VisBug — Open source browser design tools

Speaking of alternative in-browser DevTools in the previous post: be sure to also check out VisBug, created by Adam Give power to designers & content creators power within the web project they have today, by bringing design tool interactions to the browser. Here’s Adam presenting it at Chrome Dev Summit 2018: You can try it …

CSS Scan Pro — A re-imagined DevTools for web design

Guilherme Rizzo has been busy creating CSS Scan Pro, a re-imagined DevTools CSS Scan Pro makes it radically easy to get the looks of your favorite websites. Hover over any element, and get everything you need (styles, animations, assets, etc…), instantly. Copy elements with a single click, or edit them with our intuitive CSS editor, …

The State Of The Web

In April 2021, Jeremy Keith gave the opening presentation at An Event Apart Spring Summit 2021. In true Jeremy-style this talk starts off with space and the early days of the web, to eventually bring us to the present day. Watch this talk (or read the transcript). And then watch it again. It’s packed with …

The Gap between UX/Design and Development: The Design Engineer

Egor Kloos on closing the gap between design and development: I have never worked anywhere where there wasn’t someone trying to close the gap. This role is often filled in accidentally, and companies are totally unaware of the need. Recruiters have never heard of it, and IT consultancies don’t have the capability in their roster. …

front-of-the-front-end / back-of-the-front-end

Photo by Alex on Unsplash Late 2019 Brad Frost already pondered about The Great Divide and introduced the terms “front of the frontend” and “back of the frontend”. In a new post he gives the easily-shareable overview that lists the differences between both. A succinct way I’ve framed the split is that a front-of-the-front-end developer …

Web Vitals – Essential metrics for a healthy site

Web Vitals is a new great set of articles on Web.dev (by Google) focussing on delivering a great user experience on the web. To help developers focus on what matters most, they’ve selected a set of metrics which they call “Core Web Vitals”. The metrics that make up Core Web Vitals will evolve over time. …