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A channel where seasoned developers show how they design, build, work and play. Coming up next: Every Product Has A Voice with Benjamin Hersh (May 29).

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SmashingConf Toronto 2019

Improving accessibility and front-end workflow, refactoring, security, interface design patterns, CSS Grid techniques, performance, Git and how to write better JavaScript.

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Zach Leatherman, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Zach Leatherman is a Web Developer with the award-winning Filament Group. He focuses on web fonts and static site generators and speaks about these topics at conferences around the globe. He’s also the co-organizer of NEJS CONF and the NebraskaJS meetup. You can follow him on Twitter at @zachleat. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Zach!

Unraveling The JPEG

Unraveling the JPEG” is an interactive exploration of how to decode a JPEG image, shedding light on the layers of compression, perception, vision, and what details our eyes are most sensitive to.

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Design Systems

Meet Design Systems, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design system to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.

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