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10
Apr

Weekly News for Designers (N.329)

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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 or follow us on Twitter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Material Kit – A Free Bootstrap UI Kit Based on Material Design. Popper.js – A Kickass Library to Manage Your Poppers, Tooltips & Popovers. CodePen Design Patterns – Patterns Ideas, Inspiration & Examples For Your Own Projects. Freebie: Six Pagination Menus […]

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08
Apr

The Truth About Web Design

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As a freelance web professional, designing websites is your livelihood and in some cases, your life. Your ability to create a website that does everything but make and pour coffee is commendable, but the sad truth is that other than yourself and other web designers, nobody cares about the design at all. What they care about is what it can do for them. Truly great web design supports the purpose of the site, focuses on what the client wants and needs, and most of all makes it easy for the […]

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07
Apr

Media Management Challenges Developers will Need to Tackle in 2016

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Websites have evolved greatly over the past few years. Once text-heavy websites have become more eye-catching with prominent images and video. But the addition of richer media isn’t the only change impacting websites. Consumer behavior also factors into this evolution, as web access has moved from the desktop realm to a variety of different devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches and TVs – with different dimensions and resolutions. And consumers want to be able to access web content anytime and from any location. In 2016 and beyond, developers will need […]

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06
Apr

5 Reasons Why UX Design is Not Cheap

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Over the past 10 years, the growth of technology has rapidly accelerated, allowing for advancements across the design industry, which has evolved into a more complex and sophisticated arena. During this time, user expectations, behaviour and browsing habits have also become more sophisticated, with an ever increasing demand on businesses to deliver websites across all device types. With users becoming more digitally savvy and with the advancement of new technologies, there is increasing pressure placed upon web designers and web agencies to provide “stand-out websites” that impress on a visual […]

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06
Apr

The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

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By Jacob Gube Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS. When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria: Supports secure file transfer protocols: FTP isn’t secure. Among its many flaws, plain FTP doesn’t encrypt the data you’re transferring. If your data is compromised en route to its destination, your credentials (username and password) and your data […]

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05
Apr

Infinite Scrolling: Is it Helping or Hurting Your Business?

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When it comes to content marketing and web design, it’s increasingly important to be a thought leader in your field. Millennials are notorious for skimming web pages, making up their minds to stay or go in a matter of seconds. Competitive sites need to know exactly how to reach their audience or risk being left in the dust. In an attempt to capture the attention of the masses, just like with the parallax scrolling trend, many sites have jumped on the infinite scrolling bandwagon. Such scrolling has been around for […]

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04
Apr

50 Free Resources for Web Designers from March 2016

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The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth article or by giving advice/feedback on a forum, or even by freely offering high-quality resources. The sharing is what makes our community truly great! Here are March’s 50 best free resources for designers… Quick Jump: Mobile & Web UI Kits, Icon Sets, Web Templates & Themes, Fonts and Mockup Templates. Free Mobile & Web UI Kits Android M GUI Kit (Sketch). Free iOS […]

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02
Apr

Weekly News for Designers (N.328)

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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 or follow us on Twitter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Spectacle CodeSlide: An amazing method for presenting your code with style. The Holy Grail Layout with CSS Grid By Ire Aderinokun. devRant – A free app (iOS & Android) where developers can express how they really feel about code. Freebie: 25 […]

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01
Apr

Web Development Reading List #131: Git 2.8, CSS Grids And The Key To Good Code

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We use ad-blockers as well, you know. We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly conferences — crafted for pros like yourself? E.g. upcoming SmashingConf New York, dedicated to smart front-end techniques and design patterns. Advertisement Although it’s April 1st, and people go all crazy making up jokes and spreading hoaxes, I’m sending out this edition to you without any April fools. Instead, I want to challenge you to put more effort, more thoughts into your code. Instead of blindly […]

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