It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too much you can do. It sucks, but it’s the simple truth. If you didn’t get a contract or a clear payment process established in the…Details
Today, we’re bringing you a collection of Photoshop layer styles you can use to transform your ordinary text, shapes, and logos into creative designs. Whether you want to add a modern glitch effect to your poster titles or give a retro look to your logo designs, Photoshop layer styles can help you create beautiful designs…Details
In this episode, we’re talking about Web Performance. What does the performance landscape look like in 2021? I spoke with expert Harry Roberts to find out. Show Notes Harry is running a Web Performance Masterclass workshop with Smashing in May 2021. At the time of publishing, big earlybird discounts are still available. Harry on Twitter…Details
Web designers are constantly bombarded with security advice. We’re informed about best practices, security holes and their requisite patches. It’s enough to make your head spin. Of course, this is all important and well-meaning. Online security is a constantly moving target, where even the biggest players are susceptible. Therefore, it’s up to us to keep…Details
Hi guys. I know this is barely on topic for web development, but I can’t find the beginnings of an answer anywhere. For some reason, on browsers (firefox and chrome), the Courier font is very broken. You can see the missing and substituted characters in the inspector tool, as well as in the squarespace code editor.
I have default fonts installed on macOS Big Sur, and according to the font library, everything is fine. But in browsers, in text that uses the courier font (either by default, or by style), it displays with these issues.
I’m at my wits end. I’m aware I can force font overrides, but switching back and forth every time is the last resort I’ll take if I can’t get this resolved. I’d appreciate any advice.
It’s easy to underestimate the potential of monospaced fonts, labelling them as a simplistic and uninspired. But that’s often far from the case. You might be missing out on an opportunity to add more originality to your work. When used properly, a monospaced font can add more value to your design than many other creative…Details
Website design is such a creative exercise that sometimes it is easy to forget all of the left-brain things that go into a stellar project. A good design uses solid data and analytics to help shape decision making, map user journeys, and include just the right visual elements to make the most of the design…Details
As technology marches forward, those who build it become increasingly sought after. Web developers are key to the advancement of online spaces, and as technology becomes more and more integrated into our daily lives, they are having to expand their skillset. Website design is one of the many professions that is being affected by the…Details
I made an ask-an-expert chat app with React and Opentok and have recently been learning about SEO; I read an article and it basically said react is terrible for SEO and you need to use Next or some sort of server side rendering. Is it really that bad?
I’m also starting to learn about code splitting but it seems like Next.js will handle this. Is there any reason not use Next.js? I see things like Incremental Static Regeneration and wonder, am I going to be giving myself more work than necessary implementing a real time chat app?
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