5 Ways to Start Working With UX Today

There’s so much talk about the “user experience” these days that it’s easy to shrug off the concept of the UX. After all, if you’re in the business of building websites using modern standards and best practices, then isn’t the ultimate goal already to create a quality user experience? The answer to that is, “Yes, but…” Here’s the caveat: this idea that websites should be designed around the user experience is a given. If the on-site experience isn’t a satisfying or even a pleasurable...

Getting started with CraftCMS

CraftCMS is a content-first CMS that is loved by developers and content producers alike. Of all the alternatives to WordPress that are out there, CraftCMS is one of the best. Here we look at getting started with this awesome developer-friendly content management system. 1. Download ... The easiest stage of all, go to CraftCMS’s official site and get download the latest version of CraftCMS. It’s free to download and develop on, but when you come to launching your site you need to choose a licence...

3 WordPress Site Integrations Every Client Needs

When developer websites for clients, it’s important to proactively anticipate needs, instead of waiting for things to come up after a design is underway. On a larger scale, this involves a client onboarding strategy that asks questions like: Are you targeting a B2B or B2C audience? Will your website need a blog? Will your website need any e-commerce functionality? Once you’ve answered these big questions, it’s necessary to change your focus to the smaller things that make up a complete website....
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Transitions in Space

A few simple transitions can make a huge difference. In this article we’ll learn how we can use transitions to bring our content to life, as well as plan and build our hover effects to perform smoothly and look great. Transitions vs Animations ... Transitions are a great way to smooth the changes from one state to another, and back again, in the browser. They seem like a simpler alternative to the keyframes and animation approach, but they are useful in very different ways. For example, a transition isn’t...

How to Setup Google AMP in WordPress

Google AMP (accelerated mobile pages) is an open source initiative supported by large tech companies and developers around the world, including Google, Twitter, Reddit and LinkedIn. The project was created with the purpose of making websites and ads load faster and more beautifully on mobile. As such, it doesn’t support the use of popups or other interstitials. Although the amount of mobile search activity is constantly increasing, interaction with the mobile web is significantly less than...

9 Ways To Calibrate Your Monitor

What you see may be what you get, but it's not necessarily what everyone else gets. I was reminded of this when I bought a gaming monitor. I'd originally intended to get a 4K monitor of some kind, but I decided to go for speed over size. The one I did get can render my games at a brisk 144hz, and my games have never looked better. Well, they looked good after I finally got my color calibration worked out. It took a while, as I was out of practice, but after finding my monitor's ICC profile and eyeballing the calibration...

Is It Time to Spring Clean Your Developer Resources?

The world of technology moves at a fast pace, and web development is no different. You may have a stockpile of themes and plugins you use on a regular basis, but what about all of the other resources you use? Is there anything that’s outdated or something you can change to streamline your development workflow? It may be time to do a complete audit of the tools, resources, and workflow you use and “spring clean” your resources of any weak spots. Let’s take a look at a few common resources you may use...
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The Important Things About !important

CSS rules were made to be broken, or at least that’s the idea behind !important. !important is a CSS rule that makes it possible to override other previous styles spread across multiple style sheets. !important essentially defines something as important (imagine that!), ignoring subsequent/conflicting rules. It makes the CSS style with the !important designation the one that counts most, nullifying any others. Essentially, it gives a CSS value more weight than it otherwise would normally...
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