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Weekly Digest 09/2022

Welcome to my Weekly Digest #9 of this year.

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


Interesting articles to read

Headless components in React and why I stopped using a UI library for our design system

In the past five years, Nir has been working on major front-end projects at Gloat. In this blog post, he will focus on what he learned when building Gloat’s design system and how he moved from using UI libraries like MUI to using headless components.

Headless components in React and why I stopped using a UI library for our design system

Understanding CSRF Attacks

Zell went about researching web security recently as he was writing Understanding Asynchronous JavaScript — He wanted to make sure my recommendations were secure and he is not doing any of his students a disservice with his recommendations. Unfortunately, articles in the security

Understanding CSRF Attacks

*Building Pages in Storybook*

Building pages in an app might seem straightforward at first, but as your project matures things get more complicated. What happens if the network fails or the data is missing? Or worse, your app …

Building Pages in Storybook


Some great videos I watched this week

How to rotate a vector

by Freya Holmér

10 React Antipatterns to Avoid

React is minimal on the surface, but it’s actually a highly complex JavaScript UI library with many potential pitfalls. In this tutorial, we look at 10 antipatterns in React, along with tips and tricks to improve our code.

by Fireship

New in Chrome 99: CSS Cascade Layers, Show Picker, and more!

Chrome 99 is rolling out now! CSS cascade layers give you more control over your CSS and help to prevent style-specificity conflicts. The showPicker method allows you to programmatically show a browser picker for input elements like date, color, and datalist.

by Google Chrome Developers

This video was made with code. But how?

Learn how to produce video content programmatically with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript thanks to Remotion - a React library that can create real MP4 videos.

by Fireship


Useful GitHub repositories

*Locomotive Scroll*

Detection of elements in viewport & smooth scrolling with parallax effects.

GitHub logo locomotivemtl / locomotive-scroll

🛤 Detection of elements in viewport & smooth scrolling with parallax.

Locomotive Scroll

Detection of elements in viewport & smooth scrolling with parallax effects.

Installation

⚠️ Scroll-hijacking is a controversial practice that can cause usability, accessibility, and performance issues. Please use responsibly.

npm install locomotive-scroll
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Usage

Basic

With simple detection.

HTML

<h1 data-scroll>Hey</h1>
<p data-scroll>👋</p>
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CSS

Add the base styles to your CSS file.

locomotive-scroll.css

JS

With a bundler
import LocomotiveScroll from 'locomotive-scroll';
const scroll = new LocomotiveScroll();
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Or without
<script src="locomotive-scroll.min.js"></script>
<script>
    (function () {
        var scroll = new LocomotiveScroll();
    })();
</script>
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Get the JS file.

Smooth

With smooth scrolling and parallax.

<div data-scroll-container>
    <div data-scroll-section>
        <h1 data-scroll>Hey</h1>
        <p data-scroll
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Floating UI

A low-level toolkit to position floating elements while intelligently keeping them in view. Tooltips, popovers, dropdowns, menus, and more

GitHub logo floating-ui / floating-ui

A low-level toolkit to position floating elements while intelligently keeping them in view. Tooltips, popovers, dropdowns, menus, and more

Floating UI

Popper is now Floating UI! For Popper v2, visit its dedicated branch.

Rolling Versions

Website

Floating UI is a low-level library for positioning "floating" elements like tooltips, popovers, dropdowns, menus and more while intelligently keeping them in view.

Challenges arise when positioning floating elements as they get taken out of the normal layout flow of a document, leading to issues with clipping and overflow which is where this library can help!

  • Tiny: 600-byte core with highly modular architecture for tree-shaking
  • Low-level: Granular control over positioning behavior
  • Pure: Predictable and side-effect free
  • Extensible: Powerful middleware system
  • Platform-agnostic: Runs on any JavaScript environment which provides measurement APIs, including the web and React Native

Installation

To use it on the web:

npm install @floating-ui/dom
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yarn add @floating-ui/dom
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Quick start

import {computePosition} from '@floating-ui/dom';
const referenceElement = document.querySelector('#button');
const floatingElement = document
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dribbble shots

Game application UI design

by [uixNinja](https://dribbble.com/shots/17652705-Game-application-UI-design)

by uixNinja

*NFT Dark Theme Landing Page UI Design*

by [Mostafijur Rahman](https://dribbble.com/shots/17655703-NFT-Dark-Theme-Landing-Page-UI-Design)

by Mostafijur Rahman

*Online Food Mobile App Design*

by [SH Shakil](https://dribbble.com/shots/17655690-Online-Food-Mobile-App-Design)

by SH Shakil


Tweets


Picked Pens

CSS Knob widget with Range Slider

by S. Shahriar

4000 Followers - Thank You!

by Adam Kuhn


Podcasts worth listening

CodePen Radio – *Ryan Mulligan*

This week Chris gets to talk to Ryan Mulligan! Ryan put together a Collection of some of his personal picks for favorite Pens and they get a chance to talk through a lot of them.

Syntax – Wes and Scott React to the State of JS

In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott take a look at the 2021 State of JS survey.


Thank you for reading, talk to you next week, and stay safe! 👋

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