Building A Rich Text Editor (WYSIWYG) From Scratch

In recent years, the field of Content Creation and Representation on Digital platforms has seen a massive disruption. The widespread success of products like Quip, Google Docs and Dropbox Paper has shown how companies are racing to build the best experience for content creators in the enterprise domain and trying to find innovative ways of…

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Retro & Vintage Effects

Lace up your boots and let’s travel back in time! We don’t even have to travel far. Vintage and retro are coming back, big time. More and more photographers, designers, and clients are charmed by the appeal of vintage aesthetics. From soft palettes, to gently faded filters, vintage effects are more popular than ever before!…

Frustrating Design Patterns: Mega-Dropdown Hover Menus

Complex websites often rely on complex navigation. When a website houses thousands of pages, often combined with micro-websites and hundreds of subsections, eventually the navigation will go deep and broad. And with such a complex multi-level navigation, showing the breadth of options requires quite a bit of space. Think of large eCommerce retailers and large…

25+ Black Texture Background Graphics 2021

Looking for a minimalist, dark, or black texture background to highlight the contents of your design? We’ve got you covered. Using minimal and dark texture backgrounds is an increasingly popular background design trend. Mainly because a black background allows you to highlight text and content, grab attention, and to show off professionalism. Especially when it…

Smashing Podcast Episode 37 With Adam Argyle: What Is VisBug?

In this episode, we’re talking about VisBug. What is it, and how is it different from the array of options already found in Chrome DevTools? Drew McLellan talks to its creator Adam Argyle to find out. Show Notes VisBug sandbox and playground Adam on Twitter Adam’s personal site VisBug on YouTube VisBug 101 Weekly Update…

How We Improved Our Core Web Vitals (Case Study)

Last year, Google started emphasizing the importance of Core Web Vitals and how they reflect a person’s real experience when visiting sites around the web. Performance is a core feature of our company, Instant Domain Search—it’s in the name. Imagine our surprise when we found that our vitals scores were not great for a lot…