Dev & Design Round-up 12: Apple news, Rails 7 and CSS scoping

Dev & Design Round-up

Welcome back to the Dev & Design Round-Up, our weekly round-up of the articles and resources our team members have shared on our internal Slack channel. These are the top articles we have read.

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14 must have Menu bar apps to supercharge your Mac In this post, we have listed 14 must-have and handy menu bar apps for your Mac that will utilize your Mac’s menu bar and help you supercharge its potential.

Signs That You Are a Bad Programmer Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want you to feel bad. I had these signs, and I worked hard to improve myself. If you don’t know your faults, how can you make them right? We need someone who tells us these things, but most programmers don’t have that someone.

dotSwift 2020 - Tobias Due Munk - Prototyping Custom UI in SwiftUI

Supercharge Your MacBook Touch Bar Your Touch Bar Becomes Useful, Finally!

Wrapping your head around assets in Phoenix 1.6 Phoenix 1.6 sports esbuild as a great new default for bundling assets in newly generated Phoenix apps. It also took the opportunity to drop Node and NPM altogether. Here’s what you gain with esbuild, what you lose without NPM and how to have the best of both worlds.

guardianproject/haven Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy, through an Android app and on-device sensors

Aspect-ratio The CSS property aspect-ratio lets you create boxes that maintain proportional dimensions where the height and width of a box are calculated automatically as a ratio. It’s a little math-y, but the idea is that you can divide one value by another on this property and the calculated value ensures a box stays in that proportion.

Rails 7 will have three great answers to JavaScript in 2021+ Rails has been unapologetically full stack since the beginning. We’ve continuously sought to include ever-more default answers to all the major infrastructure questions posed by modern web development.

Apple announces first states signed up to adopt driver’s licenses and state IDs in Apple Wallet Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are among the first states to bring state IDs and driver’s licenses in Wallet to their residents

Early Days for CSS Scoping There is a working draft spec for CSS scoping now. Other than a weird period where <style scoped> shipped and then was subsequently removed from the spec (and browsers), this is the furthest a scoping proposal has gotten (the Level 1 spec never got anywhere).

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Design

Randomness in generative art is a double-edged sword. It is a wildly powerful tool for us artists, but can be difficult to tame and sculpt into something that feels organic/balanced.

UX Writing: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? This can be damn hard to create. That is why plenty of businesses are beginning to invest in a ‘UX Writer’ role. It takes time to perfect the art of constructing copy for your product. So in this article, we will delve into a bit of UX Writing, what it is, and why it matters.

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