Web Design Isn’t Just About Artistry

Aug 25 2014 by Casey Ark | 21 Comments

Remember when web designers used to be total nerds?

Back in the early 2000s, web design was a technical skill; just getting a site to function was considered an achievement in and of itself, and things like interface design, usability, and UX largely fell by the wayside.

But times have changed. In the past few years, something magical has happened: Web designers have stopped being just nerds, and have started becoming artisans.

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A List of Free Public CDNs for Web Developers

Aug 18 2014 by Jacob Gube | 8 Comments

Website speed is crucial for developing the best user experience possible, because, well, no one likes to wait for web pages to load.

One of the simplest ways for improving the performance of a site is by serving page dependencies like JavaScript libraries and CSS frameworks via a public content delivery network (CDN).

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How to Create a Fixed Navigation Bar

Aug 13 2014 by Jacob Gube | 11 Comments

A fixed navigation bar, also referred to as a "sticky" navigation bar, is a toolbar that stays in place while the user is scrolling the web page.

It’s a commonly-used site navigation design pattern for displaying a site’s main navigation menu, as well as other essential interface components such as a search box, social media buttons, and notifications. The design pattern guarantees that important interface components are easily viewable and accessible regardless of where the user currently is on a web page.

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Why Sketch is Ideal for Web Designers

Aug 6 2014 by David Okuniev | 24 Comments

At our startup, Typeform, we have just shifted our entire web/UI design process from Photoshop and Fireworks over to Sketch. Based on our collective first-hand experiences, we’d like to discuss some of the app’s features that help us get our design work done more efficiently.

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How to Make Sure You’re Not Using a Shady WordPress Theme

Aug 1 2014 by Karol K | 12 Comments

I can still remember how excited I was back in 2008 when I first discovered WordPress (late-adopter, I know).

What was particularly impressive for me was that I could change the designs of my WordPress sites with minimal effort.

And so the hunt for the perfect theme began!

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Free Programming Fonts

Jul 28 2014 by Jacob Gube | 15 Comments

When your profession involves writing code for significantly long periods of time, even deceptively trivial things such as the font you’re using can make a huge difference.

This is a list of fonts for people who love code.

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6 Myths Preventing Developers from Using Git

Jul 23 2014 by Tobias G√ľnther | 10 Comments

Nowadays, you’ll have a hard time finding a professional developer who doesn’t use a version control system (VCS) such as Git.

But, there are still a few among us who choose not to use a VCS due to preconceived notions they might have about version control.

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