Bits for the Weekend – 19/01/18

A quick intro into color theory, sleeping tips for your well-being, and, of course, a bit of coding thrown in!

Daniela Patterson

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19 January 2018

Bits for the Weekend is a bi-weekly roundup of links we’re sharing and discussing in the office. Keep up with the daily buzz and follow us on Twitter.

We’re here with the second installment of Bits for the Weekend of 2018! This week, we’ve got a bit of code, a bit of of tech, and something for absolutely everyone. So grab your coffee (but careful here if it’s past dinnertime in your neck of the woods!), get a sandwich, and catch a little break with us on this fine Friday.

Learn more about colors!

Everyone has a favorite color. Most people have heard about primary colors. But what about the rest of it? Hue, saturation, value, RGB? This video offers a brief but super comprehensive and nice little lesson on color theory. Check it out — we guarantee it’ll be 94 seconds well spent!

When coffee & kale compete by Alan Klement

This free to read book can help you get better at creating and selling products that people will actually buy. Building up on the Job to be Done framework, you’ll learn how to help companies increase profits as well as keep their employees content. Ultimately, finding joy in your work is the goal — so take the next step towards it. But really, it’s a brilliant, mind-blowing read.

A better night’s sleep… Isn’t that what we all need?

Sleep expert Matthew Walker talks about what stops us from getting a good night’s sleep, and how we can learn to fall asleep quicker and be more rested and energetic during the day. We sure will be incorporating some of his tips into our nighttime routines. Nothing beats waking up feeling fresh!

Do you know all there is to know about CDNs?

You’ve probably heard about CDNs — content delivery networks. You’ve probably also grasped the basic concept of it. Now it’s time to dig a little deeper. This guide, full of helpful illustrations and infographics, can help you understand how CDNs — one of the most effective website speed optimization methods — work.

How to get a Lighthouse score of 100% with NextJS

A couple of months ago, Google IO introduced Lighthouse, a tool that runs a bunch of tests against your page and generates a report on how well the page did. This article will help you get a Lighthouse score of 100% in all four categories of Lighthouse: Progressive Web Apps, Performance, Accessibility, and Best Practices. Get right on it!

Discover Scrimba and teach (and learn) code easily

Scrimba, developed by a three-person Norwegian company, is a new video format for communicating code. Interactive, easy to create, and incredibly light weight. If you’re intrigued, find out how to create your first screencast here.

Are you gonna give Scrimba a shot? Do you have any useful tips & tricks on how to get a better night’s sleep? And what’s your favorite color? We’d love to know! Drop us a tweet!

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