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Smashing Podcast Episode 34 With Harry Roberts: What’s The State Of Web Performance?

In this episode, we’re talking about Web Performance. What does the performance landscape look like in 2021? I spoke with expert Harry Roberts to find out. Show Notes Harry is running a Web Performance Masterclass workshop with Smashing in May 2021. At the time of publishing, big earlybird discounts are still available. Harry on Twitter …

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Improving Your Team’s Communication In The Age Of Remote Work

Products are not built in isolation. A big part of our professional lives is spent discussing, brainstorming, and deciding alongside others. No matter our field of expertise we need our team’s knowledge to amplify our own. With the rise of remote work, we’re communicating more and more in written instead of spoken form and teams …

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Designing Better Tooltips For Mobile User Interfaces

Ideally, mobile designs would be seamless with no need for technical documentation, online help, or tooltips. In reality, even the best designs can benefit from supplemental information. A tooltip provides this supplemental information when users tap an icon, image, hyperlink, or other elements in a mobile user interface (UI). For example: By identifying the “Solid …

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An Introduction to the Rollup.js JavaScript Bundler

Rollup.js is a next-generation JavaScript module bundler from Rich Harris, the author of Svelte. It compiles multiple source files into a single bundle. The benefits include: development is easier to manage when using smaller, self-contained source files the source can be linted, prettified, and syntax-checked during bundling tree-shaking removes unused functions transpiling to ES5 for …

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How to Use WordPress as a Headless CMS for Eleventy

The last few years have seen static-site generation and Jamstack concepts evolve from niche tools to mainstream development approaches. The benefits are appealing: simpler deployment and static hosting better security; there are few back-end systems to exploit easy backup and document version control using Git a great development experience, and super-fast performance Unfortunately, static-site generator …

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