Last Week Compiled: Front End Handbook, After 6pm, and Native-Like Animations

Front End Handbook, After 6pm, and Native-Like Animations

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  1. Front-End Developer Handbook 2018 – “A guide for front-end developers to equip themselves with latest learning resources and development tools in front-end engineering.” ~ Cody Lindley
  2. Do These Things After 6 P.M. And Your Life Will Never Be The Same – “The time before you go to bed is golden, as it exists every single day, and it’s usually completely yours to schedule.” ~ Thomas Oppong
  3. Native-Like Animations for Page Transitions on the Web – “Some of the most inspiring examples I’ve seen of front-end development have involved some sort of page transitions that look slick like they do in mobile apps. However, even though the imagination for these types of interactions seem to abound, their presence on actual sites that I visit do not. There are a number of ways to accomplish these types of movement!” ~ Sarah Drasner
  4. Stimulus 1.0: A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have – “We write a lot of JavaScript at Basecamp, but we don’t use it to create “JavaScript applications” in the contemporary sense. All our applications have server-side rendered HTML at their core, then add sprinkles of JavaScript to make them sparkle.” ~ David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)
  5. Top JavaScript VSCode Extensions for Faster Development – “VSCode is an open-source, cross-platform editor that has become a favorite of programmers, particularly in the Web Development community. It’s fast, extensible, customizable, and has tons of features. You should check it out if you haven’t already done it.” ~ Arfat Salman
  6. Replace Animated GIFs with Video – “Everyone loves animated GIFs. The only problem is that they can be massive, often weighing in at several megabytes. In this guide, you'll learn how to curb the bloat caused by animated GIFs by replacing them with MPEG-4 and WebM video sources!” ~ Jeremy Wagner
  7. Good Designer, Bad Designer – “I spent time thinking what separates Good Designers from Bad Designers. Here’s my take on it, explained with the help of sketches.” ~ Tarun Kohli
  8. Designing (and Learning From) a Teachable Machine – “UX insights on designing simple, accessible interfaces for teaching computers” ~ Barron Webster
  9. Mario Kart: CSS – An interactive Mario Kart game with only CSS. “I’ve logically decided against using JavaScript at all. To be clear, this is 100% CSS.” ~ Stephen Cook
  10. Give Parcel a Try, You May Like It – Parcel is a blazing fast zero configuration web application bundler. “Maybe you are a webpack connoisseur like myself and you can’t imagine going zero-config…Try parcel out before you go copy/pasting your last webpack config into that new repo.” ~Michael Sholty

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