From time to time, we need to take some time off, and actually, I’m glad that this reading list is a bit shorter as the ones you’re used to. Because one thing that really stuck with me this week was Eric Karjaluoto’s article.
In his article, he states that, “Taking pride in how busy we are is one of the worst ideas we ever had.” So, how about reading just a few articles this week for a change and then take a complete weekend off to recharge your battery?
Further Reading on SmashingMag:
- Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level
- Designing Modular UI Systems Via Style Guide-Driven Development
- How To Maximize Your Creative Energy
- The next major release of Angular, Angular 4.0, is now available. It’s smaller and faster than it’s predecessor and ships flat ES modules.
Concept & Design
- Nathan Curtis shares an approach to get your design team started with building components.
- There’s a new security header called
Expect-CT. Scott Helme explains when and how you should use it.
- I bet many people here have a Samsung TV. And while there are currently not many phones out there from this vendor that run on Tizen, a lot of TVs do. Now, security researchers have found some quite interesting things about Tizen’s security, including vulnerabilities that can give full access to the device and ways to embed malicious code into the system through the app store.
- In the past, we tended to teach people to use a VPN if they wanted to stay secure. But now we know that by far not all VPN services have good intentions. Some even inject advertising and privacy-leaking data into your network requests or sell your history to third parties.
- Nicolás Bevacqua wrote about regular expressions in a post-ES6 world, including the new Unicode flag, the matchAll function, and assertions.
Work & Life
- Eric Karjaluoto shares why we need to slow down, and why taking pride in how busy we are is one of the worst ideas we ever had. What if the best thing you can do for your career — and life — is to press pause, set your number one priority, and then rethink your way of working?
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