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[…]

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Design technique: Progressive Disclosure

Dieter Rams 10 Principles are a great way to describe “Good Design.” But what are the underlying techniques that help us achieve these principles? There are plenty of techniques that make designs more effective. But few actually line up with Dieter Rams Principles. Effective design often celebrates discovery and exploration. Company’s measure screen time and[…]

Storyboarding in UX Design

Storyboarding in UX Design

In user experience design we’re familiar with user research techniques like workshops and interviews. We synthesise our research into user stories and process flows. We communicate our thinking and solutions to our teams with artefacts like personas and wireframes. But somewhere in all of this lies the real people for whom we’re designing. In order[…]

Best of the web for Design and Web Development April 2017

In our usual fashion where rounding up another month within the online web and design community with our favourite posts of the month from Photoshop tutorials to web design articles. If you’re a designer, or a front-end developer this post is the perfect fix for yourself. Our favourites include an essential SEO checklist when launching[…]

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6 Ways to Improve Long-Scroll Mobile Websites

In this fast-evolving digital world, a designer’s aim is to help the user save their valuable time by simplifying user experiences. The more simplified your design is, the more conversions you can expect, and since we currently exist in an era where mobile devices own the majority share of the market, this can sometimes be[…]

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JavaScript Grows Up and Gets Its Own Foundation

  Currently, the JavaScript sector offers a mind-bogglingly diverse menu of open source options for building, testing and deploying applications. Maybe too diverse. With this in mind, The Linux Foundation has launched the JavaScript Foundation, an entity “committed to creating a center of gravity within the exponentially expanding JS ecosystem,” according to the organization. The foundation aims to help[…]