Web Design Weekly #218


How are websites still screwing up these user experiences?!

An appropriate rant by Troy Hunt that highlights all the current annoying techniques sites are utilising that should be abolished. (troyhunt.com)

Web standards now and forever (zeldman.com)

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Small lessons, loosely learned

Jeremy Keith reminds us that there is nothing wrong with documenting each small thing we learn. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you understand it and to test our knowledge. (adactio.com)

The future of bundling JavaScript modules

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer examines how the bundling of modules is affected by two future developments: HTTP/2 and native modules. (2ality.com)

Using layered animation in CSS to animate along curved paths

CSS animations and transitions restrict us to animating along straight paths but by using two or more objects to drive an animation, we get fine grained control over an object’s path. This in generally called layered animation and in this post Tobias Ahlin clearly explains how to achive it. (tobiasahlin.com)

Pocket-sized JavaScript

A great talk by Henrik Joreteg that looks into ways we can use new techniques like Virtual DOM and Web Workers to gives us extremely fast mobile experiences. (thedotpost.com)

Back to the Future in 2016

Well known community members share their plans for the new year. (alistapart.com)

Exploring Async Techniques in JavaScript (github.com)

Tools / Resources

tota11y – an accessibility visualization toolkit

tota11y helps visualise accessibility violations and successes, while educating on best practices. (khan.github.io)

Sketch Export Generator

A simple Sketch plugin that allows users to automatically generate retina sizes and suffixes for iOS and Android exports. (github.com)

Vagrant vs Docker: Which is better for WordPress development? (deliciousbrains.com)

Devices – Images and Sketch files of popular devices (facebook.github.io)

The Ten Most Popular Web Fonts of 2015 (typewolf.com)


Sebastian McKenzie’s (creator of Babel) year in review (medium.com)

Four Things Working at Facebook Has Taught Me (medium.com)

Building the Casper homepage (destroytoday.com)


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)

Product Designer at Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is looking for an experienced product designer to help us spread these stories to even more people, and has the design chops to make that experience richer, deeper and more inspiring than ever before. (lonelyplanet.com)

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Last but not least…

Top Pens of 2015 on Codepen

100 of the best Pens from last year. So much awesomeness. (codepen.io)

How to decide what to learn next (medium.com)