Collective #524

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Designing For User Interfaces: Icons As Visual Elements For Screen Design

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(This is a sponsored article.) Icons are everywhere. They have been around for a long time, and it’s difficult to imagine a world without icons or symbols today. Only designers will know how much effort and time is needed to not only make them helpful but also simple and expressive.
What makes icons particularly special is perhaps the fact that their meaning can be understood without having to add any text or further details.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Designing For User Interfaces: Icons As Visual Elements For Screen Design

Learning Framer By Creating A Mobile App Prototype

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The time of static user interfaces is long gone. Designing interactive prototypes is the best approach to expressing your ideas and explaining them to clients and stakeholders. Or, as Jerry Cao of UXPin puts it: “Nothing brings you closer to the functionality of the final product than prototyping. It is the prototype that brings to life the experience behind user experience.”
Prototyping is an important part of the modern UX design process.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Learning Framer By Creating A Mobile App Prototype

How To Streamline WordPress Multisite Migrations With MU-Migration

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Migrating a standalone WordPress site to a site network (or “multisite”) environment is a tedious and tricky endeavor, the opposite is also true. The WordPress Importer works reasonably well for smaller, simpler sites, but leaves room for improvement. It exports content, but not site configuration data such as Widget and Customizer configurations, plugins, and site settings. The Importer also struggles to handle a large amount of content. In this article, you’ll learn how to streamline this type of migration by using MU-Migration, a WP-CLI plugin.
Source: Smashing Magazine, How To Streamline WordPress Multisite Migrations With MU-Migration

Replacing jQuery With Vue.js: No Build Step Necessary

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It’s been impossible to ignore all of the hype surrounding JavaScript frameworks lately, but they might not be the right fit for your projects. Perhaps you don’t want to set up an entire build system for some small abstractions you could feasibly do without. Perhaps moving a project over to a build system and thus, different deployment method would mean a lot of extra time and effort that you might not be able to bill to a client.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Replacing jQuery With Vue.js: No Build Step Necessary

A Comprehensive Guide To Mobile App Design

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(This is a sponsored article.) More than ever, people are engaging with their phones in crucial moments. The average US user spends 5 hours per day on mobile. The vast majority of that time is spent in apps and on websites.
The difference between a good app and a bad app is usually the quality of its user experience (UX). A good UX is what separates successful apps from unsuccessful ones.
Source: Smashing Magazine, A Comprehensive Guide To Mobile App Design

Using SSE Instead Of WebSockets For Unidirectional Data Flow Over HTTP/2

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When building a web application, one must consider what kind of delivery mechanism they are going to use. Let’s say we have a cross-platform application that works with real-time data; a stock market application providing ability to buy or sell stock in real time. This application is composed of widgets that bring different value to the different users.
When it comes to data delivery from the server to the client, we are limited to two general approaches: client pull or server push.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Using SSE Instead Of WebSockets For Unidirectional Data Flow Over HTTP/2

Free Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary Designers

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(This is a sponsored article.) Our friends at Adobe unveiled a very special goodie at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin today. A goodie which is too good to miss: They asked three renowned designers to create exclusive free icon sets to use in Adobe XD. And, well, we are very happy to feature them here on Smashing Magazine, too.
The icon kits were created by design legend Lance Wyman, award-winning design studio Anton & Irene, and the Swiss design group Büro Destruct.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Free Adobe XD Icon Sets Made By Legendary Designers

Native And PWA: Choices, Not Challengers!

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It’s hard to tell exactly where the rift between “native” and “web” really started. I feel like it’s one of those things that had been churning just below the surface since the early days of Flash, only to erupt more recently with the rise of mobile platforms. Regardless, developers have squared off across this “great chasm,” lobbing insults at one another in an attempt to bolster their own side.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Native And PWA: Choices, Not Challengers!

A Comprehensive Guide To User Experience Design

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(This is a sponsored article.) Having undertaken initial user research and analyzed your research findings, the next phase of the design process is to apply what you’ve learned by developing a series of designs to test your assumptions. In the fourth article in my series for Adobe XD, I’ll be focusing on the initial phase of the design process.
Within this overall series of ten articles, this is the first of three that tie together the design process.
Source: Smashing Magazine, A Comprehensive Guide To User Experience Design

Collective #389

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OpenSC2K

An open source remake of Sim City 2000 written in JavaScript using HTML5 Canvas API, SQLite and built on Electron.

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Memex

A free and private browser extension to easily manage and find visited websites.

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The Zen Zone

A digital meditation area for calming you down with small satisfying activities. Built by Tim Holman.

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WordPress @ Google

Read how Google is actively engaged and looking for expert WordPress developers to support and accelerate success of the WordPress ecosystem.

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Automerge

A JSON-like data structure that can be modified concurrently by different users, and merged again automatically.

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Collective #389 was written by Pedro Botelho and published on Codrops.


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