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It’s the first Friday of July, and in the USA it’s a holiday weekend as we celebrate Independence Day. Fridays around here mean it’s time for another edition of “This Week In Web Design”, our weekly roundup of links to all of the web design and development articles we’ve found that were published in the past seven days. So let’s get started!

How to start an emergency fund (& why every freelancer needs one)

As a freelance creative, you’re most likely more vulnerable in the event of a sudden loss of income. Here’s how to help prepare for the unknown.

UX Website Audit: How UX Tests Can Make your Site Like a 5-Star Resort

A UX website audit checklist to help you ensure that users get the best possible experience on your site.

$0 Marketing Budget? Here Are 10 Creative Ways To Land Clients

If you have a small marketing budget (or one that is nonexistent) check out some of the free marketing ideas you can begin using today.

8 Animated CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets That Celebrate Summer

A collection of code snippets that bring a little bit of summer to your screen. May it remind you of warm, lazy days – with your phone turned off, of course.

SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Optimizing for search is just as important as information architecture and should be part of the product design from start to finish.

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2020

This time around there’s a distinct design element. Did you catch it?

How to Load Google or Adobe Fonts in WordPress

Getting fonts installed in WordPress can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you’ve never done it before.

UI Interactions & Animations Roundup #8

A new collection of UI animation shots that summarizes the latest creative trends.

Top homepage design practices for more conversions

Your website’s homepage is the forefront of your business. It could lure people in or scare them out of your store.

Firebase Push Notifications In React

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to work with Firebase push notifications in the backend and frontend.

CSS margin collapsing – what it is and why should I care

In CSS margin-collapsing refers to the fact that the margins that are next to each other are colliding… but only vertically.

When Sass and New CSS Features Collide

While cool new CSS features can make our lives a lot easier, they can also end up interacting with preprocessors, like Sass, in funny ways.

The 5 Biggest Pains in Website Maintenance

A look at (in no particular order) five of the more painful maintenance-related issues that many modern websites face.

8 rules to help you design a better card user interface

Learn how to build a perfect card UI with these guidelines.

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3 Ways to Detect an Array in JavaScript

Checking whether a value is an array in JavaScript is necessary when a variable is expected to be an array, but it could be a plain object or even a primitive.

4 unique ‘About Me’ page ideas to inspire your own

When it comes to your design portfolio, there’s no one right way to craft your About Me page.

Responsive Styling Using Attribute Selectors

One of the challenges we face when implementing class-based atomic styling is that it often depends on a specific breakpoint for context.

Why I hate the U-word (in UX)

While I’m sort of new to UX, I’m not new to being human.

8+ Web Design Myths Busted: Old Ideas & Modern Best Practices

Look at a few web design myths and share modern best practices so you don’t fall into any of these old-school traps.

Show Them Your Assets – Tips for Handing Off Designs to Developers

You’re going to want to make sure your developer has the best head start they can in order to create the site as you imagined.

Blog Designs with Killer Typography

Awesome blog designs that have killer typography and also do a well-rounded job of making things look nice and also making things readable.

New in Chrome: CSS Overview

Now, we can get an overview of the CSS used on a site, from how many colors there are to the number of unused declarations.

How To Create a Responsive Dropdown Navigation Using Only CSS

This tutorial will guide you through creating a responsive dropdown navigation using CSS only, with the help of CSS flexbox and the “checkbox hack”.

A Complete Guide to Dark Mode on the Web

Delve into different options and approaches to implementing a dark mode web design and the technical considerations they entail.

Creating a Menu Image Animation on Hover

A tutorial on how to create a hover effect for a menu where images appear with an animation on each item.

Using Trust & Personalization to Improve Your Website

In building a website for conversions there are two major elements we are looking to convey — trust & personalization.

Safe & Sound – How to Approach Password UX

For too long, the user experience of password management has been ignored. It’s time for designers to rethink every aspect of password UX.

Understanding Template Literals in JavaScript

In this article, you will go over the differences between single/double-quoted strings and template literals.

Design Better Buttons

The do’s and don’ts of button design in UI development.

10 Freelance Coding Jobs Sites to Up Your Game

A list of the best sites to look for freelance coding jobs, alongside tips to land the job of your dream and strategies to find success as a freelancer.

How designers can boost their creativity when work is slow

For freelancers struggling to find work, there remain ample opportunities to improve professionally and inspire others.

Learn Regex: A Beginner’s Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn regex & you’ll be able to apply regex solutions in most scenarios that call for it in your web development work.

Tips and guidelines for designing large news websites

Large news websites aren’t famous for their quality of design or expertise.

What Graphic Design Trends Are Going Out Of Style?

A graphic designer is a highly-demanding profession that requires not only a wide array of skills and vast expertise but also thinking ahead and breaking the rules.

Connecting the Dots

Two plans: one for design, one for culture.

14 Ways to Utilize Videos on Your Home and Landing Pages

Need some inspiration? Try some of these 15 landing page video examples to get your creative juices flowing.

How to Create a Secure Contact Form in WordPress

In this article, we will show you how to create a secure contact form in WordPress.

6 Laws Of Psychology For Good UX Design

A few rules to bear in mind next time you do some UX design.

Diversity Initiatives in Web Design

Why the Lack of Diversity in Web Design?

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