“Website speed is something crucial to any page, specially if you consider that users don’t like slow sites and don’t want to wait more than a couple seconds for a page to load. From regular users to high-end ones, no one like to wait too much to see the content they are looking for. And from niche blogs to ecommerce sites, all users have the same expectations, that your page will be fast enough to avoid frustration.”
Although we use Adobe Fireworks for designing for the web, this article shows us a very interesting alternative for sketching user interfaces for the web and beyond.
View article here: Ditch Photoshop. Design for the web using Sketch. — UX/UI Design — Medium.
“Just as you can declare the background of an element to be a solid color in CSS, you can also declare that background to be a gradient. Using gradients declared in CSS, rather using an actual image file, is better for control and performance.” Source: http://css-tricks.com/css3-gradients/
Complete article: CSS Gradients | CSS-Tricks.
Great selection of Fonts, free to download!.
Full article here: The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014.
Check out these compilation of useful tools for optimizing our development process.
“Here, we have assembled 10 very useful HTML5 Tools which are going to help you in making the development task easier yet productive. Now a day, these HTML5 devices are very much in popularity among web designers and developers as these are very flexible and simple tools to use.”
Complete article: 10 Useful HTML5 Tools for Web Designers and Developers | DesignDizzy.
We found this article in Cretive Bloq about the famous Golden Ratio. They explain it in very simple terms!
“There’s a common mathematical ratio found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, natural looking compositions in your design work. We call it the Golden Ratio, although it’s also known as the Golden Mean, The Golden Section, or the Greek letter Phi.”
The article: Guide to the Golden Ratio | Graphic design | Creative Bloq.
Another great analysis can be found in this article: The Parthenon and Phi, the Golden Ratio
It’s good to pay attention to hacks that facilitate our daily work, specially when there’s a chance to optimize our design and development process.
Take a look at these very useful collection of CSS snippets, which will most certainly help us get things done quicker!
15 Useful CSS Snippets for Developers | Code Geekz.
This article shows us some of the criteria to consider when deciding to build a mobile app. In most cases, a mobile version or a responsive approach is enough to satisfy our users.
Read the article here.
“iOS 7.1 beta 3 and Xcode 5.1 beta 3 are available on the iOS Dev Center. Download these new releases today and test your existing apps for compatibility.”
This was announced today to all Apple Developers.