• Come Rain Or Come Shine: Inspiring Wallpapers For September 2018

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  • A Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis

    A Brief Guide About Competitive AnalysisA Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis Mayur Kshirsagar 2018-08-30T14:00:57+02:002018-08-30T12:00:56+00:00In this article, I will introduce the subject of competitive analysis, which is basically a method to determine how well your competitors are performing. My aim is to introduce the subject to those of you who are new to the concept. It […]

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  • Building A Room Detector For IoT Devices On Mac OS

    Building A Room Detector For IoT Devices On Mac OSBuilding A Room Detector For IoT Devices On Mac OS Alvin Wan 2018-08-29T14:20:53+02:002018-08-29T18:41:58+00:00Knowing which room you’re in enables various IoT applications — from turning on the light to changing TV channels. So, how can we detect the moment you and your phone are in the kitchen, […]

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  • Best Practices For Mobile Form Design

    Best Practices For Mobile Form DesignBest Practices For Mobile Form Design Nick Babich 2018-08-28T16:00:09+02:002018-08-28T21:57:21+00:00(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) Forms are the linchpin of all mobile interactions; it stands between the person and what they’re looking for. Every day, we use forms for essential online activities. Recall the last time you bought a ticket, […]

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  • UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form (Part 2)

    UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form (Part 2)UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form (Part 2) Stéphanie Walter 2018-08-27T14:00:31+02:002018-08-28T01:39:29+00:00In this second part, I want to focus more on mobile-specific capabilities. HTML5, for instance, has brought us a lot of really cool features to help users fill […]

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  • Making Distributed Product Teams Work More Efficiently With monday.com

    Making Distributed Product Teams Work More Efficiently With monday.comMaking Distributed Product Teams Work More Efficiently With monday.com Nick Babich 2018-08-23T14:00:26+02:002018-08-23T12:23:54+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) The way that product teams work is changing: The software industry is quickly moving to remote work. In the US alone, 43% of employed Americans have spent at least some time […]

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  • Designing The Invisible: 3 Things I Learned Designing For Voice

    Designing The Invisible: 3 Things I Learned Designing For VoiceDesigning The Invisible: 3 Things I Learned Designing For Voice William Merrill 2018-08-22T14:00:44+02:002018-08-22T12:45:32+00:00The current iteration of voice-controlled digital assistants are still struggling to integrate as seamlessly as the big three voice players of Amazon, Google and Apple would hope. A 2017 report by Voicelabs states there’s […]

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  • Onboarding Users Of Your Product: From Trial To Payment

    Onboarding Users Of Your Product: From Trial To PaymentOnboarding Users Of Your Product: From Trial To Payment Joe Leech 2018-08-21T14:20:21+02:002018-08-22T01:56:57+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) In part one of this series, we looked at the Attraction phase of the customer lifecycle. This three-part series outlines the three phases of the product lifecycle, the future for UX, […]

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  • UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form (Part 1)

    UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form (Part 1)UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form (Part 1) Stéphanie Walter 2018-08-20T13:45:31+02:002018-08-20T18:56:09+00:00Forms are one of the most basic primary interactions users will have with your websites (and mobile apps). They link people together and let them communicate. They let […]

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  • Designing For Micro-Moments

    Designing For Micro-MomentsDesigning For Micro-Moments Suzanna Scacca 2018-08-17T13:50:09+02:002018-08-17T12:41:01+00:00A couple of years ago, Google announced a new mobile-first initiative it wanted web designers and marketers to pick up on. This was our introduction to micro-moments. These are not to be confused with micro-interactions, which are miniscule engagements websites have with visitors when they “touch” key points […]

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  • Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC

    Monthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUICMonthly Web Development Update 8/2018: The Cost Of JavaScript, Ethics In Open Source, And QUIC Anselm Hannemann 2018-08-17T11:57:10+02:002018-08-17T12:41:01+00:00Building technology and software has become a very responsible job. People trust the products we create, and they can have a significant impact on […]

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  • Scroll Bouncing On Your Websites

    Scroll Bouncing On Your WebsitesScroll Bouncing On Your Websites William Lim 2018-08-15T14:00:49+02:002018-08-15T12:09:05+00:00Scroll bouncing (also sometimes referred to as scroll ‘rubber-banding’, or ‘elastic scrolling’) is often used to refer to the effect you see when you scroll to the very top of a page or HTML element, or to the bottom of a page or element, […]

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  • The Complete Anatomy Of The Gutenberg WordPress Editor

    The Complete Anatomy Of The Gutenberg WordPress EditorThe Complete Anatomy Of The Gutenberg WordPress Editor Manish Dudharejia 2018-08-14T14:00:22+02:002018-08-14T18:39:34+00:00It seems that Gutenberg has been a term of controversy in the world of WordPress lately. Hailed as the most significant change to WordPress 5.0 this year, the Gutenberg editor has received a mixed response from web developers […]

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Alignment In Flexbox

    Everything You Need To Know About Alignment In FlexboxEverything You Need To Know About Alignment In Flexbox Rachel Andrew 2018-08-13T14:00:57+02:002018-08-13T14:00:50+00:00In the first article of this series, I explained what happens when you declare display: flex on an element. This time we will take a look at the alignment properties, and how these work with Flexbox. […]

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  • Web Performance For Third Party Scripts: SmashingConf Videos

    Web Performance For Third Party Scripts: SmashingConf VideosWeb Performance For Third Party Scripts: SmashingConf Videos The Smashing Editorial 2018-08-08T13:30:35+02:002018-08-09T20:47:41+00:00We are continuing our exploration of video from Smashing Conferences this year with two videos that explore the impact of third party scripts. These scripts can add functionality, and give us valuable information, but what do they […]

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  • Attracting Users To Evaluate Your Product

    Attracting Users To Evaluate Your ProductAttracting Users To Evaluate Your Product Joe Leech 2018-08-05T23:30:38+01:002018-08-07T12:41:07+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) The entire ecosystem in which we are designing and researching the user experience is shifting and changing constantly. Traditional UX skills need to be expanded to meet the reality of the modern digital ecosystem. Understanding the user […]

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  • We Are Just Getting Started: 1,000 Smashing Members

    We Are Just Getting Started: 1,000 Smashing MembersWe Are Just Getting Started: 1,000 Smashing Members Vitaly Friedman 2018-08-03T13:50:31+02:002018-08-03T23:48:16+00:00We’ve all been there: bringing a new product to the market is a tough nut to crack. It requires patience, commitment, and a bit of healthy stubbornness. That’s the exact attitude we started off with when we launched […]

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  • What Happens When You Create A Flexbox Flex Container?

    What Happens When You Create A Flexbox Flex Container?What Happens When You Create A Flexbox Flex Container? Rachel Andrew 2018-08-02T14:00:35+02:002018-08-02T22:38:02+00:00In a short series of articles, I’m going to spend some time in detailed unpacking of Flexbox — in the same way I have done in the past with grid. We’ll have a look at the […]

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  • User Experience Psychology And Performance: SmashingConf Videos

    User Experience Psychology And Performance: SmashingConf VideosUser Experience Psychology And Performance: SmashingConf Videos The Smashing Editorial 2018-08-01T13:30:35+02:002018-08-01T20:16:00+00:00Today, we’d like to shine a light on two videos from our archives as we explore two very different approaches to User Experience (UX). The first explores how we relate our websites to the needs and situations of our […]

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