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We’re back with our weekly roundup of all the web design and development related articles that we’ve found published around the internet. Let’s close out October with this week’s articles full of education, tutorials, inspiration, and creative conversations.

The Semantics of Jamstack
The past year has seen a healthy debate around the term ‘Jamstack’ as the definition gets stretched to include new use cases. I recently posted my take on
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20 Best New Websites, October 2021 | Webdesigner Depot
We’re well on our way to Hallowe’en already, and it’s time for another collection of websites that have caught our eye. It’s a mixed bag of candy this month, but nothing that should make you scream with fright. Enjoy! Tether This single-page site for forthcoming cycle safety system Tether uses a balanced combination of hero […] Read More

The Process of Building a CSS Framework – Codrops
In this article, I want to show you the steps that brought us to the last version of CodyFrame, the key features of the framework, and how CodyFrame and the library of components that come with it – almost 400 – can be used to create web pages in no time.
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Top Tools Every UI/UX Designer Should Know
Wondering which tools successful UXers use to design top-notch digital products? From ideation to developer handoff, UX designers rely on a variety of programs to execute each phase of the product development process. If you’re getting started with UX design, you’ll need to know what t…
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5 Laws of UX Every Designer Must Know – SpyreStudios
There are multiple laws of UX that designers must know by heart to make sure that their work meets user expectations. However, there are so many UX laws, sometimes, it is difficult to remember and apply all of them. There are a few basic UX laws that designers must know by heart, and are already considered as “norms” in the design world. These are the kinds of laws we learn about and help us understand why apps and websites are designed the way they are.
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“Dark Mode” vs “Inverted”
One thing we run into a fair amount in our design system work is the need to clarify the difference between “dark mode” and “components rendered on a dark background”.
What is actual dark mode?
prefers-color-scheme is a CSS media feature that listens to a user’s preference for dark or light
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On Browser-Specific URL Schemes
We’ve covered URL schemes: A URL Scheme is like “http://…” or “ftp://…”. Those seem like a very low-level concept that you don’t have much control over,
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‘Eye-Tracking In Mobile UX Research — Smashing Magazine’ /
Thanks to technology, eye-tracking has become more accessible to UX research as it allows researchers to get insights about users ’visual attention. This article explores the latest trends in the eye-tracking market and how the methodology can be included in the UX researcher’s toolbox.
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8 Reasons Your Site Is Slow + How To Fix Them | Webdesigner Depot
1, 2, 3 – That’s exactly how long it takes you to start losing visitors if you have a slow-loading website. Hold on! Surely, the only thing that matters to users is that your website works flawlessly and looks great… right? Wrong! The fact of the matter is that we’ve all become accustomed to instant […] Read More

Merge Conflicts: What They Are and How to Deal with Them​
Merge conflicts… Nobody likes them. Some of us even fear them. But they are a fact of life when you’re working with Git, especially when you’re teaming up with other developers. In most cases, merge conflicts aren’t as scary as you might think. In this fourth part of our “Advanced Git” series we’ll talk about when they can happen, what they actually are, and how to solve them.
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