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The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid – How to spot a bad client from a mile away. Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugin Development – Follow this guide to learn the basics of building your own WordPress plugins. Make me think! – Taking the right approach to UX design. Irregular-shaped Links with Subgrid – Techniques for linking...

A Client’s Role in Website Accessibility

Among the top priorities for web designers is in making sure that the websites we build are accessible. Everyone should be able to navigate and consume content – with or without assistive technologies. But as much time as we spend in discussing the topic and sharpening our skills, we can’t do this alone. It also requires our clients to buy in as well....

25 Free Chunky & 3D Fonts for Your Next Project

No matter what your personal style is, it’s imperative to have a wide selection of fonts in your design library. This will help ensure you always have the right font handy, regardless of the type of project you’re working on. In most cases, traditional choices will be your best bet. Serif, sans-serif, script or decorative fonts will round out your...

25 Free Grunge & Distressed Photoshop Brush Sets

Typically, the timeless and always popular grunge design style is characterized by its aged and fading visual graphics, with either broken or misshapen design elements and is entirely inspired by industrial architecture, urban decay, or in its simplest form, graffiti. To effectively recreate the grunge style you could, of course, design all of the...

Get Real-Time Global Market Data with the marketstack Stock API Sponsored

Having access to global market data has never been more vital. With world economies in a state of flux, your users need accurate information available in real-time. Historical data is also important, as it serves as a way to compare and contrast with the present. marketstack gives you the ability to easily implement this data on your website or mobile...

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Incredible Sketching Effects

If you want to give your photography a little bit more impact, turning them into sketches could be a good approach. Doing this stands to look fantastic and also give a hands-on appeal to your work. How can you accomplish this? Why, through Photoshop actions, of course. What you’ll find here is a solid resource of sketch effects that can be added to...

An Ode to Adobe Flash: How It Helped Move the Web Forward

We’ve known it was coming for a long time – we just didn’t know exactly when. Now, we have a date. Adobe announced that its Flash Player will no longer be distributed or updated after December 31, 2020. Of course, development around this multimedia platform has been essentially dead for years. Adobe had even renamed its former Flash Professional development...

Weekly News for Designers № 547

10 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Beautiful Syntax Highlighting – Help your code snippets stand out with these amazing syntax highlighters. Hyperapp – A tiny framework for building purely functional, declarative web apps in JavaScript. Styler – Use this plugin for Figma to generate styles based on selected layers. The A-Z of AI – A series...

The 5 Biggest Pains in Website Maintenance

As the web has evolved over time, website complexity has trended upward. Why? Technology has allowed us to do more than ever. Between content management systems (CMS), code frameworks and other technological advancements, high-end functionality is at our fingertips. This has raised the bar in not only what we can achieve, but what our clients expect...

8 Animated CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets That Celebrate Summer

There’s a reason why so many of us look forward to summer. It provides an opportunity to get outdoors and away from our desks. Then there’s the chance to spend more time with friends and family. As they say, adventure is out there. Even better is that you don’t need that traditional vacation to get out. Summer can be a blast just hanging out in your...

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