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The React is “just” JavaScript Myth

One oft-repeated phrase I hear in blog posts, talks, and podcasts is “React is just JavaScript.” I think this catchy truism is good marketing, but …

Replacing jQuery With Vue.js: No Build Step Necessary

I absolutely love this article by Sarah Drasner about replacing jQuery with Vue.js. We need more articles like this. “Here’s how to replace the …

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New to email coding? Here’s where to start.

One year ago I entered the wild world of email. I was confident in my HTML/CSS skills and ready to rock it.<p>But then… tables(!) and inline CSS(!!) and …

Web Development

The Death of the Standalone App and What Comes Next

Just a few years ago, having a mobile app seemed like a strong mobile strategy; users actively downloaded and used mobile apps. But things have …

How Artists Turn Hubble's Space Discoveries into Gorgeous Stellar Images

Some of the most striking views in astronomy have come from the Hubble Space Telescope. But not all of the data collected by the spacecraft comes in …

Google is testing a new Material Design layout for Search

Search might be getting a facelift in the months to come. It seems Google is currently experimenting with a revamped version of its signature Material Design layout for its search engine service, as spotted by sharp-eyed Reddit users.<p>Here are a couple of screenshots to check out for comparison. The …

The 12 Do’s and Don’ts of Web Design

If you design websites, you know that making your designs useful and enjoyable is your top priority. It can be an overwhelming task for anyone who …

NASA Has Officially Listed Musk's Tesla Roadster As a Celestial Object

You may remember that, as a publicity stunt, SpaceX propelled a red Tesla, driven by a dummy in a spacesuit named Starman with the words “DON’T …

Joe Leech on How To Design With Science Without Losing The Magic

The 15 Rules Every UX Designer Should Know

User experience is a broad discipline. Anyone who practices UX design should have skills in many different fields. While it’s impossible to summarize …

UX Design

Creating Web Components with Stencil.js

Raise your hand if you have ever inherited 3000, 5000, 8000+ lines of CSS in a single file, then seen some variation of the same file across many …

What Is Creative Problem Solving and Why Is It Important?

Knowing that 90 percent of educators believe creative problem solving should be integrated across all curricula, and that policymakers are in …

Creativity

Top 10 Most Influential Fonts in Graphic Design

10 highly professional fonts that had a strong influence on the history and evolution of contemporary typography and graphic design.Of course, there …

Typography

The 14 most exciting open source projects on the web

We're constantly amazed by all of the cool new open source projects; if you look around there's almost always a blinding open source alternative to …

JavaScript

How To Make A Drag-and-Drop File Uploader With Vanilla JavaScript

It’s a known fact that file selection inputs are difficult to style the way developers want to, so many simply hide it and create a button that opens …

Web Development

UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

Media objects with fit-content

About the <head><p>In CodePen, whatever you write in the HTML editor is what goes within the <body> tags in a basic HTML5 template. If you need things …

The New CSS Layout, An Excerpt

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 (“The New Layout”) of Rachel Andrew’s new book, <i>The New CSS Layout</i>, …

Web Development

Getting Hardboiled with CSS Custom Properties

<i>Andy Clarke</i> lifts the lid on Custom Properties, and adds a little spice with an elegant method for providing fallbacks for those with older browsers. …

Best Tools for Web Designers to Use in 2018

You're reading Best Tools for Web Designers to Use in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Typography

5 Useful Diagrams for Product Managers

1. Swimlanes<p>Swimlanes are a neat way of communicating complex processes. In product management, depending on your vertical, you may be building …

3 Best Form Design Practices for your design process

<b>1. Take away as many form fields as possible, until you can’t, and then you try some more.</b><p>In the example above, Airbnb allows users to sign up with …

UX Design

UX Mythbusting: Is The Homepage Really The Most Important Part of Your Website?

The homepage is the page that often gets the most attention from design teams. A lot of time and effort is spent on perfecting both its visual design …

How to Make a Parallax Motion Effect in Photoshop | Adobe Creative Cloud

Why All UX Designers Should Be Creating User Journeys, And Here's How To Make One

Good design is all about the user. If designers truly want to create the best products, it’s important for them to see the product from the user’s …

How to Design a Report People Actually Read

A decade ago, before advertising made a sizeable push on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, client deliverables were just that — reports given directly …

Graphic Design

The Cost Of JavaScript

As we build sites more heavily reliant on JavaScript, we sometimes pay for what we send down in ways that we can’t always easily see. In this post, …