Web Design Weekly #236

May 23, 2016 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Aarron Walter – Ways We Work Interview

In this interview with Vice President of Design Education at InVision, Aaron Walter, shares how he ended up in design leadership, and what he thinks is most challenging about his current role. He also shares some wisdom for young designers looking to get into management and leadership roles. (wayswework.io)

Web and Chrome at Google I/O 2016 (youtube.com)

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Articles

BEMantic: DRY Like You Mean It

In this article, Matt Stow justifies how taking an object-oriented approach to CSS with BEM (or similar) can actually lead to a more consistent, predictable, resilient and performant codebase that’s easier to maintain. (medium.com)

The Single-Page Apps Using GitHub Pages

Currently GitHub Pages doesn’t offer a route handling solution; the Pages system is intended to be a flat, simple mechanism for serving basic project content. Daniel Buchner accepted this as a challenge and found a solution to set up single-page apps after a little creative digging. (backalleycoder.com)

So You Want to Make a Commercial WordPress Plugin?

Josh Pollock shares a honest insight into what it’s like to run a company that isn’t going gangbusters. (joshpress.net)

When Websites Won’t Take No for an Answer (nytimes.com)

Tools / Resources

Learn Redux

Wes Bos has put together 20 short video tutorials to teach you how to build JavaScript apps with React.js and Redux. (learnredux.com)

Certbot

Certbot is an easy-to-use automatic client that fetches and deploys SSL/TLS certificates for your webserver. (certbot.eff.org)

Frend

A collection of accessible, modern front-end components. (frend.co)

Perf Email – Newsletter about web performance and user interaction (perf.email)

Installing WP-CLI with MAMP (tommcfarlin.com)

React Boilerplate v3 (github.com)

Inspiration

Jeremy Keith’s Resilience talk from Render Conf (vimeo.com)

Responsive Product Comparison Table (codepen.io)

Thoughts about (sketching) practice (medium.com)

Jobs

UX Designer (HTML/CSS) 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)

UI/UX Designer at 500px

As a UI/UX Designer, you will be part of an agile team of designers working on amazing products that help millions of photographers around the world. You will be working on all parts of of the design process, from wireframes to mockups, from ideation to tweaking pixels. You have an eye for the big picture and the fine details. (500px.com)

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Last but not least…

Browser Calories

The easiest way to measure your performance budget. (browserdiet.com)

Fast.com – Estimates your current download speed (fast.com)