Web Design Weekly #214


Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts

Make time for this one. A very entertaining post by Tyler Sticka that gives us lots of great reasons to stop using icon fonts and get on the SVG train. (cloudfour.com)

Dance to Calypso

Matt Mullenweg writes about WordPress’s new publishing and site management experience which has had a lot of hype this week. (ma.tt)



An excerpt from Ethan Marcotte’s new book, Responsive Design: Patterns & Principles. If you haven’t ordered the book already, I’m sure you won’t hesitate after reading this. As always, wise words by Mr RWD. (alistapart.com)

Simplicity Wins over Abundance of Choice

A good reminder that keeping the number of options within an interface allows people to make decisions easier and complete tasks faster. (nngroup.com)

Finding the Right Color Palettes for Data Visualizations

While good color palettes are easy to come by these days, finding the right color palette for data visualizations is still quite challenging. Thankfully Samantha Zhang shares some trade secrets to potentially make our job easier. (medium.com)

Code Review Done Right

Next time you need to do a code review, taking 5 minutes to read this great article by Jezen Thomas could go a long way. (jezenthomas.com)

Designing with constraint: Twitter’s approach to email (blog.twitter.com)

Tools / Resources

Building a UI style guide with AngularJS directives

The team at Sauce have taken the time to build a live style guide so developers, designers and product managers can be consistent across all products. It’s built with AngularJS as Kuba Siemiątkowski explains. (saucelabs.com)

How to animate “box-shadow” with silky smooth performance

If performance is your thing, both this article by Tobias Ahlin and Harry Robert’s quick screencast about speeding up Tobias’s site are full of handy tips. (tobiasahlin.com)


A small JavaScript library to help web applications with accessibility. (allyjs.io)

Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts and Tricks (designcode.io)

How do Promises Work? (robotlolita.me)


The Keys to Scaling Yourself as a Technology Leader (firstround.com)

The Start of a Great Hiring Experience (uie.com)


Web Developer at Hello

As a developer, you will build complex web sites and applications and must be able to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of strategists, designers and programmers. (hellodesign.com)

UX Designer at Booking.com

As a member of our Front End team you’ll be given the freedom to make meaningful and measurable improvements impacting millions of people. You’ll join us at our beautiful Amsterdam HQ and work with some of our industry’s smartest people. (booking.com)

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

Last but not least…

Agility Follows an S-Curve

This article Ben Sandofsky is focused more towards shipping iOS apps but has some really interesting thoughts around hitting deadlines. (sandofsky.com)