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31
Jan

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2016

Posted by | | Graphics · Wallpapers

Advertisement Since seven years, we welcome the new month with a collection of unique desktop wallpapers. And it’s not any different this time around. Created by designers and artists from across the globe, they are just waiting to give your desktop a makeover and provide you with some fresh inspiration. This post features their artwork for February 2016. Each wallpaper comes in two versions, with and without a calendar, and can be downloaded for free. Now you only need to decide which one will accompany you through the month — […]

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31
Jan

Weekly News for Designers (N.319)

Posted by | No Tags | Web Design

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools voxel.css – A new, lightweight 3D CSS voxel library. Performance Budget Builder Tool By Brad Frost. Bulma – A modern CSS framework based on Flexbox. Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator By Cloudinary. Adsvise – The ultimate social & digital ad size guide. Loud Links – A tiny […]

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29
Jan

Critical Web Fonts

Posted by | No Tags | CSS

04 January 2016 Read this in about 5 minutes. The history of web font loading has included many different iterations: Doing nothing: including a @font-face CSS block and using it in your CSS without qualification. I consider this to be an anti-pattern. It introduces a Flash of Invisible Text (FOIT) in some browsers and worse, creates a single point of failure in browsers that do not have a font loading timeout (WebKit). Data URIs for the Flash of Unstyled Text (FOUT): Loading a CSS stylesheet asynchronously (or using an AJAX […]

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29
Jan

Hookbin – Capture and Inspect HTTP Requests

Posted by | No Tags | CSS

The following is a guest post by Przemek Matylla, who created a tool I suspect will be mighty useful for some of you out there. There is a lot of mystery out there in webdev. What value is this variable at this moment in execution? Why is this property being overridden? What’s causing this scrollbar? There is also mystery with HTTP requests. What data came along for the ride? What metadata? Is everything there (and not there) as I expect? Hopefully Przemek’s tool can help. When dealing with webhooks, accepting […]

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29
Jan

Extending Sass with PostCSS

Posted by | No Tags | CSS

This morning, I got asked an interesting question on Twitter while discussing PostCSS: @AshNolan_ @NaveenS16 Can you tell me exactly why you are using PostCSS with Sass, what does it offer you? Help me understand the need? — Ahmad Awais (@mrahmadawais) January 26, 2016 I figured writing a quick post would be easier than trying to fit my answer into 140 characters, so here’s a brief explanation of how I use PostCSS in combination with Sass. A quick overview For those who’ve not heard of PostCSS until now, here’s a […]

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29
Jan

[Talk] Editing Images in CSS

Posted by | No Tags | CSS

CSS is a surprisingly powerful image manipulation tool. Una explores three CSS features: filters, blend modes, and gradients both individually and in combination to create great image effects. With a few lines of CSS, you too can create reusable, unifying filters for your web projects without needing to open an external program. You can read more on the CSSgram and Art the Web. Source: CSS Tricks

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29
Jan

Web Development Reading List #122: A Performance Budget Builder, Streams, And The Web Push API

Posted by | | General · Web Development Reading List

Advertisement I’ll make it short this week: Thank you so much for the great, constructive discussion last week about hiring people and web development basics. I took away some very interesting thoughts from it, and I hope you did so, too. Now, let’s go through the newest things I found. News Link This week, Firefox 44 has been released to the public. The new version offers better video support (VP9, WebM in addition to h.264) and adds support for Brotli compression (a new, better compression than gzip) for HTTPS connections. […]

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29
Jan

Freebie: The Months Of The Year Icon Set (12 Icons PSD, AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)

Posted by | | Freebies · General · Icons

Advertisement New Years’ Eve is not far past, and yet one twelfth of the new year is already behind us. We think this is a great time to release the first new free icon set of the year. So without further ado, today we’re pleased to release the Months Of The Year icons: a set of 12 images that are all available in EPS, PDF, SVG and PNG formats. This icon set was designed by Manuela Langella and is free to be used in personal as well as commercial projects. […]

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29
Jan

What To Do When You Lose Motivation as a Designer

Posted by | No Tags | Web Design

Sometimes, you just don’t want to do your work. It can be such a hassle to get up, start up the computer, fire up the software, and do what needs to be done. You feel tired and bored, having lost sight of why you chose a career in design in the first place, and you find yourself wondering whether you should just give it all up and become a dental hygienist. It can be really demoralizing to lose your motivation part of the way through a project, but what do […]

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28
Jan

Sponsor: FullStory Searchies – Answers Before You Ask​

Posted by | No Tags | CSS

Search with precision Your time is important, but so is getting the right information. With FullStory, there’s no tradeoff between the two. From simple questions like, “How many people have accessed our mobile site today?” to complex ones such as “Who are all the freemium customers who clicked the ‘Help’ button in the past 7 days?”, FullStory provides you with detailed insights about your customers faster than ever before. Source: CSS Tricks

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