Archive for the ‘Link’ Category

Connect: behind the front-end experience

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Some fantastic behind-the-scenes stuff about Stripe's design work by Benjamin De Cock. Absolutely everything is clever and using very modern techniques. Using CSS grid for their iconic background stripes Using 3D cubes for aesthetic flair Using reduce...

How the minmax() Function Works

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Another swell post by Ire Aderinokun, this time on the curious minmax() CSS function and how it works alongside the CSS Grid features that we've been experimenting with lately. What's especially great here is the examples where Ire explains how we can ...

How the minmax() Function Works

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Another swell post by Ire Aderinokun, this time on the curious minmax() CSS function and how it works alongside the CSS Grid features that we've been experimenting with lately. What's especially great here is the examples where Ire explains how we can ...

Free Guide to Using cPanel & WordPress​

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Managed WordPress hosting is a great choice if you need a hosting solution that's optimized for WordPress. But it's only for WordPress. What if you need more? What if you need email hosting? What if you need to run other software alongside WordPress? W...

An intro to web components with otters

Monica Dinculescu on web components and why we might care: ... before web components came around, you had to wait on all browsers to agree on a new element (like, a date picker). And even after they agreed on a new element, it took them yeaaaaars to im...

World Wide Web, Not Wealthy Western Web

Bruce Lawson explores many of the misconceptions that web designers might have when building websites. The crux of his argument is that we should be focusing on designing for users that are just getting online and for those that have frustratingly slow...

How to improve your site’s UX

Let's face it, it's tough to be a web designer today. You have to stand up in front of the class and let people pick apart the thing you spent 10 hours on the night before. But what if you can really support your designs by actual data and feedback, di...

Oh wait, I was looking at production

Oh so true: Why won't this CSS change?! Restart server >Nope rm -rf everything >Nope rebuild dev env >Nope Oh wait, I was looking at production — Mike Coutermarsh (@mscccc) June 5, 2017 Not to ruin the joke, but I find it tremendou...

Breaking Out with CSS Grid Explained

Tyler Sticka shared a slick technique for breaking out content in a CSS Grid layout, but Rachel Andrew goes the extra mile to explain why the technique works: When you name lines, you can optionally name them as *-start and *-end and this gives you a l...

HelloSign: The Industry’s Fastest eSignature API Integration

My favorite kind of software products are the ones that very clearly make life simpler. Being able to legally sign a document by clicking a button in an email and squiggling my mouse to make my signature is definitely one of those things. You can pro...