FRONT-END WEEKLY DIGEST ( December 18 — December 24, 2017)

December 27, 2017

The end of December is a good time to sum up the results and make plans for the future. Let's talk about the most important parts of Front-End in 2017, as well as about the future of JavaScript, CSS, and web development in general.



Web Development

• Frontend in 2017: The important parts
• Conference Talks From 2017 Every Designer and Developer Needs to Watch
• Googlebot can read JavaScript – how should SEOs react?
• Getting your site ready for mobile-first indexing
• What's really wrong with node_modules and why this is your fault




• Improve User Experience with Proper Webfont Loading
• OOCSS and Grid
• ::part and ::theme, an ::explainer - Monica Dinculescu gives us a quick update on what's new for styling the Shadow DOM.
• Learning LESS: Using Functions
• Native form validation 1: UI and CSS
• CSS Transitions explained





• I just asked 23,000 developers what they think of JavaScript. Here's what I learned.
• How to Track JavaScript and Ajax Events with Google Analytics
• The Future of jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile
• A Real-World Comparison of Front-End Frameworks with Benchmarks
• dotJS 2017 - Wes Bos - Async + Await
• JavaScript Of The Future (ES8 & Beyond) - Brian Terlson on JS Kongress 2017.

  • Libs & Plugins:
    • markdown-to-jsx - an easy-to-use markdown component that takes Github-flavored Markdown (GFM) and makes native JSX without dangerous hacks.
    • "Moon Sugar" - library for snowfall on your website.
    • unchanged — unchanged — a tiny, fast, unopinionated handler for updating JS objects and arrays immutably.
    • imaskjs — vanilla javascript input mask.
    • cherow — Very fast, standards-compliant, self-hosted ECMAScript parser with high focus on both performance and stability.


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