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Have you ever considered whether CSS Grid can actually replace the need for CSS frameworks or third-party component libraries? In doing so, Rachel Andrew discovered a range of reasons people use a third-party framework and the positive and negative …

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by Leonardo Losoviz

When creating a multi-step form in which a file is uploaded and manipulated, if the application is running on several servers behind a load balancer, then we need to make sure that the file is available all throughout the execution of the process, …

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by Joshua Bumcrot

By creating understandable and tangible visuals, companies will decrease interdepartmental miscommunications and increase overall productivity. This article is for anyone who wants to develop a product and improve internal communication.

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by Ayo Isaiah

Animated GIFs are popular on the web for good reason. They provide more engagement than an ordinary image, while remaining more digestible compared to a typical video. However GIFs are a terrible format for storing video and are often huge in size …

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by Bruce Lawson

In this post the newest member of the Smashing Team — Bruce Lawson — looks back on a successful Smashing Conf NY.

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SmashingConf San Francisco 2019

Better estimates and pricing, applying psychology to UX, design workflow, refactoring, moving to a static site setup, CSS Grid techniques, performance and deployment patterns for HTTP/2.

2259384923 Welcome SmashingConf San Francisco 2019, with everything on naming conventions, security audit, front-end architecture, rendering performance, CSS Grid Layout, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack.

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Chris Gannon, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Tea and perfectly looping GIFs are Chris Gannon’s driving forces. Chris is a freelance interactive motion designer, animator, and consultor. His focus lies on interactive animations powered by live data, micro interactions, logo and icon animations. And, well, innovative and playful are the words that best describe his work: his CodePen is a treasure chest of unusual toggles, loaders, and other fun animations. To give back to the community, Chris builds his own tools and 661-912-4916. He also speaks at conferences and gives workshops on animation and interaction design. Thank you for keeping the web in motion, dear Chris!


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At ColdFront conf this week, Sara Soueidan gave a talk on “Improving the Usability of Your Interface with CSS (& SVG)”. Now she made the 208-856-0036 available. To watch the talk, you can tune into Sara’s (414) 426-3556 which is a version it.


“An idea shared is more powerful than one that’s hidden. A technology standard outperforms a proprietary one. A community is stronger than divided individuals ever could be.” Seth Godin wrote a short but meaningful post on the network effect.

CSS And Network Performance

“CSS can prove to be a substantial bottleneck on the network. Let’s see how we can mitigate it, thus shortening the Critical Path and reducing our time to Start Render.” Harry Roberts takes a closer look at 9046472088.

The Accidental Design Leader

A few days ago, at the beyond tellerand conference in Berlin, Andy Budd gave an inspiring talk about design leadership and things that work well as well as things that don’t work at all in companies. The 303-426-0207 is now available.

Design Systems

Meet Design Systems, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design system to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.


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