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Making our code CMS as agnostic as possible enables us to easily port our application to another CMS if the need arises. In this article, we will learn how code abstraction works, why it is a good idea, and the key concepts to achieve it.
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Task switching is a design killer. Find out why switching and interruptions are even more serious than you think and how biology makes it difficult to resist the temptation to just check your email every few minutes. Learn how to slay the distraction …
Agile has had a long time to infiltrate software development. While the methodology advocates for “co-located, dedicated teams,” in its ubiquity Agile is frequently applied to teams partially or fully composed of part-time workers. While …
The video from SmashingConf New York is ready to share. This post rounds up the event with all the video, photos and memories of the fun we had together in New York.
When it comes to putting our visitors on the spot, giving them too many options hurts their decision-making ability along with how they feel about the experience as a whole.
Before the home page, there was the front page. From the Gutenberg Principle to grid systems to above the fold, newspapers teach us much about the foundations of web design.
Our new practical book on building accessible and robust interfaces. From accordions and buttons to modals and tables. With bulletproof code samples. Written by Heydon Pickering.Download a free PDF preview →
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Adrian Zumbrunnen is a designer from Zurich who helps companies create memorable experiences through user-centered design. Currently, he’s design tinkering on a range of AI-first based products such as Google Assistant and Google Lens. Before joining Google, he was part of the design team at iA where he worked for Red Bull, Monotype, and The Guardian, among others. Adrian is passionate about sharing knowledge and ideas and does so as an author and speaker at events across the globe. You can follow him on Twitter at @azumbrunnen_. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Adrian!
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.