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[…]

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[…]

What the Style UI Pattern Board?

One of the most interesting things about working in an agency is the number of windows we get to look through into other industries. We soak up as much context surrounding our client’s business, what matters to them and to their customers, so we can deliver the appropriate solutions for their project. Through all of[…]

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 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[…]

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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Why government websites suck so much, according to Obama’s White House webmaster

Our interactions with government websites are often memorable for all the wrong reasons. Whether you’re trying to change your official address or applying for a local permit, you’re likely to see conflicting information, have to pinch-and-zoom a non-responsive design, or need a law degree to understand the five-paragraph disclaimer below a simple log-in form. In[…]

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Why Developers Hate WordPress

I have a feeling that if you’re here, you either strongly agree or disagree with the title of this article. That’s fine. This is an opinion piece, so feel free to feel however you’d like. But I have data to back me up! According to the 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, 64.5% of respondents said[…]

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Collaboration Between Designers and Copywriters

Once upon a time, the assembly line revolutionized productivity. Instead of one worker or a small team performing all the steps to create a product, each person specialized in one task, did their job and sent the work down the line for the next person to do their part. The assembly line was a great[…]