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  • Popular Design News of the Week: May 13, 2019 – May 19,...

    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 […]

  • Footnotes That Work in RSS Readers

    Feedbin is the RSS reader I'm using at the moment. I was reading one of Harry's blog posts on it the other day, and I noticed a nice little interactive touch right inside Feedbin. There was a button-looking element with the number one which, as it […]

  • Monthly Web Development Update 5/2019: Over-Complication...

    This week, I was at the amazing beyondtellerrand conference once again, and every single time I come home from such an event, I try to understand our industry and our society better. There’s so much input and inspiration around, I meet a lot […]

  • 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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  • Trans-inclusive Design

    Late one night a few years ago, a panicked professor emailed me: “My transgender student’s legal name is showing on our online discussion board. How can I keep him from being outed to his classmates?” Short story: we […]

  • Everyday Information Architecture: Auditing for Structure

    Just as we need to understand our content before we can recategorize it, we need to understand the system before we try to rebuild it. Enter the structural audit: a review of the site focused solely on its menus, links, flows, and hierarchies. I […]

  • Nothing Fails Like Success

    A family buys a house they can’t afford. They can’t make their monthly mortgage payments, so they borrow money from the Mob. Now they’re in debt to the bank and the Mob, live in fear of losing their home, and must do whatever their […]

  • Accessibility for Vestibular Disorders: How My Temporary...

    Accessibility can be tricky. There are plenty of conditions to take into consideration, and many technical limitations and weird exceptions that make it quite hard to master for most designers and developers. I never considered myself an […]

  • Responsible JavaScript: Part I

    By the numbers, JavaScript is a performance liability. If the trend persists, the median page will be shipping at least 400 KB of it before too long, and that’s merely what’s transferred. Like other text-based resources, […]

  • Canary in a Coal Mine: How Tech Provides Platforms for Hate

    As I write this, the world is sending its thoughts and prayers to our Muslim cousins. The Christchurch act of terrorism has once again reminded the world that white supremacy’s rise is very real, that its perpetrators are no longer on the […]

  • Semantics to Screen Readers

    As a child of the ’90s, one of my favorite movie quotes is from Harriet the Spy: “there are as many ways to live as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.” Likewise, there as many ways to browse the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]