Web Design Weekly #342

January 14, 2019 - Jake Bresnehan


It’s 2019 and I Still Make Websites with my Bare Hands

Matt Holt’s words are music to my ears. A very entertaining read that might make you think twice when installing another dependancy or utilising another framework. (medium.com)

Programming Sucks

If you are a programmer, make time for this. (stilldrinking.org)

A comprehensive look back at front-end in 2018 (logrocket.com)


Understanding the Virtual DOM

Ire Aderinokun explains what the virtual DOM is, how it differs from the original DOM, and how it is used. (bitsofco.de)

A Quick CSS Audit and General Notes About Design Systems

Robin Rendle shares some thoughts about how he and his team go about auditing CSS. Some really good take aways if you happen to be battling a large complex CSS codebase. (css-tricks.com)

New horizons in CSS: Houdini and the Paint API

Houdini gives us access to the CSS object model for the very first time. Instead of updating styles in JavaScript, we can write code that the browser understands and can parse as CSS. (logrocket.com)

Reflections from a designer turned product manager

Suelyn Yu shares some reflections on how the two roles feel different on a day-to-day basis. (uxdesign.cc)

An inside look at how modern browsers work (twitter.com)

Tools / Resources

SVG Gradient Map Filter

This tool creates SVG Gradient Map Filter from given colours. You can use ready palettes or edit them and get yours. (yoksel.github.io)

Get a Free .design Domain Name For Your Website!

A .design domain is like .com and .net, but it’s more relevant to designers. Your .design name includes free email hosting & Site Builder. (porkbun.com)

How To Learn CSS

This article by Rachel Andrew outlines the key fundamentals of CSS and resources for further reading on key areas of modern CSS development. (smashingmagazine.com)

Five of the most popular DevTools tips from last year (umaar.com)≥

Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 (smashingmagazine.com)

Styling a Select Like It’s 2019 (filamentgroup.com)

Go-to web stack today? (ycombinator.com)


Micro-interactions that will inspire your next project (invisionapp.com)

Things I Don’t Know (overreacted.io)


Frontend Engineer at Tidelift

We’re looking for frontend engineers who are comfortable in the browser, crafting JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. You should have experience working with a team to build a custom web application. (tidelift.com)

Senior Product Designer at Monzo

We’re looking for a seasoned and empathetic problem-solver, with tons of experience in digital product design, to help us deliver the best banking experience possible. (monzo.com)

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Last but not least…

The most liked CodePen Pens of 2018 (codepen.io)

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