Archive for: August, 2016

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2016

    We all love a good wallpaper to polish up our desktops. So to provide you with fresh artwork on a regular basis, we embarked on our desktop wallpapers mission eight years ago. Each month we challenge you, the design community, to...

When is the Right Time to Think about Web Performance?

Web performance is vital, but lately I’ve felt that the topic has only been brought up by front-end developers, and only becomes a point of discussion at the end of a project. Subsequently, whenever I hear about solutions to trim down large websites, I can’t help but feel that these are merely suggestions or tricks...

20 Code Snippets for Clean and Stylish Contact Forms

Several text inputs with accompanying labels and a huge prominent CTA at the end to submit a form and send it to the recipient – usually, a contact form looks exactly like that. And it seems that there are no difficulties in generating one at home. Not so fast, however, there are some pitfalls. For example, do you ne...

20 Code Snippets for Clean and Stylish Contact Forms

Several text inputs with accompanying labels and a huge prominent CTA at the end to submit a form and send it to the recipient – usually, a contact form looks exactly like that. And it seems that there are no difficulties in generating one at home. Not so fast, however, there are some pitfalls. For example, do you ne...

20 Code Snippets for Clean and Stylish Contact Forms

Several text inputs with accompanying labels and a huge prominent CTA at the end to submit a form and send it to the recipient – usually, a contact form looks exactly like that. And it seems that there are no difficulties in generating one at home. Not so fast, however, there are some pitfalls. For example, do you ne...

How We Use Prototyping, And How It Made Us More Efficient

    Prototyping is essential to help your team create the best product possible. It’s a chance to experiment with ideas and turn them into something tangible that you can test and build upon. When you fail with your prototype, you ...

Building Animated Components, or How React Makes D3 Better

D3 is great. As the jQuery of the web data visualization world, it can do everything you can think of. Many of the best data visualizations you’ve seen online use D3. It’s a great library, and with the recent v4 update, it became more robust than ever. Add React, and you can make D3 even better. Just like j...

20 Protips For Writing Modern CSS

In this post we want to share with you a collection of 20 useful conventions and best practices that are recommend by the CSS community. Some are tailored more towards beginners, and some are a bit advanced, but we hope everyone will find a cool trick they didn’t know about. Enjoy! 1. Beware of Margin Collapse...

How to Create WordPress Pages With Hierarchy and Templates

In this video from my course on creating content in WordPress, you’ll learn how to create pages, how to add them to a page hierarchy for your site, and how to use page templates. How to Create WordPress Pages With Hierarchy and Templates Create a New Page There are several ways in which you can create a new page...

Fun Times With CSS Pixel Art

Pixel art is one of those lost art forms that have been overshadowed by super crisp, high resolutions images. I stumbled on some pixel art while surfing around CodePen and it reminded me how awesome it is. See the Pen Pikachu pixel css by Devi Krisdiansyah (@agilBAKA) on CodePen. How cool is that?! There’s somet...