• Spread The Love! Inspiring Wallpapers For February 2019

    Spread The Love! Inspiring Wallpapers For February 2019Spread The Love! Inspiring Wallpapers For February 2019 Cosima Mielke 2019-01-31T12:09:12+01:002019-01-31T12:58:11+00:00As designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration, and, well, sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on our wallpapers creativity mission more than nine years ago. […]

    READ MORE
  • Adobe Experience Manager vs. WordPress: The Authoring Experience Compared

    Adobe Experience Manager vs. WordPress: The Authoring Experience ComparedAdobe Experience Manager vs. WordPress: The Authoring Experience Compared Kevin Weber 2019-01-30T13:45:55+01:002019-01-30T17:20:05+00:00Thanks, WordPress and Gutenberg, for making block-based editing the standard for authoring web pages. In this article, I’m going to compare the new authoring experience in WordPress with the experience from Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), an […]

    READ MORE
  • Understanding API-Based Platforms: A Guide For Product Managers

    Understanding API-Based Platforms: A Guide For Product ManagersUnderstanding API-Based Platforms: A Guide For Product Managers Michał Sędzielewski 2019-01-29T13:00:57+01:002019-01-29T21:04:53+00:00To build a digital product today is to integrate the myriad of various back-office systems with customer touchpoints and devices. The cost of engaging a software team to connect them in a single working solution might sky-rocket. This […]

    READ MORE
  • How To Sound Like A Cloud Expert

    How To Sound Like A Cloud ExpertHow To Sound Like A Cloud Expert Zack Grossbart & Eduardo Abe 2019-01-28T12:00:47+01:002019-01-28T23:41:43+00:00Your code is written and the design looks great. The new project is almost ready to go when the client asks, “Should this run in the cloud?” You break out in a cold sweat. The question is […]

    READ MORE
  • How Web Designers Can Contribute To Mobile-First Marketing

    How Web Designers Can Contribute To Mobile-First MarketingHow Web Designers Can Contribute To Mobile-First Marketing Suzanne Scacca 2019-01-24T22:30:22+01:002019-01-25T23:39:59+00:00I recently wrote about why we should be working on retiring unnecessary design elements instead of adding more stuff to websites in this mobile-first world. And it got me thinking: What about marketing? Is there even such a […]

    READ MORE
  • Table Design Patterns On The Web

    Table Design Patterns On The WebTable Design Patterns On The Web Huijing Chen 2019-01-24T13:30:57+01:002019-01-24T13:55:24+00:00Tables are a design pattern for displaying large amounts of data in rows and columns, making them efficient for doing comparative analysis on categorical objects. Tables have been used for this purpose as early as the 2nd century and when the world […]

    READ MORE
  • Designing Emotional Interfaces Of The Future

    Designing Emotional Interfaces Of The FutureDesigning Emotional Interfaces Of The Future Gleb Kuznetsov 2019-01-23T13:00:12+01:002019-01-23T20:49:32+00:00Emotions play a vital role in our decision-making process. One second of emotion can change the whole reality for people engaging with a product. Humans are an emotionally driven species; we choose certain products not because of what makes sense, but because […]

    READ MORE
  • The Smashing Survey: Join In!

    The Smashing Survey: Join In!The Smashing Survey: Join In! Rachel Andrew 2019-01-22T13:00:09+01:002019-01-22T23:21:10+00:00Our entire aim here at Smashing Magazine — and my focus as Editor-in-Chief — is to provide the most helpful and interesting content and resources for web professionals. We aim not only to introduce new tools, technologies, and best practices, but also to give […]

    READ MORE
  • Introducing The Component-Based API

    Introducing The Component-Based APIIntroducing The Component-Based API Leonardo Losoviz 2019-01-21T13:00:21+01:002019-01-21T18:50:44+00:00An API is the communication channel for an application to load data from the server. In the world of APIs, REST has been the more established methodology, but has lately been overshadowed by GraphQL, which offers important advantages over REST. Whereas REST requires multiple HTTP requests […]

    READ MORE
  • Monthly Web Development Update 1/2019: Rethinking Habits And Finding Custom Solutions

    Monthly Web Development Update 1/2019: Rethinking Habits And Finding Custom SolutionsMonthly Web Development Update 1/2019: Rethinking Habits And Finding Custom Solutions Anselm Hannemann 2019-01-18T12:40:24+01:002019-01-18T21:18:05+00:00What could be better than starting the new year with some new experiments? Today I figured it was time to rethink JavaScript tooling in one of my projects. And since we wrote […]

    READ MORE
  • Grabbing Visual Attention With The Visual Cortex

    Grabbing Visual Attention With The Visual CortexGrabbing Visual Attention With The Visual Cortex Susan Weinschenk 2019-01-17T13:15:03+01:002019-01-17T18:11:37+00:00(This is a sponsored post.) You are designing a landing page. The goal of the page is to get people to notice, and hopefully click on a button on the screen to subscribe to a monthly newsletter. “Make sure the […]

    READ MORE
  • HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now?

    HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now?HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now? Drew McLellan 2019-01-16T14:30:11+01:002019-01-16T17:23:29+00:00One of the stand-out headline features of HTML5 for many designers and developers was the addition of a number of new types of form input that could be used. For years, we’d been confined to using single-line text inputs (type=”text”) […]

    READ MORE
  • How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet

    How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The PlanetHow Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet Jack Lenox 2019-01-15T13:30:32+01:002019-01-15T12:45:35+00:00You may not think about it often, but the Internet uses a colossal amount of electricity. This electricity needs to be produced somewhere. In most countries, this means the burning of fossil fuels. This, in turn, […]

    READ MORE
  • Web Standards: The What, The Why, And The How

    Web Standards: The What, The Why, And The HowWeb Standards: The What, The Why, And The How Amy Dickens 2019-01-14T14:00:17+01:002019-01-14T20:05:30+00:00The World Wide Web is an interesting place. As the Internet has grown and become more common place, it has become a gigantic instrument of change in terms of the way in which we interact with […]

    READ MORE
  • When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout

    When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column LayoutWhen And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout Rachel Andrew 2019-01-11T15:00:30+02:002019-01-11T15:32:41+00:00In all of the excitement about CSS Grid Layout and Flexbox, another layout method is often overlooked. In this article I’m going to take a look at Multi-column Layout — often referred to as multicol or sometimes “CSS […]

    READ MORE
  • Designing A Font Based On Old Handwriting

    Designing A Font Based On Old HandwritingDesigning A Font Based On Old Handwriting Carolyn Porter 2019-01-10T13:00:02+01:002019-01-10T22:17:18+00:00Designers create handwriting-based connected cursive fonts for a variety of reasons: to immortalize the loops and swirls of a loved one’s handwriting, to digitize the penmanship of a person or document of historic significance, or to transform charming handwriting into […]

    READ MORE
  • Powerful Image Analysis With Google Cloud Vision And Python

    Powerful Image Analysis With Google Cloud Vision And PythonPowerful Image Analysis With Google Cloud Vision And Python Bartosz Biskupski 2019-01-09T13:45:32+01:002019-01-09T17:16:57+00:00Quite recently, I’ve built a web app to manage user’s personal expenses. Its main features are to scan shopping receipts and extract data for further processing. Google Vision API turned out to be a great tool […]

    READ MORE
  • How To Design Search For Your Mobile App

    How To Design Search For Your Mobile AppHow To Design Search For Your Mobile App Suzanne Scacca 2019-01-08T14:00:40+01:002019-01-08T20:29:47+00:00Why is Google the search behemoth it is today? Part of the reason is because of how it’s transformed our ability to search for answers. Think about something as simple as looking up the definition of a word. […]

    READ MORE
  • Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]

    Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word] Vitaly Friedman 2019-01-07T12:00:13+00:002019-01-07T16:09:11+00:00Web performance is a tricky beast, isn’t it? How do we actually know where we stand in terms of performance, and what our performance bottlenecks exactly are? Is it expensive JavaScript, slow web font delivery, heavy […]

    READ MORE
  • HTML5 SVG Fill Animation With CSS3 And Vanilla JavaScript

    HTML5 SVG Fill Animation With CSS3 And Vanilla JavaScriptHTML5 SVG Fill Animation With CSS3 And Vanilla JavaScript Marina Ferreira 2019-01-04T13:00:19+01:002019-01-04T18:08:02+00:00SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and it is a standard XML-based markup language for vector graphics. It allows you to draw paths, curves, and shapes by determining a set of points in the 2D plane. […]

    READ MORE