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Making Sense Of TypeScript, In 50 Lessons

Every other day, one of your team members makes a case for switching to TypeScript. Maybe you rely on unreliable JavaScript libraries, or you have a large number of contributors, or the code base is difficult to maintain. The reasons are always similar, but so is the hesitance from the team. Why change the stack that seems to be working? That’s the question we’ve asked ourselves as well. So we’ve...

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How We Run Online Workshops

Over the past few months, many organizations have struggled in one way or another. Smashing, too, has had to get creative and we’ve had to rethink our conferences and workshops. In this post, I’ll share what we’ve learned about taking our workshops online. When difficulties began back in March, it was essential that we reacted quickly. There was no huge deposit in the bank, no friendly investment to rely on...

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Smashing Giveaway: Join Smashing Newsletter and Win Smashing Prizes

With so much happening in front-end and UX these days, it can be quite difficult to keep track of important things. Luckily, there are wonderful newsletters and blogs out there that shed light on the latest in the web industry. In fact, with our weekly Smashing Email Newsletter, we aim to achieve that as well. Every week, we send out useful front-end & UX tips, techniques and tools to help...

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Master TypeScript in 50 Short Lessons

Every other day, one of your team members makes a case for switching from “chaotic” JavaScript to “sane” TypeScript. Maybe you rely on not-very-well-understood JavaScript libraries, or you have a large number of contributors, or the code base is difficult to maintain. The reasons are always similar, but so is the hesitance from the team. Why change the stack that seems to be working just fine? That's the question we've...

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Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Last month we released Smart Interface Design Checklists PDF, a deck of 100 cards with questions to ask when designing and building pretty much any interface component. Each checklist — from intricate data tables and web forms to troublesome hamburgers and carousels — has been curated and refined for years. All checklists are based upon usability sessions, design iterations and A/B tests. It's a useful tool for designers & front-end...

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Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF Vitaly Friedman 2020-08-04T14:00:00+00:00 2020-08-04T16:04:14+00:00 Every UI component, no matter if it’s an accordion, a hamburger navigation, a data table, or a carousel, brings along its unique challenges. Coming up with a new solution for every problem takes time, and often it’s really not necessary. We can rely on smart design...

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Smart Interface Design Patterns In Your Pocket: Checklist Cards PDF

Every UI component, no matter if it’s an accordion, a hamburger navigation, a data table, or a carousel, brings along its unique challenges. Coming up with a new solution for every problem takes time, and often it’s really not necessary. We can rely on smart design patterns and usability tests, and ask the right questions ahead of time to avoid issues down the line. Meet "Smart Interface Design Checklists", with...

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#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter Vitaly Friedman 2020-06-04T10:00:00+00:00 2020-06-04T14:07:30+00:00 Contributing to positive change is difficult, but it’s the right pursuit, no matter how much effort it takes. For years here at Smashing, we’ve been working with our dear authors and speakers, as well as students and professionals around the world, to share insights and practical techniques to work better and faster. We’re very much committed to that mission, and it’s always an incredible...

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Click! Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book

Click! Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book Click! Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book Vitaly Friedman 2020-06-02T12:00:00+00:00 2020-06-02T14:07:49+00:00 You’ve been there before, haven’t you? Perhaps your manager insists on using a dark pattern to trick customers into buying. Or an A/B test has just shown that an annoying pop-up does increase sign-ups. Or maybe you always end up firefighting negative reviews and angry customer inquiries and your calls to action...

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Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks

Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks Meet “Click!”: Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks Vitaly Friedman 2020-05-12T11:00:00+00:00 2020-05-12T12:45:17+00:00 The web has become a noisy place with millions of companies trying to get users’ attention. No wonder many of them apply increasingly desperate techniques to encourage users to act on their websites. We’ve seen an explosion of dark patterns attempting to manipulate users into handing over personal data or make a...

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