At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

The overall quality of a website’s design is often in the details. Those seemingly-small elements such as microinteractions, typographic spacing and color accents can be real difference makers. They have the potential to transform the mundane into something that stands out. In these cases, being picky about design is a good thing. Whether that trait…

What Can Web Designers Do With Their Unused Designs?

I was working on redesigning my website the other day and was having a hard time deleting sections and pages I knew were unnecessary and keeping prospects from getting to the important stuff. It’s similar to the struggle I have whenever a client (design or writing) decides not to use something I’ve created for them.…

Smashing Podcast Episode 28 With David Darnes: What Is Eleventy?

In this episode of The Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about Eleventy. What is it and how does it fit into your Jamstack workflow? I spoke to David Darnes to find out. Show Notes David Darnes on Twitter David’s personal site Eleventy Eleventy documentation Andy Bell’s Learn Eleventy From Scratch 11ty Rocks! – a collection of…

How to Update WordPress Themes and Plugins with a ZIP File

When updating a WordPress theme or plugin, we’ve long had two choices. Either manually upload the updated files via FTP or install the update within the WordPress dashboard. In general, both of these methods work pretty well – most of the time. FTP is fairly reliable, but isn’t recommended for non-technical users. Then, some themes…

23+ Best iOS App Templates of 2020

Building an app used to be the domain of hardcore developers only, but with over 2,500 iOS app templates for sale at CodeCanyon, even complete beginners to coding can build an app. That’s because an app template gives you the complete source code to a working iPhone app, with key functions already implemented. Just add features…