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  • 6 best practices to create sustainable websites

    April 9, 2018 by Joanne Amos

    The internet. The cloud. It’s easy to think of them as virtual concepts. After all, our connection to them is largely unseen. But the data we fire back and forth all day long is collected, processed, stored and exchanged in vast data centers around the world. The supercomputers that power them run constantly and often…

  • How to create a card layout using CSS Grid Layout

    April 4, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    CSS Grid Layouts are changing the way web designers are working, allowing for a more efficient way of laying out website content. It has been long awaited, but finally this approach has really taken off and in many cases, it is in production. It’s revolutionized the way websites are designed and once designers get the…

  • How to add jQuery to your WordPress theme

    March 13, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    jQuery is a very popular, if not the most popular, Javascript library. It’s a clear, concise library, and more importantly, it’s fast. Being relatively small in size, in most cases, it works well without slowing load time down. It simplifies a lot of the complicated things from JavaScript, like AJAX calls and DOM manipulation, event…

  • How to add a responsive Google Map in WordPress

    February 28, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    No matter where you’re going, Google Maps will show you the way. Being able to instantly get directions has become essential while navigating through cities. And as the most popular map solution, adding Google Maps to your WordPress site could not be easier. This user-friendly mapping technology will provide business information, contact information, and directions…

  • How to use CSS breakpoints to create responsive designs

    February 21, 2018 by Ananda Projapati

    Success of a website depends a lot on user experience. These days a user can access a website from many devices of different sizes, and providing an equal user experience in each device can be a challenge. This is where CSS breakpoints are beneficial in responsive design, but CSS breakpoints have remained one of the…

  • How to strategically plan for data-heavy UX design

    February 20, 2018 by Lyne Carolynah

    It is such a tricky balance to hit… Big data is ballooning. Yet, harmonizing complex data needs with a simple, clean, and useful user interface is a test for any UX designer today. Often, design (the tool for conveying a message) gets in the way of communication (the message or meaning hidden in the highland…

  • How to create a sticky website header

    February 14, 2018 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    Website headers that stay in place when a user scrolls have become a very popular design element. They allow the user to easily access the navigation without the need to scroll up each time they want to choose a different page or option. Elements with this functionality are often called “sticky” because they stick and…

  • How to create a neon glow effect in Photoshop

    February 12, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    One design element that’s certainly trending is the neon glow effect. By incorporating and playing with various lighting effects, you can create emphasize an element of your site or add some subtle mystery to the overall design. Whether you want to make a literal neon sign or just add a fun pop-culture vibe to your…

  • How to make a cinemagraph in Photoshop

    February 7, 2018 by Morgan Smith

    Cinemagraphs have been one of my favorite design trends for a few years now. They’re a stunning mix between photo and video, resulting in an elegant piece of art for your site that adds just a hint of mystery. There’s also a key practical reason cinemagraphs are great: their small file size. It’s much easier to…

  • How to create a glitch effect in Photoshop

    February 5, 2018 by Britt Pollock

    One trend that I’ve started to increasingly see around the internet is a bit of a throwback: a glitch effect! It adds a great robotic, techno feel to the design and pairs well with other trends, like a duotone effect. And the best part? It’s not too difficult to create! Let’s first start with a…

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