Smashing Podcast Episode 36 With Miriam Suzanne: What Is The Future Of CSS?

In this episode, we’re starting our new season of the Smashing Podcast with a look at the future of CSS. What new specs will be landing in browsers soon? Drew McLellan talks to expert Miriam Suzanne to find out. Show Notes Miriam Suzanne on Twitter Miriam’s personal website Cascade Layers is a Working Draft Container…

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…

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…

17 Best Video Background Plugins for WordPress

Having trouble getting your website’s message across? Need an interactive and eye-catching way to draw in more traffic? CodeCanyon and Envato Elements has many high-quality video background plugins available for you to add to your WordPress website and to help amplify your site’s message and engage visitors. These video background plugins are rich with features…

Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins

If you run a WordPress site, you need a reliable contact form so that visitors can reach you with their questions and comments. However, with so many WordPress form builders on the market, it can be difficult to find the very best contact form WordPress has to offer.  To save you the time-wasting and head-scratching…

Why Content Is Such A Fundamental Part Of The Web Design Process

When embarking on a new website project, designers tend to focus on the aesthetics and functionality of their work. This means that content writing is a task often pushed onto the client to fulfil. The unfortunate consequence of this decision is that the website’s content ultimately comes in too late, in the wrong format, and…

Best WordPress Recipe Plugins

Do you want to share your passion for cooking delicious cuisines and inventing new dishes with others? You can do it by sharing your recipes online! You just need to start a food blog and install a recipe plugin and you’ll be on your way to connecting with fellow foodies from all over the world. …

The 15 Best Free WordPress Themes for Photographers in 2021

A great photography website has to put your photos into main focus and allow visitors to get a glimpse into your photography style. That’s why you need to make sure that you choose the right theme for your website that will let your photos shine. When it comes to WordPress, there is no shortage of…

The 10 Best Free Magazine & News WordPress Themes in 2021

Launching an online magazine is an exciting business venture. Sharing stories and news about topics that interest you is a great way to connect with other like-minded people and build authority in a particular niche. But, before you launch your online magazine, you will need a magazine or a news theme that will help you…