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User Authentication For Web And iOS Apps With AWS Cognito (Part 2)

   In today’s digital landscape, developers constantly need to be adding new tools to remain competitive and at the top of their craft.If you regularly create new web or mobile applications, then Amazon Cognito is a powerful tool that can cut 90% of the time it usually takes to set up a custom user-management solution. If that is intriguing to you, then let’s continue the journey [...]

Playing With Color: Vibrant Options For Apps And Websites

   Color is one of the most powerful tools in a designer’s toolkit. Color can draw attention, set a mood, and influence the user’s emotion, perception and actions. When it comes to the web and mobile app design, this is definitely a time of vibrant colors. Designers use vibrant colors to focus people’s attention on important elements and to make their designs memorable.In this article, I’ll [...]

Web Design Weekly #291

Headlines Design tools, here’s how we can fix them Colm Tuite dives deep into what he thinks is fundamentally broken with the current design tool model, as well as hint at the direction he think we should be headed. (medium.freecodecamp.org) The CSS guide is back (campaignmonitor.com) Javascript Developer (React/Redux) Working with a team of 6 Front end developers, you will be pivotal in the company’s shift to an API-driven single page application, on an industry leading product. Putting your own stamp on a [...]

Building Inclusive Toggle Buttons

   Some things are either on or off and, when those things aren’t on (or off), they are invariably off (or on). The concept is so rudimentary that I’ve only complicated it by trying to explain it, yet on/off switches (or toggle buttons) are not all alike. Although their purpose is simple, their applications and forms vary greatly.In this inaugural post, I’ll be exploring what it [...]

“The Notch” and CSS

Apple’s iPhone X has a screen that covers the entire face of the phone, save for a “notch” to make space for a camera and other various components. The result is some awkward situations for screen design, like constraining websites to a “safe area” and having white bars on the edges. It’s not much of a trick to remove it though, a background-color on the body will do. Or, expand the website the whole area (notch be damned), you [...]

We’re Touring Through Southeast Asia: Join The Mozilla Developer Roadshow!

   We love exploring opportunities. While many of us are quite familiar with publications and events surrounding us, we often lack the global perspective on what’s happening in the web industry across the world. For example, do you know what the state of web design in Singapore is? What about front-end events in Kuala Lumpur? What about the acceptance of UX-driven processes in Hong Kong? That’s [...]

Monthly Web Development Update 09/2017: Functional CSS, Android 8 And iOS 11

   Editor’s Note: Welcome to this month’s web development update. It’s actually the first one that we publish, and from now on, Anselm will summarize the most important things that happened over the past month in one handy list for you. So that you’re always up-to-date of what’s going on in the web community. Enjoy!Today, I’d like to begin this update with a question I’m asking [...]

Launching Your Design Career: Which Type Of Education Is Best For You?

   If you’re stuck in a job you hate and have dreams of becoming a designer and working in a creative role that fills you with excitement daily, the road to entering this completely new industry can feel daunting.Making a major career shift late in life to follow your passion is scary. Not only is it sometimes difficult to know where to start to learn about [...]

Web Design Weekly #290

Headlines AMPersand Ethan Marcotte shares his opinions about Google’s “Accelerated Mobile Pages” (AMP) project. Good read. (ethanmarcotte.com) The average web page is 3MB. How much should we care? (speedcurve.com) Why the Internet is Going Crazy Over This Mattress The Casper mattress is obsessively engineered and sleeps cool. Plus it ships for FREE, straight to your door. Web Design Weekly readers get $ 50 off with code: wdweekly. (casper.com) Articles From Modular Scales to Variable Fonts Scott Kellum, developer and designer, talks about using modular scales [...]

UX At Scale 2017: Free Webinars To Get Scaling Design Right

   Design doesn’t scale as cleanly as engineering. It’s not enough that each element and page is consistent with each other — the much bigger challenge lies in keeping the sum of the parts intact, too. And accomplishing that with a lot of designers involved in the same project.If you’re working in a growing startup or a large corporation, you probably know the issues that come [...]