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31
Mar

Are Design Trends Superficial?

Posted by | No Tags | Web Design

Designers love to complain about ‘superficial’ design trends that they don’t feel have any staying power or contribute anything meaningful to the industry. But are they right? I happen to think that whatever users find ‘trendy’ or cool, even though it may be fleeting, is part of the service a designer provides. It’s part of what clients are paying for. If you’re offering classic, outdated solutions that nobody wants, you are only hurting your own career. Yes, it might be annoying to feel you must bend to the whims of […]

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31
Mar

Sponsor: Wufoo!

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31
Mar

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2016

Posted by | | Graphics · Wallpapers

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30
Mar

Divi 2.7 Introduces Exciting Conversion Rate Optimization Features

Posted by | No Tags | Web Design

The new features presented in the latest version of the Divi WordPress theme, Divi 2.7, are not incremental improvements. These new features introduce a new and exciting trend in WordPress theme capabilities. Instead of focusing almost entirely on a website’s user experience, Divi’s new features offer the web designer, and the client, a set of marketing tools to work with. Web designers are not typically known for integrating sales and marketing techniques into their creations. Those that have chosen to do so, have usually found that it entails a significant […]

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30
Mar

Annotating Your (Critical) CSS

Posted by | No Tags | CSS

The following is a guest post by Wladston Ferreira Filho. We’ve covered critical CSS before, but the technique covered was specific to SCSS. Here Wladston covers the basics and introduces another way to do it, through PostCSS, and shows an example (with data) of the result. Critical CSS is an effective, but all-too-rarely used approach for improving page rendering performance. Critical CSS is two things together: Deferred loading of the main stylesheet Inlining the most vital (“above the fold”) styles Implementing Critical CSS requires some work. For one, it means […]

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30
Mar

Never Stop Learning With Conference Live Streams And Videos

Posted by | | General

What makes a great conference? It fuels your ideas and polishes up your skills. It fosters your professional growth and takes your work to the next level. Luckily, a lot of conferences provide videos of their talks1 after the event has ended, some do even stream live to pass on their knowledge even if you couldn’t attend. The videos collected in this round-up revive the spirit of the conferences they were recorded at and cater for a lot of fresh insights and light-bulb moments to make the learning never stop. […]

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30
Mar

Why Fonts Matter To Your Brand

Posted by | No Tags | Web Design

Without realizing it, we’re constantly being bombarded by advertising. Shop fronts, billboards, magazines and online ads are everywhere we look. With our modern world being so ad-drenched, how does a new company break through? Every day, new companies start up with the hopes of making it big, but how will they surpass the wall of ads already saturating our lives? How can we make it big without pulling out all the stops? The answer is simple – it all starts with a well thought-out design. Your brand image is the […]

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30
Mar

How To Make A Physiology-Friendly Application For The iPad

Posted by | | Apps · iOS · User Interaction · UX Design

Advertisement If you’ve ever had to move your iPad from one hand to the other just to tap a button you couldn’t reach, then you may have already guessed why we began this study in our UX lab. Our Mail.Ru Group’s UX lab team carries out many usability studies of our apps for smartphones and tablets. We address users’ needs by introducing features in our products. We carefully test all of the functions to ensure users notice and understand them well. Nevertheless, this was the first time we had looked […]

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29
Mar

How to Optimize Image Delivery Efficiently and Cost Effectively

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Part one of this series examined mistakes you may be making when handling images, and the steps you can take to remedy them. In this article, you’ll learn about common problems associated with delivering images, and what you can do to optimize network usage. Once your website’s content is in place, your goal is to make sure that all your website’s images are delivered as fast as possible to your visitors. But the approaches outlined below often prevent you from achieving the best performance. Take a look at some of […]

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29
Mar

Let’s Learn ES2015

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The following is a guest post by Ryan Christiani. Ryan is a teacher at HackerYou and has been working on a video series called Let’s Learn ES6. He offered to put some of that together into a tutorial format, which I thought was perfect as we haven’t covered ES2015 much here on CSS-Tricks. What’s in a name? As of June 2015, the largest addition to the JavaScript language was finalized. The official name is ECMAScript 2015, sometimes referred to as “ES6”, or now more commonly known as “ES2105”. It is […]

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