Reading List #8

Hey there ๐Ÿ‘‹

This week I made some progress on a feature which took me way longer than expected to build as I ended up basically rewriting the whole thing for at least three times. But I learned a ton in the progress, so I take it as a win.

Apart from that, it was kind of a short week. I got my booster shot yesterday and reserved today for sleepingand recovering without any important work or calls. But fortunately, it didn’t hit me as hard as the second dose, and I’m feeling much better already, so I might as well get some work done this afternoon.

Frontend Development

๐Ÿ›ค Git Rebase

I linked to an article before about the benefits of git rebase vs git merge and started using it myself, which I can highly recommend. This article covers everything you need to know about the basics, with examples to do it from the command line and also some tips on how to configure git.

Alchemists โ€“ Git Rebase

๐ŸŽจ Relative Colors in CSS

Jim Nielsen shows an experimental feature which allows to use relative color manipulations directly in CSS. It’s currently only supported in Safary Technology Preview 122 behind a flag, but it would be awesome to have this available in more browsers in the future and to have a replacement for SCSS’s lighten() and darken() functions.

Dynamic Color Manipulation with CSS Relative Colors


๐ŸŽท WordPress 5.9 is coming

With version 5.9 of WordPress expected to be released on January 25th, it’s about time to read through all the amazing things coming in this new version. For a good overview, this post is a good place to start.

WordPress 5.9 Field Guide

Other / Random

๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ How cognitive biases influence our design decisions

Whether we like it or not, we all have biases that influence the way we see and interpret the world around us, and therefore also influence our design decisions. Jon Yablonski created this collection of cognitive biases, how they work and some of the things we can do to decrease their negative impact on our design decisions.

Biased by Design

That’s it for this week. Have a happy weekend ๐ŸŽ‰

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