TABULAR DATA REPRESENTATION IN MODERN HTML EMAILS

Responsive tables are the most common ways to represent tabular data in HTML emails. Learn about the best practices and the card layout design approach. Email development relies heavily on the use of tables. In our experience it’s best to use them in every aspect of layout and structuring. That is the basis of our[…]

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How Intercom brings play into their design process

An Interview with Stewart Scott-Curran, Director of Brand Design Intercom is the darling of the brand design world. With its playful, raw illustrations and the feel-good animations, it’s no wonder they’ve snagged the eye of users as well as its peers. They not only build quality customer communication products, but their entire team is clearly[…]

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Death to Wireframes. Straight to High-Fidelity!

UX design is a fascinating discipline. To do it well, practitioners must be well versed in a wide variety of topics and skills. To practice user-centered design methodology and create easy-to-use, innovative solutions to everyday product design challenges, a UX practitioner’s craft and understanding involves everything from basic drawing through narrative/journey design to cognitive psychology.[…]

Making Custom Properties (CSS Variables) More Dynamic

CSS Custom Properties (perhaps more easily understood as CSS variables) provide us ways to make code more concise, as well as introduce new ways to work with CSS that were not possible before. They can do what preprocessor variables can… but also a lot more. Whether you have been a fan of the declarative nature[…]

Best Sites To Find CSS Snippets & Inspiration

Web developers can save hours of time by reusing codes and finding free snippets online. But this can be tough if you don’t know where to look. So for this post I’ve organized the best sites to browse for totally free CSS3 code snippets. You can find everything from simple buttons to whole webpage layouts[…]

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Is a college education necessary to become a great web developer?

These days, many people are thinking about getting into web development. The job prospect for web developers is better than that of almost any other profession, with expected growth rates of over 20% over the next 5 years. Salaries are equally attractive: the median hourly wage for web developers in the US is almost $35/hr,[…]

Performance Testing—Tools And Waterfall Diagrams

Not all performance improvements are equal. If your CSS file loads in 100ms, but your images take 20 seconds to load, it makes more sense to focus on the images before trying to squeeze extra performance out of an already performant CSS file. In order to know where to spend your time to get the[…]

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Six Steps to Better WordPress Site Security

When I was a teenager I always had problems wrapping my head around my friends getting drunk at parties and doing stupid things like unprotected sex (proven by unintended pregnancy later). Also, when I would get myself summer jobs I saw other workers breaking new and fancy building tools just because they did not bother[…]

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Case Study: Toonie. UI Animation Development.

In most cases, when users deal with animation in the interface, it takes short seconds and feels as natural as a breath. Being far from design and development routine, it’s almost impossible to imagine that these brief and simple interactions take long hours of thorough work presenting mix of science and art.   In our[…]