Web Design Weekly #261


Why I’m Thankful for JS Fatigue

Eric Elliott has been involved in the JavaScript community since the early days and shares some words of wisdom for those that are finding the current pace hard to deal with. (medium.com)

CSS Inheritance, The Cascade And Global Scope (smashingmagazine.com)

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How to perform a good code review

There are several approaches you can take to review code and this article shares a few guidelines that could potentially be worth applying to your day-to-day review process. (alphasmanifesto.com)

Inside a Design Critique with Facebook

Tanner Christensen shares an insight into how the Facebook design team generally conduct critiques. She highlights what makes critiques work well and what often causes issues. (medium.com)

CSS Selectors Explained By Going Car Shopping

A quirky way to explain CSS selectors but it works. (medium.freecodecamp.com)

for..in versus for..of Loops

Ire Aderinokun’s blog posts during the last year have been exceptional and this one is just another reminder that you should subscribe to her blog. She dives into the in’s and out’s of the ‘for’ loop. (bitsofco.de)

The magic behind Styled Components (mxstbr.blog)

Tools / Resources

CSS Reference – A visual guide to CSS

This handy resource features the most popular properties and explains them with illustrated and animated examples. (cssreference.io)

Font style matcher

A neat tool that helps you match the x-height and width of a websafe font and a webfont that you’ve chosen to minimise the flash of unstyled text experience. (meowni.ca)

Practical Redux

Keen to get a good overview of Redux? Well Mark Erikson has your back. He has put together 5 great articles that look at various aspects that will give you a deep understanding and turn you into a pro in no time. (blog.isquaredsoftware.com)

Research Resources

A handy list of books and articles put together by Gregg Bernstein that are suitable for researchers, designers or product managers of any level of expertise. (gregg.io)

Text-decoration-skip: ink, color, style and line position now in Canary (twitter.com)

Svelte – The magical disappearing UI framework (svelte.technology)

Style List Markers in CSS (css-tricks.com)

Welcome.js (booktwo.org)


I Wanted To Make Outer Space Prettier And Now People Are Hiring Me (cosmaschema.com)

5 Things I Learnt as a Designer at LEGO (5thingsilearned.com)

Between the Wires – Chris Coyier (betweenthewires.org)


JavaScript Developers wanted at Headforwards, Cornwall, UK

Headforwards have some exciting roles available for experienced JavaScript developers working on a web application for one of the largest telecoms companies in the world. (headforwards.com)

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Last but not least…

15kb of CSS is all you’ll ever need (medium.com)