Sharing resources and articles with you: UX, favicon, bad habits and more

I came across a few good articles, blog posts and tools that I wanted to share with you, from UX to avoiding bad habits and unprofessional vocabulary and more.


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Sharing resources with you: LinkedIn profile and job searching tips, and optimizing Google fonts

I came across a few good resources I wanted to share with everyone, ranging from LinkedIn profile tips to job interview tips to optimizing Google fonts performance.

  • LinkedIn profile tips – Blog post from dev.to, you may not agree with every tip that is listed but they’re something to look at and consider
  • Things to not say in a job interview – Blog post from roberthalf.com, with tips on things to not say during an interview, most are obvious
  • 12 best job search websites – Blog post from roberthalf.com, with a list of job searching websites (a little arrogant of themselves to list their website as #1)
  • Optimizing Google Fonts Performance – Blog post from SmashingMagazine.com, where they give great tips on how to optimize load times for Google Fonts on your website

Using “srcset” for your images and more image delivery techniques

After watching a recent video posted by Google Chrome Developers on YouTube, I wanted to blog about using the “srcset” attribute in the “img” tag in your HTML code to make more web developers aware of this easy-to-use/add code that will help your website. Definitely make sure to watch the video and check out the example HTML code using “srcset” in an “img” tag all down below.

Reduce image size: use srcset to automatically choose the right image (from Google Chrome Developers YouTube channel)

So to implement the “srcset” attribute into your “img” tag all you need to do is use the HTML as in the below example.

<img src="images/default.jpg" srcset="images/default-200.jpg 200w, images/default-400.jpg 400w, images/default-600.jpg 600w">

As stated in the video, the web browser will do all of the hard work as it will decide what image best fits on the website and if the web browser doesn’t support “srcset” then it will default to the image in the “src” attribute. Need more information about “srcset”? Then check out MDN’s documentation on responsive images.

After watching the above video, I came across another recent YouTube video that had a conference talk focused on modern image delivery techniques and what can be done to images to speed to up websites. I thought the presenter had some good informative points that all web developers should know about.

Fast and Beautiful Modern Image Delivery Techniques (from Coding Tech YouTube channel)

Free online courses and learning sites

There are a lot of free online resources, including tutorials and courses. I put together a list of websites that offer free online courses that I wanted to share with others, hoping to help others. If you know of other websites that offer free online courses, please leave a comment. These websites are geared more toward courses on technical topics and coding/programming.

Take a full page screenshot in Chrome

Here’s a quick tip that I thought would be helpful for others (and myself in case I forget in the future). I needed to take a screenshot of a website in the Chrome web browser and I remembered there was an option in the Dev Tools to do this but I couldn’t find it.

So I searched around online and found an answer, which is pretty simple and quick without having to install any extensions. Here’s what to do:

  1. Open the Dev Tools (hitting the F12 key)
  2. Press the “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “P” keys at the same time
  3. Scroll down the list and find the light purple “Screenshot” rectangles and click the one with “Capture full size screenshot”
  4. A prompt will come up asking you where to save the screenshot and you are done

My thanks go to hackernoon.com for the answer to my problem.

Sharing resources with you: HTML5 input types, Picular and cheatsheets

This will be a quick/short blog post with a few links to an article and helpful resources for developers.

  • HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now? – Blog post from SmashingMagazine.com, that talks about HTML5 form input types and shows their support in various web browsers
  • Picular – A free service to see many color variations and get their color code
  • GRID – A visual cheatsheet for CSS Grid layout
  • FLEX – A visual cheatsheet for CSS Flexbox

Sharing resources with you: Firefox extensions, shady Google and data breaches

Here are some resources from around the web I thought would be helpful for everyone.

Sharing resources with you: get a web dev job, web dev portfolio tips, a lightweight lightbox, and more

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared resources from around the web, so here we go:

Sharing resources with you: Building emails, learn Javascript, HTTP vs HTTPS, and move WordPress to HTTPS

Here’s another “Around the web” blog post where I share some resources I found online that I thought would be helpful to myself and others.