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Predicting the Next Opportunities for WordPress Innovation

How will WordPress change? While we don’t have a crystal ball, we can see plenty of areas that are ripe for improvement. Some may be solved by updates to WordPress core, while the plugin and theme ecosystem could tackle others.

2023 visual design trends guide

The rise of motion design, parallax, immersion, contrasting UI styles, imitations and more

How to create a more effective homepage

Many (most?) websites, especially for early and growth-stage companies are ineffective. They don’t tell visitors who the product is for, what the product does, and why the product is better. When your homepage content and copy miss the mark, your conversion rate suffers, and all of your top of funnel efforts are wasteful.

Insights from reviewing my readers’ one hundred and thirty-eight UX portfolios

Out of the 138 portfolios submitted, 125 was screened. If you’re part of the 13 that I didn’t review, it’s because you’re a UX writer, UX engineer or a UX consultancy business. I do not have the expertise to review portfolios for writers and engineers, and reviewing UX businesses is something I would not do for free (sorry).

The State of CSS

We thought CSS had already evolved into a pretty formidable language thanks to advancements like Flexbox, Grid, and CSS Variables. But it turns out this wasn’t even its final form. Parent selector, native nesting, container queries, cascade layers… The list of absolutely game-changing features coming imminently is pretty shocking when you think about it.

What’s Good About the Arc Browser

I was actually skeptical because I’ve tried the ol’ “fork of popular browser, but with improved UI” browsers before, and they never stick with me. I’ve developed some doubts about how much value a skin over an existing browser engine can actually bring. Like, don’t build me a browser with a built-in crypto wallet or

Tooltip to Gallery Transition

A concept for page transitions where a tooltip image animates to a gallery layout and fullscreen image.

Google Search results now continuously scroll on desktop

Google is giving its search results on desktop the “continuous scrolling” treatment over a year after launching the feature on mobile. Continuous scrolling will eliminate the need to click “Next” or the page numbers at the bottom of your search results. Instead, Google will automatically load the next batch of results on the page once you’ve scrolled

7 Tips for Designing a Website That Resonates with Your Target Audience (+Examples)

Here are our seven tips for designing a website that will truly resonate with your target audience, along with examples of how other brands have done it effectively.

A Practical Guide to CSS Media Queries

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what media queries are, how they work, and how to use them correctly, including for creating responsive designs. We’ll also cover breakpoints, look at examples, and understand the different types of device types that can be specified directly with the @media property.

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