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  • Popular Design News of the Week: March 11, 2019 – March...

    Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being […]

  • 10 Responsive Slider jQuery Plugins

    We’ve all heard about why we should be using responsive design (beyond the fact that it’s current design trend). But the decision to go responsive raises a number of development questions. One of the biggest issues is handling media. And […]

  • People Digging into Grid Sizing and Layout Possibilities

    Jen Simmons has been coining the term intrinsic design, referring to a new era in web layout where the sizing of content has gone beyond fluid columns and media query breakpoints and into, I dunno, something a bit more exotic. For example, columns […]

  • Monthly Web Development Update 3/2019: React Hooks,...

    Do you sometimes feel like there’s so much to read and learn that your brain can’t take it anymore? It’s something most of us experience from time to time when we have too much to do and then overload our brains with even more. […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Customer Satisfaction and a Well Designed...

    You may think of your website as something that’s a promotional tool and a representation of you or your business... The post 3 Reasons Why Customer Satisfaction and a Well Designed Website Are Related appeared first on Colorburned. […]

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  • Semantics to Screen Readers

    A note from the editors: We extended our From URL to Interactive series with this fifth installment to include what happens when screen readers access our page. In the illustration, our fisher has caught the fish and is now ready to weigh it.As a […]

  • Designing for Conversions

    What makes creative successful? Creative work often lives in the land of feeling—we can say we like something, point to how happy the client is, or talk about how delighted users will be, but can’t objectively measure feelings. Measuring […]

  • Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide...

    Kip Williams, professor of psychology sciences at Purdue University, conducted a fascinating experiment called “cyberball.” In his experiment, a test subject and two other participants played a computer game of catch. At a predetermined […]

  • UX in the Age of Personalization

    If you listened to episode 180 of The Big Web Show, you heard two key themes: 1) personalization is now woven into much of the fabric of our digital technology, and 2) designers need to be much more involved in its creation and deployment. In my […]

  • Conversations with Robots: Voice, Smart Agents &...

    In late 2016, Gartner predicted that 30 percent of web browsing sessions would be done without a screen by 2020. Earlier the same year, Comscore had predicted that half of all searches would be voice searches by 2020. Though there’s recent […]

  • Taming Data with JavaScript

    I love data. I also love JavaScript. Yet, data and client-side JavaScript are often considered mutually exclusive. The industry typically sees data processing and aggregation as a back-end function, while JavaScript is just for displaying the […]

  • Designing for Interaction Modes

    We humans have developed ways of coping with digital interfaces. We have tactics. We accept shortcomings. We make do. But why is it still so hard (on most of the internet) to avoid uphill struggles? Often, for example, a quality reading experience […]

  • Progressive Web Apps: The Case for PWAs

    A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Jason Grigsby’s Progressive Web Apps, from A Book Apart.Now that you know what a progressive web app is, you’re probably wondering if your organization […]

  • var to JIT

    In our previous article we described how the browser uses CSS to render beautiful pixels to the user’s screen. Although modern CSS can (and should!) be used to create highly interactive user experiences, for the last mile of interactivity, we […]

  • Braces to Pixels

    Doesn’t CSS seem like magic? Well, in this third installment of “URL to Interactive” we’ll look at the journey that your browser goes through to take your CSS from braces to pixels. As a bonus, we’ll also quickly touch […]

  • 30 Best WordPress Themes of 2019

    WordPress is a perfect example of how the web has evolved from static to interactive, a shift driven by our desire to share thoughts and a great opportunity to promote our goods. A truly good WordPress theme goes beyond simply looking good to offer […]

  • Common WordPress Errors & How to Fix Them

    WordPress is an amazingly stable platform thanks to the dedication and talent of the hundreds of professionals contributing to it, and the strict code standards they follow. Even so, the huge variety of themes, plugins and server environments out […]

  • Themify Shoppe – The Ultimate WooCommerce WordPress Theme

    I’m excited to announce that Themify has released another awesome theme – Themify Shoppe. Designed by Liam McKay and coded by Themify team, Shoppe works hand-in-hand with WooCommerce, making it the ultimate multi-purpose eCommerce theme. […]

  • Best Email Marketing Tips to Increase Engagement &...

    Email is your post powerful marketing channel when used well. Your visitor’s inbox is a perfect opportunity for you to capture attention, communicate important updates and invite readers back to your site for increased visibility. The stats on […]

  • Four Elements of Truly Mobile-Friendly Responsive Menus

    There are hundreds of ways to create responsive navigation, limited only by your creativity and the boundaries of what CSS can accomplish. Good responsive navigation is a little harder – a responsive menu must become a mobile menu, adhering to […]

  • Level Up Your CSS Skills With These 20 Pro CSS Tips

    Front-end development is quickly becoming more and more focused on efficiency – faster loading and rendering through selector choice and minimizing code. Pre-processors like Less and SCSS go a long way in doing some of the work for us, but […]

  • Easy CSS Animation Using @keyframes

    CSS Transitions and transforms work beautifully for creating visual interactions based on single state changes. To have more control over what happens and when, you can use the CSS animation property to create easy CSS animation using @keyframes. […]

  • Easy CSS Animation With Transition & Transforms

    Recently, I walked you through how to create a simple landing page that used a couple different CSS animation techniques. “Animation” is a loose term, in web design usually referring to anything that involves movement. CSS transitions […]

  • Master CSS Flexbox in 5 Simple Steps

    CSS flexbox is an incredibly useful tool for layout without using floats or positioning. Currently almost all current browser version support flexbox, making it a go-to standard for web design. It can solve a number of problems efficiently, such as […]

  • How to Create Spotify Colorizer Effects With CSS Blend Modes

    When Spotify launched their colorful new brand identity, featuring hip duo-toned imagery, it went hand-in-hand with a new Colorizer tool that allows artists to apply a variety of filters to images. This solved a problem in which Spotify needed a way […]