List of interesting links – 24 July ’18

Coming back for the second consecutive week, these are some of the more interesting articles I read this past week

  1. What Every Young Man Should Understand About the Power of Compound Interest – a nice article from the Art of Manliness site that is meant to bring a bit more actually useful information to today’s young people
  2. Improving the usability of multi-selecting from a long list – I am not a designer but I do build interfaces by myself now and again and I had to discover this kind of thing on my own. For people starting out in UX design, this can be useful take on multi-selecting
  3. UnDraw – a very nice library of MIT licenced SVG illustrations – this one has been on every newsletter this past week so you may have already seen it, but its such a good resource, its hard not to keep recommending it. Also, I think this past weeks’ What’s New for Designers – has been filled with great resources, so check that one out as well
  4. How I dropped 250KB of dead CSS weight with PurgeCSS – is a pretty interesting article where you learn how to minimize your CSS files size. The article is a lot more useful if you are working with TailwindCSS, but I think its also a good entry point in thinking about how one can use tools to remove unused CSS from an app or site.
  5. EarTrumpet 2.0 makes Windows 10’s audio subsystem even better…and it’s free! – an overview of a Windows Store app that allows for more granular control of sound settings.
  6. Hacking user perception to make your websites and apps feel faster – an informative article on how to make your apps appear to load faster, especially in places where you need to pull up large amounts of data.
  7. Extending Laravel’s Collection With Macros – if you are a Laravel developer, this may be useful to you.
  8. Managing Your Personal Sprints w/ Trello – lately, I’ve been reading articles on almost as much as I’ve been reading from, and this is one of the latest gems I’ve discovered there. I’ve been reading more on Agile lately and will definitely try this out.
  9. The Allure of Small Towns for Big City Freelancers – for freelancers or people wanting to get into freelancing this should be a must-read.
  10. A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result – for business owners and also employees this is also a must-read.