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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2016

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

Smart Responsive Design Patterns, Or When Off-Canvas Isn’t Good Enough

Design patterns often have a bad reputation. They are often considered to be quick, lazy, off-the-shelf solutions that are applied blindly without consideration of the context of a problem. Solutions such as the almighty off-canvas navigation,...Show More Summary

Web Development Reading List #139: Finding Your Passion, Autofilling Forms And ES6 Tricks

Finding our passion is a big challenge for all of us as human beings. At some point in life, we try to figure out what our purpose in this world is, what our future will look like. And for some of us, the answers we find to these questions...Show More Summary

A Look At The Modern WordPress Server Stack

Editor's Note: Today marks a special day for WordPress. Powering many websites (and yes, Smashing Magazine is one of them), it celebrates its 13th birthday today. Happy birthday, dear WordPress! Here's to many more! Do you remember when...Show More Summary

Working Remotely Around The World: Workspaces To Explore

If you’re a footloose creative soul searching for a more affordable and friendly space than a typical rented or home office, coworking could work for you. Coworking spaces are popping up in cities all around the world. They allow freelancers, small business owners and independent workers to rent a working area that is shared with others. Show More Summary

A Guide To Personal Side Projects

Personal side projects are a cornerstone of creative growth and discovery. While they might not always result in financial gain, the long-term benefits are often much more useful. Benefits such as personal growth, creative exploration...Show More Summary

Stylelint: The Style Sheet Linter We’ve Always Wanted

Everyone wants a clean, consistent code base, no matter the language. Developers are accustomed to setting up linters in programming languages such as JavaScript and Python, but they rarely use a linter for style sheets. In this article,...Show More Summary

The Making Of Melody Jams

After months of hard work, I’ve finally gotten my side project, Melody Jams, into the App Store. It’s been quite the adventure, and I’m thrilled to see it in the store. Seeing it live makes me reflect on the process that got us there:...Show More Summary

Developing Dependency Awareness

I’m sure you’ve heard the proverb, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link,” probably many times. Its written origin dates back to the 18th century, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was much, much older. And though the work we...Show More Summary

Improve Your Designs With The Principles Of Continuation And Common Fate (Part Three)

Creating an effective web design is like putting a puzzle together, with the various parts coming together to tame the chaos and form a whole, well-organized design. At the foundation of this organization are the gestalt grouping principles. In...Show More Summary

Understanding The CSS Property Value Syntax

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) uses a particular syntax to define the possible values that can be used for all CSS properties. You may have seen this syntax in action if you have ever looked at a CSS specification — as in the syntax...Show More Summary

Web Development Reading List #138: Accessible Web Components And CSS And Sass Precision

From time to time you need to recalibrate your brain by experimenting with new technologies, by tracing down the performance of a certain feature or by reconsidering the environment of your project. While I’m generally not a proponent of inlined CSS, we now will use it for a third-party script we are providing to avoid style leakages. Show More Summary

Looking Back: One Year Of Microsoft Edge (Videos)

Change is difficult in large corporations. But sometimes it is possible. We kindly thank our dear friends at Microsoft for keeping Smashing Magazine alive and supporting the community with technical articles on practical JavaScript techniques, open source projects and interoperability best practices. Show More Summary

Web Image Effects Performance Showdown

As browsers constantly improve their graphical rendering abilities, the ability to truly design within them is becoming more of a reality. A few lines of code can now have quick and dramatic visual impact, and allow for consistency without a lot of effort. Show More Summary

The Problem With Using SVG Sprites

Using external SVG sprite maps to deliver lossless scalable vector images is widely used in responsive web design today and well-supported by tools like svg4everybody. At German newspaper Zeit Online, we embraced this technique quite a lot. Show More Summary

Five Simple Steps To Test Your Varnish Cache Deployment Using Varnishtest

Varnish Cache is an open source HTTP accelerator that is used for speeding up the content delivery of the world’s top content-heavy dynamic websites. However, the performance or speed a newcomer to Varnish Cache can expect from its deployment...Show More Summary

Why Great Products Need Great Collaboration

Development and design working together makes better products for our users. Design and usability decisions have a big impact on the developers who implement them, and, ultimately, on the experience of users. For these decisions to be...Show More Summary

Designing A Dementia-Friendly Website

Some well-established web design basics: minimize the number of choices that someone has to make; create self-explanatory navigation tools; help people get to what they're looking for as quickly as possible. Sounds simple enough? Now consider this… An ever growing number of web users around the world are living with dementia. Show More Summary

Creating A Living Style Guide: A Case Study

Living style guides are an important tool for web development today, especially in large, complex web applications. They help document styles and patterns, keep designers and developers in sync, and greatly help to organize and distill complex interfaces. Show More Summary

Web Development Reading List #137: Butteraugli, Client-Side PKI, And The Importance Of Listening

This week reminded me again of how refreshing attending a conference can be. As mentioned, I was at beyondtellerrand and, apart from meeting new people, I mostly enjoyed the inspiration I got from listening to the great talks. I realized how I might be able to solve a few things that had led to me being unhappy with my work in the past. Show More Summary

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