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Monthly Web Development Update 11/2017: Browser News, KRACK and Calligraphy With AR

   Editor’s Note: Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann summarizes what happened in the web community in the past few weeks in one handy list, so that you can catch up on everything new and important. Enjoy!Welcome back to our monthly reading list. Before we dive right into all the amazing content I stumbled upon — admittedly, this one is going to be quite a long update [...]

Inspiring Desktop Wallpapers To Make November Even More Colorful (2017 Edition)

   November is a rather gray month in many parts of the world, so what could be better as some colorful inspiration to start it off with the right foot? To tickle your creativity, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their artistic abilities and designed desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in. Wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual [...]

Web Design Weekly #299

Headlines Fake designs yield real results If you are new to the industry or a keen to take your skills to the next level this post by Daniel Burka highlights some great advice to help you on your way. (gv.com) The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how André Staltz shares some deep thoughts about how the underlying dynamics of the power on the web has drastically changed due to Google, Facebook and Amazon. (staltz.com) Articles Flexbox and Grids, your layout’s best friends Eva Ferreira takes [...]

Mobile Interface Myths You Should Throw Out The Window

   If anything’s clear in 2017, it’s that lying is back in fashion (if it ever left us at all). From the heated fake news debate to the false data provided by Facebook, lying is all the rage these days. A white lie here and there is no big deal. We’re all guilty of it. The problem arises when lies turn into full-grown myths, then become [...]

Discover The Fatwigoo

When you use a bit of inline <svg> and you don’t set height and width, but you do set a viewBox, that’s a fitwigoo. I love the name. The problem with fatwigoo’s is that the <svg> will size itself like a block-level element, rendering enormously until the CSS comes in and (likely) has sizing rules to size it into place. It’s one of those things where if you develop with pretty fast internet, you might not ever see it. But [...]

10 Simple Tips To Improve User Testing

   (This is a sponsored post). Testing is a fundamental part of the UX designer’s job and a core part of the overall UX design process. Testing provides the inspiration, guidance and validation that product teams need in order to design great products. That’s why the most effective teams make testing a habit.Usability testing involves observing users as they use a product. It helps you find [...]

Creating Secure Password Resets With JSON Web Tokens

   When a user of your application has forgotten their password, it can and should be reset securely. To accomplish a secure password reset, I will demonstrate how to use JSON Web Tokens (JWT) to generate a URL-safe token. The JWT contains encoded information about the user and a signature that, when decoded, is validated to ensure that the token has not been tampered with.Once the [...]

Web Design Weekly #298

Headlines Colour management and gamut A great introduction to colour management for software designers and developers. (bjango.com) HTML Web Component using Vanilla JavaScript (ayushgp.github.io) Sponsor Web Design Weekly and reach over 26,434 passionate designers and developers Articles How to structure components in React? How we structure our components has a great impact on how we maintain a system and how expandable it is. Of course it all depends on the context but thankfully we have plenty of options and we can pick and choose as Bartek [...]

Maximizing The Design Sprint

   Following a summer of Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and other superhero blockbusters, it’s natural to fantasize about having a superpower of your own. Luckily for designers, innovators, and customer-centric thinkers, the design sprint process allows you to see into the future to learn in just five days what customers think about your finished product.As a UX consultant and in-house design strategist, I have facilitated dozens upon [...]

Right-To-Left Development In Mobile Design

   The Middle Eastern market is growing at a rapid pace, and, as a result, demand for IT products is also booming in the region. What is peculiar, though, is that Middle Eastern countries require design that is not only compatible with their needs and comfortable for their users, but that is also suitable to their language standards, making a serious adaptation process very important. Given [...]