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A Variable Fonts Primer

This site, made by the friends of Google Fonts, cover everything about Variable Fonts and show you how to get started. Google Fonts have even included variable fonts as one of the filter options on it’s own site. BEWARE though, make sure you also read the performance article about Variable Fonts below and understand when […]

CSS Viewport Units

March 17th, 2020 by Ahmad Shadeed

A great round up of what CSS Viewport Units can offer you along with a whole bunch of useful examples on how and when to implement them.

Variable fonts: Is the performance trade-off worth it?

March 16th, 2020 by Anna Monus

Ann takes a look at the Roboto Variable Font compared against loading static versions of the Font to see which has the better performance. As with most things, it depends is really the answer, but this should make you think twice before automatically reaching for a variable font (and it helps you understand what you […]

Introducing the Page Visibility API

March 5th, 2020 by John Au-Yeung

The Page Visibility API is useful for detecting the visibility state of the page. We can listen to the visibilitychange event and then get the visibility state with document.visibilityState and so what we want with it. How can you use it? Well imagine you’re playing a video and then scroll away from it, or maybe […]

Fresh From The Podcast

RWD Podcast 72

March 30th, 2020

Covering off some of the best links for this week. You can find all the links at The mentioned links include You Type Face Apples attack on service workers Firefox better web with scroll Maintaining Performance Oh, Embed! Embracing modern image formats

RWD Podcast 71

March 21st, 2020

All links mentioned in the show can be found on

RWD Podcast #70 : Should designers learn how to code?

November 30th, 2018

This week I mull over the question around whether designers should code. Brad and Dan talk about Design and Development workflows Advent Holiday Calendars for Dev’s

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RWD Weekly #404

April 3rd, 2020

Hello and welcome to RWD Weekly Newsletter number 404. Following along with our HTTP Status Code theme I was toying with the idea of either not sending the newsletter out at all this week, or sending it out to you but having the entire newsletter blank. This, of course, is because the HTTP Status Code […]

RWD Weekly #403

March 27th, 2020

Headline Appleā€™s attack on service workers This article is so good it made the front page on the orange website. We’ve covered the original article from WebKit below, but Jeremy goes into the detail of what the recent changes to Safari really means for the web. Sponsorship Restrict Content Pro A full-featured, powerful membership solution […]

RWD Weekly #402

March 20th, 2020

Hello and welcome to RWD Weekly Newsletter number 402. It seems your payment didn’t go through correctly this week and as such we’re not able to share any content with you this week. I’m joking, of course, but Today I Learned (TIL) that the status code 402 is reserved for Payment Required. It’s not widely […]