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29
Feb

Taking AMP for a Spin

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The following is a guest post by David Attard of DART Creations. David is going to introduce us to AMP (no idea what that is? read on) as well as how you might go about converting an existing site to an AMP site. Hint: it’s for big performance gains. AMP is becoming quite a thing. WordPress is doing it. I’ve got Google telling me to do it and that Analytics supports it. If you have your visitors interests at heart, you’ll know that a fast website is one of the […]

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29
Feb

10 jQuery Panorama Plugins

Posted by | No Tags | Javascript · Resources · Uncategorized

In this post, find a compiled list of 10 jQuery Panorama plugins which you can use to display panorama image or 360 degree view of any image. These plugins are easy to integrate in your website. 1. iPanorama 360° – jQuery Plugin iPanorama 360° jQuery Plugin is a lightweight and rich-feature panorama viewer for the web. This plugin is built with modern libraries jQuery and Three.js to be used for part of backend solutions. Additionally, it has an awesome feature which allows the user to navigate from one scene to […]

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29
Feb

Styleguide Toolbox – Templates, UI Kits, Tools & Generators

Posted by | No Tags | Web Design

Styleguides are an essential tool for ensuring that everyone in an organization is on the same page. After all, maintaining a consistent style is vital to brand recognition, readability and it just looks more professional. The great thing about these Styleguide resources is that there is undoubtedly one that will let you work the way you want to. Whether it’s allowing you to manually mock-up styles with your favorite image editor or automatically generating them through a browser, there’s something for everyone here. Here are some resources to help you […]

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28
Feb

Weekly News for Designers (N.323)

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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 okayNav – Progressively collapse navigation links into an off-screen navigation. CSSCO – Photographic filters made with CSS, inspired by VSCO and CSSgram. Resizer – A viewer to test how digital products respond to Material Design on all devices. Descartes Styling for Programmers – An experimental library […]

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26
Feb

An Interview with Una Kravets

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Una Kravets is a front-end developer, writer, and speaker who works on the Cloud Platform Team within IBM Design. She cohosts a podcast called Toolsday, loves to travel, and occasionally does calligraphy. You can find her on the internet @una. I had the pleasure of talking to Una Kravets one Sunny Sunday, and was super excited to do so because I’m a huge fan of her work. If you’re not that familiar with what she does, here are some pretty cool links to check out: http://alistapart.com/article/finessing-fecolormatrixhttp://una.im/CSSgramhttp://una.im/svg-iconshttp://una.im/classy-csshttp://una.im/bokehhttp://una.im/3d-effecthttp://una.im/bokehhttps://github.com/una/personal-goals The following is a […]

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25
Feb

Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

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A fundamental difference between programming intensive web-development work and graphic-focused web-design is that everyone – client to business associates – has an opinion and an alternative vision for the latter. The technically-steep learning curve of coding, whether it be the frontend or server-side configuration, tends to elicit few opinions and observations, simply because only a handful of clients actually possess the technical skills to analyze and interpret such work. Not so with design. Design, in any medium or form, is a manifestation of individual tastes, which, again, are influenced by […]

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25
Feb

10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses

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WordPress can be used to create a wide variety of websites. You can build portfolio sites, news sites and even business and corporate websites with the help of WordPress. Plus, no matter what type or genre of website you are building, you can surely find a great number of free WordPress themes for it. If you are in need of a free WordPress theme for your small business website, this is the right post for you. In this collection, we have ten of the best and most versatile free WordPress […]

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25
Feb

Should you have defaults styles for `table`?

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Luke Underwood wrote in with an interesting question: What are the best practices for default styling? I guess there are three possibilities: Have default styles Don’t Somewhere in between Luke elaborates: Our office is split on the idea. In our base templates we currently have no styles being applied to tables by default. You need a class to get it looking pretty (with borders, background colors etc). We use this class primarily on tables used in main content areas. We front-end devs decided this is best because it means we […]

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24
Feb

Ready to Prototype from within Sketch? Then Say Hello to Silver!

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Aby Nimbalkar and Andrey Shakhmin, the creators of Silver, were kind enough to invite me to a private beta of the application, and it did not disappoint. Oh no. After just a couple of minutes, it put a huge ‘Cheshire Cat’ style grin across my face, and that’s the correct response to the frequently asked question ‘but, is it any good’? Damn right it is. Even at this stage, everything about Silver feels as though it has been a part of Sketch from the beginning. That was the first thing […]

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24
Feb

The New Newsletter

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We’ve long had a way to subscribe to CSS-Tricks via email. You probably couldn’t really call it a “newsletter” though, as it just consumed the RSS feed and sent out newly published articles each week. Nothing wrong with that, but it isn’t nearly as fun a custom-written one. So, the new newsletter is here! It still links to everything we’ve published, so you won’t missing anything there, it’s just more elegantly summarized. I’ll drop a signup form for it right here: Here’s some reasons why it’s better now and you […]

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