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HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now?

by Drew McLellan

HTML5 introduced thirteen new types of form input, adding significantly to the number of different fields web designers and developers could add to our forms. But what is the state of those field types in 2019? Let’s find out.

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When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout

by Rachel Andrew

The Multi-column Layout spec is often overlooked as we use Grid and Flexbox. In this article Rachel Andrew explains why it is different to other layout methods, and shows some useful patterns and sites which showcase it well.

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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!


The pure vanilla Javascript library autoComplete.js is progressively designed for speed, high versatility and seamless integration with a wide range of projects and systems.

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.

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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