WordPress Translation is an Accessibility Issue, Don’t Fall Behind

WordPress is a global platform. With over 29 percent of the Internet, a lot of those users aren’t in English speaking countries. In fact, since 2014, there are more downloads not in English than in English. While WordPress defaults to English, it supports many languages and there are many great ways to translate WordPress post …
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Avoid SEO Disaster While Redesigning Your Website

After a while, every website needs a redesign. Trends change, UI/UX features evolve and it’s only fitting that you keep up with them. However, you have strong rankings, traffic is growing as well as the profits, so it’s understandable that you are worried. It’s not uncommon to make mistakes during redesign that can cost you …
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CSS Basics: Fallback Font Stacks for More Robust Web Typography

In CSS, you might see a ruleset like this:

html {
font-family: Lato, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Sans-Serif;
}

What the heck, right? Why don’t I just tell it what font I want to use and that’s that? The whole idea here is fallbacks. The browser will try to use the font you specified first (Lato, in this case), but if it doesn’t have that font available, it will keep going down that list. So to be really verbose here, …


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Your Sketch library is not a design system redux

I really like this post by Brad Frost about what is and isn’t a design system, particularly when he de-emphasizes the importance of tools when it comes to that sort of work :

…components living inside static design tools like Sketch isn’t itself a design system. Pardon my clickbait. Perhaps a better title would have been “Your Sketch library is not a(n entire) design system.”

No doubt tools like Sketch are super valuable, and having a set of reusable components …


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How To Balance SEO And UX Design

We’re currently living in a time where brands rely on the powers of SEO and UX to make their brand and content stand apart from the rest of the competition. Not only do people want to stand apart from the rest on their field, but they also want to entice the biggest audience as well. …
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​Wix.com: Make the Web Your Playground

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Wix is the world’s most technologically advanced website builder. Sign up for Wix, choose a template, and start customizing it. Whether you’re a novice, a business owner, a sophisticated designer, or a professional website builder, you’ll have full control of your website – from …


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CSS Basics: Styling Links Like a Boss

You are probably well acquainted with how links looks without any styling at all. That blue. That underline. That’s a link in it’s purest form. But what if we want to change things up a bit? Perhaps blue doesn’t work with your website’s design. Maybe you have an aversion to underlines. Whatever the reason, CSS lets us style links just like any other element.


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30+ Best Hand Lettering Fonts

Hand lettering fonts can add a unique flourish to your design. They’re full of fun, character, and style. Whether you’re looking for a realistic calligraphy effect, or something more abstract, our collection of the best hand lettering fonts is a great starting point! Hand lettering fonts span a huge range of styles. They range from […]
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CSS Basics: Using Multiple Backgrounds

With CSS, you can control the background of elements. You can set a background-color to fill it with a solid color, a background-image to fill it with (you guessed it) an image, or even both:

body {
background-color: red;
background-image: url(pattern.png);
}

Here’s an example where I’m using an SVG image file as the background, embedded right in the CSS as a data URL.

See the Pen background color and image together by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on …


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