Weekly “Roundup”, Week 2: On Branding, CSS engine, The Apple Event and more ⚡


(Praveen Juge) #1

Hey, how is September working out for you? It’s been amazing to me so far. This week we were mostly discussing about the concept on Redesigning and Rebranding. We saw Accenture redesign and had some minor rebranding too and we were wondering why.

Youtube also seemed to redesign everything with the tagline “A new YouTube look that works for you” and they modified their logo after 12 Years!

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And Skype’s much-debated redesign also came to desktop which also interested us.

On the other hand, how does one go on to do a rebranding? This guy tells that “Your logo is copied” where he tells that everything has probably been done before.

And this article also interested us where they tell about Atlassian’s Hiring Process for Building UX Teams at Scale which we think would be a great start to go on that redesign tide.


What else is happening? Let’s start with seeing what happened in -

Front-End

Inside a super fast CSS engine: Quantum CSS (aka Stylo), which is a must read about a new CSS Engine.

And also, The average web page is 3MB. How much should we care?

A Gulp Workflow for Frontend Development Automation, a well written article about why Gulp is just awesome!

And for Automated Testing, Firefox now fully supports Headless mode

Managing CSS & JS in an HTTP/2 World

Vivify, a nifty new CSS animation library.

Video: WHY You Should Build A Progressive Web App NOW

Video: How to Label Custom Elements - A11ycasts

Visualize Large Date and Time-Based Datasets with AnyStock

And finally, A framework for creating a predictable & harmonious spacing system for faster design-dev handoff


Oh, we kind of love AR now

Take a look at Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for Augmented Reality


JAVASCRIPT STILL ROCKZ

How to think like a (Javascript) programmer

All the fundamental React.js concepts, jammed into this single Medium article

An Introduction to Component Routing with Angular Router

JavaScript Scope and Closures

Video: GraphQL In Production

Implementing Push Notifications: Setting Up & Firebase, great article if you are thinking about Push Notifications for Web.


Back-End and General Programming

How to create a Neural Network in JavaScript in only 30 lines of code

Video: How Did Python Become A Data Science Powerhouse?

How To Write Better SQL Queries: The Definitive Guide

Finding all Palindromes Contained in Strings with SQL

ReactJS in PHP: Writing Compilers Is Easy and Fun!

Last but the best, Offline-Friendly Forms.


Artificial Intelligence :alien:

Explained simply: How DeepMind taught AI to play video games

5 Ways to Get Started with Machine Learning

Deep Learning for Siri’s Voice, On-device Deep Mixture Density Networks for Hybrid Unit Selection Synthesis

New app scans your face and tells companies whether you’re worth hiring

But not to worry,

Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work


Design :art:

Toolkit of a Product Designer, Picking the right tools for a better design workflow

What I Learned as a Design Intern at Tesla and Uber

7 Really Good Unsubscribe Pages + Preference Centers

Video: Improving Creative Confidence – Designer vs. Developer

Design Challenge: 1 Turtle, 10 Ways, fun little challenge.

User Interfaces for Variable Fonts


Other useful Resources

weweChat, Unofficial WeChat client built with React, MobX and Electron.

WhatRuns, go behind the scenes of your favourite web app and find out everything they use to make it.

BOTWIKI, an open catalog of friendly, useful, artistic online bots and tools and tutorials that can help you make them.

Docker Cheat Sheet, Cheat Sheet. For Docker.

Announcing TypeScript 2.5

Grabient, beautiful gradient generator.

Video: Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement


Apple Event is coming

We are avidly waiting for the apple event coming on Sept 12 and we also think the following is true: Apple’s Sept. 12 iPhone event is its most important in years


That is all for this week, see you next week (with a surprise) :wave:


(Praveen Juge) #2

(Karthik Kamalakannan) #3

Wow! This is something I did not realize. A logo change after 12 years and a beautiful dark mode. :heart: