Radar #122

Each week, we do a round up of curated “stuff from the interwebs” that we call Radar.

In this week’s 122nd Radar:

Native or Not? The Untapped Power of Web Apps
This post was adapted from a talk Dan Tello has been giving this year (BD Conf and Forge were awesome and you should register next year!). If you’re interested in the slides, you can find them here: https://slides.com/dantello

FrontEnd Design Conference June15-17 2016

Pure CSS AT-AT Walker
It’s almost #starwars time – let the #CSS wars begin!

GIFs have pretty good browser support, yes, but the advantages of SVGs outweigh theirs in almost every aspect. There might be exceptions, and in those cases do, by all means, use GIFs or any other image format that does a better job than SVG would. You might even use Video or HTML5 Canvas or whatever.

Google+ goes completely responsive.
We hit our goal of never downloading more than 60k of HTML, 60k of JavaScript and 60k of CSS at any one time!

Tips for Creating a First-Class Personal Portfolio
To a prospective client, you as a designer are often perceived only to be good as your portfolio. They’re checking you out for the first time, and if you don’t impress them enough, you just won’t get their work.

10 Guidelines for Better Website Background Videos
In the last few years, we’ve started to see more and more websites using background videos as a design feature. This trend will only increase as internet connections get faster, video codecs get better, and browsers gain better support for HTML5 video.

How to animate “box-shadow” with silky smooth performance
How do you animate the box-shadow property in CSS without causing re-paints on every frame, and heavily impacting the performance of your page? Short answer: you don’t. Animating a change of box-shadow will hurt performance.

Shark Tank increased our traffic by 1000x. Here’s how we handled it.
Rent Like a Champion was going to be on Shark Tank, a reality TV show that allows you to pitch your company to investors. We didn’t know what this would mean for the company’s future, but we did know that it would mean lots of additional traffic. The numbers we heard were in the area […]

Tips, Tricks, and Considerations for Designing an E-Commerce Website
A business owner who’s considering a venture into the e-commerce world should not take that step lightly. If properly pursued, however, it can be one of the smartest financial decisions you ever make.

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Aaron Griswold

Aaron is the Project Manager / Pathfinder for Unmatched Style / Period Three / ConvergeSE.com / BDConf.com. Aaron has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia - and a BS in Business Management from the U of South Carolina. And he aims to be encouraging every day.