Web Design Weekly #223


The future of loading CSS

Jake Archibald explains the major changes that are coming to Chrome in regards to the way normal stylesheets are loaded in a HTTP/2 world. (jakearchibald.com)

Designers shouldn’t code. They should study business (medium.com)

Daily Deals for Web Professionals

MightyDeals is a daily deal website that offers massive discounts for web and creative professionals. Generally, our customers can save from 50% to 90% off on fonts, ebooks, icons, templates and much more. (mightydeals.com)


Getting Ready For HTTP/2

Rachel Andrew looks at the basics of HTTP/2 and explains some of the key features of the new protocol. A good solid read. (smashingmagazine.com)

Estimating A Front End Web Dev Job

If estimating is not your strongest skill then hopefully this post by Hans Kristian gives you some solid advice so next time you nail it. (hanserino.github.io)

Stack Overflow: The Architecture – 2016 Edition

A super interesting look at the architecture behind one of the most visited sites by developers. (nickcraver.com)

We won the moral argument but did we lose the business case for UX?(andybudd.com)

Tools / Resources

Introducing Vector Networks

The talented team at Figma seem to be rethinking more than just the interface, which is extremely refreshing. In this post Evan Wallace sheds some light on how they are using Vector Networks within Figma. Fingers crossed this tool lives up to the hype. (medium.com)

Unpacking Webpack

Samantha Geitz does a great job explaining what Webpack is and how it differs from task runner like Gulp and Grunt. She also runs through a simple application to demonstrate how it works. (blog.tighten.co)

How to prepare and write a tech conference talk

If you are freaking out and have no idea where to start in preparing your talk this is a brilliant writeup by Lena Reinhard. (schoenaberselten.com)

Finessing `feColorMatrix`

An awesome article by Una Kravats that looks into the power of SVG’s feColorMatrix to create detailed filters A word of warning… there are a few 1’s and 0’s in this post. (alistapart.com)

Why npm Scripts?

Do you really need to add the complexity of a task runner to your project when you can just use npm scripts? Damon Bauer gives a great introduction into why you should consider them for your next project. (css-tricks.com)


The (not so) secret benefits of hiring an external design team (medium.com)

Design, Process and Collaboration at Stripe (medium.com)


Web Engineer at IFTTT

You are comfortable at all points in the typical Rails stack, and “one step beyond” — you can identify and fix slow DB queries as comfortably as you can work with flexbox’d divs in CSS. You love shipping, but still take pride in the quality of your code. (ifttt.com)

UI Designer at AWeber

We’re hiring a User Interface Designer who is passionate about design, thinks about “users” as people and really cares about their experience. Come design interfaces and interactions that engage customers and lead them to success using our email marketing software. (aweber.com)

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Last but not least…

Issue and Pull Request templates now available on GitHub (github.com)