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Google’s Mission to Speed Up Mobile: is AMP the Future of Web Design?

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Respons­ive design is noth­ing new, with smart­phones and tab­lets hav­ing long trans­formed how users engage with the inter­net. More than just a design trend, mobile optim­iz­a­tion is cru­cial to run­ning a user-friendly web­site that keeps vis­it­ors onside no mat­ter what device they are using. Des­pite this long-estab­lished truth, optim­iz­a­tion is often con­sidered advis­able rather than imper­at­ive, with poor mobile load time con­tinu­ing to stand between many brands and their cus­tom­ers.»

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→ vandelaydesign.com

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→ ampproject.org

Web Design Best Practices: Minimalism & Typography

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«When talk­ing about design we need to con­sider text from a designer’s per­spect­ive. Text must be legible and read­able while fit­ting nicely with the website’s style. But it also must relate to a hier­archy of con­tent.»

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→ designshack.net

Creating Stunning Charts With AngularJS

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«As cit­izens of the digit­al world, we are con­stantly flooded with data. From web­site ana­lyt­ics to our fit­ness track­er, data is all around us. As a res­ult, for the front-end design­ers it is becom­ing increas­ingly dif­fi­cult to present data in a way that stands out from oth­er data sources that are com­pet­ing for a viewer’s atten­tion.»

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→ webdesignerdepot.com

Google Rolling Out Material Design Web-wide

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Since 2014, Google has been redesign­ing its apps and ser­vices accord­ing to its own Mater­i­al Design prin­ciples. Yes­ter­day it announced on its design blog that an upcom­ing release of its Chrome browser (ver­sion 49.2) will adopt Mater­i­al Design as its default ren­der­ing.»

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→ webdesignerdepot.com

AMP in 60 Seconds

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al and mpproject.org art­icle.

«For many, read­ing on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frus­trat­ing exper­i­ence — but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Accel­er­ated Mobile Pages (AMP) Pro­ject is an open source ini­ti­at­ive that embod­ies the vis­ion that pub­lish­ers can cre­ate mobile optim­ized con­tent once and have it load instantly every­where. The AMP pro­ject is an open source ini­ti­at­ive backed by Google, with the goal of mak­ing web­sites faster. Here’s what it is, in sixty seconds!»

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→ tutsplus.com

How to work with SVG icons

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«There are many ways to use SVG icons in HTML and CSS, and I haven’t tried them all. This is how we do it in our small front-end team at Kaliop. It works well for our needs,»

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→ fvsch.com

Optimize Images on Websites to Improve Performance and UX

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«As the num­ber of images and videos on a web­site con­tin­ue to grow, slower load times, which res­ult in a neg­at­ive user exper­i­ence, are grow­ing con­cerns for any com­pany. An art­icle in The Fisc­al Times, cit­ing Inter­net data meas­ure­ment com­pany HTTP Archive, noted that the aver­age web­site is now 2.1 MB in size, com­pared to 1.5MB a couple of years ago.»

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→ speckyboy.com

Animated Animals in CSS and SVG

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Today we want to show you how the clev­er use of HTML, CSS sequenced anim­a­tions, and SVG fil­ters can bring to life one of the most unlikely (yet ador­able) things to be seen on a web page – anim­als. We’ll explore two tech­niques for draw­ing the anim­als: one with plain HTML and CSS, and one with inline SVG back­ground images.»

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→ tympanus.net

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→ tympanus.net

The Retina Asset Workflow You’ve Always Wanted For Photoshop

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«If you’ve dreamed of the day when you could design more than one thing at once in Pho­toshop, the wait is over. You can now have mul­tiple designs right next to each oth­er. Design mobile lay­outs along­side your tab­let and desktop lay­outs. And in this art­icle, we’ll design an entire set of assets all at once.»

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→ smashingmagazine.com

Ligature Icons via Pseudo Elements and Icon Fonts

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Pseudo ele­ments (i.e. ::before and ::after) have been a big help to me when cre­at­ing sites, so I came up with an approach for using them along­side lig­at­ure icons to cre­ate more read­able and main­tain­able code.»

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→ css-tricks.com