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A Complete Guide To Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) With Next.js

A year ago, Next.js 9.3 released support for Static Site Generation (SSG) making it the first hybrid framework. I’d been a happy Next.js user for about a few years at this point, but this release made Next.js my new default solution. After working with Next.js extensively, I joined Vercel to help companies like Tripadvisor and Washington Post as they...

Why Content Is Such A Fundamental Part Of The Web Design Process

When embarking on a new website project, designers tend to focus on the aesthetics and functionality of their work. This means that content writing is a task often pushed onto the client to fulfil. The unfortunate consequence of this decision is that the website’s content ultimately comes in too late, in the wrong format, and of poor quality. 21 years...

Making GraphQL Work In WordPress

Headless WordPress seems to be in vogue lately, with many new developments taking place in just the last few weeks. One of the reasons for the explosion in activity is the release of version 1.0 of WPGraphQL, a GraphQL server for WordPress. WPGraphQL provides a GraphQL API: a way to fetch data from, and post data to, a WordPress website. It enables...

An In-Depth Guide To Measuring Core Web Vitals

Google has announced that from May 2021, they will start to consider “Page Experience” as part of Search ranking, as measured by a set of metrics called Core Web Vitals. That date is approaching quickly and I’m sure lots of us are being asked to ensure we are passing our Core Web Vitals, but how can you know if you are? Answering that question is actually...

Seven Mistakes To Avoid In Your Technical Interviews

I have failed many technical interviews. Year after year would pass and I would slowly progress in my technical interviewing skills. It wasn’t until I received my dream job offer from Spotify and had passed the Google technical interviews that I realized how much I had learned over the preceding years. Finally, my studying had paid off! This was also...

From Cats With Love: New Navigation, Guides And Workshops

Not many people know that the entire Smashing Family is a very small team with just 15 wonderful people working day-to-day on everything from magazine and books to front-end and design. At times it might feel like that’s quite a bit of work, but we do our best to be well-organized and be productive, while working (well, mostly) 100% remote for almost...

How To Get Web Design Clients Fast (Part 2)

In part 1, we explained how to use a monthly recurring revenue (MRR) model to grow your web design business. In this second part, we’ll explain how to use proven sales techniques to keep scaling your business profitably. If you’re an agency owner, you know that you need customers to grow. No matter how big your dreams are, customers are the lifeblood...

Overflow Issues In CSS

If you’re a front-end developer, you may have come across horizontal scrollbar issues, especially on mobile. Because there are many causes of scrollbar problems, there is no straightforward solution. Some issues can be fixed quickly, and some need a little debugging skill. What Is an Overflow Issue? Before discussing overflow issues, we should ascertain...

Building A Video Streaming App With Nuxt.js, Node And Express

Videos work with streams. This means that instead of sending the entire video at once, a video is sent as a set of smaller chunks that make up the full video. This explains why videos buffer when watching a video on slow broadband because it only plays the chunks it has received and tries to load more. This article is for developers who are willing...

A Complete Guide To HTML Email

Table of Contents Below you’ll find quick jumps to particular components that you might need. Scroll down for a general overview. Or skip the table of contents. accessibility bugs dark mode editors and IDEs feature support frameworks getting started guides and resources inline CSS inspiration mailto link generator mailto selection prompt...

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