Web Development Reading List #182: IPFS Wikipedia, New Webpack CLI, And CSS Grid Breakout

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What’s going on in the industry? What new techniques have emerged recently? What insights, tools, tips and tricks is the web design community talking about? Anselm Hannemann is collecting everything that popped up over the last week in his web development reading list so that you don’t miss out on anything. The result is a carefully curated list of articles and resources that are worth taking a closer look at.

When did you take your last vacation? For many of us, it was probably a long time ago. However, since quite a while, I stumble across more and more stories about companies that take unusual steps vacation-wise. Companies giving their employees a day off each week in summer or going on vacation together as a team building event instead of traveling somewhere just to work.

But while there’s a new generation building their dream work environments, a lot of people still suffer from very bad working conditions. They work long hours and are discriminated or harassed by colleagues or their managers. And just this week, I heard that many company owners are desperate because “Generation Y” doesn’t want to work long hours anymore.

As with every major break in generations, I think it’s good to have people standing up for their rights, enjoying their life and their work. But we also need to talk with executives who are under pressure to match deadlines. Because only if we show them evidence that working less can be beneficial for their employees’ health and productiveness, we can convince them to let us work more freely.


Turkish IPFS Wikipedia
To improve access to information, the IPFS Project creates uncensorable versions of Wikipedia. A Turkish version is already available.

Concept & Design

Tools & Workflow

  • Even Stensberg announced the new Webpack CLI which features an init and migrate command to help ease the setup of Webpack.


Breaking Out With CSS Grid Layout
Allowing certain elements to fill the full viewport width from within a fixed-width container? CSS Grid makes it possible. (Image credit)

Work & Life

  • Laïla von Alvensleben shares why the company she works at decided to do a different kind of team trip for a change. When traveling to Sri Lanka, the Hanno team chose to not bring their laptops or plan work-related meetings or activities but focus on Yoga and surfing instead to bond as a team.

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Further Reading

Smashing Editorial (mrn)