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Robin Rendle

Writer, designer, type nerd.

Designing for Performance

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Lara Hogan has just published her excellent book Designing for Performance for free online. She takes a good look at what makes a website feel slow and how that experience affects design and business goals:

Page speed is increasingly important

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Understanding Proxy Browsers

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A new series of posts by Tim Kadlec on proxy browsers and why some people need them:

I’d venture to say that most developers and designers are not big fans of proxy browsers—assuming they pay attention to them at all.

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The Asset Handover

When working in teams made up of designers and front end developers, there can be a lot of frustration and confusion when it comes to handing assets over from one team member to another. These might be design mockups or …

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shape-outside

The shape-outside property controls how content will wrap around a floated element’s bounding-box. Typically this is so that text can reflow over a shape such as a circle, ellipse or a polygon:

.element {  
  float: left;
  shape-outside: circle(50%);
  width: 200px;
  
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Performance Tools

Weekend roundup time! From the multitude of Grunt and Gulp plugins to web apps that can help us visualize our websites with data, learning all the ins and outs of performance tooling is tough. I thought it might be useful …

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Considerations on Bug Reporting in Teams

Here’s a frustrating situation: someone notices a real layout bug or a glitch of some kind, but they fail to accurately describe the problem when they tell you about it. As front-end developers, and all-round good team players, it’s our …

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