Web Design Weekly #375

December 14, 2019 - Jake Bresnehan

Headlines

Getting Started with Web Performance

In this article, Karolina Szczur explains critical web performance concepts and strategies. Understanding them will empower you to start the journey in optimising the speed of your sites and applications. (calibreapp.com)

A Recap of Frontend Development in 2019 (gitconnected.com)

Be a new kind of UX designer

Create world-class user experiences for websites, apps, and more with an online certificate in User-Centered Design (UX/UI), offered from Parsons at Open Campus. (newschool.edu)

Articles

“Link In Bio” is a slow knife

We don’t even notice it anymore — “link in bio”. It’s a pithy phrase, usually found on Instagram, which directs an audience to be aware that a pertinent web link can be found on that user’s profile. Its presence is so subtle, and so pervasive, that we barely even noticed it was an attempt to kill the web. (anildash.com)

The Rising Complexity of JAMstack Sites

A great article by Mike Riethmuller that looks into the transition to the JAMstack and how you should go about keeping things as simple as possible. (css-tricks.com)

Manage Global State with Context API and Hooks

Redux has been React developers go-to library for managing their app’s global state. It’s a great tool – but do you really need it? (react.christmas)

Migrating to GraphQL at Airbnb (infoq.com)

Tools / Resources

Designing for Design Systems

This article is meant to serve as a guide to help designers and developers work together to build design systems. (seesparkbox.com)

Leonardo: an open source contrast-based color generator

Create beautiful, accessible, and adaptive color systems using contrast-ratio based generated colors. (medium.com)

What is new in Chrome 79

Installed Progressive Web Apps on Android now support maskable icons, You can now create immersive experiences with the WebXR Device API and more. (developers.google.com)

Figma Mobile Upload - Snap a photo, drop it in Figma (producthunt.com)

Beautiful Scrolling Experiences – Without Libraries (24ways.org)

Create React App 3.3 Released (github.com)

Preview maskable icons in the browser (maskable.app)

Website Carbon Calculator (websitecarbon.com)

Inspiration

Writing The Book On Data Visualization With Amelia Wattenberger (egghead.io)

My Software Engineer Salary History as a React Developer (youtube.com)

Jobs

Product Designer (Remote)

Millions of people experience real-life adventures with our apps. We are now looking for a smart and talented product designer to take over the design of one of komoot’s core products on all platforms (Web, iOS, Android). (komoot.com)

UI Designer at Balkan Bros.

Balkan Bros. is a digital agency for the modern world. We focus on delivering human—centric design that helps brands and organisations to simplify their digital experiences, and provide value to their users. (bb.agency)

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Last but not least…

The Deep Sea (neal.fun)