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Add Greater Usability to Your Websites by Learning the JavaScript DOM

Image credit: Kevin Ku/Unsplash The gaming industry is booming. It’s projected to reach $196 billion in revenue by 2022, making it one of the fastest-growing industries. For entrepreneurs, that presents an opportunity. Whether you’re looking for a way to earn a little extra money or you want to pivot part of your business to game development, The JavaScript DOM Game Developer

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How To Learn CSS

You don’t need to commit to memorizing every CSS Property and Value, as there are good places to look them up. There are some fundamental things, however, which will make CSS much easier for you to use. This article aims to guide you along your path of learning CSS. I get a lot of people asking me to recommend to

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Web Design Done Well: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary

Sometimes it’s the little things in web life that make us look twice. From carousels to documentation to cookie disclaimers, here are some sites taking the mundane and sprinkling in a little magic. Great ideas in web design come so thick and fast that it can be easy to miss them if you’re not careful. This series is a small

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When CSS Isn’t Enough: JavaScript Requirements For Accessible Components

Spoiler alert: tooltips, modals, tabs, carousels, and dropdown menus are some of the user interface components that require more than CSS. To ensure accessibility of your interface, JavaScript is a necessary addition to accomplish focus management, respond to keyboard events, and toggle ARIA attributes. As the author of ModernCSS.dev, I’m a big proponent of CSS solutions. And, I love seeing the

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6 Easy Steps To Better Icon Design

Every icon set submitted to Iconfinder is reviewed and evaluated for potential appeal to our website users and for potential commercial value as premium icons. When reviewing icon sets submitted to the website, we have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the website are of the highest possible quality. This

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A Smashing Guide To The World Of Search Engine Optimization

SEO is an ever-changing world. Blink and you’ll miss the latest best practices, thought leaders, and tools. Feeling out of touch is natural. This guide is your way back into the groove, baby. Search engine optimization is essential to most websites. The industry is worth more than $70 billion a year, and it’s only going to grow. It has specialists, sub-specialists,

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3 Proven Strategies To Use Social Media For Ecommerce Marketing

Image credit: Erik_Lucatero / Pixabay via Valuewalk The eCommerce industry has become highly competitive as more and more retailers are going online. By 2022, the global eCommerce market is likely to be worth $5.4 trillion. In 2020, the consumers spent $861.12 billion online with US retailers. In addition, as per Statista, 73% of eCommerce sales will take place on a mobile device by the end of 2021.

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How To Architect A Complex Web Table

Tables frequently appear on the web but aren’t easy to design and code. This illustrated guide explains the table anatomy and how to build a table, keeping in mind its future elaboration. Imagine you design a system for data researchers. Or an application for energy management. Or a dashboard for corn traders. Maybe you’re designing something like that right now.

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What Newspapers Can Teach Us About Web Design

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest trends in web design. Web technology is constantly improving, and today developers have a formidable range of features at their disposal. This makes for a forward-thinking, innovative space — as it should — but also one at risk of being unrooted. Every art has its ancient masters. In the case of websites,

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Why Content Is Such A Fundamental Part Of The Web Design Process

When embarking on a new website project, designers tend to focus on the aesthetics and functionality of their work. This means that content writing is a task often pushed onto the client to fulfil. The unfortunate consequence of this decision is that the website’s content ultimately comes in too late, in the wrong format, and of poor quality. 21 years

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