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How to Teach Marketers to Design: 3 Tips and 4 Essential...
Professionals often interpret things differently: a common problem when a marketer sets a brief for a designer without clear instructions, is the designer has to redo the project countless times until they are both satisfied with the final result. […]
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 […]
ABEM. A more useful adaptation of BEM.
BEM (Block Element Modifier) is a popular CSS class naming convention that makes CSS easier to maintain. This article assumes that you are already familiar with the naming convention. If not you can learn more about it at getbem.com to catch up on […]
How Do I Know If Venture Capital Fits My Business?
There is a popular image in the world of software which many young and inexperienced entrepreneurs are becoming infatuated with. It’s the idea that when you come up with an awesome idea, the highest peak to strive for — the ultimate goal […]
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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How the Sausage Gets Made: The Hidden Work of Content
I won an Emmy for keeping a website free of dick pics. Officially, my award certificate says I was on a team that won a 2014 Emmy for Interactive Media, Social TV Experience. The category “Social TV Experience” sounds far classier than […]
The Best Request Is No Request, Revisited
Over the last decade, web performance optimization has been controlled by one indisputable guideline: the best request is no request. A very humble rule, easy to interpret. Every network call for a resource eliminated improves performance. Every src […]
Faux Grid Tracks
A little while back, there was a question posted to css-discuss: Is it possible to style the rows and columns of a [CSS] grid—the grid itself? I have an upcoming layout that uses what looks like a tic-tac-toe board—complete with the […]
Feedback That Gives Focus
I have harbored a lifelong dislike of feedback. I didn’t like it in sixth grade when a kid on the bus told me my brand new sneakers were “too bright.” And I didn’t like it when a senior executive heard my pitch for a digital […]
Planning for Accessibility
A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 (“Planning for Accessibility") of Laura Kalbag's new book, Accessibility for Everyone, available now from A Book Apart.Incorporating accessibility from the […]
Ten Extras for Great API Documentation
If you manage to create amazing API documentation and ensure that developers have a positive experience implementing your API, they will sing the praises of your product. Continuously improving your API documentation is an investment, but it can […]
What the Failure of New Coke Can Teach Us About User...
In the late 1970s, Pepsi was running behind Coca-Cola in the competition to be the leading cola. But then Pepsi discovered that in blind taste tests, people actually preferred the sweeter taste of Pepsi. To spread the word, Pepsi ran a famous […]
Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At
A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.Good designers spend a great deal of time sweating over typography. They agonise over typefaces, iterate through type […]
Coding with Clarity
Working code isn’t necessarily good code. Your code also needs to be easy to read, understand, and modify. It needs clarity, and to achieve that, it has to be organized well, with careful planning and proper separation of ideas taking place […]
The New CSS Layout, An Excerpt
A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 (“The New Layout”) of Rachel Andrew’s new book, The New CSS Layout, available now from A Book Apart.As we have seen, flexbox wasn’t designed for […]
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 […]