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TOP 5 Alien Articles of the Week Worth Reading πŸ‘½πŸ“–

dabibu153 profile image saurav sharma ・Updated on ・3 min read

While working on one of my most recent projects, I came across this rather common issue, of Image Optimisation🎯

Determined to find an ultrapractical solution for rendering proper images on the platform - Without sacrificing performance or display quality; I spent the next few hours browsing through the internet πŸ₯΅, in hopes of finding techniques that could overcome this problem.

And let me put it out there - the Internet did NOT disappoint!.
Not only did I find the answers to my question πŸ€—, in my search, I came across other useful articles that hold the potential to help me in my future endeavors.

So, today I am here to share that knowledge with y'all condensing it in the articles below πŸ’Ÿ -

1. Maximally optimizing image loading for the web in 2021

This article talks about " 8 different methods " that developers can implement in their code to optimize image rendering.
Author Malte Ubl goes into detail about how these methods can
reduce the load times of webpages making them both bandwidth and user friendly.

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2. Optimizing Video For Size And Quality

Similar to the previous article, this one too, is focused on render optimization.

Adding videos to your webpage can provide visitors with a lot more information in a smaller time frame, compared to static images. But the task of optimizing the video so that it doesn’t lead to a worsened performance can be a bit more challenging than static images.

In this article, author Doug Sillars addresses the issue by taking into account - screen-sizes, bitrates and render resolution to find the optimal combination of video properties : best suited for the end-user.

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3. Performance Optimisation of a Frontend App

Continuing on with the theme of optimization techniques,
this next article by Leandrotk discusses the importance of ' Performance Metrics ' like Perceived load speed, Load & Runtime responsiveness, Visual stability, Smoothness. A must-read for anyone targeting a production-ready application.

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4. CSS Switch-Case Conditions

Moving away from the theme of optimization, and into CSS,
this next article by Yair Even Or - discusses the issue of lack of a switch rule or a conditional if.

The article also takes a deeper dive into why it would be useful if they existed, and describes a trick that is useful today, for implementing the said actions.

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5. Visual Studio Code Extensions to Enhance Productivity in 2021

A productive virtual environment that complements your work ethic is extremely important, when it comes to development of any sort. But what is a virtual environment, you might ask ?
Well, it's your IDE ! of-course .

This article - By the writers at Vonage Dev is dedicated to one of the most popular IDEs available out there, VSCode.

Filled to the brim with code extensions - this article will introduce you to modules capable of making your development experience a lot more worthwhile.

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Let me know what you think!

Feel free to ask any questions, and maybe add some other helpful articles you came across in comment section below ! I would love to know what you think, and maybe we can start a discussion ! Also, I am planning on turning this into a weekly series, and see where it goes ✨

Until next time, byeeeeeeeee !

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SeriousLee13

Couldn't find anything related to aliens in this article :(

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Nikhil M Warrier

I too was expecting actual Aliens Iol

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Manpreet virk

This series is called "alien" because articles outside of dev.to are mentioned in this article.

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Sarthak Sharma

My fav series is backπŸ”₯πŸ€”πŸ’―πŸš€

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Pawan Pawar

Thanks!