Top picks — 2016 November

Responsive Images Are Here. Now What?

https://vimeo.com/177732167

Jason Grigsby goes through use cases, methods and possible techniques of responsive images. A bit of background, spec design considerations and a bit about the future of working with images in responsive web design. Great talk from An Event Apart Austin.


Getting Started with Webpack 2

https://blog.madewithenvy.com/getting-started-with-webpack-2-ed2b86c68783

Drew Powers wrote a great tutorial about basic usage of upcoming Webpack 2. He does a great job in explaining concept of module bundling with Webpack in general.


Debugging The Web (Chrome Dev Summit 2016)

https://youtu.be/HF1luRD4Qmk

Paul Irish presented new bunch of dev tools features on this years Chrome Dev Summit. From improvements to multi line scripts in the console to amazing experience about debugging frontend and backend node aplications in the same window. I’m pretty excited about intelligent workspaces mapping instead of manually linking assets from the hard drive. Great talk!


Not An Imposter: Fighting Front-End Fatigue

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/11/not-an-imposter-fighting-front-end-fatigue/

David Berner chose a perfect timing to write this article. I feel a bit burned out and I lost a motivation to publish a great new articles every week. It’s worth to remember that we are not the only people who struggle with this syndrome. It is absolutely fine to don’t know all those amazing things that twitter told us about. Really great article!


Affinity Designer for Windows has launched!

https://affinity.serif.com/blog/affinity-designer-for-windows-has-launched/

I ditched Adobe products more than a year ago and I don’t miss it at all. Affinity Photo is a tool that I replaced Photoshop with. It is not that complex, not that advanced, but interface is extremely similar and it does everything than I need. The only downside of this tool was mac OS compatibility only. Today officially windows users can join the club. Happy days!


I totally forgot about print style sheets

https://medium.com/@matuzo/i-totally-forgot-about-print-style-sheets-f1e6604cfd6

Have you ever heard saying “The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes” — this is the reason why I neglected my website so much. I promise to update a design and make it more accessibility friendly very soon. Print styles is another thing that I will do — thanks to this great article by Manuel Matuzovic. Collection of great tips how to improve printed websites.


Image Effects with CSS

http://bennettfeely.com/image-effects/

WOW! Such a great resource by Bennett Feely to embrace CSS blending mode / filters. Thanks for making that Bennett.


CSS Grid Layout landing in Google Chrome Canary

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/79bd413143afe5ad68104a3c99b9c04f64fc25ac

CSS Grid is the future of our applications layout. I published a basic introduction to this subject some time ago. It is enabled by default in new version of Google Chrome Canary. Everything looks like we will get this feature in stable version of the most popular browser with the beginning of a next year. Happy days.