How To Empower Design Teams By Measuring Value

How To Empower Design Teams By Measuring ValueHow To Empower Design Teams By Measuring Value Dave Cunningham 2020-01-24T13:00:00+00:002020-01-24T18:35:44+00:00 The business value of design has been proven at scale by the McKinsey Design Index. The report shows the best design performers increased their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts.…

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A Complete Guide To WordPress Multisite

A Complete Guide To WordPress MultisiteA Complete Guide To WordPress Multisite Manish Dudharejia 2020-01-23T13:00:00+00:002020-01-23T18:37:10+00:00 WordPress Multisite is a popular feature of WordPress, which enables you to create and run multiple websites using the same WordPress installation on your server. In other words, you can manage several different WordPress websites from a single dashboard. However, people…

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How To Pass Data Between Components In Vue.js

How To Pass Data Between Components In Vue.jsHow To Pass Data Between Components In Vue.js Matt Maribojoc 2020-01-22T13:00:00+00:002020-01-22T18:38:13+00:00 Sharing data across components is one of the core functionalities of VueJS. It allows you to design a more modular project, control data scopes, and create a natural flow of data across your app. Unless you’re creating…

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Introducing Our New SmashingConf City Of Austin

Introducing Our New SmashingConf City Of AustinIntroducing Our New SmashingConf City Of Austin Rachel Andrew 2020-01-21T10:30:00+00:002020-01-21T18:38:25+00:00 We are so excited to be bringing SmashingConf to a new city this year. We’re bringing you SmashingConf Austin where, in addition to our amazing line-up of conference talks and workshops, there will be plenty of fun and things…

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Recreating The Arduino Pushbutton Using SVG And

Recreating The Arduino Pushbutton Using SVG And <lit-element>Recreating The Arduino Pushbutton Using SVG And <lit-element> Uri Shaked 2020-01-20T11:30:00+00:002020-01-20T18:38:34+00:00 Today, I am going to take you through the journey of creating an HTML component that mimics a momentary pushbutton component that is commonly used with Arduino and in electronic projects. We will use technologies such as…

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Popular Excuses for Not Doing Exploratory Research and How to Overcome Them

By Michael Morgan At your company, what percentage of your time is spent doing evaluative studies—for example, usability testing or expert reviews—versus formative, early-phase research, using such approaches as contextual inquiry or low-fidelity prototype testing? If you’re spending significantly more time evaluating the usability of your existing applications and finding and fixing problems, there’s a…

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All Things Smashing: Monthly Update

All Things Smashing: Monthly UpdateAll Things Smashing: Monthly Update Iris Lješnjanin 2020-01-17T11:30:00+00:002020-01-17T18:37:02+00:00 We can’t repeat enough how wonderful the web performance community is! There are good folks who help make the web faster, and their efforts matter indeed. With the new year sinking in and everyone’s resolutions still being put to the test, personal goals…

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The Mythical Mythical Man-Month

The Mythical Mythical Man-MonthThe Mythical Mythical Man-Month John Foreman 2020-01-15T13:00:00+00:002020-01-16T18:39:44+00:00 As a product leader at a tech company, I am a bottomless pit of need. My job as the Chief Product Officer at Mailchimp is to bring the product to market that’s going to win in a very competitive space. Mailchimp’s aspirations are high, and…

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Smashing Podcast Episode 7 With Amy Hupe: What Is A Government Design System?

Smashing Podcast Episode 7 With Amy Hupe: What Is A Government Design System?Smashing Podcast Episode 7 With Amy Hupe: What Is A Government Design System? Drew McLellan 2020-01-14T05:00:00+00:002020-01-14T08:35:45+00:00 Have you ever wondered how design systems are used within a government? Also, if you’d want to document a design system the best way you could, how…

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An Introduction To React’s Context API

An Introduction To React’s Context APIAn Introduction To React’s Context API Yusuff Faruq 2020-01-13T11:30:00+00:002020-01-13T18:37:03+00:00 For this tutorial, you should have a fair understanding of hooks. Still, before we begin, I’ll briefly discuss what they are and the hooks we’ll be using in this article. According to the React Docs: “Hooks are a new addition in…

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Understanding CSS Grid: Grid Lines

Understanding CSS Grid: Grid LinesUnderstanding CSS Grid: Grid Lines Rachel Andrew 2020-01-10T11:30:00+00:002020-01-12T22:36:31+00:00 In the first article in this series, I took a look at how to create a grid container and the various properties applied to the parent element that make up your grid. Once you have a grid, you have a set of grid…

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How To Create And Deploy Angular Material Application

How To Create And Deploy Angular Material ApplicationHow To Create And Deploy Angular Material Application Shubham 2020-01-09T12:30:00+00:002020-01-12T22:36:31+00:00 Angular is one of the popular choices while creating new web applications. Moreover, “Material Design” specs have become a go-to choice for creating minimal and engaging experience today. Thus, any new “Angular” project mostly uses the “Angular Material…

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The Split Personality Of Brutalist Web Development

The Split Personality Of Brutalist Web DevelopmentThe Split Personality Of Brutalist Web Development Frederick O’Brien 2020-01-08T11:00:00+00:002020-01-12T22:36:31+00:00 Of all the design trends to hit the Internet in recent years, brutalism is surely the most eye-catching, and the most poorly defined. A variety of major brands have embraced ‘brutalist’ aesthetics online. There are even directories for those…

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Why You Should Choose HTML5 Over

Why You Should Choose HTML5 <article> Over <section>Why You Should Choose HTML5 <article> Over <section> Bruce Lawson 2020-01-07T11:30:00+00:002020-01-12T22:36:31+00:00 A few days ago, I was having a chat with some friends, one of whom asked me the difference between and in HTML. This is one of the eternal mysteries of web development, up there with “why…

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Front-End Performance Checklist 2020 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]

Front-End Performance Checklist 2020 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]Front-End Performance Checklist 2020 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word] Vitaly Friedman 2020-01-06T10:30:13+00:002020-01-12T22:36:31+00:00 Web performance is a tricky beast, isn’t it? How do we actually know where we stand in terms of performance, and what our performance bottlenecks exactly are? Is it expensive JavaScript, slow web font delivery,…

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Dark Isn’t Just a Mode

By Steven Hoober In my last column, I wrote about dark patterns, but this time I want to discuss something that is literally rather than metaphorically dark: inverted polarity–display methods, or dark mode. I haven’t addressed this as a stand-alone topic before, even though I’ve been doing dark interface design for years. I have a…

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