What Are CSS Container Style Queries Good For? Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Juan Diego Rodríguez)

We’ve relied on media queries for a long time in the responsive world of CSS but they have their share of limitations and have shifted focus more towards accessibility than responsiveness alone. This is where CSS Container Queries come in. They completely change how we approach responsiveness, shifting the paradigm away from a viewport-based mentality … Read more

2-Page Login Pattern, And How To Fix It Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Vitaly Friedman)

Why do we see login forms split into multiple screens everywhere? Instead of typing email and password, we have to type email, move to the next page, and then type password there. This seems to be inefficient, to say the least. Let’s see why login forms are split across screens, what problem they solve, and … Read more

The Scent Of UX: The Unrealized Potential Of Olfactory Design Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Kristian Mikhel)

Imagine that you could smell this page. The introduction would emit a subtle scent of sage and lavender to set the mood. Each paragraph would fill your room with the coconut oil aroma, helping you concentrate and immerse in reading. The fragrance of the comments section, resembling a busy farmer’s market, would nudge you to … Read more

How To Hack Your Google Lighthouse Scores In 2024 Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Salma Alam-Naylor)

This article is a sponsored by Sentry.io Google Lighthouse has been one of the most effective ways to gamify and promote web page performance among developers. Using Lighthouse, we can assess web pages based on overall performance, accessibility, SEO, and what Google considers “best practices”, all with the click of a button. We might use … Read more

Useful CSS Tips And Techniques Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Cosima Mielke)

If you’ve been in the web development game for longer, you might recall the days when CSS was utterly confusing and you had to come up with hacks and workarounds to make things work. Luckily, these days are over and new features such as container queries, cascade layers, CSS nesting, the :has selector, grid and … Read more

Presenting UX Research And Design To Stakeholders: The Power Of Persuasion Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Victor Yocco)

For UX researchers and designers, our journey doesn’t end with meticulously gathered data or well-crafted design concepts saved on our laptops or in the cloud. Our true impact lies in effectively communicating research findings and design concepts to key stakeholders and securing their buy-in for implementing our user-centered solutions. This is where persuasion and communication … Read more

Scaling Success: Key Insights And Practical Takeaways Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Addy Osmani)

Building successful web products at scale is a multifaceted challenge that demands a combination of technical expertise, strategic decision-making, and a growth-oriented mindset. In Success at Scale, I dive into case studies from some of the web’s most renowned products, uncovering the strategies and philosophies that propelled them to the forefront of their industries. Here … Read more

Ice Cream Ahead (June 2024 Wallpapers Edition) Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Cosima Mielke)

There’s an artist in everyone. Some bring their ideas to life with digital tools, others capture the perfect moment with a camera or love to grab pen and paper to create little doodles or pieces of lettering. And even if you think you’re far from being an artist, well, it might just be hidden deep … Read more

In Praise Of The Basics Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Geoff Graham)

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the basics of web development. Actually, I’ve been thinking about them for some time now, at least since I started teaching beginning web development in 2020. I’m fascinated by the basics. They’re an unsung hero, really, as there is no developer worth their salt who would be where they are … Read more

Decision Trees For UI Components Articles on Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers hello@smashingmagazine.com (Vitaly Friedman)

How do you know what UI component to choose? Decision trees offer a systematic approach for design teams to document their design decisions. Once we’ve decided what UI components we use and when, we can avoid never-ending discussions, confusion, and misunderstanding. Let’s explore a few examples of decision trees for UI components and how we … Read more

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