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What’s New for Designers, July 2018
What kind of projects are you working on? It might be the hotter days (with more time at a computer) that have me focused on ways to enhance productivity. In this month’s roundup of new design tools and information, you’ll find plenty of […]
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 […]
Create your own Serverless API
If you don’t already know of it, Todd Motto has this great list of public APIs. It’s awesome if you’re trying out a new framework or new layout pattern and want to hit the ground running without fussing with the content. But what […]
The Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements,...
For even the simplest of components, the cost in human-labour may have been significant. UX teams do usability testing. An array of stakeholders have to sign off on the design. Developers conduct AB tests, accessibility audits, unit tests and […]
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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Order Out of Chaos: Patterns of Organization for Writing on...
A few years ago, a former boss of mine emailed me out of the blue and asked for a resource that would help him and his colleagues organize information more effectively. Like a dutiful friend, I sent him links to a few articles and the names of some […]
Your Emails (and Recipients) Deserve Better Context
Email communication is an integral part of the user experience for nearly every web application that requires a login. It’s also one of the first interactions the user has after signing up. Yet too often both the content and context of these […]
Discovery on a Budget: Part III
Sometimes we have the luxury of large budgets and deluxe research facilities, and sometimes we’ve got nothing but a research question and the determination to answer it. Throughout the “Discovery on a Budget” series we have […]
The Problem with Patterns
It started off as an honest problem with a brilliant solution. As the ways we use the web continue to grow and evolve, we, as its well-intentioned makers and stewards, needed something better than making simple collections of pages over and over […]
A note from the editors: It’s our pleasure to share this excerpt from Chapter 2 (“Pinning Down Touchpoints”) of Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity by Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum, available now […]
The Cult of the Complex
’Tis a gift to be simple. Increasingly, in our line of work, ’tis a rare gift indeed. In an industry that extols innovation over customer satisfaction, and prefers algorithm to human judgement (forgetting that every algorithm has human […]
Onboarding: A College Student Discovers A List Apart
What would you say if I told you I just read and analyzed over 350 articles from A List Apart in less than six weeks? “You’re crazy!” might have passed through your lips. In that case, what would you say if I was doing it for a […]
The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of...
My first full-time developer job was at a small company. We didn’t have BrowserStack, so we cobbled together a makeshift device lab. Viewing a site I’d been making on a busted first-generation iPad with an outdated version of Safari, I […]
So You Want to Write an Article?
So you want to write an article. Maybe you’ve got a great way of organizing your CSS, or you’re a designer who has a method of communicating really well with developers, or you have some insight into how to best use a new technology. […]
We’re Looking for People Who Love to Write
Here at A List Apart, we’re looking for new authors, and that means you. What should you write about? Glad you asked! You should write about topics that keep you up at night, passions that make you the first to show up in the office each […]
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 […]