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[…]

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[…]

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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,[…]

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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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Five Things I Learnt as a Designer at LEGO

That sink-or-swim experience influences much of my approach today. Here are the top five things I picked up inbetween all of the pickled herring, liquorice-flavoured everything, and hygge*. *Don’t ask. 1 — Every point of the experience matters Often as a designer or entrepreneur, the focus is on the product, testing learning and shipping — however, the product is[…]