Web Design Weekly #376

January 17, 2020 - Jake Bresnehan


Performance Budgets, Pragmatically

When faced with the task of setting a brand new performance budget, it can feel daunting, almost paralysing. Trying to find a value that is both attainable but but effective is a hard task. In this post Harry Roberts shares some great advice to make it a little easier. (csswizardry.com)

Goodbye, Clean Code (overreacted.io)

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What is the future of Product Design in the 2020s?

Design leaders from Facebook, Intercom, Dropbox and more share predictions about the coming sea change that is product design. (uxdesign.cc)

Understanding Async Await

When writing code for the web, eventually you'll need to do some process that might take a few moments to complete. JavaScript can't really multitask, so we need a way to handle those long-running processes. Async/Await is a way to handle this type of time-based sequencing. (css-tricks.com)

Why “No Code”?

Alex Hudson believes some of the “no code” tools are great, but also thinks it's wrong at heart. (alexhudson.com)

Tools / Resources


A browser extension which uses Google fonts and amazing ColourLovers palettes to inspire you with fresh and clean inspiration every time you hit that new tab button (palettab.com)


A list of "/uses" pages detailing developer setups, gear, software and configs. (uses.tech)

Tiny Helpers

A collection of free single-purpose online tools for web developers. (tiny-helpers.dev)

CSS Grid coming to Tailwind (github.com)

Styled Components Version 5 (medium.com)

Storybook 5.3 (medium.com)


All Design Conferences (alldesignconferences.com)

RV nomad (youtube.com)

From The Blog

Considerations For Refactoring

I recap some thoughts from my experiences over the last 10+ years of developing, that will hopefully help you to become a little mindful before you take on your next refactoring project. (web-design-weekly.com)

2019 Reflection

Things have been pretty strange the last couple of years for WDW behind the scenes. I have continued to get the newsletter out the door but the motivation and headspace to put time and effort into other parts of the site have been completely distant. (web-design-weekly.com)


Product Designer at RocketAir

RocketAir is seeking an experienced UX/UI designer interested in full-time contract work across several digital products. (rocketair.com)

Senior UX/UI Designer

We are a team of passionate software engineers, product managers and designers that enjoy building outstanding web and mobile applications. If you want to work on challenging products and enjoy using the best tools and practices, Nimble is the right place for you. (nimblehq.co)

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Last but not least…

What it means to be a front-end developer in 2020 (and beyond) (getflywheel.com)

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