• The Joys Of July (2019 Wallpapers Edition)

    The Joys Of July (2019 Wallpapers Edition)The Joys Of July (2019 Wallpapers Edition) Cosima Mielke 2019-06-30T10:30:34+02:002019-07-01T01:36:19+00:00A scoop of their favorite ice cream, a bike ride in the summer rain, or listening to the frog concert by the nearby lake — a lot of little things and precious moments have inspired the design community to create […]

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  • Better Search UX Through Microcopy

    Better Search UX Through MicrocopyBetter Search UX Through Microcopy Andrew Millen 2019-06-28T12:30:59+02:002019-06-29T01:36:00+00:00It’s hard to overstate the importance of web search. Searching is as old as the Internet itself, and by some measures, even older. A well-designed search benefits both you and your users; it increases conversions, reduces bounce rates, and improves the user experience. Search […]

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  • Build A PWA With Webpack And Workbox

    Build A PWA With Webpack And WorkboxBuild A PWA With Webpack And Workbox Jad Joubran 2019-06-27T13:00:59+02:002019-06-28T01:35:57+00:00A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a site that uses modern technology to deliver app-like experiences on the web. It’s an umbrella term for new technologies such as the ‘web app manifest’, ‘service worker’, and more. When joined together, these […]

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  • What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites

    What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile WebsitesWhat Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites Suzanne Scacca 2019-06-26T14:00:59+02:002019-06-27T01:35:16+00:00I recently wrote a blog post for a web designer client about page speed and why it matters. What I didn’t know before writing it was that her agency was struggling to optimize their […]

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  • The Case For Brand Systems: Aligning Teams Around A Common Story

    The Case For Brand Systems: Aligning Teams Around A Common StoryThe Case For Brand Systems: Aligning Teams Around A Common Story Laura Busche 2019-06-25T15:00:59+02:002019-06-26T01:35:45+00:00There’s a disconnect. If you’ve been in business for enough time you’ve definitely felt it. Teams are pulling companies in different directions with internal processes and specialized frameworks for absolutely everything. They’re […]

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  • What I Learned From Designing AR Apps

    What I Learned From Designing AR AppsWhat I Learned From Designing AR Apps Gleb Kuznetsov 2019-06-24T12:00:59+02:002019-06-25T01:35:16+00:00The digital and technological landscape is constantly changing — new products and technologies are popping up every day. Designers have to keep track of what is trending and where creative opportunities are. A great designer has the vision to analyze […]

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  • Design Your Mobile Emails To Increase On-Site Conversion

    Design Your Mobile Emails To Increase On-Site ConversionDesign Your Mobile Emails To Increase On-Site Conversion Suzanne Scacca 2019-06-21T13:00:59+02:002019-06-22T01:35:36+00:00I find it interesting that Google has pushed so hard for web designers to shift from designing primarily for desktop to now designing primarily for mobile. Google’s right… but why only focus on designing websites to appeal to […]

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  • JAMstack Fundamentals: What, What And How

    JAMstack Fundamentals: What, What And HowJAMstack Fundamentals: What, What And How Vitaly Friedman 2019-06-20T14:30:59+02:002019-06-21T01:35:55+00:00We love pushing the boundaries on the web, and so we’ve decided to try something new. You probably have heard of JAMstack — the new web stack based on JavaScript, APIs, and Markup — but what does it mean for your workflow […]

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  • Optimizing Google Fonts Performance

    Optimizing Google Fonts PerformanceOptimizing Google Fonts Performance Danny Cooper 2019-06-20T11:00:16+02:002019-06-21T01:35:55+00:00It’s fair to say Google Fonts are popular. As of writing, they have been viewed over 29 trillion times across the web and it’s easy to understand why — the collection gives you access to over 900 beautiful fonts you can use on your website for […]

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  • How To Create A PDF From Your Web Application

    How To Create A PDF From Your Web ApplicationHow To Create A PDF From Your Web Application Rachel Andrew 2019-06-19T14:00:59+02:002019-06-20T01:35:26+00:00Many web applications have the requirement of giving the user the ability to download something in PDF format. In the case of applications (such as e-commerce stores), those PDFs have to be created using dynamic data, […]

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  • Unleash The Power Of Path Animations With SVGator

    Unleash The Power Of Path Animations With SVGatorUnleash The Power Of Path Animations With SVGator Mikołaj Dobrucki 2019-06-18T13:30:59+02:002019-06-19T01:35:35+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) Last year, a comprehensive introduction to the basic use of SVGator was published here on Smashing Magazine. If you’d like to learn about the fundamentals of SVGator, setting up your first projects, and […]

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  • Building A Component Library Using Figma

    Building A Component Library Using FigmaBuilding A Component Library Using Figma Emiliano Cicero 2019-06-17T14:00:16+02:002019-06-18T01:35:32+00:00I’ve been working on the creation and maintenance of the main library of our design system, Lexicon. We used the Sketch app for the first year and then we moved to Figma where the library management was different in certain aspects, making […]

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  • Monthly Web Development Update 6/2019: Rethinking Privacy And User Engagement

    Monthly Web Development Update 6/2019: Rethinking Privacy And User EngagementMonthly Web Development Update 6/2019: Rethinking Privacy And User Engagement Anselm Hannemann 2019-06-14T14:30:00+02:002019-06-15T01:36:05+00:00Last week I read about the web turning into a dark forest. This made me think, and I’m convinced that there’s hope in the dark forest. Let’s stay positive about how we can contribute […]

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  • Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

    Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt MagazineInspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine Andrew Clarke 2019-06-13T12:30:16+02:002019-06-14T01:35:45+00:00I hate to admit it, but five or six years ago my interest in web design started to wane. Of course, owning a business meant I had to keep working, but staying motivated and offering my best thinking to clients became a daily struggle. […]

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  • Bringing A Healthy Code Review Mindset To Your Team

    Bringing A Healthy Code Review Mindset To Your TeamBringing A Healthy Code Review Mindset To Your Team Sandrina Pereira 2019-06-12T13:30:59+02:002019-06-13T01:34:43+00:00A ‘code review’ is a moment in the development process in which you (as a developer) and your colleagues work together and look for bugs within a recent piece of code before it gets released. In […]

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  • UX Optimizations For Keyboard-Only And Assistive Technology Users

    UX Optimizations For Keyboard-Only And Assistive Technology UsersUX Optimizations For Keyboard-Only And Assistive Technology Users Aaron Pearlman 2019-06-11T14:00:59+02:002019-06-12T01:34:58+00:00(This is a sponsored article.) One of the cool things about accessibility is that it forces you to see and think about your application beyond the typical sighted, mouse-based user experience. Users who navigate via keyboard only (KO) […]

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  • Styling In Modern Web Apps

    Styling In Modern Web AppsStyling In Modern Web Apps Ajay NS 2019-06-10T14:00:59+02:002019-06-11T01:35:37+00:00If you search for how to style apps for the web, you’ll come across many different approaches and libraries, some even changing day by day. Block Element Modifier (BEM); preprocessors such as Less and SCSS; CSS-in-JS libraries, including JSS and styled-components; and, lately, design […]

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  • Web Accessibility In Context

    Web Accessibility In ContextWeb Accessibility In Context Be Birchall 2019-06-07T12:00:59+02:002019-06-08T01:36:19+00:00Haben Girma, disability rights advocate and Harvard Law’s first deafblind graduate, made the following statement in her keynote address at the AccessU digital accessibility conference last month: “I define disability as an opportunity for innovation.” She charmed and impressed the audience, telling us about learning sign […]

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  • Image Optimization In WordPress

    Image Optimization In WordPressImage Optimization In WordPress Adelina Țucă 2019-06-06T14:00:34+02:002019-06-07T01:36:07+00:00A slow website is everyone’s concern. Not only that it chases visitors away but it also affects your SEO. So trying to keep it ‘in shape’ is definitely one of the main items to tick when you run a business or even a personal site. There […]

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  • How To Start Using Sketch And Framer X

    How To Start Using Sketch And Framer XHow To Start Using Sketch And Framer X Martina Pérez 2019-06-05T12:30:59+02:002019-06-06T01:35:28+00:00When it comes to showing the transition, interaction and animation of elements in the user interface, a prototyping tool like Framer X can make a difference in the way you communicate your vision to the team and stakeholders […]

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