Web Design Weekly #339

November 19, 2018 - Jake Bresnehan


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CSS and Network Performance

Harry Roberts does a rather large brain dump of all things relating to CSS and performance. A great read for all abilities. (csswizardry.com)

CSS Frameworks Or CSS Grid?

Rachel Andrews shares a range of reasons why people use a third-party framework and the positive and negative things about doing so. (smashingmagazine.com)

Difference between currentColor & Custom Properties

Mike Riethmuller explains some interesting differences between how currentColor and custom properties work. Both are examples of dynamic properties in CSS but how they are resolved differs in some very important ways. (madebymike.com.au)

Why are tech companies making custom typefaces?

A look into the growing trend among large technology companies creating their own typefaces. (arun.is)

The “C” in CSS

A classic post from Thomas Yip that looks into detail about what the Cascade means within CSS. (css-tricks.com)

Inlining or Caching? Both Please. (filamentgroup.com)

Tools / Resources

The Ultimate Web Design Tool: A Browser

Oliver Williams shares some thoughts around why the browser is still the best tool for designing. (logrocket.com)

React Hooks

In this episode Wes and Scott discuss React Hooks – what they are, why you might want to use them, their differences with regular classes, and more. (syntax.fm)

Static Site Generators for Documentation (kahlillechelt.com)

PageSpeed Insights, now powered by Lighthouse (blog.chromium.org)


A look into How Basecamp uses CSS Grid in production. (xotv.me)

Thank you for 100 million repositories (blog.github.com)


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