Web Design

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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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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Useful VS Code Extensions For Front-End Developers

We spend so much time in our text editors, and every now and again we encounter those little frustrating issues that slow us down. Perhaps finding the right file takes too long, or finding a matching closing bracket becomes a long-winded adventure on its own. Let’s fix all these annoyances for good. In this post, we look into useful VS Code extensions

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Quit Designing Websites That Simply Look Good. Create Sites That Work.

There are a lot of cool things you can do with your website. After all, web technology is amazing, right? What’s more, I’m personally a huge fan of visual content, interactive elements and killer design. However, I’ve also seen the dangers such elements can create, so I’m here to issue this warning: Entrepreneurs and the web designers they employ

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How Often Should You Update or Rebuild Your Website?

When it comes to updating your business website in a timely manner, the one rule is this: There are no rules. That’s according to Christian Riggs, president of Riggs Creative Group, a user-experience design and website development firm in San Diego. Riggs says that deciding whether to update, redesign or reengineer your site should depend entirely on your business goals,

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