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  • 5 Ways to Communicate With Non-Visual Thinkers

    Many, if not most designers will at some point encounter this scenario: they’ve just completed a digital wire-frame for a new project, with a new client. They’ve thought long and hard about the placement of everything, and they’re […]

    • GraphQL is Everywhere!

      I find GraphQL extremely fun and empowering tech to work with, even as a novice just getting started. You've probably heard the elevator pitch before: it allows you to ask for exactly the data you need whenever you need it (probably at the component […]

    • Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations

      To all the presenters of conferences, workshops, and meetups: I truly enjoy hearing your anecdotes and learning things from you. I like laughing at your jokes, especially the puns. Unfortunately, some people in your audience aren’t getting as […]

    • 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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    • 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 […]

    • Tags to DOM

      In our previous segment, “Server to Client,” we saw how a URL is requested from a server and learned all about the many conditions and caches that help optimize delivery of the associated resource. Once the browser engine finally gets […]

    • From URL to Interactive

      Imagine, if you will, that you’re behind the wheel of a gorgeous 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, making your way across the desert on a wide open highway. The sun is setting, so you’ve got the top down, naturally. The breeze caresses […]

    • Server to Client

      Before anything can happen in a browser, it must first know where to go. There are multiple ways to get somewhere: entering a URL in the address bar, clicking (or tapping) on a link on a page or in another app, or clicking on a favorite. No matter […]

    • Writing for Designers

      A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from the Introduction of Scott Kubie’s Writing for Designers, from A Book Apart.Shit. The writing. We forgot about the writing. The thing, the design thing…it needs words! […]

    • Designing for Cognitive Differences

      Inclusive design is designing to be inclusive of as many users as possible, considering all aspects of diversity in users. With increased understanding, compassionate discussions around how to design for disabilities are becoming increasingly common […]

    • The FAQ as Advice Column

      Dear A List Apart,I have a problem that may be harming my content strategy career. In my current position, no one likes FAQs … except for me. The question-and-answer format is satisfying and efficient. Whenever I mention adding an FAQ section […]

    • The Psychology of Design

      There are a number of debates about which additional skills designers should learn. Should designers code, write, or understand business? These skills are incredibly valuable but perhaps not essential. However, I would argue that every designer […]

    • Web Developer Representation in W3C

      During its annual general member meeting on October 19th, the Fronteers board will propose both to become a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and to hire Rachel Andrew as our representative in that standards body. What is Fronteers? Why […]

    • Responsive Images

      I come here not to bury img, but to praise it. Well, mostly. Historically, I like img just fine. It’s refreshingly uncomplicated, on the surface: it fires off a request for the file in its src attribute, renders the contents of that file, […]

    • 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 […]