Web Design Weekly #341

January 07, 2019 - Jake Bresnehan


The State of Web Browsers

Ferdy Christant shares some thoughts on the current landscape of web browsers and what the future holds. (ferdychristant.com)

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” (wordpress.org)


Should I Use JavaScript to Load My Web Fonts?

Recently, browser support for new and safer CSS-only strategies have left some developers wondering: are JavaScript methods to load web fonts necessary? Are they useful? Zach Leatherman digs in. (filamentgroup.com)

What do you name color variables?

One of the hardest parts of developing, naming things…. In this post Chris Coyier does a little roundup of various ways people name their color variables. (css-tricks.com)

Why you should use GatsbyJS to build static sites

This article looks into why GatsbyJS has gained popularity. (freecodecamp.org)

Ways Facebook Scales Their Design System

Product designer Jeff Smith shares insight, expert advice and actionable tips based on the design process at Facebook. (framer.com)

Making the web better through more open source collaboration

Microsoft just announced that they intend to adopt Chromium in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for their customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers. (blogs.windows.com)

Tools / Resources

SkySilk – Deploy Linux Servers for as Low as $1/Month

SkySilk is a boutique-style cloud platform where you can deploy cloud servers for your websites, applications, and more. Choose from more than 40+ one-click templates including Ubuntu, Node.js, WordPress, GitLab, and many others. Also available on iOS mobile. (skysilk.com)

Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites

Marco Hengstenberg visits the practice of using SVG icons with inline sprites, and how to ensure these icons are accessible. (24a11y.com)

An Alfred Workflow for WebPageTest

Tim Kadlec shares a handy Alfred workflow for submitting test to WebPageTest. (timkadlec.com)

Ruby 2.6.0 Release Candidate 1 Released (ruby-lang.org)

Google Labs Web Components (css-tricks.com)

Design Tools survey results (uxtools.co)


Modernizing the Web Playback UI (medium.com)

2019 UI and UX Design Trends (shakuro.com)


ReactJS Developer at Komoot (Remote)

Millions get inspired and plan adventures with our apps. To help us make komoot.com the place to go to plan outdoor adventures, we’re looking for an ambitious ReactJS developer to join our team. (komoot.com)

Product Designer at Lonely Planet

As a Product Designer, you will be helping define and drive the future of digital design across Lonely Planet products. You’ll take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use design solutions for millions of users. (lonelyplanet.com)

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Flying a Drone with React and Node.js (youtube.com)

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