Almost every designer and blogger should know about Medium. It’s the most recent way to people to write and share their thoughts with a tremendous audience and inline comments. Today the site launched a new brand loosely titled “Medium 2.0”. The team published a blog post with more details about the story and creative process. […]
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Modern websites become more complex and function-rich day by day. But sometimes a clean and elegant template that doesn’t distract you from the creative process is all you need to launch a site. That’s why minimalist WordPress themes will always be in trend. The key features of these themes are typography, imagery, and a harmony […]
[author_more] Have you ever wanted more control over your HTML list bullets? In this screencast I show you how to use CSS counters for greater flexibility in building custom lists or any other kind of sequence in which you want automatic numbering. This technique allows for complete control over the list bullets, and there are even more neat functionalities that you maybe didn’t know existed in CSS.
It's where ideas like responsive design and mobile first were launched, and where this year's attendees are already learning how grid layout, CSS shapes, and other advanced techniques will fundamentally change…well, everything.
A popular frontend development conference Front Porch runs again in 2015 opening for one day in Dallas, TX. Front Porch is made for web designers and frontend developers that want to improve their skills while learning from talks and workshops. It’ll run from 9AM to 5PM on October 20th – be there early if you […]
It is said “Never judge a book by its cover”, but research shows that 50 milliseconds is what it takes for an online user to decide if he should stay on your website on not. Another research by Stanford that studied web credibility found that 75% of users admitted to making their judgement about a company’s credibility based on their website’s design. Great web typography is the gateway to generating more business enquiries and subsequent conversions. It goes without sayi
Humans, with our big brains, are built for one thing: learning. Having a brain like ours allows us to survive and adapt to many environments, including hostile ones. We’ve been to the depths of the ocean and to the surface...
Having your website mobile-optimized it’s extremely important nowdays. Over 50% of the internet users are browsing using their mobile devices, either smartphones or tablets, so a great mobile user experience is important if you want to keep them satisfied. We selected today 25 mobile WordPress themes you can use for your website. This mobile WordPress themes can be used for various types of websites, belonging to different types of niches, from entertainment, corporate to personal or blogs
For as crucial as they are, online forms don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Without them, scores of businesses would crumble (metaphorically speaking) and information wouldn’t be shared in the same way. Most of us interact with forms every single day without even much of a thought. Few people in the world can claim […]
Why encryption won't work. An inevitable question that many ask is, "Why can't I just encrypt my file?" This is a great thought. Really. The problem is that it doesn't quite work that way. You can encrypt the files, but then they won't be of any use to the browser. You'll need to decrypt them to make them readable to the browser, putting you back to square one.
Improving any skill simply takes time and practice, and you can lengthen the former by increasing the latter. Some people take this idea to extremes by issuing themselves challenges. One great example is the icon-a-day challenge by Marko Stupić. With even half a year’s worth of time you can see dramatic improvements in your work […]
Embedding has now become the norm when it comes to sharing content on websites. In WordPress, embedding content from sites like Youtube, Twitter, and SoundCloud is downright easy, thanks to the oEmbed API. Simply add the link into the post content and, WordPress immediately parses the link and
With tools like PageSpeed and YSlow it’s relatively simple to test a website’s technical performance & locate problematic areas. But what about an overall website rating that counts things like domain age, content structure, and marketing techniques? This all-in-one ranking can be found on Nibbler, a side project developed by Silktide. Nibbler will pull data […]
Although currently still in beta, Clubble is a very handy tool for teams that use Slack to get work done. Creative work often requires direct communication with clients and this means sharing new ideas/drafts frequently. The tough part is finding a way to keep clients in the loop while passing the right drafts their way. […]
This article was originally published on SmokingDesigners Website - Top Tips for Optimizing Products on Your eCommerce Site and it was Written By Nataliya Ford.