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TEN THINGS TRENDING


1. A Single Div

“Design – Drawing – Lynn Fisher


Brian Lovin

2. Buffer’s CSS | Brian Lovin – Designer

"I’ve quite enjoyed some of the recent blog posts coming out that take a deeper look at CSS architecture, performance and best-practices at different technology companies. If you’ve missed them, I highly recommend reading these deep-dives into the CSS at Github, Groupon, Lonely Planet and CodePen.

This post takes a closer look at how we approach CSS at Buffer. While this post aims to highlight some of the tools and techniques we use to write CSS, it also serves a secondary purpose of highlighting where we can improve and optimize. I’ve intentionally included some of our shortcomings here to provide a benchmark upon which we can compare ourselves down the road."

Another in the now famous instalments, of “Masterpiece CSS”.


3. Stylify Me – Online Style Guide Generator

"Stylify Me was created by Annabelle Yoon (@annabelleyoon) and Michael Mrowetz (@MicMro) to help designers quickly gain an overview of the style guide of a site, including colours, fonts, sizing and spacing.

This tool allows the designer to research sites efficiently without the need to inspect each element, in order to be aware of current design trends and inform their own design decisions.

Follow us on @stylifyme to stay updated with new features

To learn about the technical details check out this blogpost or view the NodeJS and PhantomJS source code at Michael’s Github.

If you found Stylify Me useful and want to show some love, feel free to buy us a beer.

Special thanks to Nadeem Visanji and Cassandra Gonzales (@heycassie) for their support on this project."

Neat.


4. User Interface Design Patterns and Wireframe Templates | UXPorn by UXPin

“This is a neat site showcasing UX for mobile.”

UXPorn screenshots


EWebDesign

5. eWebDesign.com Newsletter Issue

List

  • How Google Fails at Implementing its own material design
  • The biggest lesson I learned as an Apple Designer
  • Making SVG’s responsive with CSS
  • Understanding Base–36 Math
  • Sketch for beginners: Design a login form
  • Pure CSS parallax scrolling websites
  • Favicons, touch icons, tile icons etc
  • Exports Google Docs to WordPress Posts

Codrops

6. Making SVGs Responsive with CSS | Codrops

“An article on how to make embedded SVGs cross-browser responsive. We’re going to cover embedding techniques, how to apply the ‘Padding Hack’ and how to use inline media queries to make SVGs adaptive.”


Smashing Magazine

7. Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

"Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think ‘mobile first’ and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices.

In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content ‘breaks.’ This means that you might end up with quite a few content-centric breakpoints and no particular devices or form factors on which to test your website.

However, we are just guessing that our designs will perform well with different device classes and form factors and across different interaction models. We need to continually monitor a design’s performance with real traffic."


WP Mayor

8. A Collection of Web Apps Built on WordPress – WP Mayor

"Some people ask how WordPress can be used. Well, it not only can be used to build blogs, but also as a CMS. Still think WordPress is limited? Companies have gone even further and built whole web apps on WordPress.

Here is a short list, which I’ll be updating as I get to know of others:

I love how these companies have customised the WordPress dashboard interface in particular. Know of any other web apps built on WordPress?"


WP Tavern

9. An Easy Way To Notify Users When Their Comment Is Approved

“By default, WordPress doesn’t notify users when their comments are approved from the moderation queue. If you’d like to change that, consider using the Comment Approved plugin by Niels van Renselaar. The plugin is simple to use and configure. After it’s installed and activated, you’ll find the settings in Settings > Comment Approved. It’s important to note that even when the plugin is activated, it won’t send out notifications unless you check mark the box to enable the comment approved message.”


WP Tavern

10. WP Dashboard Notes Plugin Clones Google Keep in the WordPress Dashboard

WP Dashboard Notes

“Dashboard notes can come in handy when working with multiple people on a WordPress site. Even when working alone, you can use notes to collect ideas for posts or to remind yourself of important publishing-related tasks and ways to promote your posts. While there are many varying plugins devoted to creating sticky notes in the dashboard, the new WP Dashboard Notes plugin stands out with an interesting implementation that mirrors Google’s popular note-taking service.”