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What You Need To Know About Anticipatory Design

The word anticipatory comes from the Latin anticipare, which means "taking care of ahead of time." We normally associate it with something that happens, is performed or felt in anticipation of something. In a way, most products contain at least one element of anticipation. Show More Summary

A Guide To Building SVG Maps From Natural Earth Data

Interactive maps are a fantastic way to present geographic data to your visitors. Libraries like Google Maps and Open Street Maps are a popular choice to do this and they excel at visualizing street-level data. However, for small-scale maps, SVG maps are often a better option. Show More Summary

It’s The Smashing Birthday Party, And You Are Invited (With Goodies!)

Exactly 9 years ago we published the very first article on this very website. Many things changed since then, but one thing remained the same: our obsession for publishing valuable, practical quality content. We proudly stand behindShow More Summary

The New Smashing Mystery Riddle: Have You Figured It Out Yet?

Ah, these mystery riddles never stop, do they? To celebrate our ninth birthday, we’ve prepared yet another riddle, and this time it will require a bit more teamwork. We've hidden secret keys in different (physical) locations across the world. Show More Summary

Extending Advanced Custom Fields With Your Own Controls

Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) is a free WordPress plugin that replaces the regular custom fields interface in WordPress with something far more powerful, offering a user-friendly interface for complex fields like location maps, date pickers...Show More Summary

Web Development Reading List #102

Hey, welcome back again to this week’s web development reading list. It’s great to see your support and the still growing list of subscribers. If you love to read WDRL, please do recommend it to your colleagues and consider a small donation. This...Show More Summary

Principles Of HTML5 Game Design

Visual effects in games define their overall look and feel, and gameplay. Players are attracted to high visual quality, which generate more traffic and reach. It’s key for creating successful games and providing a lot of fun for players. In this article I want to present a few ideas of how to implement different visual effects in -based HTML5 games. Show More Summary

Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought

There are reasons you’re still saying the same thing after all these years — still talking about how it always seems like design gets tacked on to the end of the process. You should be at the concept meeting, you say, where you can make a real difference. I’ve been hearing it for 15 years. Show More Summary

Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported to the other. Sometimes app developers don’t even bother waiting, and release apps for both platforms simultaneously. Show More Summary

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the...Show More Summary

Web Development Reading List #101

What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don't have to. Show More Summary

How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App

One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling that call had been a messy exercise: we live in different time zones and it was hard to find a time that worked for everyone. Show More Summary

Responsive Upscaling: Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

The responsive design revolution is truly upon us (if it hasn’t already happened!), and even though e-commerce websites haven’t picked up responsive design quite as aggressively as in other industries, it’s becoming increasingly popular. So...Show More Summary

Typographic Patterns In HTML Email Newsletter Design

Last year I read Jan Constantin’s post “Typographic Design Patterns and Current Practices” and straightaway wanted to do something similar with email. At the time I was studying responsive typography on the web, trying to break downShow More Summary

Web Development Reading List #100

What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything so you don't have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over the last week and which might interest you. Show More Summary

What A/B Testing Taught Us About App Store Optimization

1.5 million apps in Apple’s App Store and another 1.5 million in Google’s Play store. That’s a lot of apps, and for a growing number of mobile users. An average user in the US will download only three new apps per month (at best), according...Show More Summary

From Russia With Love: Behind The Scenes Of The Responsive Redesign

Relaunching a large-scale website is always quite an undertaking, especially if the task involves a huge political entity with content accumulated over a dozen years. In this article, we look behind the scenes of the responsive redesign...Show More Summary

Laying Out A Flexible Future For Web Design With Flexbox

CSS floats and clears define web layout today. Based on principles derived from centuries of print design, they’ve worked well enough — even if, strictly speaking, floats weren’t meant for that purpose. Neither were tables, but that didn’t stop us in the 1990s. Nevertheless, the future of web layout is bright, thanks to flexbox. Show More Summary

Web Design Conferences Are Booming: But What’s Next?

Every year there are around 100 web conferences in the UK, and there are new ones emerging all the time. With a conference catering for every design and development niche, you're rarely more than an hour away from your nearest event....Show More Summary

Understanding Critical CSS

The web is slow, yet there are a few simple strategies to make websites faster. One of them is inlining critical CSS into the of your pages, yet how exactly do you do it if your site contains hundreds of pages, or even worse, hundreds of different templates? You can't do it manually. Show More Summary

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