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Learning Framer By Creating A Mobile App Prototype

by Greg Rog

Designing interactive prototypes is the best approach to expressing your ideas and explaining them to clients and stakeholders. Learn how to create a mobile app prototype with Framer while also learning some CoffeeScript code.

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A Comprehensive Guide To Mobile App Design

by Nick Babich

(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) There are many things to consider when designing for mobile. We’re sure that this detailed guide will help you get rid of that headache when building apps.

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Yoav Weiss, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Yoav Weiss wants to make the web faster, one perf feature at a time. That’s why he’s been writing, speaking and shaping new web standards and best performance practices, specifically mobile web performance. Among other things, Yoav implemented responsive images in Blink and WebKit. A browser tinkerer who cares about his craft and spends his own time contributing to open source and sharing what he has learned. When not writing code, Yoav’s probably slapping his bass, mowing the lawn in the French countryside, or playing board games with his family. Thanks for your contributions, Yoav!

Kornel Lesinski

A High-Quality GIF Encoder

You need to convert video frames to GIF? Then give Gifski a try. It uses pngquant’s fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. The result are crisp and clear GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.

Huijing Chen

When East Meets West

Thanks to CSS, the possibilities for typesetting on the web are huge, also when it comes to non-Latin writing systems. In her recent JSConf Asia talk, Huijing Chen dives deep into Eastern typography and how it can inspire.

Yangshun Tay

Front-End Interview Handbook

You need to prepare for a front-end job interview? Then Yangshun Tay’s Front-End Interview Handbook has got your back. The GitHub repository lists all kinds of questions (and answers, of course) on the intricate details of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Also great to test yourself.


28 Days Of The Web

To celebrate Black History Month, 28 Days Of The Web recognizes a different black designer, developer, and creative each day throughout February. A great way to discover and connect with talented minds you might not have heard of yet.

Design Systems

Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin'.

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