Hello and welcome to RWD Weekly Newsletter number 405, an Easter edition.
Had things gone to plan I would be in the air as I type this flying from Perth to Brisbane in Australia, and you would be reading one of our interview series instead of looking through some weekly links.
With the world in lock down, people aren’t flying anywhere and the some of the great folks that are helping out with interview series are dealing with a wealth of new problems so there’s still a few to come in. Next week though we’re going to kick off the series with Stephanie Walter who will be answering the same set of questions as the rest of the contributors.
Just before we get into the links I wanted to put a HUGE thank you and shout out to the team that brought us Net Magazine over the years. Net Mag was a key voice in our industry and helped many of today’s web design and developers around the world get started and stay motivated in the industry. Sadly, the next edition of Net Magazine will be the last :(
Right, let’s get linking…. but first check out this course.
The 9th April is CSS Naked day where you remove the CSS from your site and let your out on show as it truly is. I did this on the RWD site and oh-my-goodness do I need to work on the underlying HTML. What would your site look like naked?
There hasn’t been an article from Nadia for a while so I was super excited to see her latest visualisation was back in space for the 30 years of Hubble Telescope observations
This isn’t the usual image tutorial that we feature where the focus is on the responsive code implementation. Instead, Ahmad takes a close look at the different design approaches you can have with images and how they’re done with CSS & HTML.
StackOverflow now has a Dark Mode. This tutorial goes through the entire process from finding the right colours across their brand assets to how they implemented it through the CSS.
Tools and Resources
What a wonderful video that looks back to the Web 2.0 days and the introduction of open API’s, where it took us, and what we’re faced with today. I highly recommend watching this video (only 10 minutes, worth it).
Create SVG waves for your next design
If you’re working on the web it’s a good chance you’ve had to write a technical document at some point in your career. These are aimed at engineers and product owners but I think everyone could learn something from these free resources.
If you like lettering then you’re going to love this online archive. Don’t tether your 3/4G connection to browse this site.