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The Importance of Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web development that ensures a website’s layout and functionality adapt smoothly to various screen sizes and devices. Unlike traditional fixed or adaptive designs, responsive design employs a fluid and flexible layout that adjusts dynamically, providing an optimal viewing experience regardless of the device being used.

User Research is the Secret Weapon of Great Design

Imagine pouring your heart and soul into a product, only to discover later that nobody wants to use it. This is a real risk when you design without user research. By prioritizing what your users truly need, you can create solutions that are not only intuitive but also drive positive business outcomes.

Comparing Headless and Traditional CMS: Pros and Cons for Designers

The battle between headless and traditional content management systems (CMS) is one of the biggest debates going on in the web design industry.

Check the Responsiveness of Your Wix Studio

In today’s digital landscape, a responsive website is crucial for providing a seamless user experience across various devices. For those using Wix Studio to build their sites, ensuring that their design looks great and functions well on all screen sizes can be a challenge. Fortunately, tools like Pixefy make it easy to check and optimize the responsiveness of their Wix Studio website.

Transforming Footnotes into Interactive Popovers

Michelle Barker is onto an excellent idea in Progressively Enhanced Popover Toggletips. Her idea is that footnotes are the perfect sort of thing to make popovers. You know popovers: It’s like when I put a superset1 number in a sentence (like I just did) and then link it down to the bottom of the post to explain something in more detail which would have been distracting detail to put in the paragraph…

Enhancing UI Design with the Gestalt Principle of Common Fate

Let’s explore how this principle can make your interfaces more intuitive and user-friendly.

Errors Freelance Web Designers Should Avoid

The great thing about being a freelancer is that you’re in charge. That can also work against you, though. You make all the decisions. So, who’s to blame when something goes wrong? Just take a look in the mirror.

Simplify Website Visual Testing with Chromatic and Playwright Tools

Learn how to visually test websites using Chromatic and Playwright to ensure that web interfaces remain visually consistent and free of bugs.

Designing a website to not have 404s

The primary goal of this is to provide a better user experience. I am unsure what are the implications for SEO, but I am hoping that it will be positive. I will keep you updated on this.

How CSS Container Style Queries Enhance Web Design

What are these CSS Container Style Queries, and why should you use them? Juan Diego Rodríguez delves deeply into style queries, and not at the syntax level, but at what exactly they are solving and what sort of use cases you would find yourselves reaching for them in your work if and when they gain browser support.

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