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Modern Fluid Typography Using CSS Clamp
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:00:00 GMT
We’ll explore fluid typography principles, use-cases, implementation with CSS clamp() and an interactive fluid typography calculator.
Ten Tips For Aspiring Designer Beginners (Part 2)
Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:00:00 GMT
In [Part 1](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/01/ten-tips-aspiring-designer-beginners-part1/), Luis Ouriach shared advice he wished he had when starting out in his career. In this second and last part of this series, Luis continues sharing tips that helped him grow and become a better designer throughout the years.
Building A Web Code Editor
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:30:00 GMT
If you’re a developer who’s thinking about building a platform that requires a code editor in one form or another, then this article is for you. This article explains how to create a web code editor that displays the result in real time with the help of some HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
How To Hire For Digital Accessibility Roles
Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:30:00 GMT
Accessibility must be a permanent program within organizations, much like security. In this article, Kate Kalcevich shares tips on which skills and questions to keep in mind when hiring for digital accessibility roles.
A Deep CSS Dive Into Radial And Conic Gradients
Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:30:00 GMT
In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at two gradients: `conic-gradient` and `radial-gradient`. You’ll see how each one of them works in detail, what the differences and similarities are between them, how and where to use them, and some use cases for each.
Changing A Tire On A Moving Car (Or How To Improve Product Roadmaps)
Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:00:00 GMT
Product roadmaps are often treated as a series of checkboxes. But they are more than that. In this article, Scott Himmer explains how internal partnerships, research, design systems, and regular touch bases can help make sure that your product roadmap is a successful one.
Ten Tips For Aspiring Designer Beginners (Part 1)
Wed, 05 Jan 2022 13:00:00 GMT
In this article (the first part in a series of two), Luis Ouriach shares advice that he wishes he has when starting out in his career. These tips come from his experience as a user interface and product designer for close to ten years, and if you’re starting just now, then read on!
Composition-Based Design System In Figma
Mon, 03 Jan 2022 13:00:00 GMT
Figma has advanced enough where it now supports some powerful concepts that can help with the flexibility and maintainability of a design system. In this article, Sasha explains why she finds the Systems Designer position so rewarding — and it’s not only because of how fast certain tools have developed to help her master challenges she faces in her work projects.
New Year, Fresh Desktop (January 2022 Wallpapers Edition)
Fri, 31 Dec 2021 09:00:00 GMT
What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2022 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.
How To Price Projects And Manage Scope Creep
Wed, 29 Dec 2021 10:30:00 GMT
Scoping, estimating, and running digital projects can often feel like an exercise in futility. In this article, Paul Boag explains why you need to start breaking your projects down into manageable phases and why that’s the best way to achieve significant benefits.
Building Gatsby Themes For WordPress-Powered Websites
Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:30:00 GMT
Have you already built and published a Gatsby theme? In this article, Paulina Hetman explains how Gatsby themes work and what problems they can solve by comparing Gatsby themes with their WordPress counterparts.
Creating A Custom Range Input That Looks Consistent Across All Browsers
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Range inputs have notoriously been a pain to style. Each browser renders the input differently requiring you to use vendor prefixes in order to create a cohesive look and feel. In this article, we’ll take a look at the quirkiness of the HTML range input and demonstrate how to style the input to look consistent across all major browsers.
Useful UX Guidelines, Tools And Resources
Wed, 22 Dec 2021 10:00:00 GMT
A meaningful user experience is what can set your site apart from others. But what makes an experience truly meaningful? And how to achieve that? The tools, tips, and resources in this post not only help you to come up with a UX strategy that works for you and your team but also to circumvent potential UX pitfalls.
Improving Core Web Vitals, A Smashing Magazine Case Study
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 05:30:00 GMT
How to improve Core Web Vitals, a Smashing Magazine case study on how we detected and fixed the bottlenecks, and how we ended up with green scores, all the way.
Designing Human-Machine Interfaces For Vehicles Of The Future
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 14:30:00 GMT
Modern HMIs are transforming the way we interact with our vehicles. A car becomes a gadget that we use in a similar way as we use our phones. Users expect a lot of HMI, they even evaluate car experience based on the experience they have with HMI. In this article, let’s look at some ways to help us satisfy users’ needs with proper design.
Billing Management For Your Next SaaS Idea Using Stripe And Azure Functions
Fri, 17 Dec 2021 13:30:00 GMT
In every software-as-a-service solution, user billing and payments are key aspects in the sale of services rendered. Let’s learn about Stripe and how the REST API can be programmatically used in serverless functions to manage the billing for an application.
Touch Design For Mobile Interfaces: Defining Mobile Devices (Excerpt)
Wed, 15 Dec 2021 11:30:00 GMT
Before we can talk about how people interact, much less how to take advantage of that knowledge and design, it’s important to understand a bit about the history, the technology, and what today counts as a mobile touchscreen device at all.
Modifying Headers In HTTP(s) Requests In UI Automation Testing
Tue, 14 Dec 2021 10:30:00 GMT
To be able to modify headers in a testing environment is a great thing to have. It allows control over your application as one can bypass authentication, set cookies, and so on. In this article, Nafees Nehar explores some methods which allow modification of headers in an automation testing setup.
Free Christmas Icon Sets And Vector Elements
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Everybody loves a nice freebie, right? To get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays, we collected some winter- and holiday-themed icon sets and vector elements that you can use in your projects for free. Enjoy!
Designing Better Links For Websites And Emails: A Guideline
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:30:00 GMT
There are so many websites out there that have not considered the overall usability of their visually impaired users. When it comes to designing better links and sending better emails, Slava Shestopalov has a few tips on how to improve your website’s experience while accessibility in mind.

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