Weekly Digest 03/2021
Welcome to my third weekly digest of this year.
This weekly digest contains a lot of interesting and inspiring articles, videos, tweets, and designs I consumed during this week.
Interesting articles to read
And it was released yesterday! The big news for us in CSS Land is that the new release supports the aspect-ratio property. This comes right on the heels.
New in Chrome 88: aspect-ratio | CSS-Tricks
And it was released yesterday! The big news for us in CSS Land is that the new release supports the aspect-ratio…
How We Improved SmashingMag Performance
In this article, we’ll take a close look at some of the changes we made on this very site — running on JAMStack with React — to optimize the web performance and improve the Core Web Vitals metrics. With some of the mistakes we’ve made, and some of the unexpected changes that helped boost all the metrics across the board.
Access control for GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages now gives you the option to limit access, making the site visible only to users with access to the repository that published the Page. With access control, you can use GitHub Pages to publish and share internal documentation and knowledge across your enterprise.
Some great videos I watched this week
We now have the ability to deliver modern and legacy code to browsers based on what they support, but this doesn’t extend to the large amount of dependency code in our applications. Our dependencies are still published as verbose legacy syntax in order to support the lowest common denominator of browsers today.
Beyond fast with new performance features
A whirlwind tour of new features and proposals to improve the performance of your pages.
New in Chrome 88: Manifest v3, aspect-ratio, digital goods API, and more!
Chrome 88 is rolling out now! You can now upload extensions using manifest v 3 to the Chrome Web Store. The aspect-ratio CSS property makes it easy to set the aspect ratio on any element. You can now use Play Billing in your Trusted Web Activity, and there’s plenty more.
Useful GitHub repositories
Run your GitHub Actions locally! Why would you want to do this? Two reasons:
- Fast Feedback — Rather than having to commit/push every time you want to test out the changes you are making to your
.github/workflows/files (or for any changes to embedded GitHub actions), you can use
actto run the actions locally. The environment variables and filesystem are all configured to match what GitHub provides.
- Local Task Runner — I love make. However, I also hate repeating myself. With
act, you can use the GitHub Actions defined in your
.github/workflows/to replace your
Modern Data Engineer Roadmap
This roadmap aims to give a complete picture of the modern data engineering landscape and serve as a study guide for aspiring data engineers.
Youtube Redesign concept — Dark theme
spark: marketing page
File Sharing iOS App Concept
Patchwork — Dark mode
Webcam x Dices 📹🎲
React Color Gradients
Talk to you next week and stay safe! 👋