July 9, 2021
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!
History of the Web: Part 1
A fascinating read about the technologies and programming tools that make up the web and how they've evolved over time.
Updating A 25-Year-Old Website
Mads Stoumann's charming tale about how he modernized an old website by keeping the original ASP stack instead of starting from scratch.
High performance storage with the Storage Foundation API
Preview of an exciting new Chrome API that offers faster solutions for web storage and native file management.
GitHub Copilot - An AI pair programmer
Really impressive OpenAI project from GitHub that can autocomplete complex code or even write entire functions for you.
Indiepen - Privacy-friendly solution for sharing code snippets
Nice lightweight solution to embed HTML, CSS and JS code examples that's less than 20 KB and doesn't set any cookies.
Astro - A faster static site builder
Interesting project that takes a fresh approach at static site generators, rendering the pages as optimized as possible and without any unnecessary JS.
The Plan for React 18
A sneak peak into the next major update to React.
Uniform CSS - Sass-powered utility and styling framework
Great project that makes it possible to build a highly customizable CSS framework that's tailored to your needs.
iPod.js - An iPod that connects to Apple Music and Spotify
Super fun recreation of the classic iPod with streaming service support, games and most importantly click wheel menu!
Design for Safari 15
Nice video from Apple on the redesigned Safari browser and how to build websites for it.
Building a color scheme
Awesome article (and video) on how to make a color scheme and then build theme variations on top of it.
Optical size, the hidden superpower of variable fonts
This article does a great job at illustrating why it's important to have proper optical size scaling.
Multi Colored Text with CSS
Cool text effect made with clever usage of linear gradients and the background-clip property.