after a pretty packed start this year, it’s delightful to be able to only send you a few links this week. We all need calmer times and my newsletter this week won’t keep you from enjoying a bit of leisure time.
- Sketch 49 brings prototyping as a native functionality. This is amazing news and works quite great in a first quick test.
- Webpack 4 was released this week and brings up to 98% build performance improvements and easier configuration.
- Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger share seven practical tips for cheating at design which many of us can directly apply and include strategies for clearer interfaces.
- Paul Calvano researched a year after Facebook’s announcment to broadly use
Cache-Control: Immutablehow widespread its usage is on the web apart from the few big players. An interesting research and it’s still sad to see that this useful performance tool is used so little. At Colloq we use it quite a lot and save a lot of traffic and load on our servers by doing that and are able to serve many pages nearly instantly to recurring users.
- Heydon Pickering about building inclusive notifications, not only from a technical perspective but from the user eperience point of view. This resource gives useful advice for how to design notifications, what content to include and how and when to present them to users.
- Jad Joubran shares how to run
fetchin a Web Worker to offload it from the main thread into its own. This could be a useful experiment for tasks where expensive requests are triggered, and maybe even in regular intervals.
- Jake Archibald shares some evidence on how unsafe third party CSS can be and what you can and what you can’t do if you need to rely on third-parties.