Tomorrow I’m launching the first issue of Hello, Web Dev, a weekly newsletter on web development. Each week, I’ll deliver a concise set of articles and projects that I’ve found interesting over the last week.
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The web is Doom: https://mobiforge.com/research-analysis/the-web-is-doom
The average web page is now the size of the 1993 game, Doom. Web performance is important–in the post, Ronan Cremin suggests that while this trend is concerning, 2016 could be the best year for web optimization and performance so far.
Open source tools:
HEAD is an exhaustive list of elements that appear in the HTML head section. If you’ve ever needed to look up a meta tag for Facebook or Twitter cards, this is the kind of resource you wish would’ve existed then. The perfect kind of lightweight project that should exist on GitHub.
Ignite is a really awesome React Native blueprint/generator. I’ve used it personally – it’s a smart approach to some usual React problems (redux-saga over redux-thunk, an API client over manual fetch in actions), and Infinite Red is using it on a ton of client projects, so they’re constantly updating it. If you’re looking to try out React Native, it’s a great resource.
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