Tag - Build

What You Build

I tweeted this yesterday and it seemed to resonate with some folks:Just a little reminder that it’s about 100 times more important what you build than how you build it. — Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) December 10, 2017What I was feeling when I wrote that was a little tired of endless discussions on tech minutia and yearning for more focus on what we are building and discussion about why.If you’re a reader of this site, you and I live in the [...]

Using Design Workouts To Build World-Class Design Teams

What do the makers of the most successful products in the world, whether digital or physical, have in common? I bet they put design and user experience at the center of everything they do. These companies recognize that the smallest detail can make or break a product. The best design ideas, though, are made not in isolation, but by strong, well-rounded teams. So, how do you cultivate a strong design team? Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And [...]

The CSS Grid Challenge: Build A Template, Win Some Smashing Prizes!

   Layout on the web has always been tricky, but with CSS Grid being now supported in all major browsers, most of the hacks that helped to achieve complex layouts have become obsolete. Firefox even has a CSS Grid Inspector built in, so that there’s nothing to hold you back from making even the most challenging flexible layout reality.To explore the possibilities and features of CSS [...]

Web Development Reading List #188: Real-World Accessibility, Flexbox Madness, And The Ephemerality Of Things We Build

   CSS is an amazing tool which we constantly use but we don’t seem to honor it appropriately. Whenever I see the growing browser support of the :focus-within selector, the much wanted justify-content: space-evenly for Flexbox or how great CSS Grids already work, I feel really grateful to have such awesome tools available to work with.And with advanced new media queries such as prefers-reduced-motion, screen [...]

Web Development Reading List #185: Safari 11, New Edge Build, Chrome 59, And CSS Optimization Insights

   This week was full of great browser vendor news: Safari 11 was announced with long-awaited features such as WebRTC and tracking protection, and a new Edge build with new CSS features is now available, too.But the past few days also had some valuable articles up their sleeves: about implementing HTTP/2 push, using datetime-local, and slimming down your CSS, for example. I collected everything in this [...]