Welcome to the forty-fourth edition of the Web Dev Weekly
newsletter... We'll be giving you a short, concise list of everything you need to know from around the web from the last week. From tutorials, to new developments, ideas and articles.
Typography tools for your website
Type.js creates new CSS rules to take control of your typefaces. Control the kerning and glyphs, right from CSS.
Good Flux Implementations
Flux is an architectural pattern recommended by Facebook for building apps with React.
AuthClient in Yii2
Yii is a PHP framework, and this tutorial talks through implementing secure login using various third-parties (Google, Twitter, etc).
Build a 3D carousel
Every site these days seems to have a sliding carousel of some description. Here's a nice 3D carousel effect, almost like a roating hexagon.
9 JS libs for local storage
Local storage, in my opinion, isn't utilising anywhere near enough. An example of a great implementation is WordPress, which stores your blog post locally as you write it, just in case your Internet connection dies part way through. These libs can help.
A super-simple implementation of a slideout drawer for mobile apps. Uses CSS and JS, with no dependencies.
If you've ever submitted an app to any app store you know how much of a pain screenshots can be. Here's a tool to help.
Well, this is bizarre. It's a font made entirely of CSS. Image the letter 'A', well that's essentially 3 straight lines. Well this font uses :before and :after to build that.
Dropplets, markdown blogs
Not a new idea, but well implemented non-the-less. Dropplets allows you to build a blog using only Markdown. It's file-based, with no database.
A bit of fun with this easter-egg tool. It allows you to place comments in your HTML, and then animate them. Totally invisible to your visitors until someone opens developer tools.