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  • What’s New for Designers, October 2017

    This month’s collection is packed with tools that span the scope of website design projects. From icon packs to seasonal vectors to a few cool typefaces and some code snippets to make your life easier, we think you’ll find at least one […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Art of Comments

    I believe commenting code is important. Most of all, I believe commenting is misunderstood. I tweeted out the other day that "I hear conflicting opinions on whether or not you should write comments. But I get thank you's from junior devs for writing […]

  • 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 Right Way to Select Technology, An Excerpt

    A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Tony Byrne and Jarrod Gingras’s new book, The Right Way to Select Technology, available now from Rosenfeld Media.After establishing a solid business case, […]

  • UX for Lizard Brains

    Technology can make magic happen. In seconds, you can find all the blue sandals in a warehouse of millions of shoes. A million people can read the same article without killing one tree. You can undo, unsend, and even unfriend! But here’s the […]

  • Be a Mentor

    Looking back over my eleven-year career in the web industry, I owe most of my success to two people from early on: Holly and Rebecca. Both were supervisors; but, more importantly, both were mentors. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their […]

  • Using Webfonts

    A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“Using Webfonts") of Bram Stein's new book, Webfont Handbook, available now from A Book Apart.Now that you’ve selected a font, let’s put it on your […]

  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Sorting: Untangling...

    Sorting things is a fundamental part of our daily lives—it’s something we do everyday to make our lives easier, following all kinds of criteria. Whether you’re looking for a person’s phone number, the location of your […]

  • Considering Open Source Licenses

    So you have a project that you want to use open source tools to create—well, I tip my hat off to you as a developer. But do you know the questions you need to answer before you get started? What stage of development is your project in right […]

  • How People Perceive Lossy Image Quality: A Study

    The notion that lossy image quality is subjective is not an unreasonable hypothesis. There are many factors that play into how humans perceive quality: screen size, image scaling, and yes, even performance. Many research projects have tackled this […]

  • The Ten Essentials for Good API Documentation

    API documentation is the number one reference for anyone implementing your API, and it can profoundly influence the developer experience. Because it describes what services an application programming interface offers and how to use those services, […]

  • Project Management for Humans

    A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Brett Harned's new book, Project Management for Humans, available now from Rosenfeld Media.I loved the game Tetris as a kid. I played the Game Boy version for hours. […]

  • A List Apart volunteer update

    A note from the editors: A few days ago, we announced a reimagined A List Apart, with you, our faithful readers of nearly 20 years, contributing your talents. The response from this community was humbling, thrilling, and, frankly, a bit […]

  • 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 […]