Archive for: September, 2017

Pumpkins, Spooky Fellows And Fall Inspiration For Your Desktop (October 2017 Edition)

    Bright, colorful leaves, rainy days, Halloween. That’s October — at least if you’re living in the Northern hemisphere. To provide you with some fresh inspiration even when the weather is gray, artists and designers from acr...

Turning Text into a Tweetstorm

With tongue firmly in cheek, I created this script to take a chunk of text and break it up into a tweetstorm, for “readability”. Sort of like the opposite of something like Mercury Reader. If the irony is lost on you, it’s a gentle ribbing of people who chose Twitter to publish long-form content, inst...

Using Preact as a React Alternative

Preact is an implementation of the virtual DOM component paradigm just like React and many other similar libraries. Unlike React, it’s only 3KB in size, and it also outperforms it in terms of speed. It’s created by Jason Miller and available under the well-known permissive and open-source MIT license. Why U...

Extracting Website Data and Creating APIs with WrapAPI

Today, almost all services we use have some sort of API. Some web applications are even built from API points alone, being passed to some kind of front-end view. If you’re a consumer of a service that provides an API, you’ll sometimes need more features or find limits to what the API can offer. In this arti...

CSS Grid PlayGround

Really great work by the Mozilla gang. Curious, as they already have MDN for CSS Grid, which isn’t only a straight reference, they have plenty of “guides”. Not that I’m complaining, the design and learning flow of this are fantastic. And of course, I’m a fan of the “View on CodePen&#...

iOS 11 Safari Feature Flags

I was rooting around in the settings for iOS Safari the other day and stumbled upon its “Experimental Features” which act just like feature flags in any other desktop browser. This is a new feature in iOS 11 and you can find it at: Settings > Safari > Advanced > Experimental Features Here’s ...

Best Video Background Plugins for WordPress

Video backgrounds are a hugely popular website design trend that undoubtedly adds a touch of cool to any site. More importantly, though, using a video background is a powerful way to amplify your site’s message and engage visitors. If you’ve been thinking of adding a video background to your WordPress site, here a...

Best Video Background Plugins for WordPress

Video backgrounds are a hugely popular website design trend that undoubtedly adds a touch of cool to any site. More importantly, though, using a video background is a powerful way to amplify your site’s message and engage visitors. If you’ve been thinking of adding a video background to your WordPress site, here a...

Best Video Background Plugins for WordPress

Video backgrounds are a hugely popular website design trend that undoubtedly adds a touch of cool to any site. More importantly, though, using a video background is a powerful way to amplify your site’s message and engage visitors. If you’ve been thinking of adding a video background to your WordPress site, here a...

Roundups: The Newsletter Aggregator for Designers

Newsletters and other ways of compiling design resources are a dime a dozen. Roundups.co helps you keep an overview. The Part With the Heavy Sighs I don’t know how you feel about this. I’m subscribed to a couple dozen newsletters, and, upon receiving them, I automatically place them into folders. Afterwards...