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The Best of 16 top free Bootstrap themes

Bootstrap is a free framework that helps you get responsive web design up and running quickly and easily. With Bootstrap, you can use HTML and CSS templates for web-based content such as forms, buttons, navigation and more. You can also use JavaScript plugins. While there are a number of reasons …

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The Best of How to set up site theming with CSS variables

CSS Custom Properties, commonly known as CSS variables, are now supported by all major modern browsers. This means that for projects that aren’t burdened by having to support legacy browsers such as Internet Explorer, CSS variables can be considered – for all intents and purposes – safe to use. Many developers …

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The Best of Create a slide-out menu

A great way to improve the user experience on your site is to add a slide-out menu; it creates an eye-catching way for users to find what they want – wherever they may be on the page – and means they don’t have to scroll back up to the top …

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The Best of How to use web fonts

The following is an excerpt taken from Bram Stein’s Webfont Handbook. Buy it here. Web fonts are defined in CSS through the @font-face rule. If you’re a web developer, you’ve most likely written, copied and pasted, or at the very least seen an @font-face rule.  For the sake of completeness, …

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The Best of The ultimate guide to GIF design

We’re in a world where communication increasingly takes place online, and GIFs are on the rise. They now permeate everything from popular culture to ad campaigns. For the next generation of designers and developers, knowing your way around motion graphics and having a good understanding of the basics of creating …

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The Best of An essential guide to web design etiquette

Good etiquette might not be your number one priority at work. It won’t necessarily help you with master responsive web design or nail the perfect user experience. However, in the close-knit web design community, you’ll find that being a thoughtful and considerate designer can get you a long way.  And …

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The Best of How to build on old IT systems

‘Oh, that’ll take months to replace.’ ‘We can’t touch that… [in a whisper]… we really don’t know what it does, let alone how it works.’ I’ve lost track of the number of times clients have said these kinds of things to me. But all is not lost. You can innovate …

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The Best of Create a responsive layout with CSS Grid

CSS Grid Layout is growing in browser support every day and we can ship CSS Grid to production. The quick adoption of CSS Grid has been truly remarkable. Before we get to making a responsive portfolio site layout with CSS Grid, let’s clear a couple of things up: CSS Grid …

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The Best of 37 sets of free icons

Icons are a critical element of UI design and as important a part of your web project as web fonts, but creating custom icons for each project is rarely practical as it’s so time-consuming. On the other hand, finding those hidden treasures in a pool of tens of thousands of …

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The Best of Web design automation: tune up your design process

Once upon a time, the word ‘automation’ conjured mainly negative connotations in the mind of the professional web designer. It made you think of programmatic web design tools that generated cheap but badly coded sites for those who couldn’t afford the services of a professional designer. Or perhaps the sort …

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