How To Make Use Of Weekly Design Meetings

How do you keep a team engaged? How do you make sure the team gets up to date with everything that’s being released? How often do the team members talk to each other face to face? Do they have enough support to finish their tasks or to pursue their growth? These are questions that popped in my head once a design team started to grow quickly in front of my eyes. As a team leader, I was faced with a new…

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Upgrading Woo Commerce – Read this first!

On April 4th, 2017 a major WooCommerce version was released. Version 3.0.0 or WooCommerce “Bionic Butterfly”, brought in some great features for developers, store managers, and even clients. While version 2.7 had existed for a while, it was decided to “jump” directly to WooCommerce 3.0.0 because of the major leap the software has taken when compared to the previous 2.6 version. Good info on Woo Commerce

Practical CSS Grid: Adding Grid to an Existing Design

Understanding and using Grid is easier than you might expect. The day Grid support shipped in Firefox 52, I decided on the spur of the moment to convert the basic layout of my personal site to use Grid. And it was a fairly simple process—five minutes to write the grid styles, then 15-20 spent troubleshooting. Grid allows us to literally define column and row grid lines, then attach elements to those lines in any order we choose. That may sound like tables, but Grid is so much more than tables ever dreamed. It means more responsive layouts, far more accessible documents, and far clearer markup than even floats and positioning ever afforded us. It’s been decades since CSS first emerged, but it’s never contained a system anything like this. And Grid is already supported in both Chrome and Firefox, with Safari coming soon (its Technology Preview releases support Grid). A new…

Which Responsive Design Framework Is Best? Of Course, It Depends.

In 2017, the question is not whether we should use a responsive design framework. Increasingly, we are using them. The question is which framework should we be using, and why, and whether we should use the whole framework or just parts of it. With dozens of responsive design frameworks available to download, many web developers appear to be unaware of any except for Bootstrap. Like most of web development, responsive design frameworks are not one-size-fits-all. Let’s compare the latest versions of Bootstrap, Foundation and UIkit for their similarities and differences.The post Which Responsive Design Framework Is Best? Of Course, It Depends. appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Learn More…

Practical Design Discovery

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Dan Brown’s new book, Practical Design Discovery, available now from A Book Apart.One of the hardest design problems I ever worked on was for a company that helps IT groups manage risk. Their product focused on open-source components—inexpensive and widely supported by an enormous community, but often vulnerable to security flaws. What made this design problem hard was the complexity of the product’s underlying structure, a triangle of interrelated abstract concepts. To work through the problem, we created a series of sketches that helped us understand it. The outcome ended up being a relatively simple prototype, a model of the overall structure of the application. Though we were chartered to create a detailed design, our client later admitted that they knew we wouldn’t get there, but that they highly valued our efforts to solve…

Big Security Related Announcement from Wordfence Regarding Clef

A few hours ago Clef, the two-factor authentication plugin used by over 1 million WordPress sites, announced that they would shut down within 3 months. This announcement has caught the WordPress community and many users by surprise. Clef has provided a transition guide for their users and Wordfence is one of the products they recommend as an alternative to Clef. You can find more detail and links to the announcements on …

In Simple Terms

The Internet is a network of computer networks that allows computers from all over the world to share data and information with each other. The internet is used to transfer all kinds of data via several different ways called protocols. Some protocols you may be familiar with are: FTP  or File Transfer Protocol (used to move files from one computer to another) POP – Post Office Protocol (used to send …

A Brief History

The internet started way back in the late 60’s. It was developed for the U.S. Dept of Defense by an agency called the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Their job was to create a network of computers with no one central point of control or command.  In the event of a nuclear  attack vital information could be rerouted and communications would remain intact.  It was called Arpanet. In the 70’s several …