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Robin Rendle

Writer, designer, type nerd.

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No, Absolutely Not

I think the difference between a junior and senior front-end developer isn't in their understanding or familiarity with a particular tech stack, toolchain, or whether they can write flawless code. Instead, it all comes down to this: how they push back against bad ideas.

What I've learned this year is that web performance will suffer if you don't say no to the marketing department because you'll suddenly find yourself with eighteen different analytics scripts on your website. If you don't … Read article

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Disabled buttons suck

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Location, Privilege and Performant Websites

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Why Are Accessible Websites so Hard to Build?

I was chatting with some front-end folks the other day about why so many companies struggle at making accessible websites. Why are accessible websites so hard to build? We learn about HTML, we make sure things are semantic and — voila! @— we have an accessible website. During the course of conversation, someone mentioned the Domino's pizza legal case, which is perhaps the most public example of a company being sued because of a lack of accessibility.

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Designing accessible color systems

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Laying the Foundations

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Making Tables Responsive With Minimal CSS

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Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future of Mobile Web

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Enhancing The Clickable Area Size

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A Codebase and a Community

I woke up one morning and realized that I had it all wrong. I discovered that code and design are unable to solve every problem on a design systems team, even if many problems can be solved by coding and designing in a dark room all day. Wait, huh? How on earth does that make any sense? Well, that’s because good design systems work is about hiring, too.… Read article