Should You Design Your Brand Based on Digital Marketing Needs?

What comes first: branding or strategy? It’s an age-old question for designers and marketers and today extends to digital marketing as well. Should your brand design be based on digital marketing needs? In today’s marketplace, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a brand that isn’t leveraging some type of digital marketing,…

Smashing Podcast Episode 22 With Chris Coyier: What Is Serverless?

Smashing Podcast Episode 22 With Chris Coyier: What Is Serverless? Smashing Podcast Episode 22 With Chris Coyier: What Is Serverless? Drew McLellan 2020-08-11T05:00:00+00:00 2020-08-11T08:06:06+00:00 Today, we’re talking about Serverless architectures. What does that mean, and how does it differ from how we might build sites currently? I spoke to Chris Coyier to find out. Show…

20 Best Email and Mailchimp WooCommerce Plugins

By adding premium email WooCommerce plugins to your WordPress website, you will be able to successfully connect with your customers to ensure the best possible eCommerce experience.  One of the many premium Mailchimp WooCommerce plugins available on CodeCanyon. Integrating your email service provider into your WooCommerce website allows you to collect emails from discounts, tag and…

When Does Using Headless WordPress Make Sense?

There’s a lot of talk these days about using headless WordPress. For the uninitiated, it’s the practice of utilizing a WordPress back end to feed content to an outside application. That might be a mobile app, a static website, a progressive web application or just about anything else a developer can dream up. There are…

Fun & Simple Android Stacker Game in Vanilla JS

I’m a back-end (PHP) web developer by trade, but since being reduced to a 4-day week at work due to COVID-19 I’ve been trying to make the most of my extra free time by learning a new skill – mobile app development! I’ve been using the existing web technologies I’m comfortable with and built a basic app using Javascript and Cordova. The whole thing is a little over 600 lines of vanilla Javascript. It is simple game loop using requestanimationframe and the graphics are just strokes and fills on a canvas element using isometric calculations. Please give it a try, hopefully you’ll find it a fun and simple (possibly addictive) game to pass your time!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hakkorstudios.stakkor

50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2020

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements. Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just…