Animating with requestAnimationFrame should be easy, but if you haven’t read React’s documentation thoroughly then you will probably run into a few things that might cause you a headache. Here are three gotcha moments I learned the hard way.
I’m so excited to be heading to Zürich, Switzerland for Front Conference (Love that name and URL!). I’ve never been to Switzerland before, so I’m excited about that, but of course, the web nerd in me is excited to be at the conference with lots of fellow webfolk. Some old friends, but mostly new people I’ve never met before but admire their work. Yessssss.… Read article “Front Conference in Zürich”
This came up the other day. I forget where, but I jotted it down in my little notepad for blog post ideas. I wrote it down because what I was overhearing was way over-complicating things.
Some fantastic behind-the-scenes stuff about Stripe’s design work by Benjamin De Cock. Absolutely everything is clever and using very modern techniques.
And you use them pretty much just like you’d use custom fonts on a website. Jaina Mistry had the scoop on this last year over on the Litmus blog:
Between the urgency of their work and the size of their resources, spending months on a full redesign isn’t something they can afford to do. Given that, a free theme for, say, WordPress can yield a considerable amount of value, especially to budget-constrained organizations. They can launch their redesign more quickly, and continue reaching the people who need their information most.
Pretty neat little website from Joan Perals, inspired by stuff like Lynn’s A Single Div. With multiple hard-stop background-image gradients, you don’t need extra HTML elements to draw shapes — you can draw as many shapes as you want on a single element. There is even a stacking order to work with. Drawing with backgrounds is certainly CSS trickery!
Lea Verou digging up the CSS trickery classic and applying it to clip the backgrounds of some code blocks: