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Improve SEO making your site faster, get a 99/100 Google PageSpeed Score

Speed over EVERYTHING<p>Async Scripts<p>This is a super easy win for your site, a simple async added to your script tag will enable it.<p>Don’t forget ALWAYS …

Web Development

Five of the Best Graphic Designers of All Times

<b>As graphic designer, there are some names you have to be able to name-drop. In order to save you from awkward situations when an important name comes</b> …

Graphic Design

The ‘perfectly optimized’ webpage

Just what is search engine optimization, anyway?<p>It’s the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a …

CSS3 Checkbox Switch Generator

Lazy Loading Images and Video

Lazy Loading Images and VideoThe portion of images and video in the typical payload of a website can be significant. Unfortunately, project …

Web Development

Tech designers should be licensed, says Silicon Valley designer Mike Monteiro

Technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon and Snap Inc. employ some of the most sought-after designers in the world to help them build their products. These designers, using all the tools at their disposal, can wield enormous power, influencing what we click on, see, hear and …

Focusing on Focus Styles

Not everyone uses a mouse to browse the internet. If you’re reading this post on a smartphone, this is obvious! What’s also worth pointing out is …

Google begins to roll out mobile-first indexing

Google announced this morning its “mobile-first” indexing of the web is now starting to roll out, after a year and a half of testing and experimentation. Back in 2016, Google first detailed its plan to change the way its search index operates, explaining how its algorithms would eventually be …

SEO

SEO Guide 2018

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Progressively Lets You Lazy Load Images With Vanilla JS

Every modern website needs to be fast. Though there are many techniques and plugins to increase page speed, still, you may not know where to …

How to Optimize Your SEO Strategy for Voice Search

The way people scour for information is changing as technology hits innovation almost every moment. If you own a website or run a local business …

Mobile SEO – 9 Steps to Optimize for More Conversions in 2018

2018 is going to be a landmark year in the history of SEO, as Google has announced that it will switch to a ‘mobile first index’ this year. Rankings …

Web Design Museum Shows You Web Design Trends From The Past

We often forget just <b>how primitive the web used to be</b>. Dating back to the late 90s and early 2000s people were just getting online, and even then many …

Popular Design News of the Week: February 5, 2018 – February 11, 2018

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of …

Parallax scrolling with CSS variables

Flexible animations<p>Animate everything you want with CSS variables and CSS properties. Or use JS to get even more control over your animations.<p>Insane …

Parallax

Watch & Learn: Why Your Website’s Focal Content Should be Video

Statistics show that YouTube is now the second most popular social networking site; with 1.5 billion users just behind Facebook’s 2.1 billion. These …

5 ideas for user research when you can’t talk to users

Let’s start by making it clear. The best design work <i>requires</i> user research.<p>Without research, we’re just guessing. Sure, these might well-educated …

How to put a stop to interruptions before they ruin your work flow

Don’t you love interruptions? I often think that my day would be so much better if I wore some sort of magical hat so that people would know exactly …

How to keep productivity from killing your creativity

When you think about your favorite day of work, what comes to mind? Was it the day you answered 80 emails in an two-hour sprint? Or was it the day …

Build a Better Homepage

Source image Manolo Chrétien.When you redesign your website, the homepage seems like a blank canvas. It’s your company’s “Hello, World!” and you can …

Want To Build A Culture Of Innovation? Master The Design Critique

Fifteen years as a design educator has taught Jon Kolko the right–and wrong–way to critique design work. He shares his process here.<p>The ability to give and take criticism effectively is a crucial part of the design process. And as companies increasingly embrace design, not just as a feature, but, …

UX Design

Digital Design is Never Done

<b>How our team made Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps more Fluent</b><p>Two years ago we introduced completely rewritten and redesigned Mail and Calendar apps …

UI Design

Introducing CSS Gridish: An Open Source Tool to Help Your Team Adapt CSS Grid Today

Today, I’m excited to introduce a new open-source tool from IBM called CSS Gridish!CSS Gridish takes design specs of your product’s grid and builds …

Designers! Don't let harsh feedback completely destroy your sense of self worth

Design critique sessions are nothing new.<p>They are an integral part of the design process, and over the last years, modern companies have found smart and efficient ways to incorporate these sessions into everything they design and build.<p>Design critique sessions help the team be on the same page …

UX Design

Empathy Mapping: The First Step in Design Thinking

<b>Summary:</b> Visualizing user attitudes and behaviors in an empathy map helps UX teams align on a deep understanding of end users. The mapping process …

Design

SEO basics: What is UX (and why bother)?

You might have heard us say it before: the UX of your site is essential for SEO. But what is UX? And why is it important for SEO? In this article, …

Design Thinking Fundamentals

Learn how a user-centered approach and design thinking principles inspire innovative ideas to create desirable solutions.

Images pixel density visualised

Analyse the actual pixel density for all images on any webpage. The essential image optimisation tool for perfectionists.

Design

Flexbox and Grids, your layout’s best friends

It took more than six years to have CSS Grids implemented across all browsers. Throughout its history, the spec has always been surrounded by …

frontenddevelopment

Designing for Mobile Performance

<i>Mustafa Kurtuldu</i> mulls over the topic of performance - both perceived and measured - for users of mobile devices. Of course, in managing to deliver …

Mobile Devices