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Anselm Hannemann summarized what happened in the web development world in the past few weeks. A reading list full of browser news, handy guides, thoughtful reads, and more.
WordPress is currently fully localized for over 65 languages and offers partial translations for an additional 95 locales. If you haven’t internationalized your WordPress website yet, it’s probably time to do so.
If you want to be able to read API documentations and use them effectively, you’ll first need to understand everything about REST APIs. Let’s get started.
(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) User research should be a core part of every designer’s activity. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of undertaking user research.
When starting to use Flexbox and Grid, it can be frustrating to find that we sometimes don’t get the layout we expect. Often this is due to the way sizing is calculated in these new layout methods. In this article, I try to explain exactly how big …
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Fitt’s Law, Hick’s Law, the Serial Position Effect. Do you know what’s behind the names? If not, Laws Of UX has got your back. The site explains the ten key maxims that designers should consider when building user interfaces. You can also print them out as posters and hang them on your office wall.
A narwhal that helps you build better websites? Of course! Meet Sonarwhal, a new linting tool which integrates other tools and services, e.g. aXe for accessibility, SSL Server Test for certificate configuration, and more.
Do you have difficulties grasping the difference between “implicit” and “explicit” in CSS Grid? Jen Simmons explains the concept and shows you how to do a common responsive image gallery in just two lines and with zero media queries.
A dynamic icons library in Sketch allows you to change icons and their color on the fly. To make the process of creating one a lot more convenient, Valentin Chrétien built Sketch Icons, a plugin that helps you generate your dynamic library in less than five minutes.
Do you need to design a configurator? Well, then the Configurator Database has got you covered with inspiration. With more than 1200 web-based configurators listed, you certainly won’t run out of ideas to help your customers design exactly the product they want — no matter if it’s a pair of sneakers or a luxury car.
Delivering complex SVG images in a performant, accessible way while making the image searchable, selectable and accessible as real HTML text? Sara Soueidan explains how to do it.