Smashing Podcast Episode 50 With Marko Dugonjic: Can You Change A UX Dinosaur?
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 08:00:00 GMT
In this episode, we ask how you can affect change to UX design in large organizations stuck in their ways. Vitaly talks to Marko Dugonjić to find out.
How Our Organization Improved Web Accessibility (Case Study)
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:00:00 GMT
In this article, Catherine Houle and Ilknur Eren share how their organization “Understood” removes barriers for people who learn and think differently by combining accessibility and usability in their processes. They also cover basic steps on how to fix common accessibility issues.
Rethinking Authentication UX
Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:30:00 GMT
How to improve authentication UX, with magic links, 2FA, better password recovery and relaxed rules for secure, accessible and usable passwords.
Migration From jQuery to Next.js: A Guide
Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:00:00 GMT
We’re going to walk through how to migrate your site from jQuery to [React](/category/React) with [Next.js](/category/next.js). This will help with performance and the maintainability of your code.
Fluid Sizing Instead Of Multiple Media Queries?
Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:30:00 GMT
If you like math and CSS, you’ll love this one. We don’t need to use media queries to change the values of some CSS properties — *font-size*, *padding*, *margin* etc. — depending on the viewport width, with the CSS `clamp` function. But: we still need to use media queries for changing colors, borders, shadows and other CSS styles.
Memories Of August (2022 Desktop Wallpapers Edition)
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Do you need a little inspiration boost? Well, then our new batch of desktop wallpapers is for you. Designed by artists and designers from across the globe, they come in versions with and without a calendar for August 2022.
Testable Frontend: The Good, The Bad And The Flaky
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 12:00:00 GMT
Testing is not just about tools and processes. It’s about architecture. In this article, Noam Rosenthal will share his experience on how to organize testing and find the right balance between front-end and subsystems and between different strategies.
<article> vs. <section>: How To Choose The Right One
Mon, 25 Jul 2022 14:30:00 GMT
In this article, Olushuyi explores a mental model that helps you decide between the `
` and `
` elements when writing documents. You will explore how grouping content affects accessibility and how you can make it all count for users.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome By Developing Your Own Guiding Principles
Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:00:00 GMT
In this article, Luis Ouriach helps to develop your own guiding principles to become a better designer so that you can walk into the design critique meetings with more confidence and really deliver the best representation of your ideas.
Looking Back At SmashingConf SF 2022
Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:00:00 GMT
Now that some time has passed since the team returned from SmashingConf San Francisco, we’ve had time to think about the event and wrap up some of the things we all learned.
Powerful Image Optimization Tools
Wed, 20 Jul 2022 10:00:00 GMT
Optimizing the size of images can have a bigger impact on performance than all other areas combined. In this article, Louis Lazaris covers different tools available for reducing the size of images.
A New Pattern For The Jamstack: Segmented Rendering
Mon, 18 Jul 2022 11:00:00 GMT
“Segmented Rendering” is a new pattern and it will change the Jamstack game forever. Let’s try to push the boundaries of static rendering and learn how to apply it to personalized content.
Resolving Conflicts Between Designers And Engineers
Fri, 15 Jul 2022 09:30:00 GMT
In this article, Scott Himmer will go over some areas where you might find the design and engineering conflicts manifesting, what some of the contributing factors are, and strategies to work through the challenges.
Using Nothing But Docker For Projects
Thu, 14 Jul 2022 07:30:00 GMT
Using only Docker to build and run applications and commands removes the need for previous knowledge in some tool or programming language. Also, it avoids the necessity to install new modules and dependencies directly to the system, which makes development machine-independent.
Smashing Podcast Episode 49 With Paul Boag: How Do You Ship A Billion-Dollar Idea?
Tue, 12 Jul 2022 14:30:00 GMT
In this episode, we ask what qualities are required to introduce change in large organizations, how to convince management to do the right thing, and how to ship a billion-dollar idea. Vitaly talks to expert Paul Boag to find out.
Kendo UI For Angular Data Grid And Angular Material: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
Tue, 12 Jul 2022 09:00:00 GMT
In this article, Zara Cooper will examine some of the features of the Kendo UI for Angular Data Grid in comparison to those offered by the Angular Material Table.
A Look At Remix And The Differences With Next.js
Mon, 11 Jul 2022 09:00:00 GMT
Let’s talk about Remix, the framework to create JavaScript projects using server-side rendering. Let’s go through its main features and concepts and see the similarities and differences with Next.js.
A Five-Step Approach To The Metaverse
Fri, 08 Jul 2022 10:00:00 GMT
As a designer, you may be tasked with figuring out how your company should approach the metaverse or thinking about designing for the metaverse. In this article, Lyndon Cerejo will discuss a few steps he recommends before diving headfirst into any design for the metaverse.
An Accessibility-First Approach To Chart Visual Design
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 09:00:00 GMT
In this article, we will explore how an accessibility-first approach can lead you down the path of creating a better visual design for charts. Throughout the article, you’ll learn to use the Web Content Accessibility Standards and how this approach leadd to an unexpected yet better outcome for everyone.
Designing A Perfect Pricing Page UX
Wed, 06 Jul 2022 12:00:00 GMT
In this [series of articles](/category/design-patterns/), we highlight design patterns and techniques to design better interfaces. You can find more examples in [“Smart Interface Design Patterns”](, a 7h-video course with 100s of hand-picked examples, curated by Vitaly.