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Optimizing Performance With Resource Hints

by Drew McLellan

Many performance optimizations can be made when we can predict what users might do before they actually do it. Resource Hints are a simple but effective way that web developers can help the browser to stay one step ahead of the user and keep pages …

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Design At Scale: One Year With Figma

by Paul Hanaoka

Whether you’re a designer or developer, it can be challenging to stay current in this fast-paced world where it feels like new tools are Product Hunted on a weekly basis. If you’re working in a larger team, and especially if you’re working in an …

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Chris Eppstein is a Senior Staff Engineer at Linkedin where he makes tools for authoring stylesheets. He’s the creator of the stylesheet authoring framework Compass and on the core team of Sass. Passionate about open source, Chris actively contributes to the many open-source projects he uses himself and maintains some lesser known ruby libraries and rails plugins. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Chris!


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