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Introduction What’s stopping your web pages from getting silky smooth scrolling, buttery animation and a user experience that’s snappy and fast? Jank-free rendering performance has been shown to positively affect user engagement and experience in many large sites, but remains … Continue reading ?
In this video, I walk through generator-bootstrap – an uber-simple Yeoman generator which prompts you for the flavour of Twitter Bootstrap you would like to install for a project: CSS only, Sass, Less or Stylus. It’s a nice time-saver. You … Continue reading ?
I recorded a quick video on getting started with Yeoman for anyone new to the project : ) You might also find building apps with the Yeoman workflow a helpful read.
Yesterday I published a refreshed guide to plugging memory leaks over on the Chrome DevTools docs site. It covers the Object allocation tracker, timeline memory, heap profiles and a few other bits and pieces. I hope you find it usef...
As we saw a few weeks ago, the weight of an average web page is now almost 1.5MB (median ~1MB), with > 50% of this being images. It’s a harsh reminder that many of our pages on the web are … Continue reading ?
In this quick video, I walk through using Web Components with Polymer covering: custom elements, templates, Shadow DOM and HTML Imports. Note: You might also find the new Yeoman generator for Polymer useful as well as Eric Bidelman’s regularly updated … Continue reading ?
As Mat Marquis recently summarized on SmashingMag, the srcset attribute allows developers to specify a list of sources for an image that are delivered depending on the pixel density of a user’s screen. An example of how srcset may be … Continue reading ?
I’m pleased to present a re-write of the Backbone TodoMVC app using ECMAScript 6 features such as classes, modules and fat-arrow syntax. Check out the literate version of the source code as we’ve filled it with helpful comments. The example … Continue reading ?
Last week, I had the pleasure of ‘officially’ releasing Yeoman 1.0 live at BrazilJS. Our core team (incl. Paul, Sindre, Pascal and Stephen) as well as our contributors put a great deal of love and effort into the project over … Continue reading ?
tl;dr: In this video, Paul and I demo a new experimental bookmarklet for detecting critical above-the-fold CSS. External CSS stylesheets are render-blocking, meaning the browser won’t paint content to the screen until all of your CSS – specifically, media=’screen’ CSS … Continue reading ?
ECMAScript 6 is being progressively implemented by browser vendors over time and as such there is no ETA on it being available in all environments. Whilst specs and implementations continue to mature, you may find the below resources helpful in … Continue reading ?
Package management is an important and evolving area in front-end development. It’s also a contentious one with some favoring Bower, others preferring npm and Browserify and a number remaining undecided about the true benefits of these tools. Regardless of the … Continue reading ?
Introduction Developers working in agencies often tell us that they want to be able to use modern front-end tooling in their workflow. One set of options this manifests as is using Grunt for their build tasks (instead of Ant, bash … Continue reading ?
In my new article with Paul Lewis on Smashing Magazine, we discuss how to improve the paint performance of your websites and Web apps. This is an area that we Web developers have only recently started looking at more closely, … Continue reading ?
Yesterday, I looked at the new Daft Punk web experience on Pitchfork. It was visually stunning, featuring rich-animations throughout. I noticed however that scrolling on the page felt quite janky. Scrolling was sluggish and stuttered regularly. You could reproduce this … Continue reading ?
“The Unicorn has a special ability to help it's master when in trouble. When tamed, they will not attack humans or tamed creatures, but will attack anything else with negative karma" The DevTools Heap Profiler and Timeline Memory view can … Continue reading ?
Today we're happy to announce the release of Yeoman 1.0 beta 4. A number of large updates have been made to the project since beta 3, covering scaffolding, performance improvements and overall stability. The community around the project has also … Continue reading ?
The past year has seen many leaps made to improve developer productivity through better tooling. We're paying increasing attention to our workflow and many of us have spent time optimising our usage of tools like Grunt, Bower, Yeoman and the … Continue reading ?