Month: May 2016

Readings for Lunch — [ 23 May 2016 ]

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A huge robot construction is going to take over the V&A garden (source)

HTML

Autofill: What web devs should know, but don’t

An excellent breakdown of autofill behaviour. A lot of things to learn, and so many different browser implementations!

JS

RxJS – Destroy the state machine!

This one has been one of my favourite talk at Front Trends. Maybe for many JS developers it's obvious, but the way in which Stenver Jerkku explained the streams it's been amazing for me.

Notice: use also the up/down arrows to navigate the slides of the deck 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 May 2016 ]

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When your car smells like s…. strawberry! 🙂

WEBPERF

The Coach

The coach helps you find performance problems on your web page and will give advice of how your page can be faster. Think of it as a modern version of YSlow.

TOOLS

Visual Center

Via Matteo Balocco
A free tool that finds the visual center of your images. Very useful especially for horizontal list of icons or icons + labels.

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 May 2016 ]

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The Super Families Series by artist Andry Rajoelina. (source)

CSS

To BEM or not to BEM

A series of interviews on BEM methodology. The first one is with Christoph Reinartz from Trivago.

This is a side project I have worked on in the last weeks, I hope you'll like it 🙂

DESIGN

Where we’re at, and where we’re going

A look at past, present and future of the governmental agency that built Gov.UK.
“It’s not about computers: the important thing that's changing here isn't the IT, it's the people. It's us.”

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 May 2016 ]

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TECH

The first full-scale test of the Hyperloop

Not one but two different companies are working on ultra-speed transportation systems (called “hyperloop”). In the next days the first full-scale test will take place (for now only in an open-air environment).

CSS

CSS in JS

The recording of the talk that Michele Bertoli held at Front End London on problems with CSS at scale and some interesting JavaScript-based solutions, from Inline Styles to CSS Modules.

Readings for Lunch — [ 05 May 2016 ]

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The strangest thing happens when you rotate Bezier control points with sin/cos (source)

STYLEGUIDES

Marvel styleguide

Marvel.app has published their new styleguide. It's very well done, a very good example to keep bookmark for future references and suggestions.
(and here more details about its development).

DESIGN

The different types of design in government

A very interesting article on how the Government Digital Service (Gov.uk) organise the work of the designers, what kind of specialisations is required to them and on what disciplines they work.

Readings for Lunch — [ 04 May 2016 ]

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20 pixel line w/ random angle, only draw if don’t intersect other line – (source / source)

TESTING

How to easily mock up new backend systems

How ustwo has used a classic "man in the middle" technique to mock a service (API or website) and the HTTP responses served to a device depending on the requested URLs.

EVENTS

Interact London 2016

Great lineup of speakers for this conference on UX and IA (among them, Louis Rosenfeld and Andrea Resmini) that will be held from the 18th – 19th October 2016 at The British Museum of London.

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 May 2016 ]

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PROGRAMMING

Why is processing a sorted array faster than an unsorted array?

Via Alessandro Cirpo Cinelli
Pretty interesting explanation on Stackoverflow of how a computer processor works when comes to processing logical branches.

JAVASCRIPT

Turbocharged JavaScript refactoring with codemods

Codemods are tools that assist large-scale, partially automatable codebase refactoring. Airbnb engineers have used them to convert their Javascript codebase to a more "modern" syntax.