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- Re-Creating The Pop-Out Hover Effect With Modern CSS (Part 1)This article is all about experimenting with modern CSS features. We will combine things like CSS masks, CSS variables, trigonometric functions, `@property`, and more to create a neat hover effect that would have been extremely difficult to do even a few years ago without the latest and greatest that CSS has to offer.
- Weekly News for Designers № 714This week’s Designer News – № 714 – includes A (more) Modern CSS Reset, The Next Generation of Web Layouts, Why Use React in 2023, The Design System Ecosystem, State of HTML 2023 and more.
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- Exploring Enhanced Patterns In WordPress 6.3In this article, Ganesh Dahal explains how the features have evolved since reusable blocks were officially released in WordPress 5.0 — and how the two have converged in WordPress 6.3 to form a powerful feature capable of allowing content creators to sync content and design patterns consistently in pages and posts.
- The Difference Between Cheap & Budget ClientsA cheap client will expect you to bend to their needs. While a budget client will be happy to compromise. Make sure you choose wisely.
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- 50+ Best Branding Identity Mockup Templates in 2023An impressive and varied collection of branding identity mockup templates. Business cards, coffee cups, stationery, and much more.
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- Getting Started With Neon BranchingBranches are a really nice (and safe) way to configure or reconfigure your database without fear of screwing up the production database. Let’s take a closer look at how branching works with [Neon](https://bit.ly/46cEgX1), and the good news is, you probably already know how it works!
- Smashing Podcast Episode 65 With Alex Older: How Do You Run A Grassroots Conference?We’re talking about running grassroots conferences and meet-ups. What does it take to organize a small industry event for your community? Drew McLellan talks to WDC’s Alex Older to find out.
- Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?Should fast and cheap website design be tossed into the dustbin of history? We look at this old nemesis and wonder if it still has a place in modern web design.
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- WaterBear: Building A Free Platform For Impactful Documentaries (Part 1)Adrian’s kicking off a two-part series, sharing his journey as a lead developer. In the process, you will learn about the lessons and insights Adrian gained at work, including the strategies that went into the technical stack of the project and what it looks like to collaborate with a team he is leading for the first time.
- 8 Essential Free & Premium WordPress Plugins for 2023This collection features eight essential WordPress plugins for small business owners and web designers. They’re all leading products in their particular areas.
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- 20+ Best Free Lightroom Mobile Presets for Stunning Photo EffectsA stunning collection of free presets for Lightroom Mobile that will allow you to enhance your mobile photos with just a few clicks.
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- Weekly News for Designers № 713This week’s Designer News – № 713 – includes Shader Gradients, Rediscovering The Joy Of Design, Is AI better at picking and pairing fonts than you?, Limitations of Scoped CSS, and a whole lot more.
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- The Path To Awesome CSS Easing With The linear() FunctionWith the new CSS `linear()` easing function on the horizon, the possibilities of what we can do to create natural-feeling animations and transitions in the future are greatly expanded. Jhey Tompkins looks at the current state of CSS easing in this article and demonstrates what we can expect from `linear()`, including handy tools to get your hands on it today.
- Welcome to the New LimeWire: AI Media Generation (Sponsored)LimeWire was a staple of my youth. LimeWire was software that allowed users to share any type of file during the revolutionary days of file sharing. Fast forward to today and LimeWire is back, again as revolutionary software, but this time in the field of AI content publishing. From creating images to music and video, […]
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- What My Old Design Projects Have Taught MeI’ve felt embarrassed when looking through my old projects. But time brings perspective. Eventually, you start to see things in a different light.
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- Facilitating Inclusive Online Workshops (Part 2)To help ensure the success of a workshop, Ben Shih introduces the concept of an inclusive workshop. In Part 2 of the series, you will continue to delve deeper into several key principles and guidelines that you can follow during and after the workshop to encourage an inclusive atmosphere.
- Do All of the Projects in Your Portfolio Look the Same? That’s OK.Should you worry if all of your design projects look similar? Of course not. It may mean that you’re particularly successful in one specific area of design.
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- How Smashing Magazine Uses TinaCMS To Manage An Editorial WorkflowThis article is a peek behind the curtain of how content is managed here at Smashing Magazine. In it, you’ll get a tour of an article’s full lifecycle, from a basic outline to the sort of thing you’re reading right this second.
- Revealing Images With CSS Mask AnimationsLet’s play with images and experiment with CSS masks. The idea is fairly simple: take a single „ tag and harness the power of CSS to accomplish complex hover transitions. Through different demos, you will see how CSS masks combined with gradients allow us to create fancy effects — with efficient, reusable code.
- Facilitating Inclusive Online Workshops (Part 1)Running a workshop can be an effective alternative to traditional, long-standing meetings. To help ensure its success, Ben Shih introduces the concept of an inclusive workshop. In Part 1 of the series, you discover the fundamentals of inclusivity and get some solid guidance on how to plan an inclusive remote workshop.
- Unveiling 15+ Essential Tools & Resources for Web Designers and Agencies in 2023 (Sponsored)You’ve visited countless websites, and now you’re designing your own. Stop and think for a minute about what you’ve liked and didn’t like about some of those you visited. Was it the front page, the layout in general, or the functionalities that either met with your satisfaction or turned you off? The helpful tools and […]
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- Gradients, Blend Modes, And A Really Cool Hover EffectGradients are a powerful CSS feature. We use them for texture, depth, and even to hide parts of elements with CSS masking. This article covers another interesting way to use gradients — as a hover effect that affects the appearance of other elements around the hovered element.
- Rediscovering The Joy Of DesignPratik Joglekar takes a philosophical approach to remind designers about the lost joy within themselves by effectively placing massive importance on mindfulness, introspection, and forward-looking. Without joy, the work we do would feel meaningless. To prevent it from happening, check out a few ideas that would help rediscover that spark of joy.
- Long Live The Test PyramidIs the Test Pyramid really dead? Discover the more contemporary testing strategies and evaluate the Test Pyramid’s relevance in today’s software development practices.
- Generating Real-Time Audio Sentiment Analysis With AIIn this article, Joas Pambou builds the tool to provide a sentiment score in **real-time** with enhanced user experience by providing multilingual support. You will use an OpenAI library called Whisper that transcribes audio files into text and detects the language, and Gradio, a UI framework, to establish the interface.
- A September Of Never Ending Adventures (2023 Wallpapers Edition)Let’s get ready for September with some fresh wallpaper designs! Created with love by artists and designers from across the globe, the wallpapers in this collection come in versions with and without a calendar. Enjoy!
- Falling For Oklch: A Love Story Of Color Spaces, Gamuts, And CSSThe CSS Color Module Level 4 specification defined a slew of new color features when it became a candidate recommendation in 2022, including Oklab and Oklch, which have widened the field of color we have to work with. Explore the Oklch color space and how to start using it in CSS today.
- Improving The Double Diamond Design ProcessThe so-called “Double Diamond” is a great way of visualizing an ideal design process — but it’s just not the way most companies deliver new projects or services. Andy Budd proposes a new “Double Diamond” idea that better aligns with the way work actually gets done and highlights the place where design has the most leverage.
- A Few Interesting Ways To Use CSS Shadows For More Than DepthWe often think of shadows in CSS as something to reach for when we want to add depth to a design. But shadows can be used for more than depth. Let’s experiment with different shadows — two CSS properties and a filter — to make interesting hover effects, different text styles, and even casting shadows on other shadows.
- Better Context Menus With Safe TrianglesDiscover how to improve the user experience of nested menus and tackle a minor yet common issue with them when the user’s pointer leaves the menu item for a moment, and the nested menu goes away, requiring the user to re-hover and try again. A well-known concept called the “safe triangle” solves this problem.
- Modern Methods For Improving Drupal’s Largest Contentful Paint Core Web VitalThe background image used in the hero component, which is slow to load, is a very common problem with any component that uses a large image file as a background image. In this article, Mike Herchel walks you through how to tackle this common performance issue using modern techniques.
- Knip: An Automated Tool For Finding Unused Files, Exports, And DependenciesMost of the projects have at least a few unused files, exports, and dependencies lying around, often because it’s difficult knowing when one thing relies on another and scary removing something you’re not sure is in use. Lars Kappert shares a tool he’s been working on that offers a solution.
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- Designing Accessible Text Over Images: Best Practices, Techniques And Resources (Part 2)In part 2 of the series, Hannah Milan reviews various accessible text over images techniques for designing your content, including framing the image, soft-colored gradients technique, text styles and text position, solid color shapes, and use of colored backgrounds.
- Running A Page Speed Test: Monitoring vs. MeasuringWhat does your performance “stack” look like? There are all kinds of tools available for measuring page speed, but what data and assumptions do they use to measure performance? And speaking of *measuring* performance, there’s quite a difference between that and *monitoring* performance. Let’s dig in!
- Using Friction As A Feature In Machine Learning AlgorithmsFriction often has a negative connotation in user experience design, but it actually has many benefits. Its best-known use case is mitigating unintended consequences in high-risk scenarios, yet it has a new place in the age of artificial intelligence. Adding strategic friction to interfaces can lead to profound efficiency gains in machine learning algorithms.
- Use XHR/fetch Breakpoints!Web debugging tools are so incredibly excellent these days. I remember the days where they didn’t exist and debugging was a total nightmare, even for the simplest of problems. A while back I introduced many of you to Logpoints, a way to output console.log messages without needing to change the source files. Another great breakpoint […]
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