Web Design Weekly #345

February 11, 2019 - Jake Bresnehan


On Simplicity

It’s cool to use the latest and greatest tech; but we should always ask if our choices really benefit the user, or if we do it mostly for ourselves. (mxb.at)

React as a UI Runtime (overreacted.io)

Be: The WordPress Theme that follows the latest design trends

Be Theme is a ThemeForest top-three bestseller, with over 143,000 downloads to date. With a 4.81/5 rating based on 5,360 reviews, this WordPress theme looks to be an ideal solution to satisfy your clients’ needs. (muffingroup.com)


The end of the celebrity designer

A more open approach to design helps build better products and demystifies the process for the rest of the company. (goabstract.com)

A Guide To CSS Support In Browsers

In this article, Rachel Andrew details the different types of browser support issues, and shows how CSS is evolving to make it easier to deal with them. (smashingmagazine.com)

Build Better Component Libraries with Styled System

The Styled System library is very simple on its face, but it provides a powerful API that solves a lot of common component library problems. Alan Smith takes a closer look at how. (medium.com)

How to Turn Your Angular App into a Progressive Web App

In this article, the Gistia engineering team share some great knowledge on how to convert your Angular app into a PWA. (gistia.com)

Tools / Resources

Custom Cursor Effects

A collection of five demos and a tutorial on how to create animated custom cursor effects for interactive elements like navigations, galleries and carousels. (tympanus.net)

Indigo Player

Indigo player is a modern, highly extensible video player written in TypeScript. It plays MPEG-DASH / HLS and MPEG-4 is built on top of the HTML5 video element. (github.io)

SVG Filters 101

This guide will help you understand what SVG filters are and show you how to use them to create your own visual effects. (tympanus.net)

Google Play Store now open for Progressive Web Apps (medium.com)

Web Platform Podcast: Episode 182 – Web Performance Monitoring (thewebplatformpodcast.com)

Applying Styles Based on the User Scroll Position with Smart CSS (pqina.nl)

React v16.8: The One With Hooks (reactjs.org)

React-Redux Roadmap (github.com)


Pure CSS lettering, a bad and fun idea (kennethormandy.com)

Remote life: What’s it all about? (invisionapp.com)


React Engineer at Unsplash

The web engineering team is responsible for all things unsplash. We use modern and well-supported tools to build the best possible version of our product and we need help. (unsplash.com)

Product Designer at Yelp

We’re looking for a senior Product Designer that can help Yelp conquer challenging opportunities across a range of mobile and web products. (yelp.com)

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