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    Mandy Michael has been creating some incredible text effects with just the power of CSS. She uses every trick in the book: gradients, transforms, pseudo elements, shadows, and clipping paths to name a few. They are all real web text too. Custom […]

  • Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

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  • This week's sponsor: HIRED

    HIRED, where companies apply to you. Over 6,000 innovative companies are looking for you on Hired. Get Hired today. […]

  • Practical Design Discovery

    A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Dan Brown's new book, Practical Design Discovery, available now from A Book Apart.One of the hardest design problems I ever worked on was for a company that helps IT […]

  • Long-Term Design: Rewriting the Design Sales Pitch

    We run our client service businesses just like door-to-door salespeople hawking vacuum cleaners. That may seem unfair, but it’s exactly how we sell design. We’re focused on short-term wins—but we’re teaching clients to see […]

  • Big Data Visualization with Meaning

    The web is not the traditional home of data visualization. You might come across a bar chart here or there in your online journey on any given day, but they’ve never been an artifact of web history. It seems like that’s been changing. […]

  • This week's sponsor: Hotjar

    Hotjar, see how your visitors are really using your site. Try it free. […]

  • I Don’t Need Help

    We have no excuse…admit it. UX may brag about intuitive and pretty, but we sure suck at helping people—this one thing that most defines, most embodies great user experience. Throughout history, there’s one recurring theme: people […]

  • This week's sponsor: Hired

    HIRED, where companies apply to you. Over 6,000 innovative companies are looking for you on Hired. Get Hired today. […]

  • Considering How We Use HTTP/2

    A note from the editors: This article is part two of a two-part series exploring the new HTTP/2 protocol and using it responsibly. Be sure to read part one, Using HTTP/2 Responsibly: Adapting for Users.It’s important to remember that […]

  • Using HTTP/2 Responsibly: Adapting for Users

    A note from the editors: This article is part one of a two-part series exploring the new HTTP/2 protocol and using it responsibly. Be sure to read part two, Considering How We Use HTTP/2.With HTTP/2 ticking up steadily in use, it’s clear that […]

  • This week's sponsor: FullStory

    FullStory, the CX platform that captures every interaction on your site for pixel-perfect playback. Get it free, forever. For real. […]

  • 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 […]