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   As Web designers, we are largely constrained by the layout features available to us. Content placed inside a container will often naturally extend the container vertically, wrapping the content. If a design requires elements to remain a certain height, then our options are limited. In these cases, we can only add a scroll bar or hide the overflow. The CSS Regions specification provides a new option. Support Regions are [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Freelancing rates are one of the most emotionally charged issues that we freelancers discuss online. People have all kinds of opinions when it comes to rates. But it’s a topic that often comes up during this time of the year. Many freelancers naturally want to increase their rates when a new year rolls around. If you plan to raise your rates in January, now is the [...]

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The clean, minimal, and handcrafted feel that has dominated the current generation of web design is probably most apparent in this crop of websites. Time to take some notes on their attention to detail in building an interface that’s familiar to us all. Designs of the Week Get solid WordPress themes, plugins, and even design training from iThemes. Ghost Roon Scriptogr.am Postagon Hi Kirby Svbtle Medium Pen.io Jekyll Phmr.al Postach.io [...]

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   Responsive images are one of the biggest sources of frustration in the Web development community. With good reason, too: The average size of pages has grown from 1 MB to a staggering 1.5 MB in the last year alone. Images account for more than 60% of that growth, and this percentage will only go up. Much of that page weight could be reduced if images were conditionally optimized based [...]

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If you’re in the position of needing to interview someone about their skill and knowledge about CSS, it can be a little hard to think of things to ask on-the-fly. I thought I’d think up and round up some ideas for reference.   Exercises To Do Seeing people’s actual work is just as important as what they say. Seeing people work their through exercises live might be even more important. [...]

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Advertise here with BSA What does it take to get started as a freelance web designer? If you’re brand new to both web design and freelancing, what are your first steps? If you want to get started as a freelance designer, this post is for you. One of the reasons that freelancing attracts so many people is the ease of entry. With a computer and a few basic programs anyone [...]

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   Behind every successful design is a dynamic creative team, and it takes all kinds of personalities and skills to get the job done. However, the culture and expectations of a design agency are often largely centered on one outspoken, gregarious personality. Things such as group brainstorming, on-the-fly presentations and open workspaces have become the norm in most design agencies. But the stereotypical extrovert is just one of the personalities [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Many web designers start a new project by designing a mockup in Photoshop before actually coding the website. For a designer who is comfortable with Photoshop and with this process, less time can be used to create the end result. For those designers who have not mastered the process of converting a design into a fully coded website, these 10 tutorials are excellent learning resources. (For [...]

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Advertise here with BSA Landing pages and social websites thrive on user interaction. It is the grinding mechanism which keeps people visiting your webpage over and over again. How you design an interface can say a lot about how people should maneuver through menus, links, buttons, and other similar page elements. Each solution is different and there certainly isn’t any prominent correct answer. In this article I want to go [...]

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The following is a guest post by Sara Soueidan. I know Sara through all her excellent work on CodePen. She was working on some custom HTML5 video controls and noticed that the customizations were lost when the video went into full screen mode (example of that happening). Digging into the shadow DOM, Sara finds a solution…   If you’ve ever worked with HTML5 video then you have probably wondered how [...]

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