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Another week in the books and it’s happy Fri-yay! So, of course, it’s time for our weekly roundup of all the web design and development articles we’ve found that were published this past week around the web. This week’s offerings include development team management, Tailwind CSS, WordPress tips and tricks, Python, design trends, UX, and much more. Ready to dive in? Let’s do this!

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2021 | Webdesigner Depot

This month, you will either love or hate the featured design trends. The common theme among them is a strong design element that can create distinct emotional connections. They range from interesting monotone color choices to brutalist examples to AI-inspired faces and design elements. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. Interesting Monotone Color […]

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40 of the Best ’60s Fonts for Your Retro Designs – Vandelay Design

This page may include links to our sponsors or affiliate links. Learn more. The 1960s gave rise to a new sense of style that included everything from bell bottoms and psychedelic tie-dyes to peace signs and Woodstock posters. The music, art, films, fashion, politics—everything in this era had its own unique look. And one thing…

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The Web’s Worst Default

There are a lot of great defaults when it comes to browsers and the web. Think about all the accessibility features that are baked into HTML so that you

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books. Old comic book titles feature some really simple but effective text styles, often incorporating faux-3D effects, bright colours, and thick black outlines. It’s a graphic style […]

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Design Trend: Gaussian Blur

It’s the website design trend that you see everywhere but might not have a name for: gaussian blur. It’s present in several other named trends that have been popular this year and for some time, including the frosted glass effect, creating image depth, bokeh backgrounds, and even for v…

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A Look at Building with Astro

Astro is a brand new framework for building websites. To me, the big thing is that it allows you to build a site like you’re using a JavaScript framework

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An Introduction to Horizontal Scrolling (+ Pros and Cons)

Horizontal scrolling has come a long way from hero sliders. It’s now simpler to implement, somewhat more acceptable from a UX point of view, and offers plenty of creative opportunity. A horizontal scrolling technique can be engaging and visually interesting. Conversely, some elements…

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SVG Favicons in Action

Ever heard of favicons made with SVG? If you are a regular reader of CSS-Tricks, you probably have. But does your website actually use one? The task is

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