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Web Standards: The What, The Why, And The How

by Amy Dickens

Web Standards, and the documentation to support them, provide huge insight into ‘the why’ and ‘the what’ of the world wide web. In this article, we take a look at the history of Web Standards, how to use them in your work and ways you can get …

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How To Design Search For Your Mobile App

by Suzanne Scacca

As you work on creating better experiences for your mobile app users, spend some time thinking about the design of your app’s search bar. Things like placement, hint text, and the way search results are displayed contribute to how users engage with …

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SmashingConf San Francisco 2019

Better estimates and pricing, applying psychology to UX, design workflow, refactoring, moving to a static site setup, CSS Grid techniques, performance and deployment patterns for HTTP/2.

Explore all speakers and topics → Welcome SmashingConf San Francisco 2019, with everything on naming conventions, security audit, front-end architecture, rendering performance, CSS Grid Layout, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack.

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Laura Carvajal is a software engineer with 15 years experience on the web. Currently she’s Principal Engineer at The Financial Times where she works in the Internal Products team. Before that, she led the accessibility team for the 2016 relaunch. An advocate for accessibility, Laura shares her knowledge about accessibility and how we can avoid breaking it at conferences around the world. You can find her on Twitter as @lc512k. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Laura!


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A New Kind Of Sabbatical

Amble provides creative professionals with the opportunity to take a one-month sabbatical in places like Yosemite National Park in exchange for supporting local nonprofits with their skills and expertise.

Release It

Lars Kappert’s tool Release It is bound to make your release workflow more efficient by automating releases for Git repositories and nmp packages.

Design Systems

Meet Design Systems, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design system to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.

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