Web Design Weekly #281


The Mindfulness of a Manual Performance Audit

Chip Cullen shares a great list of tips and resources to help you do a manual performance audit that gives you a true understanding of what is happening under the hood with your site. (alistapart.com)

11 things I learned reading the flexbox spec (hackernoon.com)

Snag the hottest new domain name for designers

.design domains were just released and some of the best ones are still available. Normally cost $35 but Web Design Weekly subscribers get them now for only $5 (we.design)


HTTP/2 push is tougher than I thought

Jake Archibald digs into some of the finer details surrounding HTTP/2 push from the performance aspect and has produced a really thorough and easy to understand article. (jakearchibald.com)

Just Keep Scrolling. How To Design Lengthy, Lengthy Pages

Nick Babich discusses some of the benefits, things to consider and quick tips for long scrolling designs. (smashingmagazine.com)

Redux vs MobX: Which Is Best for Your Project?

A great article that gives some sound advice on which (Redux or MobX) state management solution is best for your project. (sitepoint.com)

Floating labels are problematic

With so many people adopting the floating label pattern within forms this is a pretty good read that highlights some of its flaws. (medium.com)

A Love Letter to CSS

If you are having a bad day fighting with CSS then it might be worth taking 5 minutes to read this post by TJ VanToll which gives CSS a bit of context compared to other styling workflows. (developer.telerik.com)

Tools / Resources


Chris Coyier gives us the lowdown on Browserlist and why it’s something we should be looking into. (css-tricks.com)

Free eBook: How to start a WordPress maintenance business

Our 50+ page eBooks covers everything you need to know to start your WordPress maintenance business. (godaddy.com)

The Sketch Course

A new tutorial series from the creator of the most popular Sketch App tutorials on Youtube. Brand new for 2017. (youtube.com)

Monitoring Jank

The team at Lever share how they went from not having any visibility into their app performance to having a fine-tuned monitoring setup. (fulcrum.lever.co)

Adding Comments to a Jekyll Blog (keirwhitaker.com)

Node v8 released (nodejs.org)


Writing software using a phone (medium.com)

I want to design again… (medium.com)


Product Designer at AngelList

You should be someone who can combine design thinking with execution, to produce industry-leading work and inspire excellence. You should see yourself as a generalist, with strengths and weaknesses across the user experience design spectrum. You should know how to work with metrics. (angel.co)

Designer at WegoWise

WegoWise is looking for a Designer to create beautiful designs that visually communicate WegoWise’s value to target audiences. This role works closely with our Head of Design and Marketing team and on a variety of platforms, including our web application, landing pages, flyers, email campaigns, etc. (wegowise.com)

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Last but not least…

Production Progressive Web Apps With JavaScript Frameworks (youtube.com)