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Free Icon Set: Happy 4th Of July 🇺🇸 (20 Icons, PNG, EPS, AI, SVG)

   Every once in a while, we publish freebies related to different occasions and themes. Today, we’d like to share an icon set dedicated to a well-known upcoming American holiday.Some of you may already be working on the usual flyers or brochures, so we thought we’d help you out with a set of colorful icons to spice up your designs a bit differently this year. Thank [...]

Designing The Perfect Accordion

   Design patterns. An almost mythical phrase that often inspires either awe or resentment. As designers, we tend to think of design patterns as generic off-the-shelf solutions that can be applied to various contexts almost mechanically, often without proper consideration. Navigation? Off-canvas! Deals of the day? Carousel! You get the idea.Sometimes we use these patterns without even thinking about them, and there is a good reason [...]

Web Design Weekly #283

Headlines Building Production-Ready CSS Grid Layouts Morten Rand-Hendriksen gives us an understanding of what new layout opportunities and challenges CSS Grid brings, what old problems it solves and how to start using it in production today. (smashingmagazine.com) Perfect Paragraph (betterwebtype.com) Find Top Developers Fast The search is over. Let Toptal connect you with the world’s most talented developers. Get started today. (toptal.com) Articles A React TODOs example, explained If you are still battling with some React concepts this post and code examples are a great way to [...]

Designing Mobile Marketing Experiences For Millennial Shoppers

   The average American spends at least five hours per day on their smartphone. So, why is it so hard to make mobile ads work? Marketers toil over clicks and conversions on highly targeted ads, but users, tired of intrusive banners, keep installing ad blockers.With $ 100 billion in annual mobile ad spend at stake, someone has to figure out a way to fix this [...]

The $1,000 Podcasting Setup

I figure between (as I write) the 267 episodes of ShopTalk, 134 episodes of CodePen Radio, 154 video screencasts (and many hundreds more as part of the different series), and all my guest podcast apperances, I’m edging on 1,000 things I’ve voice-recorded for public consumption. 98% of that was with the Rode Podcaster, the same exact microphone I documented using in 2008. I figured it was about time for an upgrade, as I plan to continue podcasting and screencasting [...]

Web Design Weekly #279

Headlines Mavo – Create Web Apps Entirely By Writing HTML Mavo helps you turn your static HTML into reactive web applications without a single line of programming code and no server backend. Lea Verou has also written a great introduction article over on Smashing Magazine that is worth a read. (mavo.io) Announcing JSON Feed (jsonfeed.org) Snag the hottest new domain name for designers .design domains were just released and some of the best ones are still available. Normally cost $ 35 but Web [...]

Web Development Reading List #186: Tor 7, Designing Depth, And Mac Ransomare

   Design is one of the most controversial things in our industry. There are barely any redesigns that aren’t discussed heavily in the community. Changing a well-working design is even harder as people tend to dislike anything new, but if we give them a bit of time, they might start to see things from a different perspective.Instead of following what everyone else is doing, we shouldn’t [...]

Hybrid Apps And React Native: A Time To Transition?

   Accomplished musicians often talk about how, at certain moments in their careers, they had to unlearn old habits in order to progress. This process often causes them to regress in performance while they adjust to an ultimately better method.Once the new approach is integrated, they are able to reach new heights that would not have been possible with their previous techniques. The post Hybrid Apps And [...]

Web Design Weekly #282

Headlines The State of CSS Ryan Oglesby has put together 5 old-fashioned CSS things that you don’t need to do anymore and what you should do instead. Note, there are some good comments worth reading. (ryanogles.by) Emotional Intelligence in Design (medium.com) Get 3 Free Months of Online UX Design Courses! The Interaction Design Foundation is the largest, and oldest, provider of online UX design courses. All their courses are self-paced, which makes them perfect for both working professionals and students. Here are 7 reasons [...]

Convincing Clients: How To Get Sign Off When It Matters

   We have all been there. That dreaded moment when after weeks of work we have to present our progress to key stakeholders, and they mercilessly tear it apart. It feels inevitable, but usually, we can avoid these situations.Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we didn’t need to get other people to buy-in to our work? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way, especially in digital. [...]