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Front-end Choice Paralysis

Cross-posted from my article on the Pastry Box

A problem we regularly face in this industry is an abundance of choice. We have a plethora of tools, frameworks, languages, abstractions and platforms. Choice is ultimately good for competition and innovation, however when faced with too many choices, we can feel paralysis. Rather than making a choice we feel frozen and alone with the indecision of having too many options in front of us. This isn’t necessarily an industry problem — it’s a human problem.

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Video: Componentize The Web! talk from LXJS

Web Components are ushering in a HTML renaissance, encouraging us to think about how we can bring back the declarative simplicity of HTML to the components we write today.

Learn how Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, HTML Imports and Templates can help you stay productive and build elements that are (potentially) more maintainable and more encapsulated than the models we have today.

In this talk we’ll do a whirlwind tour of Web Components, Polymer and Material Design.

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Automating Web Performance Measurement With PSI For Node

Cross-posted to HTML5Rocks

Web performance can have a huge impact on your entire user experience. If you’ve been looking at improving your own site’s perf lately, you’ve probably heard of PageSpeed Insights – a tool that analyzes pages and offers advice on how to make them faster based on best practices for mobile and desktop web performance.
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