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We seem to be surrounded by those who are obsessed with productivity. We want to or are pressured to do better and do more in less time. We’re told that... The post The Six Best Productivity Apps for Designers <span class="sponsored_text">Sponsored</span> appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
(This is a sponsored article.) In my previous article on Building UX Teams, I explored the rapidly growing need for UX teams as a result of the emergence of design as a wider business driver. As teams grow, so too does a need for leaders to nurture and guide them. In my final article in this series on user experience design, I'll explore the different characteristics of an effective UX leader, and provide some practical advice about growing into a leadership role.
A few days ago, I was having a chat with some friends, one of whom asked me the difference between <article> and <section> in HTML. This is one of the eternal mysteries of web development, up there with "why is it white-space: nowrap, not white-space: no-wrap?" and "why is CSS 'gray' a darker color than 'darkgray'?". I gave my usual answer: think of <article> not just as a newspaper article, or a blog post, but as an article of clothing — a discrete entity that can be reused in another context.
This week's Designer News - No 531 - includes Insanely Fast Redesign Exercises, Google Fonts + Variable Fonts, Distorted Link Effects with SVG Filters, Learn Box Alignment, the MoreToggles.css Toggle Switch Library, Why You Shouldn't Use Solid or Underlined Text Fields, Remix Icons and lots more! The post Weekly News for Designers No 531 appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine.
If you've done any frontend development then you've heard of Bootstrap. It is by far the most significant framework for web developers with the most features out there. The newer... The post 10 Bootstrap 4 Code Snippets appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
Mark Baker continues his series looking at the use of static properties and methods in applications and how to test them. In this second part of the series he focuses more on some of the unintentional side-effects that could happen when you're trying to refactor them out. In the first article in this series, I wrote about the problems with testing static methods in classes, and showed a few approaches that allow us to write mocks for statics. Testing classes where we have static properties is a lot harder to manage, because any changes made in any test to those properties are global, across the entire test suite, not simply the test that we are running. Static properties are part of the global state, and we can't simply tearDown() those changes in the way that we do with instances -- at least we cannot easily do so if the property has a visibility of private or protected. He goes through an example of a refactor from a static property (essentially in the global scope) to a private property. He points out the issue of setting a static value in what seem to be separate child classes, the fact that it actually changes the base value, not the individual ones, leading to potentially unintended consequences. His main recommendation is to avoid the use of static properties all together. Where that's no possible (like in a legacy project) he offers two potential solutions: either replace them with constants if they're never changed or changing them to instance properties.
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Too much of anything is bad for you. The same can be said about the amount of screen time most people spend on their digital... The post Why You Should Try Doing A Digital Detox? appeared first on Web Development & Technology Resources.
This article was contributed by Rajeesh PK. Designers and developers should always be looking out for tricks and hacks that help them develop their process in-line with browser support. You can use some of these CSS snippets to automatically adjust the specifications of the columns in your table, wrap long text or even create a simple loading state without using GIFs. 1) Align anything vertically This is one of the scenarios that designers who work with CSS face most often - we all wanted help with text alignment or element alignment vertically at least once! Using CSS3 Transforms, this can be easily sorted out. Find the snippet provided below, which you can use the next time you are stuck. [crayon-5adc7322a34bd118199194/] With this, you can bring about a vertical alignment across boxes, single lines of text, paragraphs. And, you can easily find browser support for Firefox 3, Chrome 4, Opera 10, Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 3. 2) Stretch elements to fit into the full height of a window height There might be scenarios when you would want to expand your components to fit into the exact height of your window. With the basic element resizing, you can resize to fit […]
The history of typography dates back to 1200BC to the upper Palethoic times when paintings were used to communicate with surroundings. However we don't use this technique today but the need to communicate between people kept ever increasing. The onset of middle ages popularized handwritten techniques such as calligraphy and manuscripts. Then came the revolutionary printing press in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg. It changed how people saw text and books. The printing press then reached Italy, Germany. There, two germen men printed their press in Subiaco in 1465. After Italy, the printing press also reached France and England. … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
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