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Weekly Digest 06/2021

marcobiedermann profile image Marco Biedermann Updated on ・4 min read

Welcome to my second weekly digest of February ❄️.

This weekly digest contains a lot of interesting and inspiring articles, videos, tweets, and designs I consumed during this week.


Interesting articles to read

Managing CSS Z-Index In Large Projects

Wrangling z-index values is a difficult task for many developers. Here is an easy-to-implement mini-framework based on existing conventions that brings clarity and confidence to working with z-index.

Managing CSS Z-Index In Large Projects - Smashing Magazine

An Interactive Guide to CSS Transitions

This comprehensive guide shows how to use CSS transitions! A back-to-basics look at the fundamental building blocks we need to create microinteractions and other animations.

An Interactive Guide to CSS Transitions

The best JavaScript date libraries in 2021

Wrangling dates and times in JavaScript can be a headache. JavaScript date libraries provide user-friendly APIs and useful utilities that alleviate some of that pain. But with so many options how do you pick the best one? In this post we delve into the world of JavaScript date libraries to help you choose. Our top pick, date-fns, delivers the best feature set combined with an elegant modular architecture.

The best JavaScript date libraries in 2021 - Skypack Blog

Fluid typography with CSS clamp

Learn to create a simple, accessibility friendly and configurable fluid type system that uses modern CSS sizing functions.

Fluid typography with CSS clamp - Tutorial - Piccalilli

Announcing TypeScript 4.2 RC

Today we’re excited to announce our Release Candidate of TypeScript 4.2! Between now and the stable release of TypeScript 4.2, we expect no further changes apart from critical bug fixes. To get started using the RC, you can get it through NuGet,

Announcing TypeScript 4.2 RC | TypeScript

How to Install a NPM Module from GitHub Branch

In my journey to work more quickly with a project containing loads of dependencies, I've come across a few techniques I've not needed to use before.

How to Install a NPM Module from GitHub Branch


Some great videos I watched this week

Can A.I. Design the Perfect Roller Coaster?

by Art of Engineering

The Future of Machine Learning and JavaScript

There are many exciting things happening with AI, from which, until recently, JavaScript developers were largely shut out. But things are changing, if you can do npm install @tensorflow/tfjs or make an API call, you can now do AI. In this fast-paced talk, I'll open your mind to what's possible by demoing several AI-powered JavaScript apps and show you how they were built using either TensorFlow.js or easy to use AI-powered APIs. You don't need a PhD in Maths, you don't need years of experience, you just need imagination and the willingness to try.

by Asim Hussain

VS Code 🔥 Tips and Tricks

We'll go over some of our favorite and essential tips, as well as demo some of the newest features and advanced settings for you to customize VS Code to your liking. Whether you are just learning VS Code or are a long-time user, you'll be sure to leave with some new tricks and shortcuts to become more productive while coding.

by Sana Ajani

Linux Directories Explained in 100 Seconds

Linux is a cryptic labyrinth of directories defined my Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS). Learn the purpose of the most common Linux directories in 100 seconds

by Fireship

Graphing Sine Wave - Nature of Code

What does a sine wave look like? In this video I look at how to graph and animate a sine wave in p5.js varying the period and phase.

by Daniel Shiffman


Useful GitHub repositories

Excalidraw

Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams. Collaborative and end-to-end encrypted.

https://github.com/excalidraw/excalidraw/blob/master/public/og-image.png?raw=true

GitHub logo excalidraw / excalidraw

Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams

Excalidraw logo: Sketch handrawn like diagrams.

Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams.
Collaborative and end-to-end encrypted.

Follow Excalidraw on Twitter

Ask questions or hang out on our discord.gg/UexuTaE.

Try it now

Go to excalidraw.com to start sketching.

Read the latest news and updates on our blog. A good start is to see all the updates of One Year of Excalidraw.

Supporting Excalidraw

If you like the project, you can become a sponsor at Open Collective.

Last but not least, we're thankful to these companies for offering their services for free:

Vercel Sentry Crowdin

Documentation

Shortcuts

You can almost do anything with shortcuts. Click on the help icon on the bottom right corner to see them all.

Curved lines and arrows

Choose line or arrow and click click click instead of drag.

Charts

You can easily create charts by copy pasting data from Excel or just plain comma separated text.

Translating

To translate Excalidraw into other languages, please visit…

Awesome-Cheatsheets

Awesome cheatsheets for popular programming languages, frameworks and development tools. They include everything you should know in one single file.

https://github.com/LeCoupa/awesome-cheatsheets/blob/master/_design/cover_github@2x.png?raw=true

GitHub logo LeCoupa / awesome-cheatsheets

👩‍💻👨‍💻 Awesome cheatsheets for popular programming languages, frameworks and development tools. They include everything you should know in one single file.

AWESOME CHEATSHEETS LOGO

Awesome GitHub license

WEBSITE DIRECTORY: Available here.

📚 Awesome cheatsheets for popular programming languages, frameworks and development tools. They include everything you should know in one single file.

🤔 Why Awesome-Cheatsheets?

I usually make a cheat sheet when I want to improve my skills in a programming language, a framework or a development tool. I started doing these kinds of things a long time ago on Gist. To better keep track of the history and to let people contribute, I reorganized all of them into this single repository. Most of the content is coming from official documentation and some books I have read.

Feel free to take a look. You might learn new things. They have been designed to provide a quick way to assess your knowledge and to save you time.

📚 Table of Contents

📃 Languages

View cheatsheets

Command line interface

Imperative


dribbble shots

Wine Shop POS App

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/5031392/screenshots/15097032/media/89f03e62bc074841a5708049cf2010e9.png

by Purrweb UI

Toplay Website

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/6234/screenshots/15096917/media/47ced9a86254278d9182ffe2873098ae.png

by Halo UI/UX

Apps Planning Concept

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/2302891/screenshots/15089012/media/a5027c037f648bf880f9983f576a3fb3.jpg

by Adalahreza

Parfume Apps Exploration

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/6843587/screenshots/15091913/media/e3a3c3f8507d900acd0e8701286ad2a2.png

by Rohmad Khoirudin


Tweets


Picked Pens

Untitled

by Bennett Feely

Checkout Form

by Marco Biedermann


Talk to you next week and stay safe! 👋

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