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Have you spotted our Person of the Week already? Please give a warm round of applause for... Debbie O’Brien! Thank you for everything you do for the community, dear @debs_obrien! #smashingcommunity
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Rendering on the web is a spectrum: bit.ly/rendering-web ⚡️- a performance-focused look at: 📡 Server rendering 📄 Static rendering 🖥 Client-side rendering 🛀 (Re)hydration 🚿 Partial rehydration from a g@_developitlopit & I ✏️ this yNSCo0
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Probably not the best choice for a call to action.
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Firefox is finally supporting `image-set` in CSS with v86. 🎉 🔗 Release notesmozilla.org/en-US/firefox/…aCtwitter.com/stefanjudis/st…KJ
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Do you prefer a light or dark theme when coding these days?
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It’s March 1st, so just about the right time to change your desktop wallpaper! ;-) Beautiful options for everyone: smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/deskto…
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🎨 I'm pleased to share the release of the a11y-color-tokens package! > Generate accessible complementary text or UI colors as Sass variables and/or CSS custom properties. 📝 Notes5t3ph.dev/actniP 📦 Pk5t3ph.dev/actpNxN ⭐️ Rep5t3ph.dev/actr95X0
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👇 Quick evening TIL post. 🙈 "How to display language-specific quotes i#CSSSS"stefanjudis.com/today-i-learne…A4r
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🟣SmolCSS.devh now has 13 smol but mighty demos of some of the awesome things modern CSS has to offer. You may submit a proposal for a new smol demo by creating a new issue on GitHub and selecting the "Demo request" type:github.com/5t3ph/smolcss/…N
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It’s been almost 7 years and this article by @andreasbovens is still my go-to article for remembering `<picture>` and `srcset` syntax for various responsive images use cases dev.opera.com/articles/respo… #RWD
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@addyosmani This tool right here can help you determine the opacity to use for the overlay: bram.us/2021/01/06/opt…
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How Spotify makes text on images more readable: a CSS linear-gradient overlay. More common these days, but still an effective technique for better color contrast.
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Dear interwebs, any suggestions for a really good ergonomic mouse? Also, anything you’d recommend to stay away from?
Trust is at the heart of a long-term strategy of any product. There are many ways to earn it, and even more ways to lose it. ↬ How can product designers make sure the product nurtures and retains trust throughout every touchpoint? Let’s find out. smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/buildi…
For your CMS, do you use a headless option (most of the time) these days? Headless CMS explained: storyblok.com/tp/headless-cm…
One of the most significant advantages of using Discord is that many tasks can be automated by using bots. ↬ Let’s try to build a bot that can share random jokes, assign or revoke user roles, and post tweets of a specific account to a Discord channel: smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/buildi…
You can learn some basic CSS and add some great styling in your web page in less than 10 days. Let's see how👇 Thread 🧵
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✍New blog post! I wrote about the ::before and ::after pseudo-elements in CSS. Lots of discussion about the CSS content property, too. codersblock.com/blog/diving-in…
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As the world keeps looking for ways to address the Google/Facebook duopoly on online advertising, the root-cause solution is still right here in front of us: Ban targeted advertising! Make all that data hoarding and privacy exploitation unprofitable. wired.com/story/why-dont…
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Here's what I would do if I was just starting out my web development journey today: 🧵👇
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✍️ New Article: The Beauty Of Tiny Enhancements In CSS I wrote about how we can use CSS features in a way that doesn’t break the experience to users with non-supporting browsers. Happy reading! 🔗ishadeed.com/article/tiny-e…hk
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I get asked about Material Design text fields (and their float label pattern) a fair bit. So to address this question I wrote ‘Material Design Text Fields Are Badly Designed’ Big thanks to @cjforms @Amy_Hupe @maedmaex @ovan @danvdrsn @Fabien_UX smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/materi…
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Friendly reminder: Only today and tomorrow left to take on our little creativity challenge and win a ticket to one of our upcoming online workshops. ↬ More info here: smashingmagazine.com/2021/01/deskto… ⏰ Deadline: Thu, Feb 25, 11:59 PM CET
One of the issues we keep running into, for example, are autofill and floating labels (see image). [Image: autofilled values overlap the floating label, we tried so many things to fix it!]
Are floating labels a good idea? @adambsilver doesn’t think so. Material Design Text Fields Are Badly Designed smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/materi…
Dear friends, If you’d love to share a case study of what you worked on, or just write an article on a topic that keeps you awake at night — please ping us, we’d love to see your article on SmashingMag! DMs are open! 🎉🥳
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React security best practices, a cheatsheet by @snyksec. – Default XSS protection with Data Binding – Direct DOM access – Rendering HTML – SSR – Vulnerabilities in Dependencies – JSON State – Dangerous LIbrary Code snyk.io/blog/10-react-…
Awww, helpful. VS Code Can Do That? A helpful collection of VS Code extensions, all in one. vscodecandothat.com
And it doesn't matter if you've never written before, or just start out with writing — we'll have your back! Your insights and thoughts are way more important. We'd love to see your articles!
Dear friends, If you’d love to share a case study of what you worked on, or just write an article on a topic that keeps you awake at night — please ping us, we’d love to see your article on SmashingMag! DMs are open! 🎉🥳
If you have a minute, please join in an application security survey of your experiences with AWS, GCP, Azure etc. The results will then be made public by @snyksec. snyk.io/blog/the-state…
I'm excited to share my first Smashing article! This tutorial evolved from playing with CSS and making a discovery... I hope you learn some helpful things, too! twitter.com/smashingmag/st…
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Also: "Search Console is the source of truth. Remember that any changes you make to your page performance will take 28 days to fully reflect in Google’s data - so don’t expect immediate returns there." via fantastic @simonhearne
Core Web Vitals and SEO: "The update on May 31 (2021) will result in a positive ranking signal for page experience in mobile search only for groups of similar URLs which meet all three Web Vital targets. The impact of the signal is expected to be small.” simonhearne.com/2021/core-web-…
🔖 Create Responsive Image Effects With CSS Gradients And aspect-ratio. A friendly write-up by wonderful@5t3phh on: – object-fit – custom properties – gradients – mix-blend-mode – filters – aspect-ratio – :focus-within …and how it all fits together. smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/respon…EV
🔖 Accessibility. Accessible Modalsgithub.com/HugoGiraudel/a…o Accessible Tabstabpanelwidget.comy Accessible Autocompletegithub.com/alphagov/acces…o Accessible Icon Linkshugogiraudel.com/2020/12/10/acc…U Our newsletter — this time all accessibility, in 1h:smashingmagazine.com/the-smashing-n…SQ
So what does GDPR mean in 2021 for us, as designers and web developers? A thorough overview, on @smashingmag. GDPR, Key Updates And What They Mean smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/state-…
Which of these techniques do you use for your web forms (most of the time)? – Floating label (labels floating above the input field), – Label = placeholder (disappearing as a customer starts typing) – Separate label next to the input field? What worked best for you?
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I wrote a blog post to give an overview/comparison of the next-gen image codecs #JXL, #AVIF, #WebP, predicting once again the end of the #JPEG, but this time for real (I hope). cloudinary.com/blog/time_for_…
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If you’re looking into using Vue 3 and TypeScript, our dear friends at VueMastery have a free video course available in the first week of March (free account is required). vuemastery.com/free-week-ts/
A super duper deep dive into shadows, from the way light affects them to the different types of shadows, and how to get the most out of them in CSS. css-tricks.com/getting-deep-i…
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A kind thank-you to this week’s sponsor @Duda_Inc, a web design platform for freelancers, digital agencies and large companies, focused all around web performance. With a free AWS domain hosting. Plus: friendly and approachable. duda.co/?utm_source=sm… Thank you dear friends! 💖o
Tailwind CSS: From Zero to Production, a free 1h-long video course. youtube.com/playlist?list=…
What are some of the useful newsletters you happily read every other week?
🔥 GDPR in 2021. Here’s what has changed, and what it means for you. A new 2-part series on SmashingMag. smashingmagazine.com/2021/02/state-…M
Which of these techniques do you use for your web forms (most of the time)? – Floating label (labels floating above the input field), – Label = placeholder (disappearing as a customer starts typing) – Separate label next to the input field? What worked best for you?
Our Person of the Week is a designer and developer who loves to contribute to open source and shares his knowledge as an author and speaker. Please meet... Mikołaj Dobrucki! Thank you for sharing and caring, dear @mikolajdobrucki! #smashingcommunity
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