March has ended, April has begun, and another week is coming to an end. With all that is going on in the world right now, why not distract yourself by browsing through our latest list of articles published in the past week about web design and development? We’ve rounded up everything we have been reading and could find to share with you, so scroll through and bookmark away. Stay safe and healthy, everyone, and enjoy this latest edition of “This Week In Web Design”!
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3 Essential Design Trends, April 2020
Trending this month are designs for website notifications and pop-ups, retro typography, and blue and green color schemes.
61 Best Web Developer Portfolio Examples
Check the list of examples of our favorite web developer portfolio websites.
How to Create an Emergency Message UI in WordPress
Today, we’ll introduce you a handy solution that uses WordPress custom fields.
Inspirational Websites Roundup #14
This roundup contains our personal selection of the most interesting websites that were released in the past couple of weeks.
How to Work with Clients During a Crisis
For your web design clients, this is a time of great uncertainty. Some, especially small businesses, may be in a fight for survival.
50 Not So Niche Unusual Free Stock Photos
A selection of 50 unusual free stock photos that don’t really fit into a single niche and can be used for a multitude of purposes.
Design Trend: Mono Gradients
There’s a new take on monotone colors that’s trending: mono gradients. Here’s a look at the trend and how designers are making the most of it.
4 CSS Grid Properties (and One Value) for Most of Your Layout Needs
These five properties will get you up and running.
Smart Interface Design Patterns Checklists PDF
A set of checklists to help you create smart interface design patterns.
Visual Design Language: The Building Blocks Of Design
Here’s how the team at Fantasy approached designing a mobile OS for Huawei.
5 Fundamentals of UX Design That Impact SEO
Five practices on how to effectively leverage UX design and usability variables to support your site’s SEO performance.
CSS-Only Marquee Effect
A simple CSS-only marquee effect for a menu based on Francesco Zagami’s Dribbble shot.
30 Wireframe Examples That Will Stir Your Creative Juices
What Should You Do When A Web Design Trend Becomes Too Popular?
This guide will help you figure out which approach makes the most sense for your site.
Coding for SEO 101: Understanding source code, compressed code and compiled code
Look at common roadblocks encountered by beginners trying to learn to code.
Better safe than sorry: precautions to take before changing your website
Sometimes,things go wrong and everything turns into a complete disaster.
How to build a bad design system
One of the biggest mistakes that’s made on a design systems team is a common mismanagement issue.
How Museums Shape Design
How immersing yourself in fine art can improve your design and shape your idea of fundamental art concepts.
30 Web Development Checklists Every Team Should Keep Handy
Everything from front-end and performance to SEO and marketing.
How to Create Effective User Flows in Sketch (3 Simple Steps)
In this tutorial, you can easily apply the flow to any of the three flow types: Task flows, Wire flows, and User flows.
Design in the Time of COVID-19
A list (in alphabetical order) of the industry leaders putting the design community before their profits.
Building A Web App With Headless CMS And React
In this tutorial, you’ll learn what Headless CMS is, and the pros and cons of Headless CMS.
10+ Favorite Figma Plugins
Explore over 10 of our favorite Figma plugin finds so you can approach your next project with greater ease.
7 Tips to Improve Your E-Commerce Website Design
Seven tips to help you create an even better online store, with examples of online stores that rock.
Performant Expandable Animations: Building Keyframes on the Fly
The Devastating Price Developers Pay for Working Hard
No one prepares you for the horrible consequences that come with doing your job well.
Using Interactions to Shape User Behavior Patterns
Breaking down an interaction.
How to Optimize UX Design for your eCommerce Store?
A website that can generate sales effectively needs to have a good user experience (UX) first.
Responsive Images the Simple Way
A piece focused on the most common responsive image use case: resolution switching.
Can Web Designers Save the World?
Web designers collectively have the ability to help shape and save the world by fighting small battles that add up to larger wins for humanity.
Taking a look at our UX Writing Process
UX writing is about crafting content that helps users navigate through a product seamlessly and successfully.
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