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SVG Clipping Path Examples

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Last week I walked through a few examples using the path ele­ment and the text ele­ment as clip­ping paths. I also showed you how to clip ele­ments inside a group as opposed to indi­vidu­ally. Today I want to con­tin­ue with more examples start­ing with one where we’ll use a vari­ety of SVG ele­ments to build up a more com­plex clip­ping path.»

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→ vanseodesign.com

Web Image Effects Performance Showdown

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«As browsers con­stantly improve their graph­ic­al ren­der­ing abil­it­ies, the abil­ity to truly design with­in them is becom­ing more of a real­ity. A few lines of code can now have quick and dra­mat­ic visu­al impact, and allow for con­sist­ency without a lot of effort. And as with most things in web devel­op­ment, there are often many ways to achieve the same effect.»

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Designing A Dementia-Friendly Website

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«Some well-estab­lished web design basics: min­im­ize the num­ber of choices that someone has to make; cre­ate self-explan­at­ory nav­ig­a­tion tools; help people get to what they’re look­ing for as quickly as pos­sible.»

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→ smashingmagazine.com

How to Upgrade XAMPP for WordPress Without Losing Anything

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«There are a lot of things to love about XAMPP, but the update pro­cess is not one of them. There’s noth­ing auto­mat­ic about it, and you can go ahead and plan on hit­ting a few bumps along the way.»

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→ wpmudev.org

7 tips to instantly make better webforms

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«Web­forms are a cru­cial part of every web­site: this is how a vis­it­or inter­acts with the site. Unfor­tu­nately, web­forms are most of the time annoy­ing or even pain­ful for inter­net users.»

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The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

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«You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, con­fused by phrases like “UX (user exper­i­ence) design” – or the type who con­fid­ently nav­ig­ates the con­tem­por­ary tech-lingo mar­ket. Either way, the lan­guage of Mater­i­al Design is a sub­ject worth under­stand­ing and mas­ter­ing.»

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→ speckyboy.com

Animated Heat Distortion Effects with WebGL

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«A tutori­al on how to use frag­ment shaders in WebGL to cre­ate an anim­ated heat haze dis­tor­tion effect on images and text.»

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→ tympanus.net

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Meaningful CSS: Style Like You Mean It

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«These days, we have a world of mean­ing­ful markup at our fin­ger­tips. HTML5 intro­duced a lav­ish new set of semantic­ally mean­ing­ful ele­ments and attrib­utes, ARIA defined an entire addi­tion­al plat­form to describe a rich inter­net, and micro­formats stepped in to provide still more stand­ard­ized, nuanced con­cepts. It’s a golden age for rich, mean­ing­ful markup.»

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→ alistapart.com

Tutorial: Create a fixed announcement bar for your website

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«Many web­sites are show­ing a fixed mes­sage bar at the bot­tom of the page in order to dis­play an announce­ment, pro­mo­tion­al offers or an import­ant art­icle recently pub­lished. Here is a super easy tutori­al for doing so on your web­site.»

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→ catswhocode.com

Better Interface Design: Logins, Menus, Toggles And Other Fancy Modules

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«Code­Pen has become the play­ground for developers. The sand­box where you can build whatever your ima­gin­a­tion fan­cies. Prac­tic­al things, exper­i­ment­al con­cepts — it’s a treas­ure chest, bound to fuel your ideas. We’ve done some dig­ging around and found some inter­est­ing UI demos and con­cepts for you to indulge in and build upon: dia­log and mod­al win­dows, signup and login screens, nav­ig­a­tion and menus, sliders and toggles. Small bits of delight that make the user’s inter­ac­tion with a web­site or app more pleas­ant.»

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→ smashingmagazine.com