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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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Facebook adds Snooze button to mute annoying friends and Pages

We all have that one Facebook friend. You know the one I mean — they post oodles of updates on one particular topic, usually one which doesn’t interest you, or might if they weren’t saturating your entire Newsfeed with the stuff. (I plead the fifth when it comes to my own friends.) You don’t want to unfriend them, or even unfollow them. You just, you know … need a break. Facebook today introduced Snooze with exactly that idea in mind.…

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10 Best Chrome Extensions for YouTube Creators 2018

Whether you are beginner video content creator or professional maker, useful Google Chrome extensions help in many ways to you. Here are the best Chrome extensions for YouTube creators. Chrome Extensions for YouTube Creators 2018 1. WeVideo WeVideo is an online video editing software and it has chrome extension for YouTube creators. This chrome extension makes YouTube creators life much easier to create stunning videos. WeVideo Chrome extension offers many nice features for video creators. With this tool, You can add a voice-over to video…

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The Worst Or The Best? — Smashing Magazine

Data visualization has become an important part of our everyday life, allowing us to quickly assess information. And with so many chart types out there to choose from, it should be possible to effectively solve almost any task, whether it’s exploratory (i.e. researching and analyzing data to better understand it for yourself) or explanatory (i.e. reporting and communicating data to end users). However, variety can also cause confusion, making it difficult to clearly understand the purpose of each form of…

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Filling Up Your Tank, Or How To Justify User Research Sample Size And Data — Smashing Magazine

Jen is presenting her research report to a client, who runs an e-commerce website. She conducted interviews with 12 potential users. Her goal was to understand the conditions under which users choose to shop online versus in store. The client asks Jen why they should trust her research when she has spoken to only 12 people. Jen explains her process to the client. She shares how she determined the sample size and collected and analyzed her data through the lens…

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Why smart contracts and blockchains are coming sooner than you think

For centuries, massive, critical components of our global economy have been organized around legacy infrastructure. Vastly important industries, like government and finance, continue to stagnate behind the capabilities of modern technologies, a demonstration of how complex and regulated systems breed inefficiency. Enter blockchain, an adaptable technology that, if implemented by entrepreneurs and industry leaders effectively, can solve for some of our most fundamental challenges that we face as a species. At scale, we can leverage blockchain to optimize industries and…

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Famous Album Covers Brought Onto Their Original New York City Locations Where They Were Shot – Design You Trust

The Ramones at Inscope Arch. (cover to a 45-single) (photo by David Gahr) Bob Egan’s hobby is really interesting. He brings classic albums to the present. He finds the actual location, where each cover was shot and alternates the angle and distance, so as the photo can match the current version of the venue. At his website, PopSpots, Egan chronicles the detective work he does to find these places, providing multiple photos and maps that both show his process and…

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