Tag - Design

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 [...]

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 [...]

Web Design Weekly #289

Headlines Gain Motion Superpowers with requestAnimationFrame Benjamin De Cock, User Interface Designer at Stripe dives into the power of `requestAnimationFrame` by sharing some first hand experience and great examples. (medium.com) Serve web fonts without JavaScript (blog.typekit.com) Articles Managing CSS & JS in an HTTP/2 World Delivering CSS & JS on your websites is completely different with HTTP/2. In this article Trevor Davis shares how his team approached it. (viget.com) Offline-Friendly Forms Max Böck offers some great advice and tips to help make your forms handle bad internet [...]

Web Design Weekly #288

Headlines Integrating Animation into a Design System Integrating animation into a design systems is no easy task but hopefully this article will guide you in the right direction to bring them together in a cohesive manner. (alistapart.com) 150 animated tips on Chrome DevTools (medium.com) Sponsor Web Design Weekly and reach over 25,634 passionate designers and developers Articles Rethinking drag and drop The talented Alex Reardon from Atlassian shares some thoughts around drag and drop and introduces a handy React component which makes drag and drop for [...]

Web Design Weekly #287

Headlines CSS Utility Classes and “Separation of Concerns” Adam Wathan shares his experience about his CSS development journey. A great insight into someone that continually wanted to improve and seek out the best way for them to work. Oh and if you are into CSS this is a must read. (adamwathan.me) Bootstrap 4 Beta (blog.getbootstrap.com) Sponsor Web Design Weekly and reach over 25,486 passionate designers and developers Articles Web fonts: when you need them, when you don’t Over the last year David Gilbertson has produced some [...]

Web Development Reading List: Announcing Changes, A Design Kit, DNA Malware, And Why Meaning Is An Advantage

   You might have noticed it already: in the past few weeks you might have missed Anselm’s Web Development Reading List issues here on SmashingMag. No worries, from now on, we’ll switch to collecting the most important news of each month in one handy, monthly summary for you. If you’d like to continue reading Anselm’s weekly reading list (and we encourage you to!), you can still [...]

Web Design Weekly #286

Headlines Discover the world’s best design practices A new resource from the talented Invision team. It focuses on best practices, stories and insights from the world’s top design leaders. It’s hot! (designbetter.co) JavaScript for People Who Hate JavaScript (zachholman.com) Sponsor Web Design Weekly and reach over 25,400 passionate designers and developers Articles Performance and Resilience: Stress-Testing Third Parties A great post by Harry Roberts that advises on ways to pick and test third party resources that you are considering to use within your project. (csswizardry.com) Engineering [...]

What is Timeless Web Design?

Let’s say you took on a client, and they wanted something very specific from you. They wanted a website that without any changes at all, would still look good in 10 years. Turns out, when you pose this question to a bunch of web designers and developers, the responses are hugely variant!The Bring It On Crowd There are certain folks who see this as an intreguing challenge and would relish the opportunity.Accept. With glee. — Jeremy Keith (@adactio) July 27, 2017Accept the [...]