This past week we have had a variety of web design and development related articles covering topics such as freelancing, JavaScript, Tailwind CSS, Python, usability testing, static site generators, UX, and much more. We’ve gathered all that we could find and wrapped them up in this collection for you to peruse.

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Exciting New Tools for Designers, July 2021 | Webdesigner Depot

The dog days of summer are here. From vacations to pool time, you might not be thinking about work that much. But there are still plenty of new tools and resources popping up to help you become a better or more efficient designer. Here’s what new for designers this month. Haikei Haikei is a web […]
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Responsive vs. Adaptive Design: Everything You Need to Know

It’s a no-brainer for most website designers that your finished product needs to look and work on every type and size of device. Gone are the days of creating multiple designs to accomplish the same goal. It all comes down to choosing a responsive or adaptive design model to achieve a co...
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Is It Time for Web Designers to Retire the Slider?

There are many reasons not to use a slider, including performance, accessibility, and the cliché factor. Is it time we let the slider just go?
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Heuristic Evaluation: Principles that Will Help You Guide Your Work

See how heuristic evaluation can help you discover usability issues in your websites or apps. See how these 5 principles boost design process.
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Query Loop: The Ins and Outs of One of WordPress 5.8’s Most Powerful Features

WordPress 5.8 is on deck for July 20, just a mere 10 days from now. The release is geared up to be the most feature-packed update the community has seen in a while. Block-based widgets, the pattern…
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6 Very Effective Principles to Improve Your Customer Service

Customer service is important for any business, but it's especially important for freelancers. Here are 6 principles that every web designer should know.
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10 Cool WordPress Plugins You Should Check Out | Webdesigner Depot

If you have a WordPress website, you’re obviously aware of the benefits this premier open-source website-building platform brings to the table. But are you aware of the legion of website and business enhancement tools lying in wait among the thousands of cool WordPress plugins currently on the market; one or more of which could easily […]
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Rock the Stage with a Smooth WebGL Shader Transformation on Scroll | Codrops

A handy setup to create a smooth scroll based GLSL animation using Three.js and GSAP that you can use to create your own WebGL shader animations.
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Items Every Web Designer Should Have in Their Office

We recommend some of the things that every web designer should have in their office. They range from the basics to the frivolous.
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'Refactoring CSS: Introduction (Part 1) — Smashing Magazine' /

CSS refactoring is not an easy task — it needs to be done in a way that doesn't create problems. First we need to analyze the existing codebase, audit CSS codebase health, discover weaknesses, agree on the approach, and convince management to invest time and resources into the process.
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Using the Specificity of :where() as a CSS Reset

I don’t know about you, but I write these three declarations many times in my CSS: ul { padding: 0; margin: 0; list-style-type: none; } You might yell at
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Build Complex CSS Transitions using Custom Properties and cubic-bezier()

I recently illustrated how we can achieve complex CSS animations using cubic-bezier() and how to do the same when it comes to CSS transitions. I was able
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What is a headless CMS and what does it mean for SEO?

Want to learn more about headless CMS? Headless WordPress maybe? This post explains it all for you.
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Your Guide to Google E-A-T & SEO [Ebook]

Want to create content that will help your Google rankings? Boost your Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trust. Get this ebook to learn how.
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5 Ways to Monetize Your Old Designs - Hongkiat

After a couple of years as a freelance designer, you're going to build up quite a collection of work you've done for clients, and ideally, for yourself as
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10 Homepage Design Comparisons to Inspire Your Business in 2022 | Webdesigner Depot

Looking to give your homepage a well-needed design update in late 2021 or 2022? Not a bad idea; first impressions are crucial when it comes to business websites. But, fixing your homepage and website design is no easy feat. Web design trends are evolving faster. Blame the ever-decreasing user’s attention span. The average visitor now […]
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Designing for the Unexpected

As devices continue to diversify in dizzying ways, how can we make sure our work on the web stays as relevant as ever for the long haul? Cathy Dutton shares how practitioners must design for the un…
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7 Tips for a More Gender-Neutral Design

Are your designs as inclusive as they could be? Do they appeal to all people of all genders equally? While design theory can put a lot of emphasis on creating personas for better user experience and design journeys, they can sometimes not be as inclusive as you might like. Do you get so in...
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'Frustrating Design Patterns: Broken Filters — Smashing Magazine' /

Too often dealing with filters can be frustrating. Let’s get them right. That means never freeze the UI on a single input, provide text input fallback and never auto-scroll users on a single input. Here’s why.
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Freelance vs Self Employed: What Are the Main Differences?

What's the difference between being freelance vs self employed? Does it even matters? After reading you will have the answers.
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Responsive Web Design for Webpage Breakpoints

Use webpage breakpoints to build a responsive website. Let's explore responsive web design, design hierarchy, and priority plus navigation.
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5 Elements of a Persuasive Web Design Estimate

I’m going to show you how 5 tweaks to your estimates can increase your chances of getting clients who say "you're out of our budget."
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10 Most Popular Static Site Generators in 2021 - Super Dev Resources

When it comes to developing faster and leaner websites, the best option you have is to use a static site generator over more complex Content Management
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10 Fonts That Will Be In High Demand Among Designers In 2021

Design breathes life into many aspects that surround us. People design their houses to live in a comfortable shelter that delights the eye. Business owners design their brand to stand...
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The 5 Best Accounting Software for Freelancers (2021 Rankings)

Table of Contents + 1. Bonsai Bonsai Accounting Features Important accounting reports Customized expense categories Shareable accountant access Bonsai Pricing & Other Details Does Bonsai come with a free trial? How much does Bonsai cost? 2. Freshbooks Freshbooks Accounting Features Double-entry accounting Planning & forecasting Pre-payment and overpayment tracking Freshbooks Pricing & Other Details Does […]
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How to Get a Pixel-Perfect, Linearly Scaled UI

Dynamically scaling CSS values based on the viewport width is hardly a new topic. You can find plenty of in-depth coverage right here on CSS-Tricks in
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