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Top picks — 2016 March

Internet is full of interesting, useful or funny things. I would like to share with you my top picks from this month.

CSS Snap Size

Vertical rhythm like a breeze without complex math - yes please! CSS Snap Size looks very promising and helpful for pixel perfectionists.

Mastering Markdown

Wes Bos with next amazing mini series, this time about Markdown. Like a bread and butter for every Github users, essential skill of every web developer nowadays. Highly recommended, as always high quality content straight from Wes!

An Introduction to Browser Rendering

A great introduction about DOM, CSSOM, Layout and Paint - all that you need to understand to know what happens with a web page from the browsers perspective. Great one Umar!

Add Reactions to Pull Requests, Issues, and Comments

Another requested feature is landing on Github. Now we can vote pull requests, issues and comments with Facebook’s style emoji things. I have to say that old fashion “+” and “-” would do the better job, but this one is cool as well :)

Coding an Image Zoomer Element

Paul Lewis from Google recorded fantastic one hour screencast. He goes through process of building small zoomer box that hovers over the picture. I learned so many amazing things by this video. Thanks a lot Paul!

JS Bits

A great explanation of many JavaScript concepts with additional examples as a Github repo. Great collection!

Enduring CSS

Ben Frain just published his book “Enduring CSS”. It is available Leanpub, iBookstore and to read online for free. If you are working on large scale projects, this is must read.

Which Way Is Up?

Such an inspiring talk by Todd Motto from NG-NL 2016. Full of great advices for every JavaScript developer like you and me.

Starting a React-Powered Comment Form

A great live coding session with Sarah Drasner and Chris Coyier from CSS Tricks. For every React beginner like me!

On :not and Specificity

Specificity of very :not explained by Ire Aderinokun. Great snappy article that covers everything that you need to know about CSS3 pseudo-class :not.

React.js Fundamentals

Tyler McGinnis created amazing course for all React beginners absolutely for free! I highly encourage you to check it out. It is definitely one of the best resources ever to get going with React.js.

Safari Technology Preview

Safari lunches new version of their browser, full of cutting edges technology. It is equivalent of Google Chrome Canary or Firefox Nightly. Another app to keep in dock for all web devs.

Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10

This is a news that should make every Windows user very happy. We will finally forget about frustration of jumping from one platform to another. Great step Microsoft. Immediately it makes Windows environment much more attractive for all developers.

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