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Weekly Digest 08/2021

Welcome to my Weekly Digest #8 of this year and the last one of February.

This weekly digest contains a lot of interesting and inspiring articles, videos, tweets, and designs I consumed during this week.

Interesting articles to read

Getting Deep into Shadows

Let’s talk shadows in web design. Shadows add texture, perspective, and emphasize the dimensions of objects. In web design, using light and shadow can add physical realism.

Getting Deep into Shadows | CSS-Tricks

The Future of CSS: Scroll-Linked Animations with @scroll-timeline

The “Scroll-linked Animations Specification” is an upcoming addition to CSS that defines a way for creating animations that are linked to a scroll offset of a scroll container. Let's take a look at how it works and what results we can achieve with it.

The Future of CSS: Scroll-Linked Animations (Part 1)

.new - Google Registry

Browse the full list of .new shortcuts available today from Adobe, Spotify, and many more.

.new - Google Registry

A DRY Approach to Color Themes in CSS

The other day, Florens Verschelde asked about defining dark mode styles for both a class and a media query, without repeat CSS custom properties declarations.

A DRY Approach to Color Themes in CSS | CSS-Tricks

Maximally optimizing image loading for the web in 2021

In this post Malte Ubl outlines 8 image loading optimization techniques to minimize both the bandwidth used for loading images on the web and the CPU usage for image display.

Maximally optimizing image loading for the web in 2021

Hiding Content Responsibly

In this article, Kitty Giraudel discusses all the ways to hide something, be it through HTML or CSS, and when to use which.

Hiding Content Responsibly

Some great videos I watched this week

Spring Forces

Boing! Time to simulate a spring force! This challenge fits into chapters 2 and 3 of the Nature of Code and demonstrates how to simulate the oscillating motion of a spring using vectors and forces.

by Daniel Shiffman

How Disney's Magic Mirror Works | Enchanted Tales with Belle

by Art of Engineering

Chrome 89 - What’s New in DevTools

by Google Chrome Developers

Building Collision Simulations: An Introduction to Computer Graphics

Collision detection systems show up in all sorts of video games and simulations. But how do you actually build these systems? Turns out that the key ideas behind these systems show up all over a field of computer science called computer graphics.

by Reducible

Upgrading DevTools' architecture to the modern web

The Chrome DevTools codebase is around 150,000 lines of first-party JavaScript, with some parts being over ten-years old. As with any large, legacy codebase, there are a range of challenges to navigate, whether it be testing, code style and consistency, or simply understanding what the code is doing! This session steps through how we plan, implement, and maintain code migrations in Chrome's DevTools.

by Google Chrome Developers

Useful GitHub repositories

Engineering Manager Resources

A list of engineering manager resource links.


An implementation of Micro Frontends, based on single-spa, but made it production-ready.

GitHub logo umijs / qiankun

📦 🚀 Blazing fast, simple and completed solution for micro frontends.


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In Chinese traditional culture qian means heaven and kun stands for earth, so qiankun is the universe.

An implementation of Micro Frontends, based on single-spa, but made it production-ready.

🤔 Motivation

As we know what micro-frontends aims for:

Techniques, strategies and recipes for building a modern web app with multiple teams using different JavaScript frameworks. — Micro Frontends

Modularity is very important for large application. By breaking down a large system into individual sub-applications, we can achieve good divide-and-conquer between products and when necessary combination, especially for enterprise applications that usually involve multi-team collaboration. But if you're trying to implement such a micro frontends architecture system by yourself, you're likely to run into some tricky problems:

  • In what form do sub applications publish static resources?
  • How does the main application integrate individual sub-applications?
  • How do you ensure that sub-applications are independent of each other (development independent…

dribbble shots

Foodoo Mobile

by Halo Mobile

Pulver : Render Showcase Responsive

by creathive

QUAN - minimum awesome product

by Lukáš Straňák

Refreshing UI for a watch app

by Cuberto


Picked Pens

Reading Application

by abxlfazl khxrshidi

Glassmorphism Creative Cloud App Redesign

by Aysenur Turk

Talk to you next week and stay safe! 👋

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