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Are you a member of a design or development team? Then, you most likely have a need to communicate and collaborate with others. Even when your project is a solo... The post Top Design Collaboration Tools for Freelancers and Agencies <span class="sponsored_text">Sponsored</span> appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
Breadcrumbs takes us back to the old fairy tale you might have read in you Kindergarten years. Two children Hansel and Gretel are forced out of their home in the woods when Hansel decides to lay a trail of breadcrumbs to track their way back home. Although the breadcrumbs get eaten by the pesky birds in the forest, they managed to leave an impression many years after the story was written. In web design, breadcrumbs serve a similar purpose to what Hansel had in mind. Breadcrumbs serve as a secondary navigation within your website navigation to help the visitors rest … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
Matthias Noback has kicked off a new series of posts on his site covering the use of the repository design pattern in different situations. In this first post he focuses on "test driving" classes for handing database queries and their results. A test for a repository can't be a unit test; that wouldn't make sense. You'd leave a lot of assumptions untested. So, no mocking is allowed. [...] But how do you test everything that is going on in a repository? Well, I found out a nice way of doing so, one that even allows you to use some kind of test-driven approach. In this article I'll cover one of the two main use cases for repositories: querying the database, and returning some objects for it. The other use case - storing and loading objects - will be discussed in another article. He starts by getting everyone on the same page with a definition of a "query" and how it relates back to a repository class. He then walks through the process of how to test the class, first as a general "get all" query then with a check on the "active" state. Once the test goes green (successful), he adds more variations to both the tests and fixtures. There's not a lot of code examples in this post but it does show some good concepts to get you headed down the right path.
We all know the story. You spend a lot of time perfecting the perfectly trendy design element… and then, just like that, the trend is over. And your cool design goes with it. But it doesn't have to be that way. The trick to designing around trends is speed. To make the most of an […]
A properly-crafted landing page is one of the most rewarding marketing tools a business can have. When constructed with user experience and conversions in mind, a great landing page can propel your sales to new heights. But how can you be sure your landing page design is the absolute best it can be? Tweaking and A/B split testing will always be necessary to keep your landing page fresh and performing at its best. After all, maintenance and continuous improvement are a part of any effective marketing strategy. But there are several things you can do to ensure your page is … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
We recommended keeping an eye on Wix last year. We also suggested you pay attention to Wix Code, an innovative tool to extend a Wix site's functionality. In a world dominated by WordPress, Wix has no choice but to come with excellent new tools. Luckily for us, Wix is a serious contender and brings to the table new and exciting options. While the Wix website builder is intuitive and setting up a site is simple, Wix Code empowers users to manipulate data. Now it's time to showcase a new tool: Wix Logo Maker. It's a natural addition to the all-in-one … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
Let's forego the usual circles and bars we typically see used in charts for more eccentric shapes. With online presentations more and more common today, a quick way to spruce up your web slides and make them stand out is … The post How to Create CSS Charts With Interesting Shapes, Glyphs and Emoji appeared first on CSS-Tricks. You can support CSS-Tricks by being an MVP Supporter.
This article is part of a series in which I attempt to use the web under various constraints, representing a given demographic of user. I hope to raise the profile of difficulties faced by real people, which are avoidable if we design and develop in a way that is sympathetic to their needs. Last time, I navigated the web for a day with just my keyboard. This time around, I'm avoiding the screen and am using the web with a screen reader.
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