I don’t know about you, but it felt like April lasted 4 months and then May seemed to fly by in an instant! Here we are at the last Friday of the month already, and since it’s Friday, it’s time for our weekly roundup of articles related to web design and development that were published in the past seven days. In this week’s roundup we have articles about WordPress, animations, CSS, UX, freelancing, and more! Let’s dive in!

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An Infinitely Scrollable Vertical Menu

A quick look at how an infinitely scrollable menu works based on a looping scroll illusion of cloned items.

7 Examples of Scroll-Triggered Animations in Web Design

A roundup of some outstanding examples of modern websites where scroll-triggered animations stand behind the beauty and interactivity of the user experience.

Is it Time to Redesign Your Portfolio?

Five signs that it’s time to update or redesign your portfolio website again.

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Freelance Workflow

When you work as a freelancer, it’s essential to save time in your workflow wherever you can.

How to Convert a Date String into a Human-Readable Format

Formatting a date string that you get from an API in JavaScript can take many shapes.

7 Reasons to Use Illustrations on Your Website (And Examples of How to Do It)

Are you having a hard time finding photos for your website? The solution might be a simple one: use illustrations.

Block Links: The Search for a Perfect Solution

A follow-up article to see if we can address some of the problems Chris pointed out here: https://css-tricks.com/block-links-are-a-pain-and-maybe-just-a-bad-idea/

8 Things UX/UI Designers Can Learn From Steve Jobs

“Think different” was only one of the principles Steve Jobs followed. A character that has left a tremendous legacy, not only as a design innovator.

Hosting WordPress on AWS: Pros and Cons and How To

A roundup of some pros and cons of hosting WordPress on AWS and how to launch a website with Amazon Lightsail.

Design Psychology: 8 Strategies to Use in Your Projects

A look at how you can apply the same psychological strategies they use for the good of others. And make better and more effective designs.

Micro-interactions to incorporate for powerful emotional design

Micro-interactions can bring personality, humanity, and charm to your site or app.

A Guide to the Responsive Images Syntax in HTML

This guide is about the HTML syntax for responsive images (and a little bit of CSS for good measure).

WordPress Secure Setup: Top Tips for Securing WP Admin

A number of ways to secure the WordPress admin area.

How to Use Envato Elements to Create Online

Envato Elements is truly a one-stop resource for so many templates, themes, graphics, illustrations, photos, and more!

Are You a Developer?

In this article, we’re going to talk about feelings. Why? Because we, as developers, are people, not machines.

Responsive web design turns ten.

That’s right: the original “Responsive Web Design” article turns ten today. It feels odd to think the article’s been online for a decade.

Get Programmatic Control of your Builds with Netlify Build Plugins

Build Plugins allow you to have particular hooks for events within your build, like when the build starts or ends.

Generating complementary gradients with CSS filters

By applying a little color theory we can dynamically generate harmonious color combos and gradients.

4 Most High-Demand Skillsets for Remote Jobs

If you’re thinking about ditching the office but aren’t sure how, learning one of the following skillsets will increase your chances of landing a remote job.

How an 8-Year-Old Millionaire is Changing Content and Design

Gen Alpha is here, and they’re already online.

UX architect vs. UX analyst vs. UX designer: What’s the difference?

Look into what each of these roles entails and what their responsibilities are.

Creating Modern Color Schemes For Websites (with examples)

Having the right colors could generate increased purchases and higher traffic to your site.

10 excellent font pairing tools for designers

Pairing typefaces can be tricky, but with the help of some handy resources, you’ll get the hang of mixing and matching the right fonts in no time.

Should Your Site Be Using Dark Mode?

What are the benefits? Are there any pitfalls? These are the top things to consider when designing for dark mode.

How to Use Emotion for Better Web Design and UX

How you can use emotion in your web design to create a great impression, enhance user experience (UX), and drive conversions.

25 beautifully designed ecommerce website examples

This roundup of examples of ecommerce website designs is sure to inspire you to build something great. Don’t just build a store, build a brand.

6 Examples of Eye-Catching Landing Page Design

If you are looking to take your conversions into your own hands, take a look at these six examples.

A First Look at ‘aspect-ratio’

Oh hey! A brand new property that affects how a box is sized!

17 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images.

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