting thinking by Philip Walton. I can’t say I remember reading a post in the last few years from this angle and I tend to read quite a bit… If you or your team are constantly fighting CSS specificity, I’m sure you will enjoy this. (philipwalton.com)

System shock

A story of a 25-year-old font coming back with a vengeance. (medium.com)

Responsive Device Mockups

Get yourself 200+ responsive device mockups covering every angle possible on every modern day Apple device, You will be able to quickly and easily slot your designs in and instantly see what your designs will really look like. Check them out. (mightydeals.com)


Flexbox Interfaces

Dennis Gaebel shares some of layout patterns created in flexbox that he used recently on an application. As always, very informative writing. (smashingmagazine.com)

ServiceWorker and Progressive Networking

Nicolas Bevacqua has been playing around with ServiceWorker lately and in this post he explains how to deal with stale cached content. (ponyfoo.com)

Replacing The User Story With The Job Story

If you are involved in project management processes this post by Alan Klement is worth a read. Alan explains some issues with User Stories and puts forward the idea of using Job Stories. (medium.com)

On Hurk-Jerk

Dave Rupert shares his mixed emotions on progressive critical path rendering. (daverupert.com)

Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing

Matt Biilmann dives deep and offers some great thoughts on why he thinks static websites are getting so much interest of late. (smashingmagazine.com)

A guide to getting involved in WordPress core development (hughlashbrooke.com)

Tools / Resources

Designing More Efficient Forms

Raymon Sutedjo from the Salesforce team shares the insight into how they are designing their forms throughout their application. If you have anything to do with forms there are some great takeaways. (medium.com)

Using React with Webpack

A in-depth article that give a good overview of Webpack, a look into hot loading code, styles and components, plus a brief look into using CSS Modules. (risingstack.com)


A SCSS framework built to provide base styles, CSS components, and rapid static prototyping for Dropbox. Even though this has been developed for Dropbox there are some neat things they are doing which I’m sure can be adopted into your own projects. (github.com)

The Image Replacement Museum

Marie Mosley from the CSS-Tricks team has created a collection of demos to showcase the history of image replacement on the web. (css-tricks.com)

Easily create and maintain style guides using CSS comments (github.com)

How to build your own jQuery (github.com)

Awesome Stock Resources (github.com)

React Rally 2015 videos (youtube.com)

RxJS In-Depth (youtube.com)


Sudoku without JS (codepen.io)

Reconsider (medium.com.com)


UI/UX Designer at Twitch

As a UI/UX Designer at Twitch, you will be integral to that work by gathering and providing requirements, sketching solutions and building prototypes while participating in all stages of our design process from conception through release. (twitch.tv)

Technical Writer

If you are a passionate developer or designer that is keen to write about interesting challenges, topics or tricks please get in contact. (web-design-weekly.com)

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From The Blog

Potentially the Best File on the Internet for Web Developers

Of course this is a big call, but having utilised various parts of the HTML5 Boilerplate Apache Server Configs file on many occasions with large amounts of success, it sure does rank as an important resource, especially as server configuration is not my strong point. (web-design-weekly.com)

Last but not least…

Please, don’t commit commented out code (medium.com)

DevTools Challenger (devtoolschallenger.com)