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SQIP – SVG-Based Image Placeholder

In an in-depth analysis on how Medium loads up their images, José M. Pérez explains how their “blur-up technique” works: Display a resized version of the original at the original size, with a blur filter on top to hide the … Continue reading

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Inclusive Design Principles

These Inclusive Design Principles are about putting people first. It’s about designing for the needs of people with permanent, temporary, situational, or changing disabilities — all of us really. They are intended to give anyone involved in the design and … Continue reading

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Nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing.

Max Stoiber, on determining if you’re qualified or not for a specific (frontend) job listing: If you’ve built a side project with React.js and know your way around JavaScript in general, you’re at least as qualified as 90% of all … Continue reading

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Mixed Content and Responsive Images

Interesting issue Jonathan Snook ran into when switching a site over to HTTPS. Even though images from HTTP resources should still get loaded by the browser (as they are Passive Mixed Content, and thus tolerated), they weren’t: After some digging, … Continue reading

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A checklist for all projects that are going live

The folks over at Spatie have open sourced the checklist they run each site/project through before hitting the “Go Live” switch. This kind of stuff should be open sourced more often. The list is a good starting point to creating … Continue reading

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Mood boards in a content-first design process

Thomas Byttebier, who has been taking a content first approach, wondered if he could design something visual to present to their clients alongside the content prototype: Do we really need to finish all content before researching the project’s visual vocabulary? … Continue reading

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Does Google execute JavaScript?

Stephan Boyer created a website with some JS injected content and waited for Google to crawl it. It got indexed, but without JS execution. Only after having submitted the site manually via the Google Search Console it got indexed with … Continue reading

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10 things I learned making the fastest site in the world

Great writeup by David Gilbertson on creating this super fast loading website. Try not to make a slow site Do mobile first. Like, really do it. Be a benchmark hussy Client Side Rendering is expensive Don’t server-render HTML Inline stuff, … Continue reading

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Text-wrapping, hyphenation, emojis and what not

Earlier today I ran some tests to see how text-wrapping/hyphenation of long uninterrupted strings works in browsers. I tested both “normal” strings and strings of emojis. The tests (and its rendering results per browser) are stored on Codepen and embedded … Continue reading

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From Pages to Patterns

Video of Charlotte Jackson’s talk at Beyond Tellerrand on how to adopt pattern thinking to developing a pattern library/styleguide: This talk will look at how we can help everyone in the team adopt pattern thinking. This includes anyone with a … Continue reading

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