The Grown-Up Web, Branding Details, And Browser Fast Forward — Themes Affair

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Browser News, KRACK and Vary Header Caching — Smashing Magazine
Summary Table of Contents Quick Summary Staying on top of the newest techniques, browser updates, and hot topics can be hard. Anselm Hannemann summarized what happened in the web industry in the past few weeks, so you can easily catch up on everything new and important. Every profession is a wide field where many people […]
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Icons As Visual Elements For Screen Design — Themes Affair

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First icons used for Xerox Alto.
(This is a sponsored article.) Icons are everywhere. They have been around for a long time, and it’s difficult to imagine a world without icons or symbols today. Only designers will know how much effort and time is needed to not only make them helpful but also simple and expressive. What makes icons particularly special […]
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Learning Framer By Creating A Mobile App Prototype — Themes Affair

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Readymade prototype
The time of static user interfaces is long gone. Designing interactive prototypes is the best approach to expressing your ideas and explaining them to clients and stakeholders. Or, as Jerry Cao of UXPin puts it: “Nothing brings you closer to the functionality of the final product than prototyping. It is the prototype that brings to […]
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How To Streamline WordPress Multisite Migrations With MU-Migration — Themes Affair

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Using SQLite To Demo Web Apps — Smashing Magazine
Migrating a standalone WordPress site to a site network (or “multisite”) environment is a tedious and tricky endeavor, the opposite is also true. The WordPress Importer works reasonably well for smaller, simpler sites, but leaves room for improvement. It exports content, but not site configuration data such as Widget and Customizer configurations, plugins, and site […]
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No Build Step Necessary — Themes Affair

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Using SQLite To Demo Web Apps — Smashing Magazine
It’s been impossible to ignore all of the hype surrounding JavaScript frameworks lately, but they might not be the right fit for your projects. Perhaps you don’t want to set up an entire build system for some small abstractions you could feasibly do without. Perhaps moving a project over to a build system and thus, […]
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The Secret Designer: First Job Horror

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The Secret Designer: First Job Horror
This is a true story. The events described in this article took place at some point in the author’s career. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the clients, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred. When I graduated from art school, I didn’t have […]
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A Comprehensive Guide To Mobile App Design — Themes Affair

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The clear tab bar (right) is much better than the cluttered one (left).
(This is a sponsored article.) More than ever, people are engaging with their phones in crucial moments. The average US user spends 5 hours per day on mobile. The vast majority of that time is spent in apps and on websites. The difference between a good app and a bad app is usually the quality […]
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SSE Instead Of WebSockets For Unidirectional Data Flow Over HTTP/2 — Themes Affair

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Long polling
When building a web application, one must consider what kind of delivery mechanism they are going to use. Let’s say we have a cross-platform application that works with real-time data; a stock market application providing ability to buy or sell stock in real time. This application is composed of widgets that bring different value to […]
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Free Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary Designers — Themes Affair

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Pragmatic Releasing, Custom Elements, And Making Decisions — Smashing Magazine
Summary Table of Contents Quick Summary (This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) Three world-renowned designers — Lance Wyman, Anton & Irene, and Büro Destruct — created three UX-themed icon kits that you can download and use for free in Adobe XD. (This is a sponsored article.) Our friends at Adobe unveiled a very special […]
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Choices, Not Challengers! — Themes Affair

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Using SQLite To Demo Web Apps — Smashing Magazine
It’s hard to tell exactly where the rift between “native” and “web” really started. I feel like it’s one of those things that had been churning just below the surface since the early days of Flash, only to erupt more recently with the rise of mobile platforms. Regardless, developers have squared off across this “great […]
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