The Latest from Formidable

Thoughts from our team on current events, new techniques and tools, trends we're seeing, and our unique Formidable culture.

A New Generation For Spectacle

At Formidable we spent the last five months working on a rewrite of Spectacle. We started with some clear goals to set Spectacle up well for the futur ...

Fixture-first Development

When you hear the word "Storybook", you probably think UI libraries. Tools like Storybook and Cosmos have been around for a few years now and do a pre ...

How to urql, Part 2: Authentication & Multiple Use ...

In the last blog-post we covered the basics on how to query and mutate our data; in real-world applications, there's more to it. In this post, we'll c ...

How to urql, Part 1

When picking a GraphQL client for React, many default to using Apollo or Relay, but now there’s a new kid on the block rising in popularity over the l ...

Reflections on Renature

In this final post in our three-part series on renature, Parker looks back on how this whole thing started, what we accomplished in the six weeks, and ...

Our Newest Office is Now Open In Phoenix/Tempe

A year ago at Formidable we began to consider a new expansion city beyond Seattle, Denver, and London. Today we're celebrating the official launch of ...

Building Physics-Based Animations with renature

Since the initial announcement of the renature project we've made a lot of progress, adding full support for three forces and beginning to scaffold ou ...

Introducing Renature: Experimenting with Physics f ...

For this first fellowship, Parker Ziegler, in collaboration with others at Formidable, is working on a new physics-based animation library for React f ...

The UX Deck: Card-Based Testing for Better Design

Formidable design team has developed a card-based user testing model to meet the needs of client projects that require early-stage research and concep ...

Runpkg v1.0 - The node packages explorer

Earlier in the year we released Runpkg, an online tool to help developers explore npm packages and their dependencies. We were pleased with the result ...

Meet Emma Brillhart

We'd like to introduce you to Emma Brillhart. Emma is a senior developer, engineering manager, experienced speaker, co-lead of our newest office in Ph ...

urql DevTools: Introducing Explorer View

In its current state, the urql DevTools make it easy to understand how these responses come in, but you’re still not able to observe your GraphQL data ...

Living on the Edge: Lazy Static Sites with Modern ...

Websites like the New York Times can't wait for a twenty-minute build to deliver breaking stories. A CDN-based service like unpkg can't build a static ...

Responsive Images: Improving performance by lettin ...

We want to serve appropriate images to all of our users, like small images on slower connections and small screens, and large, high-quality images on ...

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