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A new encoder from Google that allows to compress image down by up to 35% from the initial size while retaining the quality. It is quite a breakthrough given that similar open source encoders, such as JPEGOptim and jpegtran, are capped to only 20% on avarage. I can see that there will be a number of apps and plugins for CMS platform integrating Guetzli to optimize JPEG files.
As the name implies, Developer Roadmap is an infographic of journey of being a Web Developer. There are three courses Front-end, Back-end, and DevOps. These roadmaps are like, well, a map; and are a great reference to see where we’re currently at, what we might have missed, and where we’re going next.
SmashingMagazine has recently made a bold move to ditch WordPress and try something new entirely with a new CMS called Netlify CMS. It is a new CMS built on top of React.js and can be integrated with any static site generator like Jekyll, Hugo, and MiddleMan.
It’s a website to check your SSL configuration. BadSSL is a handy tool to perform debugging and errors over SSL installed on your site.
Alix is a Chrome extension that allows you to audit your website accesibility. Once installed and enabled, the plugin will add an overlay box over a number of elements on the page which pose warning or errors.
It’s a react component from Unsplash to create lovely Line chart typically for showing trends. The component is configurable; you can set the line thickness, color, gradients, and the curve smoothness. You can simply use the GUI to conveniently generate the component code.
A macOS application to monitor your Github activity right from your desktop, Gitee adds a new item on the status bar showing numbers of stars, followers, and notification. In addition, you can also view charts of your push and commits on a repository as well as trending repository on the current month and week. It is Github on Desktop in a nutshell.
Goops is a handy CLI that will analyze your project directory and determine the directories and files to add in the
.gitignore. The CLI can be installed via NPM. Once installed, type
goops and done.
DebugCSS is a CSS drop-in utility that allows you to analyze and validate your CSS output on the browser. It works quite similar to Alix, when you load the debugCSS stylesheet or use the bookmarklet, it highlights the elements on the page that pose errors or warnings.
OctoTree is a nice utility that allows to browse source codes and files on Github with Tree structure as in an IDEs or code editors. It comes as an add-on for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera, and available on their official add-on repository. Octotree supports Private and Enterprise Github repository.
Another useful Github extension for Chrome. Once installed you will be able to receive notification even if you’re currently not on Github pages. A great plugin if you want to stay in the loop with your repositories.
Deployer is a tool to deploy your PHP sites. It works with a number of popular frameworks and platforms including WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Laravel, and CodeIgniter. With this tool, you can compose your own recipes, a piece of command to run during deployment. It comes with Rollback feature which enable you to go back to previous version in case of failures.
A CLI that to scan PHP files to find errors without executing the runtime. This means that you do not need a full-stack PHP environment to debug the PHP files on your project.
A collection of common Nginx configurations which include Backend Caching, connection and requests rate limit, and some other best practices to boost your site for speed and tune it up for traffic rush.
Bubbly is a great command line that you can install on your server to generate, manage, and renew certificate with Let’s Encrypt. Doplying SSL is now getting so much easier.
Yet, another CSS grid framework built with Flexbox that I think you should look into.
Fresh Resources for Web Developers — February 2017
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