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Alex Carpenter Front-end Web Developer


Collecting useful links and resources for my future self.

Design Systems by Figma

The best resource for learning, creating and evangelizing Design Systems.

New design systems resource by the folks at Figma.

Also, Poppins looks like a nice Google font I have yet to see. Modern geometric sans serif with lots of personality.

It’s My (Third) Party, and I’ll Cry if I Want To

Like it or not, a huge part of modern web development involves the use of third-party providers: fonts, analytics, ads, tracking, and more all have an impact of performance, and can leave us (or, more worryingly, our visitors) susceptible to performance degradation.

Lighthouse 3.0 is out

Lighthouse 3.0 is out! 3.0 features faster audits, less variance, a new report UI, new audits, and more.

Craft Link List

Craft Link List is a curated publication collecting interesting links about Craft CMS.

If you are at all interested in or currently working with Craft CMS, I highly encourage you to subscribe to the Craft Link List. John does a great job rounding up interesting articles, plugins, and some screencasts related to Craft CMS development.

How to Write a Git Commit Message

If you haven’t given much thought to what makes a great Git commit message, it may be the case that you haven’t spent much time using git log and related tools. There is a vicious cycle here: because the commit history is unstructured and inconsistent, one doesn’t spend much time using or taking care of it. And because it doesn’t get used or taken care of, it remains unstructured and inconsistent.

The Vanilla JS Toolkit

A growing collection of JavaScript code snippets, helper functions, boilerplates, polyfills, plugins, and learning resources, by Chris Ferdinandi.

Perceived Performance: The only kind that really matters

A talk given by Eli Fitch at Fluent Conf 2017 on how to manipulate human perception to make sties & apps feel faster than they actually are.