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Areas Where AI Can (and Already Is) Benefitting Web Designers – Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a web designer’s job easier. Avatarg Figma Plugin – This Figma plugin lets you generate avatar images. Single Element Loaders: The Bars – Learn how to create CSS animated loading bars with this tutorial. 2022 Stack Overflow Developer...

When Should You Use WordPress Full Site Editing?

It’s safe to say that Full Site Editing (FSE) is one of the most important features to come to WordPress in some time. You may even compare it to the advent of themes themselves, which were added back in version 1.5 of the content management system. The premise of FSE is that it allows anyone to design and edit a compatible theme fully within the block...

8 CSS and JavaScript Snippets That Celebrate Synthwave

Web design trends aren’t always a nod to what’s new. Take the popularity of the Synthwave aesthetic. It harkens back to the early 1980s – years before the world wide web was even invented. It’s gaudy and impractical. Yet it’s hard to deny both the charm and the feelings of nostalgia it evokes. For me, it conjures images of Miami Vice, big hair, and...

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The World’s Most Satisfying Checkbox – A behind-the-scenes look at turning a mundane element into something much more compelling. Fun CSS-only scrolling effects for Matterday – Learn how to add some scrolling flair to your site. Tailbuild – This app lets you build, save, edit, and download components for use with Tailwind CSS. The Keys to Building...

Accessibility Tip: How to Test Color Contrast Ratios

There are several key ingredients required to build an accessible website. Each has a role to play in ensuring that all users can navigate and consume a site’s content. Color is perhaps the foundational element. Because, regardless of the other steps you take, an inaccessible color palette severely undermines usability. Even users who aren’t visually...

20 Professional Hoodie Mockup Templates for Photoshop

Hoodies never go out of a style. Previously a streetwear staple, hoodies have evolved from urban clothes to absolute musts in the closets of everyone from kids to seniors. Yep, they’re that practical! And now that you’re here, we’re betting you already have a design or two in mind for your next collection that includes hoodies. Perfect for trendy and...

Areas Where AI Can (and Already Is) Benefitting Web Designers

Much has been made about the potential impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on our lives. And it’s nearly impossible to avoid the headlines that tell us so. What’s more, several products that utilize AI (or something like it) have hit the market. There are a lot of questions about what exactly AI is capable of. A big one for web designers:...

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Single Element Loaders: The Spinner – Create a CSS loader animation using minimal code. Inspiral Web – This web/mobile app recreates the joy of drawing with a Spirograph. A Guide to Choosing the Right WordPress Block Plugins – Things to consider before you install custom blocks. Preline UI – An open-source set of prebuilt UI components based...

The Keys to Building Stable & Sustainable WordPress Websites

Sustainability should be a goal for every website. It’s critical that what we build today can thrive during its useful life. In practice, it means being able to evolve and grow without being overly burdensome to maintain. That’s always a challenge. But throw in the constant change of a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, and the game...

8 CSS Snippets That Demonstrate the Power of Shadow Effects

Where would web designers be without CSS? It wasn’t so long ago that something as simple as a drop shadow required the use of graphics. Now, it’s a matter of writing a line or two of code. That’s great for adding some basic effects to your text and containers. But it’s also possible to go above and beyond. With CSS, you can create some seriously impressive...

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