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A Comparison Of async/await Versus then/catch

by Bret Cameron

In JavaScript, there are two main ways to handle asynchronous code: then/catch (ES6) and async/await (ES7). These syntaxes give us the same underlying functionality, but they affect readability and scope in different ways. In this article, we’ll see how one syntax lends itself to maintainable code, while the other puts us on the road to callback hell!

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What A Time To Be Smashing!

by Iris Lješnjanin

With so much going on, it’s nice to have an overview of what’s new at Smashing — all in one place. Read on to find out what’s been keeping the team busy alongside some inspiring community resources that have made it to the top list of our newsletters!

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What’s New In Vue 3?

by Timi Omoyeni

In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of these new features and how to get started with them. We’re also going be taking a look at some of the changes done to the existing features.

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Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks
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Our new book on how to boost business KPIs, build trust and address doubts effectively — without alienating people along the way. By Paul Boag.

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A Smashing Guide to JavaScript & Frameworks

React, Vue, or perhaps the lightweight Alpine.js? Whether you are an experienced JavaScript developer working with one of these frameworks, or just starting to learn, our s have created some tutorials for you.

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CSS Layout has been transformed over the past years. We have you covered with all you need to master this new world. If you want to understand the technical details, or learn how to use new CSS creatively, these guides can help.

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A Smashing Guide to Web Performance

Ensuring your site loads quickly is important. The subject touches almost every part of web design and development, from your choice of images to the performance of your web server. In this guide we bring together information that can help you build a fast site, and keep it fast.

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Meet Design s, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.

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Elliot Jay Stocks’ 15-year career as a designer and design leader started in the early days of web design, before expanding to web, app, print, and branding projects for clients such as Microsoft, Virgin, InVision, and MailChimp. He was previously the co-founder of the lifestyle magazine Lagom and is known in typographic circles thanks to his time as Creative Director of Adobe Typekit. Elliot shares his knowledge in workshops and as a speaker at design and tech conferences around the world. Thank you for everything you do for the community, dear Elliot!