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Logging Activity With The Web Beacon API

by Drew McLellan

The Beacon API is a lightweight and efficient way to log information from a web page back to a server. Find out how that can be used and what makes it so different from traditional Ajax techniques.

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WordPress Notifications Made Easy

by Jakub Mikita

Have you been looking for a way to create a notification system when using WordPress? Meet the ‘Notification’ plugin, an all-in-one solution for any custom WordPress notification system.

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SmashingConf New York 2018

The hunt for shiny front-end & UX treasures has begun! Performance, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack to Design Workflow, DesignOps and Variable Fonts. With Monica Dinculescu, Dan Mall, Jason Grigsby, Sara Soueidan and many others.

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Dave Rupert, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Based in Austin, TX, Dave Rupert (known as @davatron5000 on Twitter) is lead developer at the three-person web design shop Paravel. He’s also the co-host of the award-winning Shop Talk Show podcast which he has been running together with Chris Coyier since 2012. Last week, Dave announced his new open-source project A11Y Nutrition Cards, an attempt to present accessibility expectations in a consumable manner and, thus, take away some of the headaches we usually face when trying to fix accessibility issues. Thank you for your contributions, dear Dave! They matter.

Eric Meyer

Not Everyone Wins

“The drive to force every site on the web to HTTPS has pushed the web further away from the next billion users.” Eric Meyer published a thought-provoking post about how modern web technologies made the web less accessible for many people.

Senthil Padmanabhan

The Web Push Checklist

The Web Push API brought push notifications to the web platform. But how can you make sure to not annoy your users when making use of them? Senthil Padmanabhan shares a handy checklist of things to consider when dealing with notifications.

Julius Sohn

A Fresh Approach To The Web Browser

For their bachelor thesis, Julius Sohn and Julius Gehrig collected ideas for a modern web browser for touchscreen devices based on iOS Safari. The result is Refresh, a fresh approach to the browser.

Stefan Fejes

30 Seconds Of Interviews

Job interviews can be daunting, and sometimes even the most seasoned expert forgets things under pressure. 30 Seconds of Interviews helps you review questions that are commonly encountered so that you can better prepare for that next big opportunity.

Liam Spradlin

Design Notes

What does creative work teach us? In his podcast Design Notes, Liam Spradlin talks with guests from unique creative fields about what inspires and unites them in their practice.

Design Systems

Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin'.

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