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Smashing Magazine
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An online magazine for professional Web designers and developers with focus on valuable techniques, best practices and useful resources for the Web design community.
An online magazine for professional Web designers and developers with focus on valuable techniques, best practices and useful resources for the Web design community.

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✏️ Tired of hearing about cryptocurrency? It’s high time we took a closer look at hyperlinks and how they are one of the biggest currencies in the SEO world. This quick field guide aims to help you protect your website, improve your marketing or simply discover why so many people troll the comments section with strange links!

Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide - https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/linkbuilding-the-citizens-field-guide/
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✏️ Persuasion is all around us, in our everyday lives. As designers, we can use ethical persuasive design methods to get users to take some action. Lyndon Cerejo explains why we have to be selective about which one we use.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/persuasion-user-experience-design/

(Kindly sponsored by AdobeXD)
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✏️ How can we make custom elements reusable across projects? Let's look at how to augment HTML with components that have built-in functionality and styles: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/reusable-components-custom-elements-shadow-dom-npm/
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📚 Staying up to date with the latest techniques, browser updates, and hot topics can be quite a challenge. Every month, @helloanselm summarizes what’s been going on in the web industry, so you can easily catch up on everything new and important. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/monthly-web-development-update-7-2018/
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Still planning on attending a conference this year? There may be one taking place in your city and just around the corner — don't miss out! ;-)
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/web-tech-front-end-ux-conferences/
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✏️ With the right tools, you can bring your ideas to life in no time. Isabel Aracama wanted to create an illustration of a Volkswagen Beetle and so she did, with the Affinity Designer app. Here's how: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/flat-vector-illustration-affinity-designer/

(Sponsored by @affinitybyserif)
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✏️ Learning to code can be tough. Creator of LoveBits, Murat Kemaldar shares his advice on how writing code differently and poetically has helped him overcome his initial struggles and insecurities.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/writing-code-poems/
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✏️ Smooth collaboration between developers and designers is something everyone aspires to. Ida Aalen explains why it's important to include designers into the code review process:
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/collaboration-designers-code-review-process/
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✏️ CSS can be hard to manage across a project, especially when you need to include media queries for various breakpoints and fallbacks for older browsers.

Rachel Andrew takes a look at using Fractal to manage components which use CSS Grid: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/pattern-library-first-css/
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✏️ A website doesn’t just have to be built. It has to populated with material. The way this material is designed will have a large part in determining a website’s success. The better the research, the better the design and results:
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/07/better-research-design-results/
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