• Webfonts And Performance: SmashingConf Videos

    Webfonts And Performance: SmashingConf VideosWebfonts And Performance: SmashingConf Videos The Smashing Editorial 2018-07-20T14:35:35+02:002018-07-20T15:29:44+00:00Webfonts are difficult to get right. An often overlooked and disruptive piece of web performance, webfonts can slow down your site and leave your visitors confused and agitated. No one wants agitated visitors. Webfonts Are ▢▢▢ Rocket Science Recorded at our special web […]

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  • Animating SVG Files With SVGator

    Animating SVG Files With SVGatorAnimating SVG Files With SVGator The Smashing Editorial 2018-07-19T14:00:00+02:002018-07-19T20:55:33+00:00(This article is kindly sponsored by SVGator.) Animated SVG files have become very popular. They are entirely scalable (because they are vectors), small and 100% code-based, which allows for so many transformations and tweaks. This, however, comes at a price: the steep learning […]

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  • Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide

    Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field GuideLinkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide Myriam Jessier & Stéphanie Walter 2018-07-18T14:00:07+02:002018-07-18T19:42:53+00:00Before buying followers on Instagram was a common practice, before Russian trolls made fake news an Olympic sport, we had linkbuilding. Today, we still have linkbuilding, its just that you haven’t noticed it — or have you? Welcome, to the Twilight […]

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  • So You Want to Persuade Users? Make Things Simple!

    So You Want to Persuade Users? Make Things Simple!So You Want to Persuade Users? Make Things Simple! Lyndon Cerejo 2018-07-17T16:15:38+02:002018-07-17T20:48:28+00:00(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) The persuasive design toolbox is filled with powerful tools based on psychology. These tools range from Cialdini’s set of six principles of persuasion to ten times that number of […]

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  • The Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, And NPM

    The Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, And NPMThe Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, And NPM Oliver Williams 2018-07-16T13:30:58+02:002018-07-16T17:29:08+00:00For even the simplest of components, the cost in human-labour may have been significant. UX teams do usability testing. An array of stakeholders have to sign off on the design. […]

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  • Monthly Web Development Update 7/2018: Practical Accessibility, Design Mistakes, And Feature Control

    Monthly Web Development Update 7/2018: Practical Accessibility, Design Mistakes, And Feature ControlMonthly Web Development Update 7/2018: Practical Accessibility, Design Mistakes, And Feature Control Anselm Hannemann 2018-07-13T14:20:17+02:002018-07-13T12:33:42+00:00The web continues to amaze me. With all its variety and different changes to the platform, it’s hard to see a straight pattern — if there even is (just) one. […]

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  • How To Create A Flat Vector Illustration In Affinity Designer

    How To Create A Flat Vector Illustration In Affinity DesignerHow To Create A Flat Vector Illustration In Affinity Designer Isabel Aracama 2018-07-11T20:00:02+02:002018-07-11T18:05:32+00:00(This is a sponsored post.) If you are in the design world, chances are that you’ve already heard about Affinity Designer, a vector graphics editor for Apple’s macOS and Microsoft Windows. It was July […]

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  • Learning To Code By Writing Code Poems

    Learning To Code By Writing Code PoemsLearning To Code By Writing Code Poems Murat Kemaldar 2018-07-11T14:00:32+02:002018-07-11T18:05:32+00:00Back in 2008, I started studying design and clearly remember how the sheer sight of code just intimidated me. I had some coding classes, and without any prior coding experience, I had a tough time understanding the code I first […]

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  • Pattern Library First: An Approach For Managing CSS

    Pattern Library First: An Approach For Managing CSSPattern Library First: An Approach For Managing CSS Rachel Andrew 2018-07-09T14:00:35+02:002018-07-11T01:51:43+00:00In this article, based on the talk that I gave at Smashing Conference in Toronto, I’m going to describe a method of working that I’ve adopted over the past two years that helps me to manage CSS across […]

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  • Better Research, Better Design, Better Results

    Better Research, Better Design, Better ResultsBetter Research, Better Design, Better Results Sam Wright & James Macnamara 2018-07-06T13:45:41+02:002018-07-11T01:51:43+00:00Over the years, one thing we have consistently seen is how little insight from digital marketers is used at the planning stages of a web development project. Data from Google Analytics and SEMrush to tools like VWO (Visual Website […]

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  • What Is Redux: A Designer’s Guide

    What Is Redux: A Designer’s GuideWhat Is Redux: A Designer’s Guide Linton Ye 2018-07-05T15:30:46+02:002018-07-11T01:51:43+00:00Have you heard of Redux? What is it? No googling, please! “Fancy backend stuff.” “I have heard of it, but I’m not aware of what it is. It’s a React framework perhaps?” “A better way to store and manage states in a […]

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  • I Used The Web For A Day With Just A Keyboard

    I Used The Web For A Day With Just A KeyboardI Used The Web For A Day With Just A Keyboard Chris Ashton 2018-07-04T13:30:05+02:002018-07-11T01:51:43+00:00This article is part of a series in which I attempt to use the web under various constraints, representing a given demographic of user. I hope to raise the profile of difficulties […]

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  • Better Collaboration By Bringing Designers Into The Code Review Process

    Better Collaboration By Bringing Designers Into The Code Review ProcessBetter Collaboration By Bringing Designers Into The Code Review Process Ida Aalen 2018-07-10T13:50:26+02:002018-07-11T01:51:43+00:00Smooth collaboration between developers and designers is something everyone aspires to, but it’s notoriously difficult. But with today’s advanced web, it’s difficult — if not impossible — to build a truly great product without […]

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