From Smashing Magazine

  • How To Build A News Application With Angular 6 And Material Design

    Are you looking to combine Google’s material design with Angular applications? Well, look no further!

    In this tutorial, we’re going to build a news application using two of the most powerful and popular resources out there, Angular 6 and material design. You’ll learn how to incorporate Google’s material design components into Angular application templates to change and style your application in a professional way. The tutorial also serves as a reminder of how to make HTTP requests to bring live...


  • How To Build A Website With The WP Page Builder Plugin

    (This is a sponsored post.) WordPress page builders are the first choice for creating a perfect website without any help from a developer. And a new one is on the market that we are going to test in this article. It’s WP Page Builder. We’ll learn how to use this page builder plugin to create a website.

    WP Page Builder is a free plugin that integrates with any WordPress theme.


  • The New Framer X: Initial Impressions

    The Framer team recently released a new prototyping tool, Framer X, and I was lucky enough to be able to test it during the beta phase. In this article, I’d like to share my thoughts about this new tool and its features. I’ll make a comparison with the “legacy” Framer app as well as other tools, and I’ll discuss its brand new features such as Stacks and Scroll, and its new Code and Design components.


  • October Magic For Your Desktop (2018 Edition)

    The leaves are shining in the most beautiful colors and pumpkins are taking over the front porches. Time to welcome the spookiest of all months: October! To get your desktop ready for fall and the upcoming Halloween season, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their creative skills and designed inspiring desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in.

    As usual, the wallpapers come in versions with and without a calendar for October 2018 and can be downloaded for free.


  • Privacy By Design: How To Sell Privacy And Make Change

    Privacy is a fundamental human right that allows us to be our true selves. It’s what allows us to be weirdos without shame. It allows us to have dissenting opinions without consequence. And, ultimately, it’s what allows us to be free. This is why many nations have strict laws concerning privacy. However, in spite of this common understanding, privacy on the Internet is one of the least understood and poorly defined topics to date because it spans a vast array of issues, taking shape in many...


  • Representing Web Developers In The W3C

    One of the many things that I do is to be a part of the CSS Working Group as an Invited Expert. Invited Experts are people who the group wants to be part of the group, but who do not work for a member organization which would confer upon their membership. In this post, I explain a little bit about what I feel my role is in the Working Group, as a way to announce a possible change to my involvement with the support of the Dutch organization, Fronteers.


  • Tough Interview(er) Questions For The Job-Seeking Designer

    Whether you’re a multi-year veteran to the UX industry or fresh out of a higher education or boot camp style program, setting out into the job market can be a daunting task for any designer. From freelancing or working for a more boutique studio, doing agency work, or joining the enterprise, a myriad of positions, requirements, and organizations are available for a design practitioner who is looking to take the next steps in their career.


  • Building Websites With Tilda (Full Review)

    (This is a sponsored article.) The modern web is very unified. Designers use the same patterns, and, as a result, websites created by different people look like clones. The only way to stand out from the crowd is via content. Content is what brings people to your website in the first place.

    Tilda is a website builder that can be used to create websites, landing pages, online stores and special projects.


  • A Guide To Embracing Challenges And Excelling At Your UX Design Internship

    This is the story about my user design internship. I’m not saying that your internship is going to be anything like mine. In fact, if there’s one thing I can say to shape your expectations, it would be this: be ready to put them all aside. Above all else, remember to give yourself space and time to learn. I share my story as a reminder of how much I struggled and how well everything went despite my difficulties so that I’ll never stop trying and you won’t either.


  • Building A PWA Using Angular 6

    In this tutorial, we’ll be using the latest Angular 6 to build a PWA by implementing the core tenets that make a PWA. We’ll start by creating a front-end web application that consumes a JSON API. For this matter, we’ll be using the Angular HttpClient module to send HTTP requests to a statically JSON API generated from the Simplified JavaScript Jargon GitHub repository. We’ll also use Material Design for building the UI via the Angular Material package.


  • Visual Studio Live Share Can Do That?

    A few months ago, Microsoft released its free Visual Studio (VS) Live Share service. VS Live Share is Google Docs level collaboration for code. Multiple developers can collaborate on the same file at the same time without ever leaving their own editor.

    After the release of Live Share, I realized that many of us have resigned ourselves to being isolated in our code and we’re not even aware that there are better ways to work with a service like VS Live Share.