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…

I made an app that allows you to easily design graphics and mockups with CSS

Hi guys. I spent the past six months working on UltraCSS.I personally wanted the ability to easily design with CSS, since I found trying to design with Illustrator, Figma, Photoshop, etc. to not be as precise as I wanted. I wanted to just write “padding: 1rem;” and easily have exactly 1rem of padding, rather than fiddle around in visual graphics programs for 15 minutes to get padding to work.The idea kept coming up in my head as I was making social media post templates, re-doing my resume, and trying to make mockups. I just wanted to use a tool I already know: CSS.If I tried to design with HTML and CSS, it’d always just end up taking forever to write out the HTML and then link the CSS class styling. I removed a lot of the friction when writing the HTML so now you can focus more on the design part and less on the boilerplate part.Give it a try and let me know what you think. UltraCSS is currently free. I’ve just launched it yesterday, so beware of bugs. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!