It’s the first Friday of August, and Friday’s around here mean it’s time for another edition of “This Week In Web Design”, our weekly roundup of web design and development articles published in the past seven days. This week we have some inspiration, plus articles about React, UX, tools, and some handy CSS tricks, plus much more. So grab your favorite beverage and have a look!

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16 Impressive SVG Animations - 1stWebDesigner

Are you familiar with SVG animations? These awesome animations can be used on any website to add character, interest, and interactivity. Check out our collection to see how they can benefit your site.
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3 Essential Design Trends, August 2020 | Webdesigner Depot

Do the lazy days have you longing for a new design technique to try? You are in luck. This month’s collection of essential design trends is packed with functional ideas to spruce up design projects. And all of them are fairly easy to accomplish and will give your project a modern – or intentionally old-school
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Should a Web Designer Ever Provide Discounts?

Discounting your services is not really a good move. But, there are some scenarios where it does make sense to offer a lower price for your web services.
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Proximity Principle in Visual Design

Design elements near each other are perceived as related, while elements spaced apart are perceived as belonging to separate groups.
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A Lightweight Masonry Solution | CSS-Tricks

Back in May, I learned about Firefox adding masonry to CSS grid. Masonry layouts are something I've been wanting to do on my own from scratch for a very long
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Moving from Corporate to Contract - Boxes and Arrows

Working as a full time in house employee definitely has its benefits; camaraderie, stability, and the support of a team are alluring aspects for many designers. Yet, it also has many drawbacks. If you’re frustrated with the politics, tired of endless meetings, or you just want creative freedom and increased income, contract work can be an appealing option. But how do you actually start freelancing? I’ve worked on and off as a freelancer for over a decade, and I’ve learned
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Getting the Most Out of Variable Fonts on Google Fonts | CSS-Tricks

I have spent the past several years working (alongside a bunch of super talented people) on a font family called Recursive Sans & Mono, and it just
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How Destructuring Assignment in JavaScript Works

Destructuring assignment is one of the features introduced in ES6. Learn what destructuring assignment is, how it works and how to use it and what to avoid.
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Tips for UX Writing

“Art of designing with words”
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Setting Up Redux For Use In A Real-World Application — Smashing Magazine

Redux is a robust state-management library for single-page JavaScript apps. It is described on the official documentation as a predictable state container for Javascript applications and it’s fairly simple to learn the concepts and implement Redux in a simple app. Going from a simple counter app to a real-world app, however, can be quite the jump.
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Can You Design A Website For The Five Senses? — Smashing Magazine

In this article, we’ll take a look at five ways you can use the senses to put your visitors in a better headspace when they enter your site and interact with your brand.
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How to Make your Landing Pages Visually Attractive - [Infographic] - noupe

Landing pages are like gateways to conversions, if done right. Rather than having a wall of text on your landing pages, it is always better to have
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UI Interactions & Animations Roundup #9 | Codrops

Slow down, tiger! That seems to be the motto in these past weeks in motion design and it's certainly a good one. Away fr
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Making Sense of react-spring | CSS-Tricks

Animation is one of the trickier things to get right with React. In this post, I’ll try to provide the introduction to react-spring I wish I had when I first
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Dangerous times in Design

Musings of a conflicted designer
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Create a Carousel using CSS Scroll Snap and JavaScript - 1WD

This tutorial will help you create a responsive carousel using the CSS scroll-snap property and very little JavaScript for navigation.
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Computed Values: More Than Meets the Eye | CSS-Tricks

Browser DevTools are indispensable for us front end developers. In this article, we'll take a look at the Computed tab, a small corner of the DevTools panel
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Advice for Beginners That Are Starting Out in Web Design

Whether you are looking for a professional career or to pick up a new hobby, we will help to guide you towards becoming a web designer.
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12 Highly Creative 404 Page Examples

These are 12 Highly Creative 404-page Examples. Make sure to use them for giving your website an edge over other websites.
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How to Integrate AI Into Your Toolset | Webdesigner Depot

Artificial Intelligence is the use of computers or machines that have been created to work and react like humans. Some of the computers that have AI, are designed to include speech recognition, and learn user behaviours so they can predict activities or decisions before they happen. AI creates a bridge to a new kind of
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Magnetic Buttons | Codrops

It has been a long time since we explored some button styles here on Codrops! But after seeing a really nice one on Cube
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Adobe XD vs Sketch Design Tool Showdown 2020 | Toptal®

Two heavyweight contenders continue to battle it out to capture the top spot for the most favored design tool: Adobe XD vs Sketch. Which tool will rule them all? We explore the differences in a comprehensive design tool showdown. #AdobeXD #Sketch #design #mobile #app #UI #UX #designer
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A Practical Guide To Product Tours In React Apps — Smashing Magazine

In this guide, you’ll learn how to proactively use product tours to onboard users into a new and complex UX, and how to familiarize them with UI functionality without boring them, using a typical React app.
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TypeScript, Minus TypeScript | CSS-Tricks

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last several years (and let’s face it, hiding under a rock sometimes feels like the right thing to do), you’ve
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SEO Web Design: How to Create SEO Friendly Pages?

SEO and web design are two disciplines that, if combined, can improve your Google rankings and provide a better user experience.
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HTML for Subheadings and Headings | CSS-Tricks

Let's say you have a double heading situation going on. A little one on top of a big one. It comes up, I dunno, a billion times a day, I'd say. What HTML do
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Web Design: 27 Modern Website UI / UX Design Examples | Web Design | Graphic Design Junction

If you are looking web design or website design templates or web reference, so you are just in right place. In this showcase we are gathered new web design trend website examples, you might want to look into. Read through our article to find a list of the newest web design practices and developments –
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Web Design for Seniors: UX From a Mature Perspective | Webdesigner Depot

It’s no secret that the senior population is growing. By 2030, people over the age of 65 are predicted to make up 20.6% of the population of the US. Around the world, people are living longer and remaining more active in the later years of their lives. What’s more, despite what you might have heard
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26 Inspiring Website Color Schemes for Ecommerce, Landing Pages, And Personal Websites

Looking for great inspiration on website color schemes? Check out this huge list of the best color schemes to use on your wesite, ecommerce, landing page.
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WordPress Security: 17 tips for keeping your website secure

In this article, we provide 17 tips to guide you to the ultimate WordPress security. It is a step-by-step process that will prevent you from cyber attacks.
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Inspirational Websites Roundup #17 | Codrops

Today we have a gigantic set of the latest and greatest web designs for you to keep you inspired! The striking differenc
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