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

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

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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

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

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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

    I Used The Web For A Day With JavaScript Turned OffI Used The Web For A Day With JavaScript Turned Off Chris Ashton 2018-05-08T14:30:10+02:002018-05-08T21:14:06+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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  • New CSS Features That Are Changing Web Design

    New CSS Features That Are Changing Web DesignNew CSS Features That Are Changing Web Design Zell Liew 2018-05-07T12:30:10+02:002018-05-07T20:03:31+00:00There was a time when web design got monotonous. Designers and developers built the same kinds of websites over and over again, so much so that we were mocked by people in our own industry for creating only […]

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  • FAST UX Research: An Easier Way To Engage Stakeholders And Speed Up The Research Process

    FAST UX Research: An Easier Way To Engage Stakeholders And Speed Up The Research ProcessFAST UX Research: An Easier Way To Engage Stakeholders And Speed Up The Research Process Zoe Dimov 2018-05-04T14:00:27+02:002018-05-04T12:44:14+00:00Today, UX research has earned wide recognition as an essential part of product and service design. However, UX professionals still seem to be facing […]

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  • Using Low Vision As My Tool To Help Me Teach WordPress

    Using Low Vision As My Tool To Help Me Teach WordPressUsing Low Vision As My Tool To Help Me Teach WordPress Bud Kraus 2018-05-03T14:00:32+02:002018-05-03T15:51:06+00:00When I say that I see things in a different way, I’m not kidding. It’s literally true. For almost 30 years, I’ve lived my life with macular degeneration, a destruction of my […]

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  • A Conference Without Slides: Meet SmashingConf Toronto 2018 (June 26-27)

    A Conference Without Slides: Meet SmashingConf Toronto 2018 (June 26-27)A Conference Without Slides: Meet SmashingConf Toronto 2018 (June 26-27) Vitaly Friedman 2018-05-03T12:00:09+02:002018-05-03T15:51:06+00:00What would be the best way to learn and improve your skills? By looking designers and developers over their shoulder! At SmashingConf Toronto taking place on June 26–27, we will exactly do that. All […]

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  • Building A Serverless Contact Form For Your Static Site

    Building A Serverless Contact Form For Your Static SiteBuilding A Serverless Contact Form For Your Static Site Brian Holt 2018-05-02T18:30:17+02:002018-05-02T17:49:19+00:00Static site generators provide a fast and simple alternative to Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress. There’s no server or database setup, just a build process and simple HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Unfortunately, without a server, […]

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  • A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018

    A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018 Rachel Andrew 2018-05-01T14:00:19+02:002018-05-01T15:51:08+00:00Today, I’d like to return to a subject that has already been covered in Smashing Magazine in the past — the topic of the print stylesheet. In this case, I am talking about printing […]

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