In this issue, we're taking a look back at the top items of 2016. If you've missed any issues, this is a great time to catch up with the stories that caught everyone's imaginations in the world of front-end development :-)
We're taking a break for Christmas and will be back in January. Thanks for all of your support this year and we hope you have a great holiday season :-)
These are mostly simple tips but may uncover a few features you hadn’t got around to trying yet. (
$0 was a handy one I didn’t know about.)
Practical explanations and examples. Includes a look at contextual highlighting with ‘mark’, quotations with ‘q’, and more.
In 30 minutes, Paul Irish shared what’s new in Chrome’s DevTools and how they’ll help you when debugging your sites and front-end work. A lot of useful stuff.
Kendo UI delivers everything you need to build modern web applications under tight deadlines - from the must-haves Data Grids and DropDowns to Spreadsheet and Scheduler. Choose from 70+ UI components and combine them to create beautiful, responsive apps.
What are the bare elements you need and how can they come together? Originally published in 2013 but updated for 2016.
A superb slidedeck from a workshop given by Smashing Magazine’s proprietor. You should learn a few things from this.
Literally see what’s new in the next version of the popular front-end framework, including cards, font changes, a new XL grid tier, and tweaks to button styling.
Starts from the usual basics (title, charset, etc.) but works up to a significant number of meta and link tags useful in various situations.
A ton of useful insights, tips, videos, and more, on debugging issues in Web apps, front end development, etc.
A look at a variety of approaches and tools for testing Web sites using network conditions end users are likely to experience.
The Best of the Rest
Chrome's DevTools in 2016 and Beyond news
Houdini: Maybe The Most Exciting Development In CSS You've Never Heard Of news
Free O'Reilly eBook - 'Intelligent Caching' - Optimize Front End Performance at Scale
Use "Intelligent Caching" as a resource and guide for optimizing performance on your website or application. Download now
How Well Do You Know CSS 'Display'? tutorial
A helpful, in-depth run through of what each value of an element’s ‘display’ property can do for you, including
run-in, and others.
Chen Hui Jing
12 Little-Known CSS Facts (The Sequel) tutorial
How to Center in CSS tutorial
A golden oldie that resurfaced this year.
A Guide to Writing Maintainable CSS tutorial
Write CSS without worrying that overzealous styles will cause problems.
Full Width Containers in Limited Width Parents tutorial
Getting Started with Webpack 2 tutorial
A Case Study on Boosting Front-End Performance story
How and Why GitHub Switched to SVG for Its Icons story
Is jQuery Still Relevant? opinion
Telerik Developer Network
The Headless Web opinion
Creative (and fascinating) thinking about the future of the Web.
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Flexbox Patterns: User Interface Examples with Code code
Examples of practical ways to use Flexbox to build UI components for your own site.
WTF, Forms? Friendlier HTML Form Controls code
Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic from GitHub’s Director of Design.