Slow motion effects can be attention-grabbing tone setters in your website. Careful use of animation helps users better understand a changing user interface. When to Animate Your User Interface When we see an interface visually animate from one state to the next, it helps the user understand “where” they are in the metaphorical spacial plane […]
There’s a careful balance to be struck when adding customization options to your user interface. You need to provide a real degree of control, or dictate your design completely. Here are some things to consider when applying customization options to your user interface. Theme Options If you’re providing the option for your user interface to […]
How many programming languages should the average developer learn? While most programmers are expert in one or two languages, how many should they be familiar with?
HTML error codes are just as familiar to web developers as the tech-phobic. The only real difference is that web developers are supposed to know what they mean!
Web tables are antiquated technology. If you don’t know this, welcome to the club that everyone else joined in 2010. Tables as a layout tool are a hack, a corruption of HTML used to create layouts that the code hadn’t thought of yet. When tables were added in HTML in 1996, this was in the […]
What, did you think JPEG would live forever? It was introduced in 1992, more than twenty-five years ago! The modern generation of web developers uses WebP for images, not the archeological specimen that is JPEG. Here’s a quick introduction to WebP, SVG, and why they’re better. TL;DR: they’re way smaller, producing faster, and more responsive […]
Yogi Bear blearily emerges from his winter’s nap, rabbits start eyeing each other suggestively, and your local 7-11 puts a heaping pile of Cadbury Creme eggs near the register: Spring is in the air! Easter will soon be upon us! This makes it a great time of year to celebrate the season by incorporating Spring […]
The WebP image format is a new image encoding format that’s especially appealing to web developers. It can encode a high density of information within a given file size, allowing higher quality images at lower file sizes. Considering that images make up about 60-percent of the web, lower image file sizes mean faster loading pages, […]
There aren’t a lot of places on a web design where you get to tell jokes. Error pages and source code are one of the few places you can hide your humor. Spelunkers of source code know you can find job listings, inside jokes, Monty Python references and more with the “View Source” button. Error […]