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Web Designer No. 291

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

THE WEB DESIGNER MISSION To be the most accessible and inspiring voice for the industry, offering cutting-edge features and techniques vital to building future-proof online content What you looking at? The user interface is the key component between a device and you. It is the visual communication that brings whatever you are using to life. “Visual design — i.e. colours and fonts — certainly add to the user’s overall experience, but at the end of the day users are using the UI, not looking at it as art” UI design is not just about the visual though. As our lead feature writer Daniel Schwartz points out, “UI design is about usability. UI design is about how the form aids the function.” So what is on offer in our UI design feature? The main crux of…

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this issue’s panel of experts

Daniel Schwarz Daniel is a UX/UI designer, web developer, and maker by background, but a teacher at heart. He travels and writes remotely. In this issue, he is going to teach you about designing the foundations of your user interface by starting a design system. Plus, he reveals a selection of top tools and resources. Page 46 “UI design is misunderstood. It’s not only about visual design, however, it doesn’t quite encompass UX in its entirety either. Great UI design is in fact a mixture of clarity and efficiency” Hannah Thorpe Hannah is Head of SEO at UK-based digital marketing agency Found. She has over five years of experience, having devised and managed successful online campaigns. She reveals the strategies to win the race to top spot. Page 84 Mark Shufflebottom Mark is a professor of…

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love css? want to learn more?

Generate — the conference for web designers — is back in the London on 26th September. Not only that, but it’s coming to you in a new form. Brought to you by yours truly, net and Creative Bloq, generateCSS (generateconf.com) will bring you everything you’ve come to expect from previous years, but this time as a concentrated single-day event focused on delivering skills and insight from leading lights in the CSS world. Taking place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, generateCSS will bring you great sessions on everything CSS, covering everything including the latest specifications, creating revolutionary new layouts or assembling smooth UI animations. But that’s not all there is to enjoy: you’ll also get to meet fellow designers, pick the brains of CSS experts, get hands on with the latest…

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css grid’s time has come

“If you were building a cabinet, you wouldn’t deliberately leave a useful tool out of your toolbox — so why would you do it with CSS Grid?” Relatively few of us are actually using CSS Grid in production. Grid is not just a layout method for the future: I would argue that the time is right to start using it in your projects today. Why CSS Grid? It’s the first specification that enables us to define a two-dimensional grid and have complete control over where on the grid items are placed. Unlike building a grid system in Flexbox (or any older layout method), Grid doesn’t require complicated hacks, or headaches with calc() — in fact, building one can be as simple as two lines of code. That’s not to say that we…

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top 5 web conferences september 2019

AngularConnect https://angularconnect.com A two day Angular extravaganza involving a host of speakers, including members of the Angular team. GenerateCSS www.generateconf.com A bespoke CSS conference for web designers with a host of expert speakers including Cassie Evans and Natalie Weizenbaum. Full Stack Fest https://2019.fullstackfest.com A three-day, single track conference with a workshops day on GraphQL, WebAssembly, the JAMStack and Automation Testing. iOSDevUK www.iosdevuk.com If you want to get the lowdown on the skills needed to build iOS apps, then head to Aberystwyth and check out the 30 speakers. Web Unleashed https://fitc.ca/event/webu19 If you work in front-end web development, then come along and get a step up in your career at this conference.…

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Scrollama https://russellgoldenberg.github.io/scrollama/ sticky-overlay Scrollama is a modern and lightweight JavaScript library for ‘scrollytelling’. The library uses IntersectionObserver in favour of scroll events. The aim of scrollama is to provide a simple interface for creating scroll-driven interactives. The site boasts a host of examples which show off the talents of the library. Color Thief https://lokeshdhakar.com/projects/color-thief Got an image and want a colour palette to match? Try this out. It displays the dominant colour and a representative colour palette. Try the demo to see it in action. Fullscreen Lightbox https://fslightbox.com This modern plugin (vanilla JS or React) lets you create responsive galleries or slideshows in a clean overlay box. It can also embed YouTube videos as well. Mavo https://mavo.io Want to build an app with just HTML & CSS? No JavaScript! ‘Mavo extends the syntax of HTML to describe web applications that manage,…