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Creating Animated GIFs the Right Way – with Cloudinary

August 22nd, 2016
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Animated GIFs are very popular, although there are other options – such as HTML5 video, CSS, and JavaScript – for animations. Short video clips are often created in GIF format and then shared on social media. Cloudinary, a cloud-based image and video management solution, enables you to quickly and automatically create animated GIFs. Cloudinary also helps you to optimize GIFs and converting them into...

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CuePin: Effective and Quick Collaboration for Design Projects

August 18th, 2016
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Graphic and web designers know the problem: projects have to be approved by the client or discussed with the rest of the team. This results in plenty of comments, change requests, and questions. CuePin provides an effective, and easy to use collaboration tool that lets you present your drafts for websites and other projects to other people very easily, while giving them the opportunity...

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Reducing Complexity: A New Trend in Mobile Design

August 18th, 2016
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We’ve been living in a world of clean, clear, and minimalistic design for a while now. It’s inevitable to ask oneself what could be next. Regarding minimalism, a couple of pioneers like Facebook, Apple, and Airbnb, have already given an answer. “Reducing complexity” is the keyword, continuously simplifying the design. There’s not a lot that remains of the compound, but still appealing designs of...

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XPRS: Responsive, Modular, Feature-Rich Website Builder

August 2nd, 2016
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The XPRS Editor sets itself apart from the plenty of other website builders mainly due to its elegant and coherent design. The user interface is very appealing, and easy to use. Those that prefer contemporary design, as well as contemporary technology, are likely to fall in love with XPRS. In any case they will be able to create very beautiful websites. Additionally, features like...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Datamaps.co: Quickly Create Maps as PNG or SVG

July 30th, 2016
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Maps are commonly used to visualize statistical data. Yet, these maps are not always available. Above all else, however, the editing of such datamaps always requires effort. The service Datamaps.co not only provides vector-based maps, but also makes it easy for you to add statistical data as well as adjust the design. Choosing a Map First, choose a map from Datamaps.co. Aside from a...

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MapSVG: Vector-Based Maps for jQuery and WordPress

July 27th, 2016
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Maps are always needed, either for the visual extension of statistics or for the display of location. MapSVG is a service that allows you to easily integrate vector-based, interactive maps in SVG format into your website. MapSVG is available as a plugin for both jQuery and WordPress. State Maps Including Divisions MapSVG gives you access to far more than 100 different maps. Among them...

Design

How Poorly Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Work

July 26th, 2016
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Small display, little room – on smartphones, it’s always a challenge to fit in all the content and the navigation of a website. That’s why hiding the navigation and only placing a hamburger menu which displays the navigation after a tap has established itself. For a long time already, there have been discussions whether you should hide something as important as the navigation. In...

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Animated and Interactive SVG: Essential Tips

July 19th, 2016
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Animated and Interactive SVG: Tips You Should Keep in Mind

The SVG format has turned into a contemporary alternative to Flash in many regards. Not only is it vector-based, but it also renders animations and interactions possible. Due to the different ways to create animations and to integrate SVGs into a web project, you should keep the following tips in mind to make sure that everything works the way you want it to. Animations...

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From Design to Code With These Ten Services

July 18th, 2016
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After lots of brainstorming, and hard work, you managed to create a great website Photoshop design. Now, all you need to do is convert the design to HTML, or even directly into a WordPress theme. However, for a lot of designers, this is a challenge they can’t beat, as only very few designers have the required HTML, CSS, and PHP knowledge. Fortunately, there are...

Design

HTML5 and JavaScript: How to Create Mobile Web Apps

July 15th, 2016
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Mobile apps don’t always have to come as native apps. We can also use HTML5 and the JavaScript APIs it introduced, to develop mobile web apps that are (almost) equal to the natively programmed apps. On top of that, native applications also have disadvantages that you won’t need to deal with when using HTML5. No Store Constraint, no Different Platforms Apps have become an...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Simbla 2016: New Data-Driven Website Application Builder

July 12th, 2016
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Many homepage builders promise you to be able to create websites without requiring any knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Then you find out that this comes at the cost of having to succumb to more or less flexible premade design templates. The website builder Simbla is one of the exceptions that don’t just provide pretty templates. The site layout is responsive and based...

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Mobile Navigation Via Taps and Gestures Instead of the Mouse

July 12th, 2016
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Mobile web has strongly influenced our habits of when, how, and where we use the world wide web. The way of how we navigate through websites has changed the most. A few years ago, the mouse had the main responsibility for the navigation, and now, tablets and smartphones are controlled via simple taps and gestures. Thus, contemporary websites should definitely consider taps and gestures...

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CSS: The Perfect Print Stylesheet

July 5th, 2016
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Even today, there are still many people that want to print out the entire internet. This can have many reasons. Maybe a team seeks to discuss an article’s content in a meeting. Or maybe somebody wants to read your article somewhere where they don’t have an internet connection. To satisfy these people, each website requires a CSS file for printing. Even today, many people...

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Level Up: 20 Useful Sketch Tutorials

July 4th, 2016
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Although SketchApp was created with graphic designers in mind. And one can’t argue that with its outstanding support for multiple pages and artboards and a bulk of features such as shared styles, it offers a pretty comfortable and fertile environment for creativity. However, it still requires some skills to master it.  If you want to get a grasp of basics, to say nothing about...