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Welcome to another Friday and another weekly roundup of all of the web design and development related articles we’ve found that were published on the web in the past seven days. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

The Design Anatomy of a Good Icon: 10 Tips
An icon is a picture, image, or representation of another thing. So if you are looking to create a great icon, it needs to have a visual presence that’s understandable. There’s more to designing a great icon than just a quick visual element. You have to think about shape, color, usage,…
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The Best Sites for Cheap Stock Photos and Graphics – Vandelay Design
This page may include links to our sponsors or affiliate links. Learn more. Web and graphic designers need stock photos and graphics on a daily basis. The cost of these resources can add up quickly, but thankfully there are a handful of websites offering outstanding value. Here we’ll take a look at our favorite resources…
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Proposal for CSS @when
CSS is on a tear lately. Again, I’ve heard of a brand new thing I’ve never seen before, and again it’s via Miriam: CSS Conditionals.
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Cascade Layers?
There is a new thing coming in CSS: @layer. As with all new things, it takes time to really wrap your head around it. And despite me tapping at my
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Working With GraphQL Caching
If you’ve recently started working with GraphQL, or reviewed its pros and cons, you’ve no doubt heard things like “GraphQL doesn’t support caching” or
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A Content Model Is Not a Design System
These days, content models have to serve a variety of delivery channels, each more outlandish than the last. But why do many content models still look more like design systems rather than reflectin…
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What Is Universal Design? Everything You Need to Know
Universal Design is not new, but the conversations around it are reinvigorated in an effort to create more accessible and equitable design projects. The concept isn’t specific to websites or printed creative work, it extends to every field of design. Universal design is rooted in a set o…
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