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Web Insights – Your JS/CSS/UI/UX Digest #16

Our new digest series aims to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the web, while sipping a hot coffee.

If you’re like us, you spend hours every day browsing through hundreds of sites and articles, hoping to stumble across relevant news stories.

We search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. Our content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more.

Introducing the New Firefox (57): Quantum
A major update that’s “over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine.” It’s time to revisit Firefox if you haven’t recently.
news

On Declining Complexity in CSS
Despite the latest edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide dwarfing earlier ones, Eric Meyer suggests CSS is not any more complex than it was, just more capable. The book’s out now.
css

The Current State of Element Queries
What element queries are and where community consensus currently finds itself amongst developers and standards working groups.
news

The Contrast Swap Technique: Improved Image Perf with CSS Filters
css tutorial

Cross-Origin Communication with postMessage
javascript tutorial

Creating a TripAdvisor-Style Text input Highlight Effect
A line under the text field highlights as you type more text.
javascript tutorial

A Cute Way to Highlight Images Lacking ‘alt’ Attributes
css tutorial

Flexbox and Grids, Your Layout’s Best Friends
Debunking myths around Flexbox and Grid, and showing you the power of these two technologies working together.
css tutorial

Designing Grids
This talk delves into grid design theory and makes it applicable for today’s web.
video


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