Category: Frontend

  • Speeding up React SSR: Announcing ESX

      React is a hugely popular frontend framework that revolutionised the frontend development world. As a Principal Architect and Consultant at NearForm, it has become painfully clear that React’s Server-Side Rendering (SSR) is a performance bottleneck for web backends around the world. ESX presents a simple solution that can be dropped into pre-existing React applications…

    David Clements
  • Cian-Foley-NearForm

    Virtual Coffee with Cian Foley, Full Stack Developer at NearForm

          Cian Foley has combined two passions in life – healthy eating and developing clean and tidy code. As NearForm’s latest superfan of React Hooks, Cian is the person to speak to about emerging technologies. We started the discussion talking about food – but it all links back to building great tech, in...
  • GraphQL-Hooks

    Introducing GraphQL Hooks

    At NearForm we love React, and since the release of React Hooks we’ve been busy building cool new things with them. We also love GraphQL, its declarative API is perfect to marry up with React components. Introducing graphql-hooks: GraphQL Hooks is a super lightweight GraphQL client for React with first-class support for hooks. It supports...
    Jack Clark
  • Does your Digital Customer Experience need more than a lick of paint?

    Companies who obsess about delivering a superb customer experience – frictionless digital services included – are best equipped to drive loyalty and win lifelong brand advocates. But where should a company begin when they realize they have a customer experience problem? We have first-hand experience in helping many leading global brands make that step-change and…

  • Virtual coffee with NearForm Senior Product Designer, Kevin Devine

      Kevin Devine is part of the design team at NearForm who creates digital solutions for clients in industries ranging from retail to travel to financial services. He sat down for a virtual coffee to discuss everything from booking flights on your mobile phone to the latest app craze in China. What does a typical...
    Virtual Coffee
  • Animation in React

    Animating your React apps doesn’t have to be a hassle. With these helpful components and prebuilt animation keyframes, you’ll be adding animation to your apps in no time. Animating is difficult We often forget about how animation is going to feature into our web projects. It’s easy to let this happen – designs tend to…

    Donovan Hutchinson
  • react-hooks

    Say Hello to React Browser Hooks

    ‘React Browser Hooks’ is an Open Source library containing several custom hooks that integrate with common browser functionality. The Problem & Our Motivation Often browser events and functions are directly added to components, which can: Add significantly to a component’s footprint Dilute the core functionality and purity of the component leading to less readable code…

    Cian Foley
    Blog, Development, Frontend, Open Source | 7th February 2019
  • Utility-first CSS with Tailwind

    Utility-first CSS with Tailwind

    Utility-first CSS is the notion of composing many small utilitarian classes together. With this, the aim is to allow you to create robust, scalable and responsive user interfaces for the web. Tailwind is a CSS framework that provides a suite of utility classes out of the box. It also allows you to compose and add…

    Chris Draycott-Wheatley
    Blog, Development, Frontend, Open Source | 6th February 2019
  • React-Hooks

    Forget Everything you Learned about React – Hooks Rock!

    Twenty years ago I worked for a bank converting Clipper 5 code into Visual Basic as part of Y2K migrations.  I was young and impressionable and I remember my manager said to me, “If something is getting too complex, there’s probably a better way!” Complexity can be a significant barrier for developers considering a new…

    Cian Foley
    Development, Frontend, Open Source | 25th January 2019
  • Sharing Media in Progressive Web Apps

    Sharing Media in Progressive Web Apps

    What are Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)? With the widespread adoption of HTML5 standards, the lines between native and web applications are becoming more blurry. Now, increasing native features have become available for the browsers, making it difficult to decide whether to build a native or web application. Here at NearForm we love pushing the boundaries…

    Arthur Daschevici
    Blog, Customer Experience, Frontend | 30th November 2018
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