- Horizontal rhythm mostly impacts the legibility, while vertical rhythm impacts the readability of the text and establishes a sense of visual hierarchy.
- Did you know you can use negative line numbers to position grid items with CSS Grid? I didn’t until recently – or rather, I hadn’t given it any thought, as I never felt like I needed to before
- Inclusive design is designing to be inclusive of as many users as possible, considering all aspects of diversity in users. With increased understanding, compassionate discussions around how to design for disabilities are becoming increasingly common in the web industry.
- We all make mistakes. Sometimes we make design decisions that aren’t best for our users, or overlook important feedback even if that feedback is valuable. Even the most highly skilled UX teams make mistakes, because it’s not always clear which design decisions are going to truly resonate with our users.
- The reference to the heist film Now You See Me seems so obvious when anyone comes to the dark patterns, an ingenious (sometimes) UI tactics of cheating you on the web. And since it is so much of our irritation, it’s good to know the enemy.
- Adobe has decided to add some interesting, new features available for Adobe X
- When I think about web performance, the first thing that comes to my mind is how images are generally the last elements that appear on a page. Today, images can be a major issue when it comes to performance, which is unfortunate since the speed a website loads has a direct impact on users successfully doing what they came to the page to do (think conversation rates).
- WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching, and the new Gutenberg editor is coming with it. There’s been a lot of discussion in the WordPress community over what exactly that means for users, designers, and developers.
- Raffaela Rein is a cofounder of the Berlin-based educational startup CareerFoundry, which offers online courses on UX, UI, and web development. Career Foundry is one of the biggest players in this field with more than 10.000 students each year.
- Let’s not beat around the bush: writing great CSS code can be painful. A lot of developers don’t want to do CSS development. I can do everything you want, but nah! No CSS.