RWD Weekly #460— the one about avatars & boring standups

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Hello again, welcome back to RWD Weekly #460, happy Friday!

This week I've been peering in closer to serverless functions and the more that I'm reading the more that I'm liking!  I dipped my toe a few months ago using Cloudflare's Edge Workers and now I'm exploring the benefits of the Netlify Functions options as well.

I've seen a few "social image" generation tutorials doing the rounds recently and I think this will be a nice next project.

For now though, let's get linking.


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Responsive design and container queries? Oh my!

It's nice to see Ethan's overview on the 11th birthday of Responsive Design and what container queries are now bringing to the table.

What’s the Point of Standup Meetings?

Scott Vandehey takes you through a few tips on how to get the most out of your daily standups by showcasing three key questions and a series of potential examples for those.



How To Fix Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) Issues

Google’s Core Web Vitals initiative has taken the SEO and Web Performance worlds by storm and many sites are busy optimizing their Page Experience to maximize the ranking factor. The Cumulative Layout Shift metric is causing trouble to a lot of sites, so let’s have a look at ways of addressing any issues for that metric.

Serverless Functions: The Secret to Ultra-Productive Front-End Teams

Serverless functions seem to be all the rage at the moment. The first to the party (that I was aware of) was Cloudflare with Edge Workers, however this article explores how you might get this done using Netlify Functions.



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Resources & Tools

nice colour palettes

A JSON of the top color palettes on, as RGB hex strings.

Boring Avatars

This avatar generator playground is a great way to create a series of Avatars for your designs or default user images without using real faces.

UI Gradient Generator

Create beautiful, perceptually-uniform gradients in linear, radial, and conic modes. Export to CSS or SVG (for drag-and-drop to Figma/Sketch/XD).


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