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// Dev Awesome #52

April 9, 2021

Dev Awesome

Welcome to Dev Awesome, the newsletter for awesome developers. This week we have another dose of interesting articles, tools and inspiration to supercharge your afternoon. Enjoy!

Special Announcement

Mail Studio is here!

We are happy to share our new desktop app - Mail Studio. It helps you design responsive emails that look great on any client. Download it for free today.

mailstudio.app

Articles & Tutorials

Human-Readable JavaScript: A Tale of Two Experts

Great article on finding the balance between modern JS one-liners and their more readable but verbose alternatives.

alistapart.com

The End of AMP

According to a recent announcement, AMP pages will no longer receive a boost in their search results ranking, which was the main reason developers used it in the first place.

lafoo.com

System fonts don't have to be ugly

A look at some of the better system fonts and how to take full advantage of them to improve load and rendering times.

iainbean.com

Best practices for cookie notices

In depth tutorial from the Google web.dev blog on how to code and design cookie policy dialogs.

web.dev

How to Improve CSS Performance

Some good tips on how to manage CSS to make pages render faster and reduce the overall size of your stylesheets.

calibreapp.com

Libraries & Tools

Announcing the Deno Company

Deno, the modern secure JS runtime, will now have a company behind it to help develop new tools and move the project further.

deno.com

Node Server Boilerplate

Command line tool for quickly configuring and building RESTful APIs using Node.js, Express, and Mongoose.

github.com/hagopj13/node-express-boilerplate

The Component Gallery

Browse various types of UI components and see how they are implemented in real-world design systems

component.gallery

Nx - Powerful, Extensible Dev Tools

This project offers a whole ecosystem of developer tools that help build, test and deploy apps, especially helpful for monorepos.

github.com/nrwl/nx

Web Frameworks Benchmark

Impressive open-source project that aims to compare the performance of web frameworks from all programming languages.

github.com/the-benchmarker/web-frameworks

Inspiration & Design

Skribbl - Illustrations for Everyone

Nice collection of unique, hand-drawn illustrations. Free to use in both personal and commercial projects.

weareskribbl.com

Deep Daze - Text to image generation

Really interesting command line tool that takes a text prompt and generates an image based on the given description.

github.com/lucidrains/deep-daze

Underline Hover Styles for Links

A collection of elegant CSS-only animations for underlining links on hover.

tympanus.net

CSS Animated 3D Toaster

Fun CSS 3D art with a cute design and flipping (literally) awesome animations.

codepen.io

Text Morph Effect

Cool CodePen demo that utilizes SVG filters to create morphing animations between any given strings.

codepen.io