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Web Designer No. 283

Web Designer is the premier magazine for aspiring online creatives and industry professionals. The monthly title offers cutting-edge practical projects spanning XHTML, CSS, Flash and WordPress as well as hosting features and interviews with the web community’s most influential people. Each issue also has a dedicated Industry section covering news and views from the trade, website showcases featuring the finest design talent. Web Designer: Defining the Internet through beautiful design… Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
welcome to the issue

Celebrate good times The web is always moving forward. There isn’t a day that goes by without some code genius somewhere tweaking, creating or simply making a codebase better, and JavaScript is no different from the rest. “While the concept of a web component has been around since 2011, the specifications have constantly changed. In 2018 things settled down” There is always an update to a library, a new tool to make your coding life better, a new API ready to change the way you code your projects. With 2019 here, we thought it would be a good time to check out what JavaScript has to offer for the year ahead. In our lead feature (page 40) Matt Crouch looks at 25 of the best APIs, frameworks and tools that you should be…

2 min.
this issue’s panel of experts

“Web apps are now first-class citizens. It’s great to see browsers gain the tools they need for developers to make quality, native-like experiences accessible to all” Matt Crouch Matt is a software engineer at Vidsy in London and regular contributor to Web Designer. JavaScript is constantly growing and getting more powerful. In this issue, Matt takes a look at what the language holds for the year ahead and picks the best APIs, frameworks and tools, and how they can benefit your next project. Page 40 Sarah Maynard Sarah is a freelance WordPress developer and digital illustrator based in Wiltshire. She loves to encourage others to get started with WordPress. In this article she covers the brand new features coming in WordPress 5.0. Page 84 Mark Shufflebottom Mark is a professor of Interaction Design at Sheridan College…

2 min.
microsoft edge and chromium unite

Browsers – everyone is using them, but as we all know some are more popular than others. Chrome is way out in front in the popularity stakes. According to stats from StatCounter, Chrome has a market share of around 60 per cent worldwide. Microsoft’s reign in such a position happened a very long time ago (in browser years). As Internet Explorer’s popularity waned, Microsoft looked to its new Edge option, but it was all too late. Google had conquered the browser market, and there was very little hope of the software giant ever getting back to the glory days. A quick glance at the stats to the right will show you exactly how popular the IE/Edge browser is in today’s market. Has the popularity of Chrome finally persuaded Microsoft to join…

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sites of the month

01. Climate thisisclimate.com A centrally placed fixed header remains the focus as the rest of the site slowly scrolls by. 02. Hamada Tea chiran-omoiire.com/en Subtle transitions bring the page into focus, and a neat animation adds panache. 03. Les aventures experience.eau.veolia.fr A simple 3D game where the user guides a bubble down the river. Try it. 04. iFly KLM 360° 360.iflymagazine.com/en Travel around and visit beautiful global locations in this 360-degree site Graphics Mixtape 2: Mutatis bit.ly/2E4hKpA Daniel Castrillón brings together different elements to create his unusual characters. Colour picker Classical Grass bit.ly/2UfIfhs Typesetter Flomic bit.ly/2SyTv76 Flomic is a geometric sans built from folded lines. Use it for headlines to add a unique twist and impact. WordPress Olvi bit.ly/2QzVsTw Big-image slider, neat animations and multiple options makes this ideal for those looking for something creative.…

3 min.
putting humans first

In every boardroom across the world, feverish discussions about artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, blockchain, Internet of Things, wearable technology or some other form of ‘disruptive tech’ are taking place right now. Organisations are clamouring to find new and innovative ways to engage with customers and sell more stuff. It’s the natural order of things – to attempt to keep up with the competitors and avoid getting left behind. The pressure to be first to market and remain a step ahead of their competitors is huge and inevitably leads many to follow the rest of the market. This filters down through the ranks, and several projects kick off with a goal to implement something new and shiny to appease the board. A minute percentage of these projects will be successful, but most…

1 min.
top 5 codepens

Variable font bit.ly/2ElxCEe A living, breathing font that is in a constant state of motion. Check out the CSS and JavaScript to see the finer points. Dynamically Generated Alt Text bit.ly/2PHcsTh Instantly create alt text for your images. This codepen uses Azure’s Computer Vision API to recognise image elements and create text. Rainy Day bit.ly/2SSZ0xz This recreates the weather outside, with moving grey clouds coupled with constant rain. Uses canvas and SVG to create. Virus in the machine bit.ly/2SPbZjO Move the mouse cursor and see a trail of letters and numbers pour onto the screen and rise to the top. Drone bit.ly/2Ewh39H A demo using the three.js unreal bloom effect. Watch the virtual drone fly through the lit arches from all angles.…