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Weekly Digest 21/2022

Welcome to my Weekly Digest #21.

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

Layouts RFC

This RFC outlines the biggest update to Next.js since it was introduced in 2016:

  • Nested Layouts: Build complex applications with nested routes.
  • Designed for Server Components: Optimized for subtree navigation.
  • Improved Data Fetching: Fetch in layouts while avoiding waterfalls.
  • Using React 18 Features: Streaming, Transitions, and Suspense.
  • Client and Server Routing: Server-centric routing with SPA-like behavior.
  • 100% incrementally adoptable: No breaking changes so you can adopt gradually.
  • Advanced Routing Conventions: Offscreen stashing, instant transitions, and more.

Layouts RFC

Lesser-Known And Underused CSS Features In 2022

CSS is constantly evolving, and some cool and useful properties either go completely unnoticed or are not talked about as much as others for some reason or another. In this article, we’ll cover a fraction of those CSS properties and selectors.

Lesser-Known And Underused CSS Features In 2022 - Smashing Magazine

Some great videos I watched this week

Advanced Rendering Patterns

As modern applications are getting more and more complex, it's quite easy to end up with large bundle sizes and long loading times. Although there are many tools that can help with performance, there's still a lot you can do as a developer to load your code more efficiently.

by Lydia Hallie

Serverless for frontend engineers, in 10 minutes

Get a quick overview of what serverless is and what it does for you. From why servers make fun ideas boring to how serverless makes the boring work somebody else’s problem. And a peek into the future with modern platform-integrated frameworks.

by Swizec Teller

Now and .then: Debugging Async JavaScript

Async JavaScript is mind-bending to write, even worse to debug. In this talk, we'll explore why async bugs are difficult, what common missteps create those bugs, and how to debug async code with the debugger.

by Jenn Creighton

Useful GitHub repositories

Wikipedia Speedrun Game

The goal of the game is to navigate from a starting wikipedia article to another one, in the least amount of clicks and time.

GitHub logo B0und / WikiSpeedrun

Wikipedia Speedrun Game made with React

Wikipedia logo with a speedrun timer on top of it

Vercel deployments   GitHub   Twitter

🏁 Wikipedia Speedrun Game

The goal of the game is to navigate from a starting wikipedia article to another one, in the least amount of clicks and time.

Start playing now!


  • No registration required

  • 🧭 Choose your own prompts

  • High precision fair™ timer

    • actually stops while you are loading the next article
  • 💣 Optional Time Limit

  • Keeps track of your session progress

  • 👀 Open source

Technologies used

  • React
  • Redux
  • React-router
  • Create React App
  • Emotion
  • Reach UI, Mantine

Build it yourself

This project was created with Create React App.

Clone the project:

git clone

In the project directory you can run npm i and then:

npm start

To run the app in the development mode.

npm run build

To build the app for production to the build folder.



dribbble shots

Task management: to do list dashboard

by [Mehdi Bagheri](

by Mehdi Bagheri

Cryptio ⁝ Crypto App

by [Hesam Mousavi](

by Hesam Mousavi

Prodcast App

by [App Ninja](

by App Ninja


Picked Pens

What if <input type="range"> was segmented?

by Jhey

Netlify loading animation

by Lynn Fisher

Podcasts worth listening

TypeScript Tooling Explained

In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk through TypeScript tooling, build tools, configs, and editors.

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

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