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CSS Grids, Flexbox and Box Alignment: Our New System For Web Layout
Rachel Andrew explains that by understanding flexbox you’re very close to understanding much of grid layout. Plenty of great CodePen examples here.
How to Build A Responsive Grid System
Zell sets outs to prep you with the knowledge needed to build a custom-made grid in this tutorial.
10 Principles for Smooth Web Animations
Handy insights and approaches for reaching the much desired 60fps for your site’s animations.
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309 Useful CodePens for Everyday Front End Development
A large CodePen collection collated by Sarah Drasner featuring techniques that may prove useful in everyday front-end dev.
How and Why You Should Inline Your Critical CSS
Why you should be inlining your critical CSS, as well as how to do it using Grunt, npm modules and other tools.
SkateJS: Cross-Framework Web Component Library Built on W3C Specs
A library built on top of the W3C web component specs for writing functional and performant web components with a small footprint.
Cooperative Scheduling with requestIdleCallback
Firefox Nightly has support for requestIdleCallback, a method for having a function be called in the main thread during a window of idle time.
HeadlessBrowsers: A List of (Almost) All Headless Web Browsers in Existence
A collection of web browsers without a graphical user interface, controlled programmatically. Useful for automation, testing, and other purposes.
Google's Mobile-First Indexing Approach NEWS Google’s algorithms will eventually primarily use the mobile version of a site’s content. GOOGLE
CSS 'position: sticky' To Be Enabled by Default in Chrome 56 NEWSCHROME PLATFORM STATUS
CSS Round Display Specifications NEWS A look at support for round displays in CSS and how to use the features in Crosswalk. JOONE HUR
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Rendering the Mandelbrot Set with WebGL TUTORIALNICEBYTE
Get Started on the CSS of the Future with PostCSS-cssnext TUTORIALSITEPOINT
Capturing an Image from the User via the Browser TUTORIALPAUL KINLAN
The State of Responsive 3D Shapes TUTORIAL An incredibly thorough guide. ANA TUDOR
Building a responsive HTML5 app? Learn the must-know techniques in this whitepaper If you're a HTML5/JS dev, responsive web design is or will be a requirement in the near future. This whitepaper will give you the must-know on responsive web. PROGRESS SPONSOR
WebVR: Developing for the Immersive Web SLIDEDECKTONY PARISI
A Look at the Chinese Language and Typography on the Web STORY A thorough look into how Chinese typography is displayed on the web. CHEN HUI JING
Custom Elements: An Ecosystem Still Being Worked Out OPINIONPAUL KINLAN
Web Fonts, Boy, I Don't Know OPINION “Web fonts are okay”, but Monica proclaims it’s your “responsibility to make your site load super fast” when using them. MONICA DINCULESCU
Rethinking Responsive Design OPINION ”. . the future of the web exists beyond screens. ”UNA KRAVETS
Why I Won’t Be Using the Fetch API in My Apps OPINIONSHAHAR TALMI
CSS Architecture for Design Systems OPINIONBRAD FROST
Tool to Produce Gradient Fallbacks for An Image That Resembles The Original TOOLS Inspired by Harry Roberts’ article. BEN BRIGGS
ChaosSocket: A WebSocket Mocking Interface CODEHECTOR ZARCO
WordPress 4. 7 Beta 4
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