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01/17/2022   Smashing Magazine
We’ll explore fluid typography principles, use-cases, implementation with CSS clamp() and an interactive fluid typography calculator.
01/14/2022   CSS Tricks

Stoyan is absolutely correct. As much as we all love CSS, it’s still an important player in how websites load and using less of it is a good thing. He has a neat new bookmarklet called CSS Me Not …


Using the CSS Me Not Bookmarklet to See (and Disable) CSS Files originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/14/2022   CSS Tricks

Mondrian is famous for paintings with big thick black lines forming a grid, where each cell is white, red, yellow, or blue. This aesthetic pairs well with the notoriously rectangular web, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed over the years with …


Mondrian Art in CSS From 5 Code Artists originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/14/2022   CSS Tricks

The Svelte transition API provides a first-class way to animate your components when they enter or leave the document, including custom Svelte transitions. By default, the transition directive uses CSS animations, which generally offer better performance and allow the browser’s …


How to Build Your First Custom Svelte Transition originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/14/2022   Smashing Magazine
In [Part 1](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/01/ten-tips-aspiring-designer-beginners-part1/), Luis Ouriach shared advice he wished he had when starting out in his career. In this second and last part of this series, Luis continues sharing tips that helped him grow and become a better designer throughout the years.
01/13/2022   CSS Tricks

Every now and then, I find that I’ve accumulated a bunch of links about various things I find interesting. Accessibility is one of those things! Here’s a list of related links to other articles that I’ve been saving up and …


8 Helpful Accessibility Links for January 2022 originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/13/2022   CSS Tricks

Sass offers functions and mixins that accept parameters. You can use Sass default parameters, that is, parameters that have a value even if you don’t provide them when the function or mixin is called.

Let’s focus on mixins here. …


A Practical Tip For Using Sass Default Parameters originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/13/2022   Smashing Magazine
If you’re a developer who’s thinking about building a platform that requires a code editor in one form or another, then this article is for you. This article explains how to create a web code editor that displays the result in real time with the help of some HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
01/12/2022   CSS Tricks

Hot off the presses from Devon Govett, creator of Parcel, is Parcel CSS:

A CSS parser, transformer, and minifier written in Rust.

Nice. The CSS world could use a little processing shake up like this.

I just wrote a


Parcel CSS: A New CSS Parser, Transformer, and Minifier originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/12/2022   CSS Tricks

It’s a god-damned miracle to me that open source is as robust as it is in tech. Consider the options. You could have a job (or be entrepreneurial) with your coding skills and likely be paid quite well. Or, you …


Open Source & Sustainability originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/12/2022   CSS Tricks

You know how you can get cardboard boxes that come totally flat? You fold ‘em up and tape ‘em to make them into a useful box. Then when it’s time to recycle them, you cut them back apart to flatten …


How to Make a Pure CSS 3D Package Toggle originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/12/2022   CSS Tricks

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Netlify is amazing at static file hosting, but it’s really so much more than that. You can build any sort of website, even highly dynamic apps, with the Jamstack approach and static file hosting …


Netlify Identity, a Key Aspect to Jamstack Development originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/12/2022   WebAppers

The right WordPress theme used in conjunction with the WordPress Platform allows a web designer to create almost any website design. There are situations however where “almost” isn’t quite good enough. The design may not have quite as much pizzazz as the designer hoped for, or may simply lack some functionality that, if added, would […]

The post Top 9 WordPress Plugins That Will Stick in 2022 appeared first on WebAppers.

01/12/2022   Smashing Magazine
Accessibility must be a permanent program within organizations, much like security. In this article, Kate Kalcevich shares tips on which skills and questions to keep in mind when hiring for digital accessibility roles.
01/11/2022   CSS Tricks

Say you have an elements with CSS tooltips and you’re going to position those tooltips such that it opens up next to the element on hover (or probably better: when clicked/tapped). Next to it where? Above it? What if the …


What Would it Take to Prevent CSS Tooltips From Overflowing? originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/11/2022   CSS Tricks

Vite (pronounced “veet”) is a newish JavaScript bundler. It comes batteries-included, requires almost no configuration to be useful, and includes plenty of configuration options. Oh—and it’s fast. Incredibly fast.

This post will walk through the process of converting an existing …


Adding Vite to Your Existing Web App originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/10/2022   CSS Tricks

Custom Fields in WordPress are arbitrary bits of data that you can apply to Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types in WordPress. Metadata, as it were, in the form of key/value pairs. For example:

  • Key: subtitle / Value: They are


How to Use Native Custom Fields in WordPress (and 5 Useful Examples) originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/10/2022   CSS Tricks

Raw Chromium, perhaps?

So, Chrome is based on Chromium which is open-source. Chrome is Chromium with Google’s extra stuff on top of it. What extra stuff? Kinda lots! A few years ago, The Verge published “Microsoft reveals all the


What is Chromium Without Chrome on Top? originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/10/2022   CSS Tricks

If you’re disciplined and make use of the inheritance that the CSS cascade provides, you’ll end up writing less CSS. But because our styles often comes from all kinds of sources — and can be a pain to structure and …


Don’t Fight the Cascade, Control It! originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/10/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at two gradients: `conic-gradient` and `radial-gradient`. You’ll see how each one of them works in detail, what the differences and similarities are between them, how and where to use them, and some use cases for each.
01/07/2022   CSS Tricks

Every now and then, I find that I’ve accumulated a bunch of links about various things I find interesting. Typography is one of those things! Here’s a list of typography links to other articles that I’ve been saving up and …


8 Interesting Typography Links for January 2022 originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.

01/07/2022   Smashing Magazine
Product roadmaps are often treated as a series of checkboxes. But they are more than that. In this article, Scott Himmer explains how internal partnerships, research, design systems, and regular touch bases can help make sure that your product roadmap is a successful one.
01/05/2022   WebAppers

The online world has gone from being a novelty in the latter part of the 20th century to a major influencer in our lives in the 21st. And it keeps on growing at a seemingly exponential rate. Once upon a time a decently performing website could count on attracting a goodly number of visitors or […]

The post Best 10 WordPress Themes you Should Consider in 2022 appeared first on WebAppers.

01/05/2022   Smashing Magazine
In this article (the first part in a series of two), Luis Ouriach shares advice that he wishes he has when starting out in his career. These tips come from his experience as a user interface and product designer for close to ten years, and if you’re starting just now, then read on!
01/03/2022   Smashing Magazine
Figma has advanced enough where it now supports some powerful concepts that can help with the flexibility and maintainability of a design system. In this article, Sasha explains why she finds the Systems Designer position so rewarding — and it’s not only because of how fast certain tools have developed to help her master challenges she faces in her work projects.
12/31/2021   Smashing Magazine
What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2022 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.
12/29/2021   Smashing Magazine
Scoping, estimating, and running digital projects can often feel like an exercise in futility. In this article, Paul Boag explains why you need to start breaking your projects down into manageable phases and why that’s the best way to achieve significant benefits.
12/27/2021   Smashing Magazine
Have you already built and published a Gatsby theme? In this article, Paulina Hetman explains how Gatsby themes work and what problems they can solve by comparing Gatsby themes with their WordPress counterparts.
12/23/2021   Smashing Magazine
Range inputs have notoriously been a pain to style. Each browser renders the input differently requiring you to use vendor prefixes in order to create a cohesive look and feel. In this article, we’ll take a look at the quirkiness of the HTML range input and demonstrate how to style the input to look consistent across all major browsers.
12/22/2021   Smashing Magazine
A meaningful user experience is what can set your site apart from others. But what makes an experience truly meaningful? And how to achieve that? The tools, tips, and resources in this post not only help you to come up with a UX strategy that works for you and your team but also to circumvent potential UX pitfalls.
12/19/2021   Smashing Magazine
How to improve Core Web Vitals, a Smashing Magazine case study on how we detected and fixed the bottlenecks, and how we ended up with green scores, all the way.
12/17/2021   Smashing Magazine
Modern HMIs are transforming the way we interact with our vehicles. A car becomes a gadget that we use in a similar way as we use our phones. Users expect a lot of HMI, they even evaluate car experience based on the experience they have with HMI. In this article, let’s look at some ways to help us satisfy users’ needs with proper design.
12/17/2021   Smashing Magazine
In every software-as-a-service solution, user billing and payments are key aspects in the sale of services rendered. Let’s learn about Stripe and how the REST API can be programmatically used in serverless functions to manage the billing for an application.