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5 Smart Alternatives to the Hamburger Menu

Screen space is a precious resource on mobile. To meet the challenge of small screen space while still making navigation accessible, designers often rely on hiding navigation behind the hamburger icon, a prime example of hidden navigation.

Be Slightly Careful with Sub Elements of Clickable Things

Say you want to attach a click handler to a . You almost surely are, as outside of a , buttons don’t do anything without JavaScript. So you do that with something like this: var button =

Implementing Push Notifications: Setting Up & Firebase

You know those the little notification windows that pop up in the top right (Mac) or bottom right (Windows) corner when, for example, a new article on our favorite blog or a new video on YouTube was

Eliminate Endless Client Revisions with 270+ Pre-Built Websites

Unless your clients’ requirements are detailed, website revisions are usually a normal thing. This typically involves a healthy two-way exchange of ideas. On the other hand, there are clients who are never completely satisfied. Sometimes they simply

How To Build A Better Website

What’s the first thing you think of when you begin a website project? What are your first steps? Are you hunting for design inspiration on step one, or soon thereafter? Maybe, you’re more of the developer type.

Double Opt-In Email Intros

You know those those “introduction” emails? Someone thinks you should meet someone else, and emails happen about it. Or it’s you doing the introducing, either by request or because you think it’s a good idea. Cutting to

How to Get Your eCommerce Website Visitors to Buy Your Products

One of the biggest mistakes fledgling eCommerce retailers make is assuming all customers are alike. While it’s true they all want the products they seek, motivations can be vastly different. Having an awareness of this gives you

Strongly Held Opinions, Gone Away

I received a really wonderful question from Bryan Braun the other day during a workshop I was giving at Sparkbox. He asked if, over the years, if there were opinions about web design and development I strongly

Popular Design News of the Week: August 14, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of

10 Awesome Websites With Wood Texture

Every now and again I’ll get a client who already knows exactly how they want their website to look. Now, some times this can be quite nice as it makes the design process quite a bit easier