The week has come to an end so we’ve rounded up a bunch of web design and development related articles we’ve found that were published on the web over the past week. This week’s collection features topics include JavaScript tutorials, freelancing tips, headless CMS, minimalist fonts, WordPress, and much more. Let’s have a look!

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11 principles of design (and how to use them)

Learn the basic principles of design and how to apply them to your graphic design projects.
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What Are The 7 Types Of Graphic Design

Graphic design is all around us. It’s on the coffee you drink, the car you drive, and the stationery you use.
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How to Improve Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) on WordPress

Cumulative Layout Shift is a vital core web metric system. Following are some of the most important things to consider when improving CLS in WordPress.
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Many Plugins, Many Styles: Creating a Consistent User Experience with WordPress

We share techniques for keeping the often opinionated CSS of an installed WordPress plugin from disrupting the UX of your site.
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Should I Charge for That? Don't Forget About These Tasks

In this post we list seven common project-related tasks that clients often question. For each task, we discuss whether a freelancer should bill the client.
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HTML is Not a Programming Language?

HTML is not a programming language. I've heard that sentence so many times and it’s tiring. Normally, it is followed by something like, It doesn't have
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Top 7 Headless CMS Platforms in 2021

If you are creating any kind of online assets like an app, catalogue, forum, blog or website; you will need a content management system (CMS). That is where you’ll manage all the images, designs, text and video associated with your project. We’ll explore the top 7 headless CMS platforms in 2021 during this 10-minute read, but first, a refresher: What is a CMS? A content management system provides the interface for creating and publishing your content. This could be the design, images, text, videos and more for your website, app, catalogue or other online property. There are two main types:
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The 4 Best Tools for Designing Your Ecommerce Site

This page may include links to our sponsors or affiliate links. Learn more. Photo Source: Canva They say, “a man is only as good as his tools,” and that is certainly true when it comes to designing an eCommerce site. While it is possible to build your website from the ground up, doing so would...
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How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career | Webdesigner Depot

Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed […]
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30 Minimalist Fonts for Crisp, Clean Design - Vandelay Design

This page may include links to our sponsors or affiliate links. Learn more. Your choice of fonts will have a massive impact on the overall impact of your web and graphic design. Here at Vandelay Design, we’ve been fans of the minimalist design style for a long time. There’s something special about a clean design...
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Native Search vs. Jetpack Instant Search in Headless WordPress With Gatsby

Have you already tried using WordPress headlessly with Gatsby? If you haven’t, you might check this article around the new Gatsby source plugin for
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6 Tips and Some Tricks to Grow Your Newsletter

Follow these tips and tricks, and you'll be on your way to producing the newsletter your brand (and your customers) need.
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The Grumpy Designer's Cure for Massive Expectations

It’s time for web designers to take back control over massive (and unrealistic) expectations. The following is my plan to help you do it.
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New Boilerplate Speeds Up Building “Nearly Headless” WordPress Themes

Alex Standiford, a WordPress developer at AffiliateWP, has released a boilerplate for what he is calling a “nearly headless” WordPress theme. It uses Underpin ,Nicholas, and AlpineJS to…
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Design Trend: Flat Cards UI

Cards are a design element that have been popular for a while. The look and function of them have continued to evolve in a number of ways, from tiny cards that are more of an oversized button to full-screen or split-screen cards that denote click or tap functionality. The reason this trend...
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Chrome Extensions Every Web Developer Must Have

Must-have Chrome extensions that will make your life easier as a web developer.
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How to Deal Effectively with Drastic Deadlines

You're not alone in your deadline struggles. Most freelancers have trouble with deadlines at some point in their freelancing career.
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7 Reasons You Need to Be Using Landing Pages

You’ve come across them everywhere: Landing pages that take you to a website but aren’t the homepage. It’s a great strategy that helps get visitors directly to the information they want to see from a marketing source – social media, advertising, etc. – and is generally designed f...
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How to Receive Money on PayPal As A Freelancer (With & Without Fees)

You’re convinced you need PayPal in your life (amiright?), let’s get into how to receive money on PayPal now to get paid quickly.
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How to Harness Your Inner Creativity (For Freelancers) - Hongkiat

(Guest writer: Peter Brittain) "I'd love to do creative work! But how do you think of all these crazy things?" It seems that creativity is
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7 overused logo letterforms to let go of

Get familiar with the most overused custom letterform designs in wordmarks.
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7 Landing Pages Comparisons To Improve Your Conversions in 2022 | Webdesigner Depot

Landing pages are crucial for conversions. User-friendly landing pages rank higher in the search engines and generate the maximum leads. Interestingly, user behavior changes every year, and new website design trends should be kept in mind to continue acquiring sales from your existing landing pages. If your high-performing landing pages in 2019 have suddenly started […]
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'Jamstack CMS: The Past, The Present and The Future — Smashing Magazine' /

The story of Jamstack CMSs goes all the way back to the 90s. In this article, we take a trip down memory lane to see how we got to the modern Jamstack CMSs we have today, and where they’re heading in the next decade.
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Beautiful Landing Pages (Tips and Examples) - Hongkiat

(Guest writer: Laura Moisei) Hundreds of witty articles have been written around the topic of landing pages. We all know the basic facts – that
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Using Nuxt and Supabase for a Multi-User Blogging App

Nuxt is a JavaScript framework that extends the existing functionality of Vue.js with features like server-side rendering, static page generation,
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