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Protecting Your Site With Feature Policy

by Rachel Andrew

Feature Policy can help protect your site from third parties using APIs that have security and privacy implications, and also from your own team adding outdated APIs or poorly optimized images. Find out how.

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Elements To Ditch Or Repurpose On Mobile

by Suzanne Scacca

There’s no need to master new design techniques in 2019; most of what was on trend this year is going to stay on trend next year. Instead, think about ways in which you can set a better standard for mobile-first design.

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What Is The Role Of Creativity In UX Design?

by Susan Weinschenk

Did you know that there are three brain networks that are involved in creativity? In this article, Susan Weinschenk explores what creativity is, the recent brain science on what is happening in your brain when you are being creative, and the role of …

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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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Rik Schennink, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Rik Schennink is a freelance front-end engineer living in The Netherlands. He loves to push HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to their limits and shares the results from his experiments on Dribble and CodePen. Rik has created ConditionerJS, a progressive enhancement-based solution for linking JavaScript to DOM elements, and runs the web plugin company PQUINA. You can find him on Twitter as @rikschennink. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Rik!


If you need illustrations of people, Pablo Stanley’s Humaaans is for you. The design library lets you mix and match clothes, hairdos, and positions to create truly unique characters.

Laws Of UX

For Laws of UX Jon Yablonski summarized the key maxims and principles that designers can consider when building user interfaces. From the Aesthetic Usability Effect to the Zeigarnik Effect.

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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