More than 5 years ago, when I started to steer my design career towards the technological dark side, interactive prototypes weren’t as popular as they are now, but you could find some of them on the Internet. They were mainly simple animations about new ideas for interactions. What fascinated me most was how these animations […]
Bethany Heck is the Executive Design Director of Audience Engagement, Video & Data at Vox Media, as well as the designer behind the beautifully designed Eephus League baseball scorebooks. In this interview she talks about her latest project, The Font Review Journal which aims at helping designers make better font choices.
When a user visits PWA Directory for the first time, a Service Worker is installed and the Application Shell is cached. On the following visits, the first render is accelerated by serving the cached shell from the Service Worker. Once loaded, the shell will issue a request for the page content and render it when the response arrives.
AR.js is an efficient Augmented Reality solution on the Web. It runs 100% in your web browser, this means no app to install! There is no need for a specific device either e.g. Tango or iphone. It runs on all mobile platforms: Android, iOS11 and Windows mobile. You can use it with your own phone. […]
Gatsby is your friendly, blazing fast static site generator for React. And after nearly a year of research, prototyping, and testing, Gatsby v1 is ready for action. Static site generators offer many benefits over traditional dynamic website frameworks — better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience. In v1, Gatsby blazes […]
Today we’ll dive into insights from Chrome’s networking stack to provide clarity on how web loading primitives (like <link rel=“preload”> & <link rel=“prefetch”>) work behind the scenes so you can be more effective with them. As covered well in other articles, preload is a declarative fetch, allowing you to force the browser to make a request for a resource without […]
Animations can be great if used in appropriate contexts. They create moments of charm and, when correctly used, they help to increase the user’s understanding of the UI. What once was a big no-no, using animations at all, has now become more or less the standard when building new web pages. Highlighting certain state transitions, […]