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  • 6 Pointless Design Achievements You Should Totally Go For

    Web design is a process of carefully planned and researched steps. You have a job to do, and users to satisfy. Ideally, everything you do has a purpose. There is a point to it all. But life is weird, complex, and even fun sometimes. Sometimes, you […]

  • 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 […]

  • Foreword for CSS In Depth

    Keith Grant recently released a brand new book on CSS: CSS in Depth. If you're looking for a book focused specifically on learning CSS, you've found it. I was happy to write the foreword for it, which I'll republish here. "A minute to learn... A […]

    • 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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    • The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of...

      My first full-time developer job was at a small company. We didn’t have BrowserStack, so we cobbled together a makeshift device lab. Viewing a site I’d been making on a busted first-generation iPad with an outdated version of Safari, I […]

    • So You Want to Write an Article?

      So you want to write an article. Maybe you’ve got a great way of organizing your CSS, or you’re a designer who has a method of communicating really well with developers, or you have some insight into how to best use a new technology. […]

    • We’re Looking for People Who Love to Write

      Here at A List Apart, we’re looking for new authors, and that means you. What should you write about? Glad you asked! You should write about topics that keep you up at night, passions that make you the first to show up in the office each […]

    • Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes

      No matter your role, if you’ve ever been involved in a digital design project, chances are you’re familiar with wireframes. After all, they’re among the most popular and widely used tools when designing websites, apps, dashboards, […]

    • The Illusion of Control in Web Design

      We all want to build robust and engaging web experiences. We scrutinize every detail of an interaction. We spend hours getting the animation swing just right. We refactor our JavaScript to shave tiny fractions of a second off load times. We control […]

    • Working with External User Researchers: Part II

      In the first installment of the Working with External User Researchers series, we explored the reasons why you might hire a user researcher on contract and helpful things to consider in choosing one. This time, we talk about getting the actual work […]

    • Going Offline

      A note from the editors: We’re excited to share Chapter 1 of Going Offline by Jeremy Keith, available this month from A Book Apart.Businesses are built on the web. Without the web, Twitter couldn’t exist. Facebook couldn’t exist. […]

    • Planning for Everything

      A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 7 (“Reflecting”) of Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals by Peter Morville, available now from Semantic Studios.Once upon a time, there was a […]

    • Meeting Design

      A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“The Design Constraint of All Meetings”) of Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and Everyone by Kevin Hoffman, available now from Two Waves.Jane is a […]

    • Designing for Research

      If you’ve spent enough time developing for the web, this piece of feedback has landed in your inbox since time immemorial: “This photo looks blurry. Can we replace it with a better version?” Every time this feedback reaches me, […]

    • 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-purposed eCommerce […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • Tutorial: Duo Layout With CSS3 Animations & Transitions...

      Last week I demonstrated how to build a split-screen website layout using CSS flexbox and viewport units that offers an alternative way to present a brand’s featured content. Clicking on one side or the other navigates further into the site […]