Meet Image Optimization, A New Smashing Book By Addy Osmani

Images have been a key part of the web for decades. Our brains interpret images much faster than text, which is why high-quality visuals drive conversions and user engagement. Just think about landing pages and product photos, feature panels and hero areas. To be effective, all these images need to be carefully orchestrated to appear…

Proprietary vs. Open-Source: How to Choose the Right CMS

There are a ton of content management system (CMS) options out there. And if you’re looking to find the perfect fit your website project, the search can be exhausting. Particularly if you don’t have a lot of experience with these systems. But before you even choose a specific app, there’s another factor that needs to…

A Complete Guide to Custom Properties

A custom property is most commonly thought of as a variable in CSS. .card { –spacing: 1.2rem; padding: var(–spacing); margin-bottom: var(–spacing); } Above, –spacing is the custom property with 1.2rem as the value and var(–spacing) is the variable in use. Perhaps the most valuable reason to use them: not repeating yourself (DRY code). In the…

25+ Best Instagram Story Highlight Icons (Free + Pro)

Stories are the most popular feature of Instagram. Everyone uses them to express themselves. Instagram even lets you select and highlight some of your best stories on your profile page. You may have noticed that some Instagram profiles have unique icons for Instagram story highlights. How do they do this? Well, many Instagram bloggers are…

30 Popular WordPress User Interface Elements

Are you looking for interfaces that will help your WordPress website run smoothly? User interface elements are one of the most important parts of your website’s design. They help your users understand what your website is about and provide a way for them to interact with it.  The feature-rich user interface plugins that are offered…