Articles by Smashing Magazine

  • What You Need To Know To Increase Mobile Checkout Conversions

    What You Need To Know To Increase Mobile Checkout ConversionsWhat You Need To Know To Increase Mobile Checkout Conversions Suzanna Scacca 2018-04-20T13:35:58+02:002018-04-20T15:32:23+00:00Google’s mobile-first indexing is here. Well, for some websites anyway. For the rest of us, it will be here soon enough, and our websites need to be in tip-top shape if we don’t want […]

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  • How To Create An Audio/Video Recording App With React Native: An In-Depth Tutorial

    How To Create An Audio/Video Recording App With React Native: An In-Depth TutorialHow To Create An Audio/Video Recording App With React Native: An In-Depth Tutorial Oleh Mryhlod 2018-04-19T12:15:26+02:002018-04-19T14:33:52+00:00React Native is a young technology, already gaining popularity among developers. It is a great option for smooth, fast, and efficient mobile app development. High-performance rates for mobile […]

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  • Which Podcasts Should Web Designers And Developers Be Listening To?

    Which Podcasts Should Web Designers And Developers Be Listening To?Which Podcasts Should Web Designers And Developers Be Listening To? Ricky Onsman 2018-04-18T13:45:00+02:002018-04-18T13:58:52+00:00We asked the Smashing community what podcasts they listened to, aiming to compile a shortlist of current podcasts for web designers and developers. We had what can only be called a very strong response […]

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  • How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based Personas

    How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based PersonasHow To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based Personas Tim Noetzel 2018-04-17T13:40:40+02:002018-04-17T15:13:44+00:00Most design and product teams have some type of persona document. Theoretically, personas help us better understand our users and meet their needs. The idea is that codifying what we’ve learned about distinct groups of users […]

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  • Best Practices With CSS Grid Layout

    Best Practices With CSS Grid LayoutBest Practices With CSS Grid Layout Rachel Andrew 2018-04-16T13:35:19+02:002018-04-16T17:08:58+00:00An increasingly common question — now that people are using CSS Grid Layout in production — seems to be “What are the best practices?” The short answer to this question is to use the layout method as defined in the specification. The […]

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  • Monthly Web Development Update 4/2018: On Effort, Bias, And Being Productive

    Monthly Web Development Update 4/2018: On Effort, Bias, And Being ProductiveMonthly Web Development Update 4/2018: On Effort, Bias, And Being Productive Anselm Hannemann 2018-04-13T14:30:19+02:002018-04-13T12:49:49+00:00These days, it is one of the biggest challenges to think long-term. In a world where we live with devices that last only a few months or a few years maybe, where […]

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  • Automating Your Feature Testing With Selenium WebDriver

    Automating Your Feature Testing With Selenium WebDriverAutomating Your Feature Testing With Selenium WebDriver Nils Schütte 2018-04-12T12:45:54+02:002018-04-12T12:25:05+00:00This article is for web developers who wish to spend less time testing the front end of their web applications but still want to be confident that every feature works fine. It will save you time by automating repetitive online […]

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  • Will SiriKit’s Intents Fit Your App? If So, Here’s How To Use Them

    Will SiriKit’s Intents Fit Your App? If So, Here’s How To Use ThemWill SiriKit’s Intents Fit Your App? If So, Here’s How To Use Them Lou Franco 2018-04-11T17:00:44+02:002018-04-12T01:33:26+00:00Since iOS 5, Siri has helped iPhone users send messages, set reminders and look up restaurants with Apple’s apps. Starting in iOS 10, we have been able to […]

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  • Becoming A UX Leader

    Becoming A UX LeaderBecoming A UX Leader Christopher Murphy 2018-04-11T12:50:15+02:002018-04-12T01:33:26+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) In my previous article on Building UX Teams, I explored the rapidly growing need for UX teams as a result of the emergence of design as a wider business driver. As teams grow, so too does a need for leaders to […]

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  • How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps

    How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring AppsHow To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps Alice Кotlyarenko 2018-04-10T13:20:05+02:002018-04-10T14:53:40+00:00There’s a trickling line of ones and zeros that disappears behind a large yellow tube. A bear pops out of the tube as a clawed paw starts pointing at my browser’s toolbar, and a headline appears, saying: “Start […]

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  • Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion

    Designing For Accessibility And InclusionDesigning For Accessibility And Inclusion Steven Lambert 2018-04-09T14:45:39+02:002018-04-10T00:01:51+00:00“Accessibility is solved at the design stage.” This is a phrase that Daniel Na and his team heard over and over again while attending a conference. To design for accessibility means to be inclusive to the needs of your users. This includes your target […]

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  • Art Directing For The Web With CSS Grid Template Areas

    Art Directing For The Web With CSS Grid Template AreasArt Directing For The Web With CSS Grid Template Areas Andrew Clarke 2018-04-09T11:00:23+02:002018-04-10T00:01:51+00:00(This article is kindly sponsored by CoffeeCup Software.) Alright, I’m going to get straight to the point. CSS Grid is important, really important, too important to be one of those “I’ll use it when […]

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  • Hit The Ground Running With Vue.js And Firestore

    Hit The Ground Running With Vue.js And FirestoreHit The Ground Running With Vue.js And Firestore Lukas van Driel 2018-04-06T13:30:33+02:002018-04-06T19:56:59+00:00Google Firebase has a new data storage possibility called ‘Firestore’ (currently in beta stage) which builds on the success of the Firebase Realtime Database but adds some nifty features. In this article, we’ll set up the basics […]

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  • The Rise Of Intelligent Conversational UI

    The Rise Of Intelligent Conversational UIThe Rise Of Intelligent Conversational UI Burke Holland 2018-04-05T13:00:48+02:002018-04-05T20:04:51+00:00For a long time, we’ve thought of interfaces strictly in a visual sense: buttons, dropdown lists, sliders, carousels (please no more carousels). But now we are staring into a future composed not just of visual interfaces, but of conversational ones as well. […]

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  • Finding UX Research Participants

    Finding UX Research ParticipantsFinding UX Research Participants Victor Yocco 2018-04-03T11:30:49+02:002018-04-04T19:11:55+00:00For UX designers and design teams, research with stakeholders and users is critical. However, accessing research participants isn’t as easy as it sounds. For both professional and amateur researchers finding people to participate in studies can be an elusive task. We often hear about studies and […]

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  • Are Mobile Pop-Ups Dying? Are They Even Worth Saving?

    Are Mobile Pop-Ups Dying? Are They Even Worth Saving?Are Mobile Pop-Ups Dying? Are They Even Worth Saving? Suzanna Scacca 2018-04-02T12:35:29+02:002018-04-04T19:11:55+00:00The pop-up has an interesting (and somewhat risqué) origin. Were you aware of this? The creator of the original pop-up ad, Ethan Zuckerman, explained how it came into being: Specifically, we came up with it when […]

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  • Designing For The Tactile Experience

    Designing For The Tactile ExperienceDesigning For The Tactile Experience Lucia Kolesárová 2018-04-02T11:00:20+02:002018-04-04T19:11:55+00:00The focus of digital technology in the last few decades has neglected human hands and bodies to a large extent. Our thoughts and feelings are strongly connected to the gestures, postures, and actions we perform. I aim to push you — as a designer […]

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  • A Journey Through The World Of Music (April 2018 Desktop Wallpapers)

    A Journey Through The World Of Music (April 2018 Desktop Wallpapers)A Journey Through The World Of Music (April 2018 Desktop Wallpapers) Cosima Mielke 2018-03-31T09:30:00+02:002018-04-04T19:11:55+00:00A song can wake memories, give you an energy boost, or inspire you. It can help overcome a creative trough or make a beautiful moment even more beautiful. To pay tribute to […]

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  • Analyzing Your Company’s Social Media Presence With IBM Watson And Node.js

    Analyzing Your Company’s Social Media Presence With IBM Watson And Node.jsAnalyzing Your Company’s Social Media Presence With IBM Watson And Node.js Jamie Munro 2018-04-04T13:00:50+02:002018-04-04T19:11:55+00:00If you are unfamiliar with Machine Learning (ML) technology, it has existed in science fiction for many years and is finally reaching its maturity in our society. One of the first ML […]

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  • UX In Contact Forms: Essentials To Turn Leads Into Conversions

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