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Web Designer

Web Designer No. 287

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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welcome to the issue

Code your own HTML Web Components were announced with gusto and enthusiasm, and then gradually slid back under the web designer’s radar. Like many technologies before them, it was a waiting game for browsers to catch up before adoption could really take off. Well, browser support is now (almost) green across the major players. Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera are all onboard — we’re just waiting for Edge to join the party. So, now is the perfect time to dig deeper into the world of web components and discover what they can do for you. Our latest lead feature (page 46) delves into the powerful APIs that make up web components. Find out how they work, what you can do with them, their key features, the best frameworks and tools to build with,…

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want to join the webvr revolution?

WebVR promises a lot, and one day will deliver the experience that designers, developers and users want. It’s not quite there yet, but that is no reason not to join in and start learning now (if you haven’t already). For those who have yet to delve into the world of WebVR, it can seem like an area that is awash with vast lines of code and complicated techniques. But to make something successful, adoption needs to be as easy as possible. Make it difficult, and people will soon tire (apart from the dedicated few). Make it simple, and people will come, people will try, and people will create. Mozilla’s mission has been to make the adoption of WebVR as relatively simple as possible. It’s not something they suddenly jumped on last…

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sites of the month

01. Route Fifty https://routefifty.caffeina.com A simple and addictive little game where you need to beat the clock, making sure to avoid the obstacles 02. ContraryCon IV https://contrarycon.com An animated, interactive, multi-layered title adds depth and engagement for visitors 03. Questions in the sky https://questionsinthesky.airfrance.com Got a question about planes? This neat, interactive game style site has the answers 04. GUCCI ZUMI https://zumi.gucci.com Style and substance help make the sell in this neat stylised scrolling site showcasing handbags Graphics Bureau Beer https://bit.ly/2WDnZXm This label — by the talented Yeye Weller — alone would make us buy this beer Colour picker Sultan Kite School https://bit.ly/2WJnM5f Typesetter Couturier Poster https://bit.ly/2OFK5pw An elegant and stylish serif style font with big swashes and ligatures. Ideal for headlines that impress WordPress Klamath https://bit.ly/2KdTiaf A multi-talented creative WordPress theme that is perfect for those looking to get a presence quickly…

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it’s not ux without involving users

There are too many people with UX in their job titles who have never even seen live user research before, let alone taken the time to actually speak to users. But without an understanding of what users actually want and need, how can you deliver it? If I were asked to design a solution with no user research, I wouldn’t have a clue where to even begin. It’s such a foundational tool that I would be lost without it. Yet this is what a large proportion of UX Designers are asked to do every day. They bang out wireframes and user flows based on nothing but educated guesswork and assumptions. They focus purely on the screens and interface when making their decisions. Yet, in my experience, true UX practitioners worry…

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top 5 web conferences may 2019

ImageCon 2019 www.imagecon.com A two day conference with seven speakers dedicated to images, their digital future, and tools to make it happen. NGCONF www.ng-conf.org The world’s original Angular conference is back for 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Three days of speakers and workshops to enjoy. Devoxx UK 2019 www.devoxx.co.uk A three day conference with sessions covering Java, Cloud, Big Data, AI, Robotics, Programming Languages and more. The Web Conference www2019.thewebconf.org Get five days of speakers and sessions, workshops and tutorials. Includes Web4All, which is all about web accessibility. UX London https://2019.uxlondon.com A three day conference, with each day focusing on a different theme. It’s talks in the morning and workshops in the afternoon.…

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Mason www.trymason.com/core In need of a UI kit to power up your designs? Mason would be a great place to start! See if it offers you what you want. Mason describes itself as a ‘feature-building platform’ and brings with it front-end features like user registration, news feeds, SSO, two-factor authentication, and much more. Customise to match your style or build a custom feature. Codelyzer http://codelyzer.com Codelyzer helps you or your team write consistent code, and discover potential errors. It processes your TypeScript and more using rules inspired by the Angular style guide. PALX https://palx.jxnblk.com Choosing colours isn’t easy, but it will be with this tool. Pick a single colour, and get a whole complementary palette to work with. Sublime Merge www.sublimemerge.com From the makers of Sublime Text, this is a three-way merge tool for Git. It includes integrated merge tools, find-as-you-type…