Curated articles for designers and front-end developers

j-w-v.com

CSS’s Undersung Property: Box-Sizing

Ever since the introduction of the CSS box model (CSS Level 1), padding and borders have been considered an addition to the element they are properties of. For example, if you declare ...

antonsten.com

Designing for Accessibility

When I first started doing web design it was the late 90’s and there weren’t too many bells and whistles besides animated gifs and the blink-tag. As web design evolved, we began ...

michaelevensen.com

Building SoundCloud

Like most mobile applications during the early days of iOS and Android, the mobile product was treated and positioned primarily as a companion application to the main product: web. Most features were ...

prototypr.io

Design for the Feedback You Want

A great design critique will leave you feeling motivated and focused. A less valuable one can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck. There could be many reasons why you aren’t finding your ...

css-tricks.com

Squeezy Stretchy Flexbox Nav

I saw an interesting take on off-canvas navigation the other day over on The New Tropic. It wasn’t the off-canvas part so much. It was how the elements within the nav took ...

quirksmode.org

What Is a Web Developer?

Last week I was the target of a good old-fashioned internet witch hunt when I dared to propose that you should be able to work without tools (frameworks, libraries, and so on) ...

uxmastery.com

The Essential Qualities of a UX Leader

Laser-focused, innovative, patient, authentic. These are all qualities we look for in our leaders. For ambitious UXers, leading a team, a company, or even the field, is probably in your sights. So ...