Archive for November, 2015

Filling out PDF Forms with PDFtk and PHP

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PDF files are one of the most common ways of sharing documents online. Whether we need to pass our clients’ documents to third-party service providers like banks or insurance companies, or just to send a CV to an employer, using a PDF document is fre...

I’m personally responsible for every bug on every website

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Sorry the website I just sent you the link to wasn't looking right on your phone. I checked it out, and the layout was pretty jacked up. I personally caused that, as I'm solely responsible for each and every website on the internet. My bad, everybody. ...

How to Design Forms That Increase Your Conversion Rate

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A visually attractive form doesn’t help much when only a few visitors fill it in. In reality, a neat design is limited in its effectiveness as it only works in combination with other factors that need to be considered as well. In this article, I ...

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: December 2015

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  Since seven years, our monthly desktop wallpapers post is a Smashing favorite that wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of designers and artists from across the globe. Each month, we challenge you, the design community, to ge...

Check Out These Super Cyber Monday Bargains for Designers

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Advertise here via BSACyber Monday is a time for finding great bargains, but how successful you are largely depends on where you shop. So-called bargains can at times turn out to be not so great after all, but that won’t happen here. These online sto...

Building for HTTP/2

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Rebecca Murphey: This is everything-you-thought-you-knew-is-wrong kind of stuff. In an HTTP/2 world, there are few benefits to concatenating a bunch of JS files together, and in many cases the practice will be actively harmful. Domain sharding becomes ...

Metadata Markup

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Jeremy Keith looks at the competing standards for the metadata that goes in the head which ultimately helps services such as Slack, Twitter and Facebook to create a preview of the content of a website. Unfortunately the lack of consensus is an annoying...

Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

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This is a true story – unfortunately. A good friend of mine hired a web designer to help him get online. As he has a very specialized target group he does not need an imposing internet presence, more a kind of a virtual business card to help his ...