• Cheerful Desktop Wallpapers To Kick Off June (2018 Edition)

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  • Building A Central Logging Service In-House

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  • How Do You Know Your Website Is A Success?

    How Do You Know Your Website Is A Success?How Do You Know Your Website Is A Success? Nick Babich 2018-05-29T16:30:32+02:002018-05-29T18:00:30+00:00(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) We live in a world where just about every business has an online presence. Let’s say you want to reach out to a business — what would be the […]

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  • How To Deliver A Successful UX Project In The Healthcare Sector

    How To Deliver A Successful UX Project In The Healthcare SectorHow To Deliver A Successful UX Project In The Healthcare Sector Sven Jungmann & Karolin Neubauer 2018-05-28T13:50:32+02:002018-05-28T12:35:48+00:00A mid-career UX researcher was hired to understand the everyday needs, perceptions, and concerns of patients in a hospital in Berlin, Germany. She used rigorous observation and interviewing methods […]

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  • Getting Started With CSS Layout

    Getting Started With CSS LayoutGetting Started With CSS Layout Rachel Andrew 2018-05-25T12:00:19+02:002018-05-25T20:06:31+00:00Over the past couple of years, CSS Layout has dramatically changed as well as the way we develop the front end of our sites. We now have a real choice in terms of the layout methods we use in CSS to develop our sites, […]

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  • Lessons Learned While Developing WordPress Plugins

    Lessons Learned While Developing WordPress PluginsLessons Learned While Developing WordPress Plugins Jakub Mikita 2018-05-24T13:30:28+02:002018-05-24T16:58:31+00:00Every WordPress plugin developer struggles with tough problems and code that’s difficult to maintain. We spend late nights supporting our users and tear out our hair when an upgrade breaks our plugin. Let me show you how to make it easier. In […]

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  • Creating The Feature Queries Manager DevTools Extension

    Creating The Feature Queries Manager DevTools ExtensionCreating The Feature Queries Manager DevTools Extension Ire Aderinokun 2018-05-23T12:00:00+02:002018-05-23T13:42:58+00:00Within the past couple of years, several game-changing CSS features have been rolled out to the major browsers. CSS Grid Layout, for example, went from 0 to 80% global support within the span of a few months, making it an […]

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  • How To Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In Your WordPress Website

    How To Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In Your WordPress WebsiteHow To Reduce The Need To Hand-Code Theme Parts In Your WordPress Website Nick Babich 2018-05-22T11:45:05+02:002018-05-22T16:49:32+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) Good design leads to sales and conversions on your website, but crafting great design is no easy task. It takes a lot of […]

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  • Building Diverse Design Teams To Drive Innovation

    Building Diverse Design Teams To Drive InnovationBuilding Diverse Design Teams To Drive Innovation Riri Nagao 2018-05-21T12:00:18+02:002018-05-21T19:52:32+00:00There has been a surge of conversations about the tech industry lacking diversity. Companies are therefore encountering barriers in innovation. The current state of technology faces inequality and privilege, a consequence of having limited voices represented in the design and […]

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  • The Future Is Here! Augmented And Virtual Reality Icon Set

    The Future Is Here! Augmented And Virtual Reality Icon SetThe Future Is Here! Augmented And Virtual Reality Icon Set The Smashing Editorial 2018-05-18T15:45:28+02:002018-05-18T15:22:16+00:00What once sounded like science fiction has become a reality: All you need is to grab a VR headset or simply use your web browser and you suddenly find yourself in an entirely […]

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  • Monthly Web Development Update 5/2018: Browser Performance, Iteration Zero, And Web Authentication

    Monthly Web Development Update 5/2018: Browser Performance, Iteration Zero, And Web AuthenticationMonthly Web Development Update 5/2018: Browser Performance, Iteration Zero, And Web Authentication Anselm Hannemann 2018-05-18T13:51:17+02:002018-05-18T15:22:16+00:00As developers, we often talk about performance and request browsers to render things faster. But when they finally do, we demand even more performance. Alex Russel from the Chrome team […]

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  • More Than Pixels: Selling Design Discovery

    More Than Pixels: Selling Design DiscoveryMore Than Pixels: Selling Design Discovery Kyle Cassidy 2018-05-17T14:10:03+02:002018-05-17T14:49:14+00:00As designers, we know that research should play a pivotal role in any design process. Sadly, however, there are still a lot of organizations that do not see the value of research and would rather jump straight into the visual design stage […]

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  • Managing SVG Interaction With The Pointer Events Property

    Managing SVG Interaction With The Pointer Events PropertyManaging SVG Interaction With The Pointer Events Property Tiffany Brown 2018-05-16T14:15:25+02:002018-05-16T14:40:31+00:00Try clicking or tapping the SVG image below. If you put your pointer in the right place (the shaded path) then you should have Smashing Magazine’s homepage open in a new browser tab. If you tried to click […]

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  • Landing The Concept: Movie High-Concept Theory And UX Design

    Landing The Concept: Movie High-Concept Theory And UX DesignLanding The Concept: Movie High-Concept Theory And UX Design Andy Duke 2018-05-15T13:00:58+02:002018-05-15T12:18:11+00:00Steven Spielberg once famously said, “If a person can tell me the idea in 25 words or less, it’s going to make a pretty good movie.” He was referring to the notion that the best mass-appeal […]

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  • A Strategy Guide To CSS Custom Properties

    A Strategy Guide To CSS Custom PropertiesA Strategy Guide To CSS Custom Properties Michael Riethmuller 2018-05-14T13:30:38+02:002018-05-14T13:47:25+00:00CSS Custom Properties (sometimes known as ‘CSS variables’) are now supported in all modern browsers, and people are starting to use them in production. This is great, but they’re different from variables in preprocessors, and I’ve already seen many examples […]

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  • Building Mobile Apps Using React Native And WordPress

    Building Mobile Apps Using React Native And WordPressBuilding Mobile Apps Using React Native And WordPress Muhammad Muhsin 2018-05-11T15:15:56+02:002018-05-11T16:58:27+00:00As web developers, you might have thought that mobile app development calls for a fresh learning curve with another programming language. Perhaps Java and Swift need to be added to your skill set to hit the ground running […]

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  • Google I/O Developer Roundup: What’s New?

    Google I/O Developer Roundup: What’s New?Google I/O Developer Roundup: What’s New? Rachel Andrew 2018-05-11T12:30:47+02:002018-05-11T16:58:27+00:00The Google I/O keynote opened with an animation asking us to “Make Good Things Together,” and in this article, I’m going to round up some of the things announced in the Keynote and Developer Keynote, that are of interest to Smashing readers. […]

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  • Things Designers Should Know About SEO In 2018

    Things Designers Should Know About SEO In 2018Things Designers Should Know About SEO In 2018 Myriam Jessier 2018-05-10T14:25:45+02:002018-05-10T22:27:33+00:00Design has a large impact on content visibility — so does SEO. However, there are some key SEO concepts that experts in the field struggle to communicate clearly to designers. This can create friction and the impression that […]

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  • Contributing To MDN Web Docs

    Contributing To MDN Web DocsContributing To MDN Web Docs Rachel Andrew 2018-05-09T13:20:47+02:002018-05-09T12:36:39+00:00MDN Web Docs has been documenting the web platform for over twelve years and is now a cross-platform effort with contributions and an Advisory Board with members from Google, Microsoft and Samsung as well as those representing Firefox. Something that is fundamental to MDN […]

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  • I Used The Web For A Day With JavaScript Turned Off

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