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March 2016 Review

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My collection of articles / tips / tricks / talks / screencasts / code snippets that I’ve found interesting throughout the course of March. Enjoy!

Gutenberg: A Meaningful Web Typography Starter Kit

Gutenberg is a flexible and simple–to–use web typography starter kit for web designers and developers. It’s a small step towards a better typography on the web.

Tasty CSS-animated hamburgers

A collection of some simple and beautiful hamburger menu icons. Delicious!

What’s new in jQuery 3

An outline of the most important changes in jQuery’s upcoming 3.0 release.

Mastering Markdown

Wes Bos shares his tips and tricks on mastering Markdown. Finally convinced me to start writing my blog posts in Markdown. Currently using this WordPress plugin to do so and it’s been great so far.

A Modern Backup Solution for Laravel Apps

A wonderful laravel package that backs up your files and databases to one or more external file systems.

System loads Web pages 34 percent faster by fetching files more effectively

“Polaris” system from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab accelerates website load-time by decreasing network trips. Curious to see if this will actually be used on websites in the near future.

5 Tips for Saving SVG for the Web with Illustrator

A short and useful list of tips for avoiding common problems with exported SVG.

GitHub adds Reactions to Pull Requests, Issues, and Comments

A nice addition instead of +1 spamming 🙂

CSS Tricks – The Lodge is now Free

The Lodge is an excellent resource filled with screencasts and articles on practical front end topics.

Adobe Experience Deisgn Preview

Adobe’s Project Comet is now called Adobe Experience Design. It is Adobe’s latest attempt at a design/prototype app and is available for download as a preview.

How To Get Hundreds of Stars on Your Github Project

A wonderful guide outlining important tips on how to get your open source project noticed on GitHub.

Laravel TestTools

A wonderful package and chrome extension that makes integration testing in Laravel a breeze.

How one developer just broke thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

A small npm package was unpublished from npm, creating a bunch of broken dependencies for thousands of packages.

Changes to npm’s unpublish policy

NPM was quick to update their policy after the disaster that happened the previous week.

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