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"Easy is boring. That's why I love the web and browsers." - Remy Sharp
In the news
Announcing TypeScript 2.0 RC
This RC gives an idea of what the full version of 2.0 will look like, and Microsoft is looking for broader feedback to stabilize and make 2.0 a solid release.
Mozilla plans to add WebP support to Firefox
Mozilla, makers of Firefox and other things, is working on bringing support for the webp format to the Firefox web browser.
With Jest 15, Facebook is changing the framework radically to make it easier to use both for beginners and experienced users.
Tools & libraries
Get notified when a DOM element enters or exits the viewport.
Tutorials & guides
11 Simple npm Tricks That Will Knock Your Wombat Socks Off
Using npm as effectively as possible can be difficult. We've made a list of 11 simple-to-use tricks that will speed up development, no matter the project.
Using WebP Images
Using WebP images can yield substantially lower file sizes for your images, giving way to quicker page load times. Learn how to use them in this post!
How readability can make sure people actually read your content
What’s the easiest way to increase time-on-site, decrease bounce, and make it more likely people share your content? Readability. Readability: “The ease with which a reader can understand written text”
Ways To Reduce Content Shifting On Page Load
In this article, Michael Scharnagl shares a couple of useful techniques to on how to minimize content shifting on page load.
React on the Server for Beginners: Build a Universal React and Node App
The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess
Theoretically, anyone can access the web. In reality, disabled people are excluded.
Why “Progressive Web Apps vs. native” is the wrong question to ask
Even though PWAs have been around for more than a year now, there are still a bunch of misconceptions about them...
Pure CSS implementation of Google Photos / 500px image layout
Hello from the server side
Efficiently and Conveniently Building Ruby and Node.Js Docker Containers for Production
In this article we will show how we build Docker application containers in two steps and explain why that is a useful thing to do. We then walk you through writing a build script rich in features.
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