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Front End Development Guidelines

Front End Development Guidelines
Accessibility What's Up, DOCTYPE? The absence of a DOCTYPE is a crime punishable by death. You may have relied on the following DOCTYPE in the past, but it's important to know that this is now being superseded by a leaner and meaner snippet. Ideally, the HTML5 DOCTYPE should be used. It's supported in all modern browsers, and throws IE6 and IE7 into standards mode. Write Valid Semantic Markup Writing websites with clean, semantic HTML is something we wish we could always do. Headings should be heirarchically created from <h2>onwards, paragraphs should always be in <p> tags and so on and so forth. Which do you think looks cleaner, this? <span class="sectionHeading">A Heading</span><br /><br /> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. ... Or this? <h2>A Heading</h2><p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. ... Fallbacks for Middle Mouse Clicks One of the most frustrating accessibility and usability flaws of the modern web stems from the remapping of hyperlink click functions. Use Microformats For more information:

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40 Innovative UI Concepts from Dribbble Innovative concepts, whether practical or imaginative, can help progress creatives and their work to the next level. By breaking rules, ignoring common conventions, and testing the limits of design, we can create opportunities that allow us to enhance and improve our work. Take a look at some of these brilliantly designed interactions from Dribbble, and let them inspire creativity in your own work today. The Side Nav Revisited Appointment by Paresh Khatri Current Issue There’s one thing I’ve noticed in the 15+ years I’ve been practicing user-centered design and leading User Experience (UX) teams: one of the best ways to judge the experience of a User Experience practitioner is to assess the number and variety of the design solutions, or “tools,” they have available in their personal UX “tool belt.” Usability problems come in many shapes and sizes, and the solutions need to be equally varied – seasoned UX professionals don’t often fall into the trap of thinking just because they’ve mastered a standard set of design “hammers,” that every usability problem they see is a “nail.” This being said, most of us User Interface (UI) designers have spent our whole careers using visual tools to solve usability problems. Some of us have branched out to audio tools too, but the other human senses are rarely considered part of our practice. Haptic interfaces are nothing new. In fact, one of the first haptic interfaces was introduced in 1829 by Louis Braille.

How To Streamline your Website Building Process Call me odd but I find that being robotic in my approach to work seems to have the best results when faced with repetitive tasks or the need to replicate results across the board. From the very beginning of planning a website to its creation – I believe you can streamline the process to cut out wasted time, ensure you’re working on content that sells, and creating a step-by-step blueprint (for your own records) that allows you to knock down websites in a single swoop. This is how you can blitz your way into a new website this afternoon.

Front-end Style Guides We all know that feeling: some time after we launch a site, new designers and developers come in and make adjustments. They add styles that don’t fit with the content, use typefaces that make us cringe, or chuck in bloated code. But if we didn’t leave behind any documentation, we can’t really blame them for messing up our hard work. To counter this problem, graphic designers are often commissioned to produce style guides as part of a rebranding project. A style guide provides details such as how much white space should surround a logo, which typefaces and colours a brand uses, along with when and where it is appropriate to use them. Design guidelines

Useit June 4, 2017 Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop. Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices. June 4, 2017 Modal ads, ads that reorganize content, and autoplaying video ads were among the most disliked. Ads that are annoying on desktop become intolerable on mobile. 45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires - Smashing Magazine Designing websites can be a long and complicated process. Dealing with clients, designing prototypes, coding, programming, and testing – there’s a lot to keep track of and a lot to make sure gets done. That’s where checklists can make your life a whole lot easier. With lists of points covering multiple areas from content to usability to accessibility to standards, you’re a lot less likely to overlook important parts of a site. Below are 45 checklists to make your design process easier and more organized.

Top 10 best practices for front-end web developers Explain which div you’re closing Most of the time when I’m viewing a website source, I see, at the very bottom of the page, an almost endless list of closing </div> tags. In fact, many beginners think they just have to use divs instead of tables to produce quality code.

10 Conference Videos for Front-End Developers Here’s a collection of videos that I’ve stumbled across in recent months. I haven’t watched all of them, but they’re on my current to-watch list and what better way to remind myself to watch them than to blog them. Enjoy. Breaking Good Habits (Harry Roberts) Web Design Elements: Examples And Best Practices This overview features a hand-picked and organized selection of the most useful and popular Smashing Magazine’s articles featuring various building blocks of a website and published here over all the years. Call to Action Buttons: Examples and Best Practices Call to action in web design — and in user experience (UX) in particular — is a term used for elements in a web page that solicit an action from the user. The most popular manifestation of call to action in web interfaces comes in the form of clickable buttons that when clicked, perform an action (e.g.

Front-end Code Standards & Best Practices Overview This document contains guidelines for web applications built by the Creative Technology (front end engineering) practice of Roundarch Isobar. It is to be readily available to anyone who wishes to check the iterative progress of our best practices. This document's primary motivation is two- fold: 1) code consistency and 2) best practices.

Front end standards Is as awesome as Chewbacca riding a squirrel, fighting Nazis with a cross bow. - @codepo8 Foreword This little book is to aid a shared understanding of front-end development best practice at PUP. It's to help us deliver high quality content that works better, reaches more people - not only in today's browsers & devices, but in tomorrows.

Front-end Code Standards & Best Practices Overview This document contains guidelines for web applications built by the Creative Technology (front end engineering) practice of Isobar. It is to be readily available to anyone who wishes to check the iterative progress of our best practices.

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