Web Design Weekly #216

December 14, 2015 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

What web framework should I learn?

Some wise words by Dave Smith, which really resonated with me and I’m sure many of you will find very fitting. If you happen to question yourself on what framework, tool or technology to learn, make sure you read this first. (medium.com)

WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” (wordpress.org)

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Articles

Why I’m Excited About Native CSS Variables

CSS Variables are about to be mainstream very soon. In this post Philip Walton dives into why he is excited about them and how they differ from CSS pre-processing variables. (philipwalton.com)

Putting My Patterns through Their Paces

Ethan Marcotte shares his thoughts and processes around taking a patterns-driven approach, as opposed to focusing on pages while doing responsive design. (24ways.org)

Holding Off on High Fidelity

While designing, it’s important to remember that not everything needs to be perfect. The next time you eagerly launch Sketch or Illustrator ready to work up a new flow, consider stepping back and picking up a marker instead. (medium.com)

Chrome Dev Summit 2015 Notes

Notes and highlights from the recent Chrome Dev Summit, a two-day conference about “building beautiful and fast mobile web applications.” (danoc.me)

Critiquing your own design (invisionapp.com)

Tools / Resources

An Introduction To PostCSS

Drew Minns gives a great overview of what is PostCSS, the history and how to integrate it into your workflow. If you haven’t explored PostCSS yet, this is a great starting point. (smashingmagazine.com)

Bliss – A 3KB library for happier Vanilla JS

Want to use Vanilla JS but find native APIs a bit unwieldy? Bliss is for you. Lea Verou created Bliss and has a nice post about the process on her blog, which is quite inspiring. (blissfuljs.com)

Battling BEM

BEM is an awesome tool for writing modular CSS, but you’ll inevitably hit some roadblocks. These are the 5 most common issues and how to resolve them. (medium.com)

Getting Started With CSS calc()

If you haven’t had the time to dive into CSS calc() before, then this post by Ana Tudor is a must read. She starts off with a few basic examples and then dives into the power that calc() offers. (smashingmagazine.com)

Moving your website to HTTPS/SSL – tips & tricks (yoast.com)

Tools for debugging, testing and using HTTP/2 (cloudflare.com)

Inspiration

Build it With Me – Connecting Designers & Developers (builditwith.me)

Embracing Limitations (medium.com)

Jobs

Web Operations & Drupal Developer (DevOps/WebOps)

WiTH Collective are happily seeking a senior/mid-weight web operations developer with Drupal experience. We’re an inclusive, mid-sized, creative agency with a passion for data and some great clients to innovate with. Most importantly we recognise that it’s our people who have got us to where we are today; every one of us is eager to think, learn and collectively create. We’re excited to find another like-mind. (withcollective.com)

Designer at Baremetrics

Play a major role in the visual design and experience of Baremetrics. We’re looking for a designer who’s comfortable with both UI and marketing design who’s aware of and able to use design to help users comprehend complex business metrics. (baremetrics.com)

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Last but not least…

The Infinity Hamburger Menu (zachleat.com)