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Creating Custom Shipping Methods In Magento

In this tutorial, we will use Magento’s powerful shipping-method code abstraction to create a shipping carrier. We will create two shipping methods that provide a fixed shipping price, allow for free shipping promotions, define logic...Show More Summary

Editing Tips For Business Web Content

The Web is awash in content. A recent Moz article reports that 92,000 new articles are posted online every day. Companies are spending billions on content marketing to enhance credibility, build brand awareness and, especially of late,...Show More Summary

Writing A Better JavaScript Library For The DOM

At present, jQuery is the de facto library for working with the document object model (DOM). It can be used with popular client-side MV frameworks (such as Backbone), and it has a ton of plugins and a very large community. As developers’...Show More Summary

Four Ways To Build A Mobile Application, Part 2: Native Android

This article is the second in a series of four articles covering four ways to develop mobile applications. The last article covered how to accomplish this using native iOS development tools. In this article, we’ll look at how to build the same sort of application using native Android tools. We’ve been building a simple tip calculator. Show More Summary

The Challenges And Rewards Of Teaching Web Design

Just over four years ago, I decided to take a part-time position teaching website design and front-end development at a local university, the University of Rhode Island. My time in the classroom has been one of the most challenging as...Show More Summary

The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design

I’ve been working at incorporating lean UX at the enterprise level for over two years. In studying it, I find that there’s a temptation to lay down rules, and if the rules aren’t followed… well, then, you can’t call it lean UX. At the...Show More Summary

Smashing Newsletter #100: Here’s To Another Hundred Issues!

This newsletter issue was sent out to 171,629 newsletter subscribers on Tuesday, January 7th 2013. If you are not subscribed yet, feel free to subscribe to our email newsletter anytime. Editorial 100 newsletter issues, twice every month, published and sent out tirelessly over the last two years. Show More Summary

50 Problems In 50 Days: The Power Of Not Knowing

I’ve travelled 2517 miles to try to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design, a journey that challenged me to fundamentally rethink my understanding of the user-experience design process. I set myself a challenge. I wanted to test the limits of design’s ability to solve problems — big and small. Show More Summary

Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight

Research wall, design wall, research board, ideation wall, inspiration board, moodboard, pinboard — Working walls are known by countless names. Underlying them all is a single idea: that physically pinning our sources of inspirationShow More Summary

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: January 2014

Thank you, dear Smashing readers, for your support — it means the world to us. On behalf of the entire Smashing Magazine team, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Let it be the best year of your life. — Ed. We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. Show More Summary

So You’ve Decided To Open-Source A Project At Work. What Now?

A while back, I wrote a post about starting an open-source project. The focus of that article was on starting an open-source project as an individual. I received a lot of positive feedback and also some questions about how the process...Show More Summary

The Present And Future Of Adobe Fireworks

Unless you’ve been on Mars for the last few months, you’ve already heard the news that Adobe is feature-freezing Fireworks. And Adobe is not offering a replacement tool for Fireworks users (at least, not for now.) What does this mean...Show More Summary

A Little Journey Through (Small And Big) E-Commerce Websites

People don’t spend their money online easily. Think about it: If you had to answer a long list of questions or struggle to navigate a website, how much money would you be willing to part with? Online shopping is about convenience and...Show More Summary

How Optimized Are Your Images? Meet ImageOptim-CLI, a Batch Compression Tool

Exporting images for the Web from one’s favorite graphics software is something many of us have done hundreds of times. Our eyes fixate on an image’s preview, carefully adjusting the quality and optimization settings until we’ve found...Show More Summary

Using Brainwriting For Rapid Idea Generation

When a group wants to generate ideas for a new product or to solve a problem, you will usually hear the clarion call, “Let’s brainstorm!” You assemble a group, spell out the basic ground rules for brainstorming (no criticism, wild ideas...Show More Summary

Interview With Designer Jan Martin: “Be Careful: Trends Come And Go”

As one of the top designers on Dribbble, Jan Martin attracts many followers with his visual design skills. Unlike many designers, Jan is incredibly humble about what he has achieved. “Stop following what the visionary designers think,” he says. Show More Summary

The Line Of Least Resistance

In chess, the psychological dimension that springs from a dialogue between two brains, two ideas, two strategic conceptions that depend on the personality of each chess player has long been somewhat of a romantic mystery. How do Grandmasters...Show More Summary

Freebie: Exo 2.0, A Contemporary Geometric Sans Serif Font

Back in the days when he was a student, Portuguese graphic and type designer Natanael Gama started to play with glyphs — as a way to discover typography. Doodling around, he created Exo, a font which he released for free in a Kickstarter project. Show More Summary

How To Simplify Mobile App Data With Google Analytics And Tag Manager

Information about customers has never been available on the scale it is today. Businesses are learning new ways to leverage data to improve themselves on a daily basis. They’re realizing that data collection and data analysis have aShow More Summary

Interview With Designer Benjamin Dauer: “Be Humble, Be Honest, Don’t Be Afraid To Fail”

Influenced by his father, an architect, Benjamin Dauer had an early fascination with design, which came first from watching his father draw by hand and then connecting these drawings to physical space. When his father began using digital...Show More Summary

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