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Web Designer No. 284

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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this issue’s panel of experts

Joss CookJoss Cook is the Design Manager at handmade cosmetics company Lush. He specialises in UX and UI design. He won Creative of the Year in the Wirehive 100 Awards, 2014. In this issue he delves into the world of fonts, colours, calls to action and dark patterns, and how they can influence the user and your designs. Page 46 “Knowing your users is more important than ever, getting inside their heads and understanding the power of fonts, colours and dark patterns to influence is an essential tool” Matt Crouch Matt is a front-end engineer for Vidsy in London. Safely updating data within single-page applications can be tricky. In this issue, Matt continues his Redux series by exploring how the Immutable.js library can help. Page 72 Paul…

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what’s happening with web browsers?

As we all know, browsers are a key component of the web experience. Everybody who’s connected to the web will be using them. Last issue we talked about how Microsoft Edge/IE had finally given up on its own engine and intended “to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers”. In one way it is a sentiment that has to be applauded, but it is not the popular choice with some. We at Web Designer are swinging towards this being a good thing, but also understand the implications.This got us thinking about what else has been happening in the world of browsers recently.…

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stat attack google search 62.45 Unsurprisingly, the .com version is way out in front 5.57 India comes in at number two in the world of Google search 3.76 A surprising entry at number three is the Turkish version 1.77 The version of Google makes a up a small portion of searches 1.35 The German version of Google takes fifth spot Source: (correct as of December 2018) ■…

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the power of empathy

In a world where there seems to be a disturbing lack of empathy, there are an awful lot of things being written about it. If you believe the headlines, empathy can boost your profits, make you a better leader, help you create amazing innovations and deliver award-winning designs. Yet when you dig deeper into these articles, there’s little substance on how empathy actually works and how it can deliver these magical results. Aside from being something you should be doing, how should empathy be used in the most effective way, and what pitfalls should you be aware of?Many design thinking and human-centred design processes have empathy as the first step in their process. They outline user interviews, empathy mapping and ‘adopting a beginner’s mindset’ as some of the…

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sites of the month

01. 2018 Year In Review Dribbble is the home of creative talent, and this site shows off the talent out there with a touch of dignity and style. 02. Trunk Dunk An attention-grabbing illustrative style and different level animated backgrounds bring this homepage to life. 03. HAPPY 2019 CHALLENGE The 3D space background built with WebGL sets the scene for this mini game that asks the users a set of questions. 04. Katlas A gorgeous lava-like, undulating background does enough to keep visitors interested and engaged before revealing more of itself. Graphics Mixtures There is some design…

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explore code-free web design with warhead

With Warhead you’re able to design any website you can imagine without having to write any code. This revolutionary web design platform is powered by CSS Grid technology, enabling you to create complex layouts quickly and easily via an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. And you can try it for as long as you like, completely free. FREE TO SIGN UP Warhead has the functionality to take on everything from a simple blog to an advanced e-commerce site. And great news for designers: it integrates smoothly with your Creative Cloud apps, so it will slot straight into your existing workflow. If you’re looking for an Adobe Muse replacement, the hunt is over. CREATIVE CLOUD INTEGRATION Warhead is Creative Cloud-connected, so it’s designed to work seamlessly with your other design…