Everything You Need to Know About Design Tokens

Design tokens are a way to easily identify and understand the elements in a design system. As more designers and companies adopt use of design tokens, their value will continue to grow. The key to design tokens is that they facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. More people on a team can understand and use design values without…

Best WordPress Custom Login Plugins

WordPress comes with a default login page. But the default login page is basic and bland. You can customize your website login page to reflect your unique style and brand. This is where custom login plugins come in. They are very easy to use—you don’t need to have any coding knowledge at all.  Hero Login…

A Deep Dive on Skipping to Content

While most people browsing the web on a computer use a mouse, many rely on their keyboard instead. Theoretically, using a web page with the keyboard should not be a problem — press the TAB key to move the keyboard focus from one focusable element to the next then press ENTER to activate, easy! However,…

Making A Strong Case For Accessibility

Imagine yourself as someone with a visual disability. Cataracts, or totally blind even. A site is not accessible because of many factors, willing and unwillingly. Accessibility may have been attended to at the end of the project or not in the budget, or maybe they just didn’t practice it. You can’t access the vital information…

Exploring the Use of Sticky Vertical Navigation in Web Design

Navigation in website design typically only includes the same basic menu items, modestly sit in the header, and always greets the viewer from the outset. Since the popularization of the hamburger button, nothing earth-shattering has happened in navigation design. But some web designers have dared to change that by using the unconventional yet elegant sticky…

How Do You “Design” a Virtual Event? Tips & Ideas

Virtual event design can make or break your online event. There are two major parts of an event design. First, the concepts, programming, and run of show elements that encompass the event itself. Second, the visual elements that make a virtual event have a presence with the same “feel” as a live conference or session.…

The End of AMP

I worked for a major news publisher and had to get my team to implement this piece of junk.Imagine you have a website and a customer does a google search to find your site and then clicks on your link in the search result. Instead of being taken to your website you are just shown the content within google. That way, the customer does not get to actually visit your site at all.So news outlets pay a lot of marketing/Branding dollars to get people to their sites. They also have commercial agreements to show ads to visitors and they also have paywall funnels on their content. You can imagine how pissed they are when google serves the link to the article and the visitor never makes it to the site.So you might ask why would a publisher bother to implement amp in the first place ? Well because we were told that if we don’t do it then google will penalise our search result ranking by rewarding improved rankings for those outlets that had amp pages.