Web Design Weekly #363

August 05, 2019 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Using the Web On A Budget Data can be prohibitively expensive, especially in developing countries. Chris Ashton puts himself in the shoes of someone on a tight data budget and offers practical tips for reducing our websites’ data footprint. (smashingmagazine.com)

Jumpstart Your Career in User-Centered Design (UX/UI) Improve the usability and accessibility of websites, apps, and more with a new online certificate in User-Centered Design (UX/UI), offered from Parsons at Open Campus. Get started now. (newschool.edu)

Articles

Why React Hooks? The marketing pitch for Hooks is that you’re able to use state inside function components. In reality, Hooks are much more than that. They’re about improved code reuse, composition, and better defaults. Tyler McGinnis explains. (tylermcginnis.com)

Truths about digital accessibility Creating, maintaining, or evaluating accessible technology? Here are some things to keep in mind. (ericwbailey.design)

Don’t Build That App Luke Jackson demonstrates how to build up a modern dev environment (like create-react-app) just by using “the platform” and squeezing out every drop of potential from the latest language features. (formidable.com)

What I Like About Vue Dave Rupert has been enjoying working with Vue and thought he’d compile a simple list of the things he likes about it. (daverupert.com)

CSS Mistakes I’m not a fan of the title of this post but it actually has some good tips for people getting into writing CSS. (painlesscss.com)

Tools / Resources

Form design This guide is quick and to the point — a whistle stop tour of the knowledge Adam Silver has accrued over the years of form design. It’s not exhaustive, but rather an entry point, designed to save you time on the basics. (adamsilver.io)

Open Source Gatsby Themes High-quality and customizable Gatsby themes to quickly bootstrap your website. (themes.lekoarts.de)

Linc in 3 Minutes – Continuous Delivery for Front-end Applications (linc.sh)

Blazing Fast WordPress Sites With Gatsby (scotch.io)

What’s new in Streamline 3.0 (medium.com)

Font Style Matcher (meowni.ca)

Inspiration

Ooops, I guess we’re full-stack developers now. (full-stack.netlify.com)

A Beginner’s Journey to Launching a Website (css-tricks.com)

Jobs

User Experience Researcher at TaskRabbit We’re looking for an experienced user researcher to help us understand and empathize with our Clients and Taskers so we can make informed and data-driven decisions when solving product challenges. (taskrabbit.com)

Senior UI/UX Designer at ClickView We’re looking for someone who loves to both take on challenging design problems and rapidly iterate designs based on feedback from our UX Researcher and most importantly, our customers. (clickview.com.au)

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Last but not least…

Designing in tools like Sketch, Figma, etc. seem like a waste of time. (twitter.com)