We’ve come to mid-October (already?) and since it’s Friday that means it’s time for another edition of our weekly roundup of web design and development related articles that were published in the past seven days. Ready … set … GO!

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Better Collaboration With Pull Requests

This article is part of our “Advanced Git” series. Be sure to follow us on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter to hear about the next articles! In this
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Exciting New Tools For Designers, October 2021 | Webdesigner Depot

There are some spook-tacular finds in this month’s October collection of resources and tools for designers and developers. From interesting tools that can help in the design process to boo-tiful typefaces, there’s something for everyone here. Here’s what is new for designers this month… Atropos Atropos is a lightweight, open-source JavaScript library to create touch-friendly, […]
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Return the last element in an array - JavaScriptSource

Use Array.prototype.length - 1 to compute the index of the last element of the given array and return it, otherwise return undefined.
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7 Ways to Design for the Unexpected

What just happened? Why doesn’t that work? Does this look funny to you? These are all questions you don’t want users to ask when interacting with your website design. But inevitably, they will. The unexpected happens all the time online. From users changing settings on their devices to...
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8 ASCII Artwork Snippets That Utilize CSS & JavaScript

Take a look at our collection of ASCII artwork code snippets that have been enhanced and animated with CSS & JavaScript.
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Appreciation for being a web developer | Home of fearless web developer Silvestar Bistrović

I appreciate living comfortably while doing what I like and working on exciting projects with top professionals. Thank you, web development.
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3 simple SEO tips to get traffic to your design portfolio

Your design portfolio website shouldn’t just be a portfolio, it should also be a sales tool. Using SEO best practices, here are 3 tips to help designers make the most of their website.
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The Importance Of User Experience And 6 Ways To Improve It

Today’s users are more than ever aware of every aspect of your product or website.
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Myths about Web Accessibility :: Blog :: Alvaro Montoro

Web Accessibility is a must in every web development project, yet it seems to remain a mystery for many web developers. Like it's something legendary instead of an essential skill needed for the job. There are many misconceptions surrounding Web Accessibility, most of the time fueled by a lack of knowledge (or interest) in the matter. This article is a collection of some of those accessibility misconceptions or myths. :: Blog post at Alvaro Montoro's Personal Website.
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Redirection: How to Change the URL in JavaScript

We’ll go through the different built-in methods provided by JavaScript to implement URL redirection. In fact, JavaScript provides the location object...
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3 ways you can start investing in your creative career today

Learn 3 powerful ways to start investing in your creative career, along with useful resources to continue evolving as a professional designer.
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10+ Best Adobe XD Plugins 2022

Are you looking for ways to supercharge your workflow and make the most of your Adobe XD experience? Then you must try these Adobe XD plugins. In this post, we look at some of the best Adobe XD plugins you can use to add cool new features to the UI/UX design software to improve productivit...
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Memoization in React: A Simple Introduction

Memoization can help you improve performance of your React apps. Learn how to use memoization in React to make your apps faster.
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Cash (Tiny jQuery Alternative)

The README for Cash is straightforward: Cash is an absurdly small jQuery alternative for modern browsers (IE11+) that provides jQuery-style syntax for
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'The Autofill Dark Pattern — Smashing Magazine' /

A “dark pattern” is a deceptive UX pattern that tricks users into doing things they may not really want to do. In this article, Alvaro Montoro does a little experiment to find out how much privacy is taken away from users across three different browsers.
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11 Must-Follow Web Design Blogs | Webdesigner Depot

Need inspiration for an upcoming web design project? Want to learn how to add live chat functionality to your site, or which trends you should be aware of as you pursue new projects? Leading web design blogs could be the solution to your problems. Just as marketers follow posts on websites like Search Engine Land […]
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Indy: A Freelancing Platform With Everything in One Place

Freelancers rely on tools to help make work-life easier. That’s especially true for tools that relate to running your business – the less creative part of the job. Indy is an all-in-one freelancing platform packed with the tools you need to get work done. It helps you out with everythi...
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Find all matching elements on a page - JavaScriptSource

Find all matching elements on a page. You can use any valid CSS selector.
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'Upcoming Live Workshops On Front-End & UX (Oct 2021–Jan 2022) — Smashing Magazine' /

Do you like a good interface design challenge? What about accessibility testing and design systems? Or maybe Next.js and advanced CSS? With our new online workshops on front-end & design, we cover all of it. Ah, and [here's what our workshops are like](https://vimeo.com/616485526).
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Spooky Halloween Typography for 2021 - SpyreStudios

The season's web design theme would not be complete without spooky Halloween typography. Typography is a trendy way to use text and fonts to convey creativity. Some designers use witty lines to create a dramatic effect, while others simply use fonts to create an aesthetic. In doing Halloween-themed designs, designers could do both. 
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In Web Design, Easier Doesn't Always Mean Better

You can find solutions that make web design easier and cost-effective. However, it takes careful scrutiny to determine if that truly is the case.
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'Bridging The Gap Between Designers And Developers — Smashing Magazine' /

UXPin has recently launched a new feature called “Merge”. This tool aims to break through the chasms of design and development, all while improving the agility and quality our teams expect. This new technology may cause some rethink on how the whole design team and engineering team collaborates.
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Show or hide an element - JavaScriptSource

Quick tip on how to show or hide an element with JavaScript
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5 Ways "Professionalism Overload" Can Kill Your Design Career - Hongkiat

Being a professional is something that most designers dream of accomplishing. After all, it's the happy medium between knowing your stuff, getting paid
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The Liminal Space Between Meaning and Emotion

<div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-long-article-teaser"> <div class="field field-name-field-long-article-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">This article explores how the liminal space between meaning and emotion came to be, and how designers can beat it by focusing on users.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="panel-pane pane-custom pane-2"></div>
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CSS is Going Gosh-Darned Hog Wild, I Tell Ya What

As someone just sittin' back watching CSS evolve, it feels like we're at one of the hottest moments of innovation in CSS history. It was really something
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Psychology Concepts to Apply in E-Commerce Web Design and Copy

Let me spoil this for you: we’re not as rational as we think. Every day, every hour and minute, we have to make a decision. The more decisions you have...
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7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Website’s CX | Webdesigner Depot

Many markets are saturated with competition; it’s no surprise that customers are expecting top-of-the-line experiences. Businesses must keep up with these ever-changing demands to remain competitive and drive forward. One way to ensure customers have positive experiences is to take a look at your website. Your website is like your digital headquarters, where customers can […]
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JavaScript Operators Explained - JavaScriptSource

Operators are the symbols between values that allow different operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and more.
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'Smart CSS Solutions For Common UI Challenges — Smashing Magazine' /

Writing CSS has probably never been more fun and exciting than it is today. In this post we’ll take a look at common problems and use cases we all have to face in our work and how to solve them with modern CSS. If you’re interested, we’ve also just recently covered [CSS auditing tools](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2021/03/css-auditing-tools/), [CSS generators](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2021/03/css-generators/), [front-end boilerplates](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2021/06/useful-frontend-boilerplates-starter-kits/) and [VS code extensions](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2021/05/useful-vs-code-extensions-web-developers/) — you might find them useful, too.
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20 Beautifully Designed Coming Soon Pages for Inspiration

If you are looking to create or design your own coming soon page, this collection will give you plenty of inspiration and ideas.
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17 Tools That Will Streamline Your UX Research

Lots of new UX research tools are popping up. Which ones can help us make our research more efficient?
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4 Powerful Ways UX Can Impact Your Conversion Rates

Websites survive and disappear due to conversion rates. A high conversion rate means more sales and revenue, but a low conversion rate simply means that it’s hard to keep your...
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Different Degrees of Custom Property Usage

One way to work with Custom Properties is to think of them as design tokens. Colors, spacings, fonts, and whatnot. You set them at the root of the page
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