Takeaways From Mobile Web Behavior

Takeaways From Mobile Web Behavior

   According to Ian Carrington, Google’s mobile and social advertising sales director, speaking at Mobile Marketing Live back in 2012, more people in the world have access to a smartphone than a toothbrush. With that in mind, it’s perhaps not very surprising that there’s no shortage of information about how people interact with websites on […]

A Guide To Building SVG Maps From Natural Earth Data

A Guide To Building SVG Maps From Natural Earth Data

   Interactive maps are a fantastic way to present geographic data to your visitors. Libraries like Google Maps and Open Street Maps are a popular choice to do this and they excel at visualizing street-level data. However, for small-scale maps, SVG maps are often a better option. They are lightweight, fully customizable and are not […]

What You Need To Know About Anticipatory Design

What You Need To Know About Anticipatory Design

   The word anticipatory comes from the Latin anticipare, which means “taking care of ahead of time.” We normally associate it with something that happens, is performed or felt in anticipation of something. In a way, most products contain at least one element of anticipation. Aaron Shapiro from HUGE defined anticipatory design as a method […]

Web Development Reading List #103

Web Development Reading List #103

   What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list, so you don’t have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over […]

Creating Cel Animations With SVG

Creating Cel Animations With SVG

   What if I told you there was an image format like GIF, but it worked with vectors? What if I said it was possible to reverse the direction of its animation? What if you could take one base image and animate different parts of it separately, at different speeds? Well, the image format, SVG, […]

Web Development Reading List #106

Web Development Reading List #106

   What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don’t have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over […]

Introducing RAIL: A User-Centric Model For Performance

Introducing RAIL: A User-Centric Model For Performance

   There’s no shortage of performance advice, is there? The elephant in the room is the fact that it’s challenging to interpret: Everything comes with caveats and disclaimers, and sometimes one piece of advice can seem to actively contradict another. Phrases like “The DOM is slow” or “Always use CSS animations” make for great headlines, […]

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