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A selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos recommended by 1KADay...

GPU Animation: Doing It Right – Smashing Magazine

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Most people now know that modern web browsers use the GPU to render parts of web pages, especially ones with animation. For example, a CSS animation using the transform property looks much smoother than one using the left and top properties. But if you ask, “How do I get smooth animation from the...

Maintain Aspect Ratio Mixin | CSS-Tricks

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This article from July 2013 describes a method of using psuedo elements to maintain an elements aspect ratio, even as it scales. Here's a Sass mixin that s...

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design | Design Shack

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Animation is not just for cartoons anymore. From full-screen moving images to small hover effects, touches of animation are popping up everywhere. Animation is trendy, fun and user friendly. And the obstacles to using animation have started to fall. With most users on high-speed connections and the...

Medical professor explains the real reason behind the grotesque imagery of ‘The Ugly Duchess’

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Michael Baum is a renowned medical professor for his vast areas of work and impressive career in surgery. He teaches at the University College of London. One of...

How To Use Shadows And Blur Effects In Modern UI Design – Smashing Magazine

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Find out how visual elements in modern UI design, such as shadows and blur effects, can improve the functional elements of any design....

A Nice & Simple Contact Form (Downloadable) | CSS-Tricks

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There are a million contact form examples out there, why this one? It's SIMPLE It's FREE It WORKS It's VALID and it's styled with CSS Take a look. Download...

It's Here. Meet “User Experience Revolution”, A New Smashing Book (Print + eBook) – Smashing Magazine

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Many companies will say they care about the user experience. They even know it is important. And yet, every day we are surrounded by companies treating customers with utter disrespect, both offline and on. They sell their data and waste their time. They leverage dark patterns and demonstrate...

Leaner Responsive Images With Client Hints – Smashing Magazine

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Responsive images markup can become pretty ugly pretty quickly. Here's a technique and strategy for leaner responsive images, using Client Hints....

Infographic: What is Augmented Reality? | Webdesigner Depot

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Augmented Reality is everywhere. Everyday, we read about it in the news. And even though Virtual Reality initially seemed to be a big deal—to have the biggest...

Leveling Up with React: Redux | CSS-Tricks

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This tutorial is the final of a three-part series by Brad Westfall. We'll learn how to manage state across an entire application efficiently and in a way t...

Now that CSS Custom Properties are a Thing, All Value Parts Can Be Changed Individually

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CSS Custom Properties give us the ability to reach into a property value and change certain parts of it. That's useful in a bunch of places, but in particular, it's useful in properties which don't allow us to do it any other way....

The Jambeary Daily

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Snippets of Stuff by julie gravelle...

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