Archive for August, 2017

Pattern Library Workflow

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Jon Gunnison documents some things that have made pattern libraries successful at Allstate. Tidbits I found interesting: There are specific jobs (part of what he calls "governance") for maintaining the library. I love that they are called librarians. ...

Using Custom Properties to Modify Components

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Instead of using custom properties to style whole portions of a website’s interface I think we should use them to customize and modify tiny components. Here’s why. Whenever anyone mentions CSS custom properties they often talk about the ability to ...

Saving SVG with Space Around It from Illustrator

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Say you have a graphic like this in Adobe Illustrator: Note how the art doesn't touch the edges of the artboard. Say you want that space around it, and you want to save it as SVG for use on the web. Nope: Save for Web THE CLAW! You'll see space around...

How to Master Your API Workflow with Postman

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Building good APIs is hard, and anyone who had the chance to do so can relate to this. A project can easily grow to become a mess. One can keep trying to adopt an approach to make it more enjoyable, like trying a documentation-first workflow, but somet...

Visual Email Builder Apps

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I bet y'all know that apps like Campaign Monitor and MailChimp have visual email builders built right into them. You drag and drop different types of content right into a layout. You edit text right within the email. It's nice. It's a lot nicer than ed...

Oxygen – The WordPress Visual Site Builder for Real Designers?

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WordPress page builders are generally shunned by those who know how to code. They are generally bloated and slow. And you are offered very limited customization options. But what if there was a visual site builder meant for advanced, professional websi...

Performance: Simple Tips for Optimizing Video on Websites

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Video on websites has become a common element that is often used purely for design purposes. It’s a factor that you should definitely optimize for performance reasons. Too Much Eye Candy: When the Website Becomes Fatter We complain about loading ...

Your Site without JavaScript

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This post was originally published on calibreapp.com and reposted here with the author’s permission. If you're interested in taking Calibre for a spin, you can start a free 14-day trial today. There are plenty of reasons why the presence of JavaScri...