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- Jonathan Christopher
This is a fascinating look into diagnosing scroll performance issues using Chrome’s dev tools. I immediately thought back to the days before dev tools existed and although it was before any of the fancy stuff we’re doing today, I do not envy the days before these tools existed.
To this day I think the bar for what’s considered a ‘hack’ is much lower in the world of front end. We’re working with what can be considered old technology. While new, awesome things are getting added every single day we still fall victim to some legacy implementations we just can’t get around. Case in […]
Everyone and their brother is linking to this today but I want to point out some stuff going on under the hood that I really like. Wait. First go create an account at H&FJ because their fonts are just simply spectacular. We’ve been waiting for this day with bated breath and now that it’s here […]
I love articles like these for a few reasons. I like to see the approach other developers take to optimization but I also like the blatant discovery related to the overhead of using prebuilt libraries, frameworks, and other what-have-you’s. These tools are life changing, they’re awesome, but we need to keep in mind the overhead […]
I use console all the time but I honestly learned just about everything this video has to offer. It’s a bit older so I can only imagine what has been implemented on top of these techniques since then. Great stuff.
Over time I’ve become more a fan of base64 encoding assets where appropriate. It’s an interesting approach to reducing HTTP requests for assets by including them in the parent asset. For example, instead of including a URL reference to a background-image in your CSS, you can base64 encode it and include the image right within […]
I’ve had Shadow DOM on my radar for the past few weeks, and I’m still trying to keep it straight in my brain. The whole idea of being able to encapsulate segments of the DOM for abstracted use is just so outside the norm for what we’ve been doing for decades that it’s going to […]
This article ruffled a few feathers recently, but I agree with most of it. Media queries really broke open all of our minds regarding how we should approach both design and development, but as is often a byproduct of such a realization we are quick to discover limitations. Media queries are, for the most part […]