Collective #524

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77 Hand-Drawn Space Icons That’ll Take You Into Unexplored Territories (Freebie)

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When you were small, haven’t you ever dreamt of becoming the commander of a space mission? Of exploring outer space and seing the Earth from above? Well, you might not have made it into an actual space shuttle, but maybe you still carry this fascination for everything extraterrestrial inside of you. Great! Because today we want to take you on your very personal trip to space. Buckle up as you’ll become the captain of the command center — and maybe you’ll even make the acquaintance of an actual alien, too.
Source: Smashing Magazine, 77 Hand-Drawn Space Icons That’ll Take You Into Unexplored Territories (Freebie)

Submitting Forms Without Reloading The Page: AJAX Implementation In WordPress

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If you have ever wanted to send a form without reloading the page, provide a look-ahead search function that prompts the user with suggestions as they type, or auto-save documents, then what you need is AJAX (also known as XHR). A behind-the-scenes request is sent to the server, and returning data to your form. Whenever you see a loader animation after you have made some action on the page, it’s probably an AJAX request being submitted to the server.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Submitting Forms Without Reloading The Page: AJAX Implementation In WordPress

Live Stream From Awwwards Berlin 2018: Showcasing Trends In UX Design

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Designing the best experience is a challenge, and every designer and developer has their own way of tackling it. But, well, no matter how different our approaches are, one thing is for sure: We can learn a lot from each other.
To give you your dose of UX inspiration, we are happy to announce that our dear friends at Adobe, are streaming live from the Awwwards Conference which will take place in Berlin on February 8th and 9th.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Live Stream From Awwwards Berlin 2018: Showcasing Trends In UX Design

Taking A Look At The State Of Progressive Images And User Perception

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“Progressive Images” is a hot topic these days. We often come across articles explaining techniques on how to avoid showing an empty space where an image will load. Medium and Facebook are examples of websites and mobile apps that apply this pattern.
I recently wrote about different ways to use SVG as placeholders, and this year’s PerfPlanet’s Performance Calendar included two posts that further describe SQIP, a technique based on blurred SVGs: Progressive Image Loading using Intersection Observer and SQIP and SQIP — Vague Vectors for Performant Previews.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Taking A Look At The State Of Progressive Images And User Perception

Mobile App With Facial Recognition Feature: How To Make It Real

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Imagine an application that can, in real time, analyze a user’s emotional response while they’re interacting with an app or website. Or imagine a home device that recognizes you and tunes in to your favorite TV channel.
Yes, today’s article is all about facial recognition technology. We’re going to share our first experience of dealing with this technology and the findings we’ve made.
Why Is Facial Recognition On The Rise?
Source: Smashing Magazine, Mobile App With Facial Recognition Feature: How To Make It Real

Exploring New Worlds: A Smashing Creativity Challenge

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Time flies! Did you know that it has been more than nine years already since we first embarked on our wallpapers adventure? Nine years is a long time, and sometimes we all should break out of our comfort zones and try something new, right?
We’d love to invite you to a little creativity challenge: Get out your pens, paint brushes, camera, or fire up your favorite illustration tool, and design a desktop wallpaper for March 2018.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Exploring New Worlds: A Smashing Creativity Challenge

Using Media Queries For Responsive Design In 2018

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Back in July 2010, I wrote an article for Smashing Magazine entitled “How To Use CSS3 Media Queries To Create A Mobile Version of Your Website.” Almost eight years on, that article still receives a lot of traffic. I thought it would be a nice idea to revisit that subject, now that we have layout methods such as Flexbox and Grid Layout. This article will take a look at the use of media queries for responsive design today, and also have a look at what is coming in the future.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Using Media Queries For Responsive Design In 2018

What Is The Best Advice You Have Ever Received? Our Community Speaks.

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The beginning of a new year seems like a perfect time to think about what we web professionals do, why we do it, how we could do it better and even how we could have more fun doing it.
Like everyone, we learn lessons as we make our way through life and work. If we’re lucky, we pick up some good advice along the way, so we thought it might be useful to find out what kind of advice you all have found to be particularly valuable.
Source: Smashing Magazine, What Is The Best Advice You Have Ever Received? Our Community Speaks.

How To Make A Dynamic Website Become Static Through A Content CDN

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Smashing Magazine gave us a little surprise recently: Its website has been completely overhauled, switching away from WordPress to Netlify. One of the several reasons for the move is cost: Netlify allows for a static version of a website, which can be hosted directly on a content delivery network (CDN), reducing the number of web servers that are needed. In addition, because CDNs are located near users, accessing the website becomes faster.
Source: Smashing Magazine, How To Make A Dynamic Website Become Static Through A Content CDN

Collective #387

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Caire

Caire is a content aware image resize library that leaves the most important part of the image.

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Collective #387 was written by Pedro Botelho and published on Codrops.


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