Web Design Weekly #332

September 11, 2018 - Jake Bresnehan


The ‘Capable Web’: A 10 Year Retrospective

The Chrome team highlight some of the major changes they have helped bring to the web in the last 10 years. (blog.chromium.org)

Accessibility is not a feature

Ethan Marcotte shares some strong thoughts about how we should be treating accessibility within our work. A must read. (ethanmarcotte.com)


A Portfolio Hiring Managers Can’t Deny

Dan Mall shares some really great advice for helping you land your dream job. Even if you are not looking this is worth bookmarking. (danmall.me)

Behind the scenes of my latest book on JavaScript

A behind the scenes look at Dr. Axel Rauschmayer’s latest book, “JavaScript for impatient programmers”. (2ality.com)

Getting Remote Critique Right

Remote work brings with it some challenges that need careful pruning to create a successful and happy team. One of the first things that comes to mind is critique, a daunting task when in the same room as people, let alone hundreds or thousands of miles away from one another. (medium.com)

Designing With Code (matthewstrom.com)

Tools / Resources

Styled Components Version 4

A brand new global styles API, native support for the “as” and “ref” props, removal of .extend, full React v16 StrictMode-compliance, tons of speed and lots more. (medium.com)

An Intro to Web Site Testing with Cypress

Cypress is a new-ish test runner with some features that take some of the friction out of end-to-end testing. In this post Devon Campbell gives a great run through of how to get up and running. (css-tricks.com)

Progressive Tooling

A list of community-built, third-party tools that can be used to improve page performance. (progressivetooling.com)

React Webworker

A React component for easy communication with a Web Worker. It leverages the Render Props pattern for ultimate flexibility as well as the new Context API for ease of use. (github.com)


A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you’d like. (github.com)

Oh Mamma, I’m in love with Gradient (medium.muz.li)

Put Your Webpack Bundle On A Diet (contentful.com)


React Podcast (reactpodcast.simplecast.fm)

Refactoring UI (refactoringui.com)


Senior Product Designer at Canva

We currently have 11 Product Designers based in Sydney and we ideally want to double in size over the next 6 months. We’re hiring at multiple levels so whether you have 3 years or 15 years experience, we’d love to hear from you. (canva.com)

Senior UI/UX Designer at Twitch

As a Senior UI/UX Designer, you will design impactful products for creating and consuming content for 100+ million Twitch users worldwide. The team has done ground-breaking work in Video Premieres, bringing previously recorded content to a live audience. (twitch.tv)

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Chrome’s turning 10, here’s what’s new (blog.google)

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