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Web Designer No. 286

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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2 min.
welcome to the issue

Tools you can trust You need to design a new site and app for your latest client. What tools are you going to use? Every designer has their go-to collection, but there are always new tools and frameworks appearing on the web that will make your design life easier and more productive. As the web evolves, so should your arsenal of tools. “PWAs & SPAs give developers the capability to elevate web performance, while Performant Design gives designers the tools to craft engaging app-like user experiences ” This issue we bring you a host of the latest, greatest and newest tools that you should add to you current collection. Carl Cahill (page 46) has put together a list that will improve any designer’s workflow. Included in the lineup are some big hitters. Check…

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what are the digital trends coming your way?

Data, AI, CX and personalisation are all elements that can help build a brand, but how important are they? How can they help in 2019? Adobe’s report offers 49 pages of insight and information, and here, we pick out the highlights to enjoy and absorb. Over 12,500 marketers, creatives and IT professionals were surveyed for the report. Of these, over 55 per cent of marketers were going to prioritise better use of data, and all surveyed were looking to take greater control of customer privacy. Some of the key insights from the reports revealed this — ‘companies that are succeeding are delivering first-class, personalised customer experiences built on a foundation of integrated marketing and CX technology’. More interestingly, ‘the most dominant theme emerging from this year’s research is the importance of customer…

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sites of the month

01. Les Ensembliers ensembliers.com No simple rollover effects here. Choose a link and admire the full-screen show. 02. Borraginol town borraginol.com/town Illustrated animations bring to life scenes with smart pop-ups for more information. 03. Oranjbitter oranjebitter-rotterdam.nl image-splitting kaleidoscope-style effects grab the users’ attention and keep them engaged. 04. Shallou allyourdays.com Animated text effects and subtle but smart image effects add ambience and interest. Graphics OZ bit.ly/2Hr6ntC Freelancer illustrator André Ducci has a style that is hard to resist. Check out his gorgeous illustrations. Colour picker Blooming brilliant bit.ly/2EVaYBc Typesetter Bebas Neue Pro bit.ly/2THCCLr The classic tall font now has lower case characters, making it even more desirable than before. WordPress Janice janice.neptunetheme.com A clean, simple classic blog style with plenty of home page layout options.…

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how personal is personalisation?

Ah, personalisation, a mainstay of most digital project briefs. Ubiquitous in the agency world and almost as misunderstood as UX itself. Ask anyone working in a digital agency what it is and you’ll likely get a nod of recognition but difficulty in pinning it down. All they know is the client wants it, so they’re delivering it. I believe that personalisation is something designed and implemented by the website, app or software — as opposed to customisation, which is a set of choices given to users to personalise their own experience. So why is personalisation regularly on the agenda? Is it something that users expect? Or is it simply that personalisation works? When you dig deeper into the topic, it becomes clear that it isn’t a given and it doesn’t always work.…

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Glide glideapps.com Do you want to quickly build an app that is free, as well as easy to customise and share? Glide uses data — specifically a spreadsheet — as the basis for the creation of an app. To get started with a new app, simply sign in with your Google account, then select a sheet from your Google Drive, and you’re well on your way to building an app. iro.js iro.js.org A low friction API that offers support for hex, rgb, hsl and hsv colour formats. Simply move the controllers to select a colour and copy the code. Handtrack.js victordibia.github.io/handtrack.js/# This library allows for prototyping realtime hand detection within the browser. Try out the demo and play with the threshold or see the library in action. Boilerform boilerform.design This is a HTML and CSS boilerplate to help take the pain…

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top 5 codepens

HTML Graph codepen.io/YusukeNakaya/pen/vvPqeZ A simple animated pie chart graph that reminds us of Pacman. Makes good use of the transform and animation properties. Modify to get different animations. Character design codepen.io/akhil_001/pen/xBLeme Built with CSS variables, the cute character’s colour can be changed to suit your hearts desire. Click and choose another colour to suit your taste. Tribute to Ken Perlin #3 codepen.io/soju22/pen/ywXrQx A shifting ball of circles and bubbles that allows users to interact with the cursor. A host of controls are available to customise the appearance. Pseudo 3D text codepen.io/funxer/pen/KBmRoZ A floating, dot-matrix style 3D text that slowly moves around and hypnotises the user. Add your own, and then run it to see the new text in action. PICKER RING codepen.io/rpsthecoder/pen/PLbmyN A colourful icon-driven selector that looks great, and is also really simple to use too. Drag the red arrow to the preferred…