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Web Development Reading List #174: The Bricks We Lay, Remynification, And 0-RTT

We’re all designers. Whether we do a layout, a product design or write code to design a product technically doesn’t matter here. What does matter though, is that we always take the context of a project into consideration. Because as someone shaping a project so that it is appealing to the clients and works in the best way possible for the target audience, we have a pretty big responsibility. Source link

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Which Responsive Design Framework Is Best? Of Course, It Depends. — Smashing Magazine

In 2017, the question is not whether we should use a responsive design framework. Increasingly, we are using them. The question is which framework should we be using, and why, and whether we should use the whole framework or just parts of it. With dozens of responsive design frameworks available to download, many web developers appear to be unaware of any except for Bootstrap. Like most of web development, responsive design frameworks are not one-size-fits-all. Let’s compare the latest versions…

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It’s the next wave in drones — a personal photographer that flies by itself and follows you

Drones aren’t just flying toys anymore. In recent months, we’ve seen handfuls of drone makers pivot toward producing specialized models catering to more specific customer needs. For the person who loves selfies and wants to document their world travels without getting bogged down in the mechanics of drone flying, the Hover Camera Passport is a forward-thinking marvel. Right now, you can save $150 on this super-cool item, marked down to just $349.99 from TNW Deals. The Passport’s carbon fiber body…

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Best Of Flickr 2017 – The 25 Most Beautiful Photos From Flickr In 2017 – Design You Trust

goodbye… by iwona_podlasinska These are the Top-25 Flickr photos from around the world in 2017. These were determined by starting with an engagement algorithm and then curation from Flickr staff. More info; Flickr The Elephant Walks at Night by Wayne Pinkston Light of Glory by icemanphotos Slipping Away by Jerry Fryer Finally by nils stefan püschel Mi Fuego by albert dros Eekhoorn / Red squirrel by Gladys Klip Stairway to heaven by marikoen by aleshurik big and bigger by Chrisnaton…

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From Web Apps To Desktop Apps — Smashing Magazine

I started out as a web developer, and that’s now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I’d create things for the desktop. I love the web. I love how altruistic our community is, how it embraces open-source, testing and pushing the envelope. I love discovering beautiful websites and powerful apps. When I was first tasked with creating a desktop app, I was apprehensive and intimidated. It seemed like it would be…

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How To Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day — Smashing Magazine

The checkout page is the last page a user visits before finally decide to complete a purchase on your website. It’s where window shoppers turn into paying customers. If you want to leave a good impression, you should provide optimal usability of the billing form and improve it wherever it is possible to. In less than one day, you can add some simple and useful features to your project to make your billing form user-friendly and easy to fill in. Credit-card…

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The Road To Resilient Web Design — Smashing Magazine

Editor’s Note: In the world of web design, we tend to become preoccupied with the here and now. In “Resilient Web Design”, Jeremy Keith emphasizes the importance of learning from the past in order to better prepare ourselves for the future. So, perhaps we should stop and think more beyond our present moment? The following is an excerpt from Jeremy’s web book. Design adds clarity. Using colour, typography, hierarchy, contrast, and all the other tools at their disposal, designers can…

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Popular design news of the week: December 11, 2017 – December 17, 2017

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that…

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GraphQL, IndexedDB2, And An Open Ethical Internet — Smashing Magazine

Quick Summary With GraphQL, FQL, and IndexedDB2, we have new tools at our fingertips that allow us to build products that are not only more flexible but also faster. With this week’s Web Development Reading List, we’ll dive a bit deeper into these promising technologies and combine this with thoughts about the openness of the internet, ethical choices, and building inclusive products. So without further ado, let’s get started! Chrome 57 just hit stable, now the Chrome developer team announced…

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RWD, PWA, AMP Or Instant Articles? — Smashing Magazine

As we look deep into 2017, one of the questions on every web developer’s mind ought to be, “What trend will define the web in 2017?” Just three years ago, we were talking about the “Year of Responsive Web Design”, and we’ve all seen how the stakes were raised when Google announced Mobilegeddon (21 April 2015) and started to boost the rankings of mobile-friendly websites in mobile search results. Today, as our findings indicate, responsive web design is the norm,…

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