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Intuitive Design? No Such Thing!

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This article explores what intuitive design actually means, why it doesn’t make sense, how we can better approach design solutions, and what the future of interfaces might look like.

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SmashingConfs, Inspiring Talks And Birthday Cake

by Iris Lješnjanin

There’s a lot of information out there — that’s a fact. In these monthly editions, Smashing’s senior editor Iris brings it all in one place because we know how hard it can be to stay on top of things. So with no further ado, here’s what was, …

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Comparing Styling Methods In Next.js

by Adebiyi Adedotun

Among others, Next.js has dubbed itself: The React Framework for Static Websites. But just like every other framework whose goal is to help you build what matters by abstracting common, redundant tasks, you’re often required to learn something new …

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