7 Indispensable (and Free!) Website Graders You can audit your content in many ways—be it a quick-and-simple social media audit or a full-scale blog review. You can take the time to run the numbers yourself (a useful exercise!), or you can plug a URL into I’m the type to always plug our Buffer blog URL into a tool to get feedback. Designing With Your Clients We have all known the pain of a client interfering in the design process. Phrases like “Make the logo bigger” and “Put that above the fold” have become a running joke in the web design community. It is not unusual for web designers to lose money on a project as a result of the client endlessly iterating on the design. DHTML Style Guide Working Group – AOL Access The DHTML Style Guide Working Group (DSGWG) has come together to create a recommendation for keyboard shortcuts to be used in website widgets. We realize that many keystrokes are already in use by various operating systems, user interfaces, and assistive technology. Therefore our task is to recommend the best, most intuitive, most international friendly shortcut keys possible without regard to their current use. It is hoped that developers, AT vendors, and Browser manufactures will use these as guidelines, but understand it may not be practical or possible given their individual constraints.
Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom Some free resources on Graphic Organizers The following are some of the best websites where teachers can have free access to a variety of graphic organizers templates and other relevant materials. 1- Educational Place This website contains dozens of pre made graphic organizers that you can easily download or print off to use use in your classroom. 2- Ed Helper This is another popular website where teachers have free access to a plethora of printable graphic organizers covering all kinds of topics and themes. 3- Education Oasis This website contains over 50 free printable graphic organizers for teachers to use with their students. 4- Read Write Think This is one of my favourite resource.
How browsers work Introduction Web browsers are probably the most widely used software. In this book I will explain how they work behind the scenes. We will see what happens when you type 'google.com' in the address bar until you see the Google page on the browser screen. The browsers we will talk about There are five major browsers used today - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. Five Simple Steps Paper, plastic & pixels by Brendan Dawes Watch Now Make it happen by Allison House Watch Now
Front-end Style Guides Creating and Maintaining Style Guides for Websites Style guides, once the exclusive domain of print designers, are now finding their way onto the web. In this book, you'll learn about the style guides that have been created specifically for websites, and how to make and maintain your own. Designers and developers have taken different approaches to putting together their own web-based style guides. This book highlights the various techniques and the projects that have used them.
9 basic principles of responsive web design Responsive web design is a great solution to our multi-screen problem, but getting into it from the print perspective is difficult. No fixed page size, no millimetres or inches, no physical constraints to fight against. Designing in pixels for Desktop and Mobile only is also the past, as more and more gadgets can open up a website. Therefore, let's clarify some basic principles of responsive web design here to embrace the fluid web, instead of fighting it. Style Guides It’s becoming increasingly necessary to be consistent and cohesive across an ever-growing number of media channels. As it turns out, that’s no easy task. That’s why organizations, companies, and brands are turning to style guides to establish sound footing in an otherwise turbulent landscape. There’s no one definition for the term “style guide”. The term means different things to different people, so it’s worth taking a look at the various flavors of style guides out in the wild. Here are the basic style guide categories I’ve come across:
Front-End Style-Guides: Definition, Requirements, Component Checklist Summary: Front-end style-guides help efficient design and testing, and enforce UI consistency. We present 8 style-guide requirements and 25 common components. What Is a Front-End Style Guide? A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations My interest in coding my designs was lost at the the moment I realized how much trickery had to be done to make it happen. Seemingly simple issues could be solved in so many ways. Yet it still might not have worked on some browsers. One thing that always made me wonder is why there's a division between design and code. Rethinking the Grid At Shopify, we’re rebuilding much of our front-end code for Shopify Admin. This is giving us the opportunity to re-evaluate why and how we build things. One of the first components that we decided to work on was the grid. 24 Column Grid Shopify has, for at least the last two and a half years that I’ve worked there, a 24 column, percentage-based grid.
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
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