The GIF format is just as popular as its ever been. It may even be more popular than ever before. People love sharing short, auto-playing clips on social media. and the GIF accidentally became the chosen format for that purpose. Unfortunately, the GIFs popularity doesn’t mean that the GIF is a good format. While functional, […]
With clever use of CSS properties, it is in fact possible to draw very complex shapes. All the shapes below were drawn with CSS alone. It might be that CSS isn’t the best way to render shapes in the browser window, but it’s very fast and included for “free” on all modern browsers. Learn how […]
Your Photoshop selection tools are perhaps the most powerful part of the application. By making effective selections, you unlock the power of the rest of the application. This includes localized image adjustments, compositing, and accurate mockups and object placement. Sloppy selections always show in the final product, so it pays to learn to make a […]
According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, 26 percent of desktop users employ ad blocking extensions while using the Internet. 15 percent of mobile users employ similar content blockers, with the largest segment of both groups being men between the ages of 18 to 24. While this might be higher among your own peer group of […]
It’s not a sudden discovery that the size of web pages are increasing. Developers minify their code, ditch expansive libraries, and shift code to the server side, all in an attempt to shave 100 kB off their code base. You may even be asked to drop valuable libraries like jQuery in an attempt to speed […]
These days, the bulk of the traffic to websites originates from devices other than desktops. A small portion of it is from laptops but the major portion is from mobile devices of various screen sizes. Gone are the days when businesses used to create separate desktop and mobile versions. In addition to being cost inefficient, […]
Designing effective navigation menus should be a core competency of any decent web designer. A good navigation menu will be short, well-organized, sufficiently descriptive and effective at corralling user intent. There no secret recipe involved: it comes down to empathy for the user and understanding of their intentions.
Conventional online content isn’t enough to stand out any more. If you’ve been producing brilliant blog posts for the last few years, the chances are you’ve enjoyed the success of being one of the first to the content marketing party. Content marketing has been an essential ingredient for online success for some time, but the […]
The most common tool in Chrome Developer Tools is Inspect Element. As we’ve covered, this tool allows you to view the CSS and HTML associated with specific on-screen elements. But there’s more power than that within DevTools.
Google Chrome is one of the best consumer browsers on the market, but it also contains a number of powerful developer tools. We can reveal some of these tools with Chrome’s Inspect Element (or “Inspect”) tool. This developer tool provides insight into how websites are constructed and styled, and it can help you debug your own […]