Web Design Weekly #72


Interview with Ian Hickson, HTML editor

Bruce Lawson interviews Ian Hickson, editor of HTML “The Living Standard” at WHATWG, and, arguably, the most influential individual working on the Web today. (html5doctor.com)

13 App Design Trends For 2013

What better way to start the year than to make predictions – some obvious, some not so obvious – as to what trends will become more widely used in the design community. (theindustry.cc)

Issue 4 — Offscreen Magazine (offscreenmag.com)


Flexible Foundations

The wise Trent Walton lays down his thoughts about building responsive design. He stresses that there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all be designing and building sites on flexible foundations. Responsive or not. (trentwalton.com)

Why did infinite scroll fail at Etsy?

Etsy spent months developing and testing infinite scroll to their search listings, only to find that it had a negative impact on engagement. (danwin.com)

Using Form Elements and CSS3 to Replace JavaScript

Louis Lazaris shares a number of tips and tricks that let you replace JavaScript components with straight CSS3 and HTML form elements. (adobe.com)

Design is not veneer

There are no shortcuts to good design. There are no silver bullets, no magic buttons, no silver sixpences. Every design problem is unique. Design is a process, not a product. And you cannot take part in the process by ignoring the irrational, emotional, unpredictable beings who will be using your products. (aralbalkan.com)

How To Deal With Vendor Prefixes

If you write CSS you almost surely need to be using vendor prefixes on some parts of the code you write in order to ensure the best browser support. Chris Coyier gives the low down on how to deal with them so you don’t stuff them up. (css-tricks.com)

The State of JavaScript Package Management

Want to get your hands dirty and understand JavaScript package management? This detailed post by Mat Scales will help you on your way and also give you the low down of lots more technical details of why they have been so popular of late. (wibblycode.wordpress.com)

Want to stress test your Node.js app, but don’t know how? (bocoup.com)

Progressive jpegs: a new best practice (perfplanet.com)

Vertical Rhythm with Compass (atendesigngroup.com)

Dealing with IE (adactio.com)

Tools / Resources

Designing a responsive, retina-friendly site

In the first of the series, Paul Stamatiou gives the low down on how he went about redesigning his site to be responsive and retina-friendly. Absolutely awesome post that will probably make you start thinking about redesigning your own site. (paulstamatiou.com)

A Year of Icons

Jory Raphael loves designing icons and is going to design one (at least) new icon every day in 2013. Each new icon will be available to download for free. (sensibleworld.com)

Flowtime.js A New Presentation Framework

Flowtime.js is a framework for easily building HTML presentations. It’s built with web standards in mind and on top of a solid full page grid layout. (github.com)

All you need to know about CSS Transitions (alexmaccaw.com)

App Performance roundup by Paul Lewis (plus.google.com)

How to Create Retina-Caliber Favicons (daringfireball.net)

Learn APIs with Codecademy! (codecademy.com)


Shoptalk Show with Daryl Koopersmith

Chris and Dave are joined by Daryl Koopersmith. Daryl is one of the lead developers on WordPress, and co-headed up the recent 3.5 release, specifically working on the new media manager. (shoptalkshow.com)

Baked by Clearleft

So this is the dirty little secret in our industry. The best designers and developers rarely have more talent. They simply have more time. (the-pastry-box-project.net)

Something Interesting – rebrand

Something Interesting just did a rebrand and released this pretty sweet site, which has some hot animations going on. (sidigital.co)

Things I learned from redesigning and redeveloping siteInspire (howells.ws)

Things I learned by pretending to be blind for a week (blog.silktide.com)

Showcase of super clean minimalist web designs (line25.com)


Post A Job in Web Design Weekly

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Front-End Developer at Atavist

Come help build the future of digital longform and online reading! Atavist is seeking a front-end web developer with a strong design sense to work on our tools for presenting inventive, feature-length reading experiences. (atavist.com)

From The Blog

Creating the WDW Email in Campaign Monitor (web-design-weekly.com)

Find Web Design Jobs Online (web-design-weekly.com)

Last But Not Least…

Preparing For A Front-End Job Interview

Moving on from your current job or stepping out into the real world once you’ve completed your studies can be daunting. Taking time to do a little preparation goes a long, long way. This article was written by “your’s truly” for the awesome Smashing Magazine. (smashingmagazine.com)