Here is a digest of latest news from the wonderful world of web design in November 2019.
Abstracting WordPress Code To Reuse With Other CMSs: Implementation (Part 2) – Making our code CMS-agnostic, as much as possible, enables us to easily port our application to another CMS if the need arises. In this article we will learn how to abstract a WordPress application, making its code readily available for other frameworks or CMSs.
PHP 7.4 Released – 28 Nov 2019 – The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.4.0. This release marks the fourth feature update to the PHP 7 series.
Building a Responsive Drag and Drop UI – Drag and drop, in the context of a web app, gives people a visual way to pick up and move elements just like we would in the real world. This bit of skeuomorphism makes UIs with drag and drop interactions intuitive to use.
Keyword Research 101: Everything You Need to Know – Keyword research is a critical part of any SEO strategy. If you get it right, then you’ll bring high volumes of relevant traffic to your site. In this article, we are going to look at what keywords are, and why you need to research them.
Securing the Modern Web: What Every Web Developer Should Know About SSL – When you develop a website, there are many things you need to consider. Security is also one of them. With cyberattacks on websites rising every year, it has become an additional responsibility of web developers to build a solid foundation for the security of their websites. SSL is also a part of that foundation. So, if you’re a web developer, there are certain things you must know about it in order to ensure the security of your websites. Here we’re going to cover those things for you, so you can develop websites that are SSL-protected.
A Brutally Honest Landing Page – yet another collaboration tool, claims to be all-in-one, is mediocre at everything – satire!
WhoCanUse: Find Out Who Can Use your Color Combination – a tool for testing colour combinations for accessibility and getting a grading.
10 Essential UI (user-interface) Design Tips – Memorize these 10 guidelines if you want to build elegant, easy to use, and human-centered user interface designs.
RGB to Hex Color Conversion Tool – match branding and logo colours by entering your RGB data and get a hex number for the website.
Buttons: Attention to Detail – Buttons are key elements of each interface, so it is important to consider them with attention to details such as the indents, size , location and accessibility.
Building Trust as a Designer – Being a designer is a constant balancing act. Whether it’s finding a balance between users’ needs and an organisation’s needs, or forgoing a better design to deliver something quickly, we’re always making trade offs.