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Responsive Web Design Patterns — Web Fundamentals

Most layouts used by responsive web pages can be categorized into one of five patterns: mostly fluid, column drop, layout shifter, tiny tweaks and off canvas. In some cases, a page may use a combination of patterns, for example column drop and off canvas. These

Responsive Design Best Practices

Creating a responsive website is not a simple project—and it’s a never-ending project to boot. A popular site requires constant maintenance and updates. For a high-performing site, it’s critical to create the design around the content, which is, of course, the most important element of

Automating Style Guide-Driven Development

Style guides — especially living ones — are useful in many aspects of development and maintenance, so it’s little wonder that developing them has become a highly recommended and a popular practice. But even with the clear benefits, taking the necessary steps to create and

How to Test Responsive Designs

This short tutorial shows you how to perform responsive design testing with Google Chrome’s device mode feature. The post How to Test Responsive Designs appeared first on Six Revisions.

Some More Inspiration for Text Input Effects

A couple of more inspirational styles for text input effects including some new techniques and ideas. Some More Inspiration for Text Input Effects was written by Mary Lou and published on Codrops. via Codrops

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Browser Input Events: Can We Do Better Than The Click?

Responding to user input is arguably the core of what we do as interface developers. In order to build responsive web products, understanding how touch, mouse, pointer and keyboard actions and the browser work together is key. You have likely experienced the 300-millisecond delay in

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Two Real-Time Time Tracking Tools

Hate filling out time sheets and trying to figure out how much time you spent on which project and how much time was actually billable? If you don’t’ mind the “Big Brother” vibe, there are two apps that allow you to track your time by

Systems Modeling Language – Wikipedia

The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is a general-purpose modeling language for systems engineering applications. It supports the specification, analysis, design, verification and validation of a broad range of systems and systems-of-systems. SysML was originally developed by an open source specification project, and includes an open

Herding Cats: How to Deal With Complexity In Software Projects?

In a previous post on “” target=”_self”>How to Assure Your Project Will Fail, the notion that the current project management processes are obsolete and the phrase of dealing with complexity on projects  is a popular one in the software domain. By the way that notion is untested,

TDD Terminology Simplified

The core idea of Test-Driven Development (TDD) is writing tests before writing any functional code, and then writing only the least possible amount of code required to make the tests pass. It may sound strange to develop in this fashion, but it’s actually quite useful,

From Procedural to Object Oriented PHP – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

This tutorial was inspired by a speech given by Robert C. Martin that I watched a year or so ago. The main subject of his talk is about the possibility of picking “”> The Last Programming Language. He addresses topics such as why should such

Sketch 3 has launched, is it time to switch? | Webdesigner Depot

The latest, highly anticipated version of “” class=”external” rel= “nofollow”>Sketch by Bohemian Coding, has just been released. It’s an application that has promised much in the past, with many designers embracing it wholeheartedly. However, the previous two versions felt too immature for professional-grade work; the question