Web Design Weekly #343

January 21, 2019 - Jake Bresnehan


The Ethics of Web Performance

Tim Kadlec shares his thoughts on whether performance really is a moral or ethical concern, or if that’s all heavy-handed exaggeration. (timkadlec.com)

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)


CSS doesn’t suck

Andy Bell writes about CSS positively to counter the falsities that are spread over the internet on a weekly basis. More of these types of articles please. Good job Andy. (andy-bell.design)

Designing the Flexbox Inspector

Victoria Wang shares a behind-the-scenes look at the UX patterns and processes that helped shape the inspector. (hacks.mozilla.org)

The Flexbox Holy Albatross

An entertaining read by Heydon Pickering that explores some tricky Flexbox jazz. (heydonworks.com)

When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout

Rachel Andrew explains why it is different to other layout methods and shows some useful patterns and sites which showcase it well. (smashingmagazine.com)

The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Cuba and India (theguardian.com)

Tools / Resources


A Chrome Developer Tool designed to help debug React-GraphQL applications. Easily visualise the component hierarchy, state/props data and state changes of your React application and more. (reactlucid.io)

Mail To Links Tool

A quick and easy way to generate markup for mailto links without having to worry about the annoying formatting. (mailtolink.me)

Storybook 4.1

Hot on the heels of the massive Storybook 4.0 release. This time around, the team focused on performance, compatibility and convenience. (medium.com)

New ES2018 Features Every JavaScript Developer Should Know (css-tricks.com)

A UX Guide For Designing Error Pages (blog.prototypr.io)

JavaScript Rising Stars (risingstars.js.org)


Say hello,new logo – Slack (slackhq.com)

CSS-Tricks – Design v17 (css-tricks.com)


Product Designer at Discord

If you’re interested in joining a passionate team of designers and gamers that are designing features that will be used by millions of gamers across the world, come help us do that. Also please bring some toast. We have hella butter. (discordapp.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…

What CSS Taught Me (youtube.com)