This is Last Week Compiled, Volume 1, Issue 3. Each week, I browse over 100 top sites about web design, web development, and more to stay up-to-date with the latest news, tools, resources, and best practices.
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Version 6 of Angular Now Available – “The 6.0.0 release of Angular is here! This is a major release focused less on the underlying framework, and more on the toolchain and on making it easier to move quickly with Angular in the future.” - Stephen Fluin
How to develop an eye for Design – “When I started off in design, I sucked… Though I was no product design prodigy, I figured out how to quickly hack together the skills I needed. And now I want to share one of those lessons with you. Whether or not you’re a designer, this exercise will help sharpen your product sense and improve your eye for design.” – Kathleen Warner
An overview of Visual Studio Code for front-end developers – “No matter whether you are a code newbie or a seasoned developer, code editor is an imperative part of your work. The problem, especially if you are a beginner, is that there are tons of choices for IDEs. And many of them share similar features, functionalities, and even UI. As a result, choosing the right IDE might actually take more time and effort that you thought.” – Vinh Le
How to Become a Web Developer Without Losing Your Mind – “Becoming a web developer is a path littered with mental traps. Step carefully on the muddy footprints of those who walked before you… If becoming a developer is your goal, here are some common traps to look out for.” – Julie Torres
CSS Grid — Responsive layouts and components – “Today we’re going to talk about how to build responsive layouts while using CSS Grid…In this post, we’re going to build a photo gallery (on our fictional social network for dogs) and I’m going to show you how I organize responsive layouts in two different scenarios…” – Rafaela Ferro
Here’s where I am two years after deciding to become a self-taught developer – “Two years ago I made the decision to change my career from structural to software engineering. I currently work as a developer consultant, which is my second job as a software developer/engineer. I typically work with web applications.” – Developer Davo
Portfolios Aren’t What Get You the UX Design Job – “If you only needed a portfolio to get a job, it would be easy. Anyone could do it given the time and resources. So what’s the secret that transcends the portfolio?” – Tiffany W. Eaton
10 Code Snippets For Creating Animated Headers & Video Backgrounds – “Every great website needs a beautiful header to grab attention. It’s the first thing visitors see, and it’s the only thing encouraging visitors to scroll down. If you want to grab attention fast then a custom animated header is one way to do it. And these examples are sure to grab anyone’s attention after they land on your site for the first time.” – Jake Rocheleau
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