Today in our weekly roundup of all of the web design and development related articles published around the web we have a variety of topics including UX, JavaScript, research, WordPress, design and more. Let’s dive in to the latest edition of “This Week In Web Design”.

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Interaction Media Features and Their Potential (for Incorrect Assumptions) | CSS-Tricks

The Media Queries Level 4 Interaction Media Features — pointer, hover, any-pointer and any-hover — are meant to allow sites to implement different styles and functionality (either CSS-specific interactivity like :hover, or JavaScript behaviors, when queried using window.matchMedia), depending on the particular characteristics of a user’s input device.
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10 UX lessons I learned building my product from scratch

So you like our media brand Growth Quarters? You should join our Growth Quarters event track at TNW2020, where you’ll hear how the most successful founders kickstarted and grew their companies.  This article was originally published by Built In. In 2016, I recognized that I wasn’t achieving my goals, learning new skills, meeting new people, …
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5 Awesome JavaScript Promise Tricks

The Promise API changed the game in JavaScript. We went from abusing setTimeouts and settling for synchronous operations to doing everything possible to leverage this new async API. Let’s check out a handful of awesome Promise API tricks! Cancel a fetch Request One problem we instantly complained about with promises was not being able to …
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The Latest Research for Web Designers, September 2020

In today’s look at the latest research for web designers, we’re going to look at studies and reports from Payoneer, Robert Half, Hootsuite, and Contentsquar
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What Javascript Spread Operator is, How It Works and How to Use It

JavaScript spread operator is one of the more popular features of ES6. Learn what spread operator is, how it works and how to use it.
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Why Some Outdated WordPress Plugins & Themes Are Facing Extinction

If you manage a website that relies on any WordPress plugins or themes that haven’t seen an update for a while, your time with them may be running out. Recent...
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From Posters to the Web: The Link Between Print and Digital Design - Qode Interactive

Join us on an exciting journey from posters to the web design. We’ll explore the most compelling design styles over the last few decades and discuss their legacy
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5 Tips for Designing One-page Websites That Work

Looking for a fresh approach to designing websites? One-page websites can create more memorable and less overwhelming experiences for visitors…when designed the right way.
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The Entrepreneur vs The Linchpin: Which Type of Designer Are You?

Explore two distinct paths designers can follow in their careers. Read on to find out which type of designer you are meant to be.
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Designing For Attention — Smashing Magazine

In this article, Victor Yocco covers specific tactics with supporting research that are bound to help you design for attention.
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15+ Best Responsive & HTML Email Design Tutorials

How do you design an email that will result in plenty of opens and strong click-through rates? There’s a little art – and luck – that goes into email design. Whether you’re looking at the graphic and visual design, or the responsive HTML development side, email design can be a ...
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How Web Hosting Affects Your Online Business and Its Security - WPArena

Most people see web hosting has a necessary part of doing business. They understand that if they don’t have web ... Read moreHow Web Hosting Affects Your Online Business and Its Security
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What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

What should your clients know about redesigning their website? We take a look at some of the most important concepts.
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20 Plugins to Manage Multiple Authors WordPress Sites (2020) - Hongkiat

WordPress is an easy CMS to run your blog. So much easy to use that it now powers more than 30% of the web. You can write, edit, and publish your post in
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How to Create a WordPress Theme from Scratch • WPShout

Learn the basics of how to create a WordPress theme from scratch, including helpful tips for beginners in WPShout’s new WordPress tutorial.
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How to Be a Great Email Designer: Essential Tools

Email designer can make or break the messages that you send to potentials customers or clients. Every email newsletter needs to have a strong visual representation.
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19 Trippy & Glitchy CSS Distortion Effects - 1stWebDesigner

We’ve collected some glitchy CSS effects for you, from text and image glitch effects to hover distortions to trippy background animations.
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How to use CSS masking

CSS masking gives you the option of using an image as a mask layer. This means that use can use an image, an SVG, or a gradient as your mask, to create interested effects without an image editor.
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Comparing Styling Methods In Next.js — Smashing Magazine

Among others, Next.js has dubbed itself: The React Framework for Static Websites. But just like every other framework whose goal is to help you build what matters by abstracting common, redundant tasks, you’re often required to learn something new and opinionated. With Next.js, one of the things you need to know is how to integrate different CSS methods with its API, and that is the focus of this tutorial.
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5 tips to develop your personal style as a designer

Your personal style should be flexible enough to work within a client’s guidelines, but that doesn’t mean it can’t show up in the work you do! Here are some helpful tips for developing your style as a graphic designer or web designer, while also attracting the kinds of clients you want.
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How to Design the Perfect Developer Portfolio

As a freelance web developer, how many clients do you get from your website? If you’re like most, you’re probably lucky to get one client every 2-3 months.
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How to Design Mobile Product Pages for Greater Sales

Mobile product pages design play a pivotal role in convincing shoppers to place items in their carts. When designed right, they can also lay the groundwork for a more trustworthy checkout process.
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10 Open Source Fonts That Are Actually Amazing | Free Fonts 2020

There’s nothing like creating an amazing design that your client loves, while also saving some money in the process. You don’t have to compromise on the quality of the fonts you choose, just because you’re not paying the big bucks for them. Better yet, why pay for fonts at all when there are some really …
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Top 10 Tools That Every React Native Developer Should Use in 2020!

There are numerous libraries as well as frameworks available to build cross-platform mobile applications. However, React Native has always been given special
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Using the new two-value syntax of the display property in CSS

Bite-sized screencasts and tips about React, CSS and Javascript
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Menu to Inner Page Animation with Image Grid Background | Codrops

A website layout with a menu and background image grid that animates to an inner content page.
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On Modern Web Applications Stability

I don’t like how modern web applications are built. Many of the web applications are too unstable, That you can’t imagine having the system running without a team supporting it. The fact that we try to automate manual processes then the automation needs manual intervention defies the purpose. Some companies has an army of developers if they were to do the business by hand they would make a better job than the programmed system. There are many reasons for this situation. One of the reasons is the excessive use of third party dependencies.
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Inspirational Websites Roundup #18 | Codrops

A gigantic set of hot new websites for your inspiration and to get you up to date on the current web design trends.
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How to create dreamy color blurs in Adobe Illustrator

Ever wonder how designers achieve those blurry gradient-like effects in Adobe Illustrator? Here's a mini design tutorial that breaks down the technique into three simple steps.
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Overcoming Fears Through Creative Risk Taking » Design.org

Overcoming fears through creative risk taking can help you live a happier, more fulfilled life. Here's what it means, why it's important, and how to do it.
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25 Effective Website Hero Header Utilizing Vector Illustrations

Go from zero to hero... that's the goal of your above-the-fold content which is exhibited in these website hero header using illustrations.
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Enforcing performance budgets with webpack | CSS-Tricks

As you probably know, a single monolithic JavaScript bundle — once a best practice — is no longer the way to go for modern web applications. Research has
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