Everything listed under: design

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    Make a Flexbox Homepage

    Could 2017 be the year of flex boxes? For years, web designers everywhere have been keeping a keen eye on the ever-evolving specification for flex boxes, slowly salivating at the thought that soon — Soon™ — difficulties around laying out, aligning and distributing blocks on a page. Let's take a look at them, and whether they could be appropriate for you.  Read More

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    Add Modals, Confirmations, Expanders and Other Messaging to Your Site

    In the olden days, if you wanted to grab a user's attention with some additional information, you made JavaScript alert appear. But now it's 2017, so let's take a look at some modern alternatives and when each one may be the best design option for your site.  Read More

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    TIL Thursday: Browser Support, Testing and IE8

    It's easy to take for granted the work that goes into ensuring that all shoppers get the same, high-quality experience regardless of the device they use to browse your site. But what about older browsers? What about mobile and tablet devices? Let's take a look at this and, in particular, the problems faced with Internet Explorer 8 (and why we're saying goodbye to it soon).  Read More

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    Build a Style Guide

    Building and maintaining a site can be a difficult, seemingly indefinite process. One particular pain-point can be ensuring a consistent look and feel throughout the site. A solution to this can be a style guide. In this article we'll look at how you can build one, as well as looking at some advanced features in Sass.  Read More

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    Customize Error Pages

    Error pages: the pages you never hope your customers see but you know they sometimes do. So what happens when a user is served a 404 'page not found' error? Let's take a look at the design philosophy behind a good error page and what you can do to convert a dead-end to a conversion.  Read More