Web Design Weekly #305


Why I changed the way I think about Code Quality

John Cobb shares some fantastic advice for becoming a better developer. If you write code, make time for this. (freecodecamp.org)

Designers who play with words

In this post, Melody Quintana discusses some ways she has found writing to be useful in her design process. She also suggests some lightweight, playful exercises to get the words flowing. (medium.com)

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Best practices for staging environments

A topic that isn’t talked about much but in this great article Alice Goldfuss nails so many aspects. She goes into detail on the why and how you should go about creating a robust staging environment, plus shares some hot tips on making sure things run smoothly. (increment.com)

The Art of Storyboarding

Mimi Chao create storyboarding layouts when working on books or illustrating for clients. In this interview she explains her process. (medium.com)

Recreating the GitHub Contribution Graph with CSS Grid Layout (bitsofco.de)

Designer-Oriented Styles (the-pastry-box-project.net)

Tools / Resources

Bootstrap 4

A massive release with around 6,000 commits. So much time and energy have been poured into this, congrats to all involved. If you are a Bootstap fan go check it out. (getbootstrap.com)


Easy automatic (headless) browser testing. Powered by Karma, Webpack & Jasmine. (github.com)

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Grid Garden

A browser based game for learning CSS grid layout. (cssgridgarden.com)

Firefox 58: The Quantum Era Continues (mozilla.org)

Safari Technology Preview 48 (twitter.com)

CSS Houdini Experiments (lab.iamvdo.me)

Parcel v1.5.0 released (medium.com)

jQuery 3.3.0 (jquery.com)


Being a Professional Encourager with Andy J Pizza (simplecast.com)

How I Got Hired by GitHub (joelcalifa.com)


Senior UI Developer

Do you have a dog eared copy of ‘Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja’ beside your bed? Would you be excited to work on large scale WordPress projects that actually require your JavaScript skills? Would you be stoked to push the limits of where JavaScript and WordPress can play nicely together? (tri.be)

Front-End Developer at Gravity Works

Love semantic HTML, powerful CSS, and elegant JavaScript? Gravity Works is looking for a front-end developer to join our team. If you have a stellar web portfolio, are excited to learn new technologies, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, let us know. (gravityworksdesign.com)

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Last but not least…

Working with a designer (four paths) (sethgodin.typepad.com)