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"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy," said Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the famous scene in which Hamlet teaches Horatio to be a web designer. Horatio, as every schoolchild knows, is a designer from Berlin (or sometimes London or Silicon Valley) who has a top-of-the-line MacBook, the latest iPhone and an unlimited data plan over the fastest, most reliable network. But, as Hamlet points out to him, this is not the experience of most of the world's web visitors.The post World Wide Web, Not Wealthy Western Web (Part 1) appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
This week was full of great browser vendor news: Safari 11 was announced with long-awaited features such as WebRTC and tracking protection, and a new Edge build with new CSS features is now available, too. But the past few days also had some valuable articles up their sleeves: about implementing HTTP/2 push, using datetime-local, and slimming down your CSS, for example. I collected everything in this reading list for you, so you don't miss out on anything. Enjoy!The post Web Development Reading List #185: Safari 11, New Edge Build, Chrome 59, And CSS Optimization Insights appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
The StarTutorial site has posted the next article in their series introducing various design patterns and their use in PHP. In their latest tutorial they cover the Adapter pattern, a useful pattern for putting a unified interface in front of various functionality. [The Adapter pattern] converts the interface of a class into another interface the clients expect. Adapter lets class work together that couldn't otherwise because of incompatible interfaces. In their example they talk about a traveller wanting to charge their devices but being frustrated by the different plugs around the world. This is where an adapter comes in handy, providing a standard method for interaction (the input plug) with a wide range of backend tools (the plugs all around the world). They use this example and built out "plug" and "socket" classes where the adapter class acts as a go-between for the plug and receptacle.
Here's what was popular in the PHP community one year ago today:Symfony Finland: PHP 7.1 vs 7.2 Benchmarks (with Docker and Symfony Flex) Jason McCreary: Writing Clean Code (Part 2) Alejandro Celaya: Properly passing data from outer layers of a PHP application to the use case layer SitePoint PHP Blog: Symfony Flex: Paving the Path to a Faster, Better Symfony TopTal.com: Introduction to Objects and References in PHP Memory Rob Allen: Displaying errors in Expressive with Twig Robert Basic: Creating datetimes from a format with a timezone
Your agency isn’t worth what you think it is. In my work helping digital agency owners achieve freedom in their business in life at UGURUS, I often tell my backstory... The post You Want to Sell Your Agency, Take Stock of Your Assets appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
In May, just like every month, I searched through the official WordPress plugin index to find the most functional and appealing new plugins for you. I don’t do this entirely selflessly, however, as I myself find it very exciting to test new free WordPress plugins for my diverse projects. This month was very generous and brought a couple of interesting plugins to light. 1 – Posts For All Pages Posts for all Pages allows you to have your posts displayed on other pages than just the index.php. You can let it help you show all posts of a particular category on any page you want to. This allows for the creation of multiple blogs based on certain categories in not time. Developer: wpyb Work in Progress: yes Last Updated: 05.20.2016 Cost: Free from WordPress.org License: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Known Compatibility Issues: unknown Developer Homepage: Unknown Download on WordPress.org 2 – Engaging Convo Engaging Convo is an innovative comment plugin which provides unusual features. For instance, your visitors can mark an area in your text and start a debate on it directly there. Thus, there’s no reason to scroll to the end of an article, just to be able to leave a […]
The July 2021 issue of SD Times is now available. This issue of features a look at how to manage complexity of microservices at scale, the two sides of testing, and how to select the right metrics for a remote workforce. … continue reading The post <span class="sdt-premium">premium</span> SD Times July 2021 appeared first on SD Times.
According to Colour Blind Awareness 4.5% of the population are color-blind. If your audience is mostly male this increases to 8%. Designing for color-blind people can be easily forgotten because most designers aren't color-blind. In this article I provide 13 tips to improve the experience for color-blind people - something which can often benefit people with normal vision too. There are many types of color blindness but it comes down to not seeing color clearly, getting colors mixed up, or not being able to differentiate between certain colors.The post Improving UX For Color-Blind Users appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
Your Services page can be just… well, a list of services. Or it can help you reassure buyers who are close to hiring you to do their website – becoming the tipping point that turns them from interested to committed... The post Tips on Writing a Services Page that Sells appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
There's no doubt that simple design is hard, since it requires much more thought and inspiration. It's about understanding exactly what your users need. Colors play a major role, and today I'd like to show you a couple of illustrations that may motivate you to try out some new color combinations and techniques. Take a look at the following photographs, posters and book covers that have been created with some really inspiring shades and color palettes, and some even show how to cleverly use negative space. From 3D illustrations to artwork created with ink and watercolors, I'm sure there's something that'll spark your inspiration. Be warned though, some of them may even give you wanderlust from just looking at them.The post Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (June 2016) appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
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