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Digital media magazine for designers and developers
Web design plus tips and tricks.

Upcoming Online Workshops: January – May 2022

19 January 2022 @ 11:00 am

What goes into creating a successful design system? How can you take your testing workflow to the next level? And what smart interface design patterns could help you enhance your UIs? Let’s figure it out. With our [online workshops on front-end and UX](https://smashingconf.com/online-workshops).

Freebie: Wayfinding Icon Sets (164 Icons, PNG, SVG, AI, EPS)

18 January 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Every once in a while, we publish [freebies](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/freebies) related to different occasions and themes. We hope that with this icon set, everyone will be able to find their own use case for these icons in particular. Today, we present to you three icon sets designed by the creative folks at GraphicSurf — all free for personal and commercial use.

Modern Fluid Typography Using CSS Clamp

17 January 2022 @ 1:00 pm

We’ll explore fluid typography principles, use-cases, implementation with CSS clamp() and an interactive fluid typography calculator.

Ten Tips For Aspiring Designer Beginners (Part 2)

14 January 2022 @ 3:00 pm

In [Part 1](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/01/ten-tips-aspiring-designer-beginners-part1/), Luis Ouriach shared advice he wished he had when starting out in his career. In this second and last part of this series, Luis continues sharing tips that helped him grow and become a better designer throughout the years.

Building A Web Code Editor

13 January 2022 @ 11:30 am

If you’re a developer who’s thinking about building a platform that requires a code editor in one form or another, then this article is for you. This article explains how to create a web code editor that displays the result in real time with the help of some HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

How To Hire For Digital Accessibility Roles

12 January 2022 @ 10:30 am

Accessibility must be a permanent program within organizations, much like security. In this article, Kate Kalcevich shares tips on which skills and questions to keep in mind when hiring for digital accessibility roles.

A Deep CSS Dive Into Radial And Conic Gradients

10 January 2022 @ 12:30 pm

In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at two gradients: `conic-gradient` and `radial-gradient`. You’ll see how each one of them works in detail, what the differences and similarities are between them, how and where to use them, and some use cases for each.

Changing A Tire On A Moving Car (Or How To Improve Product Roadmaps)

7 January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Product roadmaps are often treated as a series of checkboxes. But they are more than that. In this article, Scott Himmer explains how internal partnerships, research, design systems, and regular touch bases can help make sure that your product roadmap is a successful one.

Ten Tips For Aspiring Designer Beginners (Part 1)

5 January 2022 @ 1:00 pm

In this article (the first part in a series of two), Luis Ouriach shares advice that he wishes he has when starting out in his career. These tips come from his experience as a user interface and product designer for close to ten years, and if you’re starting just now, then read on!

Composition-Based Design System In Figma

3 January 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Figma has advanced enough where it now supports some powerful concepts that can help with the flexibility and maintainability of a design system. In this article, Sasha explains why she finds the Systems Designer position so rewarding — and it’s not only because of how fast certain tools have developed to help her master challenges she faces in her work projects.

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Useful resources and inspiration for creative minds (html, css, javascript)

Animate Anything Along an SVG Path

19 January 2022 @ 10:42 am

Learn how to code creative animations using SVG paths and the getPointAtLength() function. The post Animate Anything Along an SVG Path appeared first on Codrops.

9 Awesome WordPress Plugins to Use in 2022

18 January 2022 @ 10:01 am

A collection of high-quality and popular WordPress plugins that will ease the process of building a website. The post 9 Awesome WordPress Plugins to Use in 2022 appeared first on Codrops.

Case Study: Anatole Touvron’s Portfolio

14 January 2022 @ 1:09 pm

A practical case study of Anatole Touvron’s Portfolio where you'll get some insight on the process and some valuable tips. The post Case Study: Anatole Touvron’s Portfolio appeared first on Codrops.

Collective #694

13 January 2022 @ 11:56 am

Biased by Design * Vanta.js * Parcel CSS * Color Modulation * Memory leaks The post Collective #694 appeared first on Codrops.

Pixel Distortion Effect with Three.js

12 January 2022 @ 11:19 am

An interactive WebGL pixel distortion effect with lots of possibilities based on the effect seen on the website for "Infinite Bad Guy". The post Pixel Distortion Effect with Three.js appeared first on Codrops.

10 Best WordPress Themes to Use in 2022

11 January 2022 @ 9:36 am

A collection of top WordPress themes going into 2022 to help you find the perfect fit for your project. The post 10 Best WordPress Themes to Use in 2022 appeared first on Codrops.

Crafting Scroll Based Animations in Three.js

5 January 2022 @ 11:09 am

Learn how to create a scroll based animation in WebGL with Three.js. The post Crafting Scroll Based Animations in Three.js appeared first on Codrops.

Building a Scrollable and Draggable Timeline with GSAP

3 January 2022 @ 11:44 am

Learn how to build a scrollable and draggable horizontal timeline using GSAP's ScrollTrigger and Draggable plugins. The post Building a Scrollable and Draggable Timeline with GSAP appeared first on Codrops.

A Look Back at 2021: Roundup of Codrops Resources

31 December 2021 @ 6:33 pm

The countdown to the new year is already running! Join us for a look back at our favorite posts from 2021. The post A Look Back at 2021: Roundup of Codrops Resources appeared first on Codrops.

Collective #693

30 December 2021 @ 12:03 pm

Typejuice * PrinceJS * CSS in 2022 * React Native Skia * Smoothly Reverting CSS Animations The post Collective #693 appeared first on Codrops.

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Inspiration industrial design, technology, concepts, advertising and web design.

10 Mind-Blowing Glass-Blown Snakes By Ryan Eicher

19 January 2022 @ 3:58 pm

Ryan Eicher is a Maryland-based artist who creates colorful and mesmerizing snakes by blowing glass. The artist has been blowing glass for 15 years and making snakes for around 10 years. DeMilked reached out to him and asked him about his inspiration for creating these serpents. The artist revealed, “I love lampworking, the process of […] The post 10 Mind-Blowing Glass-Blown Snakes By Ryan Eicher appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 20 Funny And Sarcastic Comics That Highlight Interesting Conflicts Occurring In Society (New Pics)

30 Times People Spotted Such Bad Home Designs, They Just Had To Share On This FB Group

19 January 2022 @ 3:01 pm

Designing a home is truly a talent– and not everyone is good at it. The post 30 Times People Spotted Such Bad Home Designs, They Just Had To Share On This FB Group appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 30 Great Things That Aged Incredibly Poorly, Shared In This Online Thread 20 Interesting Vintage Photos Colorized By Sébastien De Oliveira

20 Times People Brought Their Cars For Repair And Left The Mechanics Speechless (New Pics)

19 January 2022 @ 1:59 pm

If you think that empty soda cans and sweaty sneakers in the back seat of your car are bad, just take a look at some of the pictures members of this online community post. The post 20 Times People Brought Their Cars For Repair And Left The Mechanics Speechless (New Pics) appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 40 Weird And Crazy Things Car Mechanics Spotted On The Job 30 Unfortunate Accidents That Made Homeowners’ Lives Miserable

30 Of The Coolest Things People Found In Thrift Stores, As Shared In This Online Group

19 January 2022 @ 1:23 pm

Anyone who has ever been thrift store shopping will tell you how awesome it is to explore things and find hidden treasures. The post 30 Of The Coolest Things People Found In Thrift Stores, As Shared In This Online Group appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 30 Times People Were Blown Away By These “Absolute Units” $25k Prize Winner Of ‘High Art’ Contest Has Just Been Announced, And Weed Li

30 Random Pics That Might Entertain You, As Shared By ‘Mildly Interesting’ Twitter Account (New Pics)

18 January 2022 @ 3:58 pm

The Reddit community "r/MildlyInteresting" is a storehouse of entertaining and surprising stuff. The post 30 Random Pics That Might Entertain You, As Shared By ‘Mildly Interesting’ Twitter Account (New Pics) appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 30 Accidental Future Predictions That Turned Out To Be Absolutely Correct 30 “Forbidden Snacks” You Probably Shouldn’t Eat (New Pics)

30 Adorable Turtle Pics That Might Just Make Your Day

18 January 2022 @ 2:59 pm

Just some adorable pics of turtles and tortoises to make your day a little brighter! The post 30 Adorable Turtle Pics That Might Just Make Your Day appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: Round Diamond Rings with a Halo 5,000 Melting Ice Sculptures In Birmingham Commemorate Victims Of WWI

20 Times This Instagram Account Shared Historical Facts That You Might Find Interesting

18 January 2022 @ 2:00 pm

If you are one of those people who continuously look for information about people and events from the past, this is where you'll find them. The post 20 Times This Instagram Account Shared Historical Facts That You Might Find Interesting appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 20 Funny And Sarcastic Comics That Highlight Interesting Conflicts Occurring In Society (New Pics) 30 Most Adorable And Creative Costumes That Kids Wore Fo

20 Young Hollywood Actors Who Are Not The Products Of Nepotism, As Pointed Out In This Online Group

18 January 2022 @ 12:59 pm

Although nepotism is very common in many professions, people seem to have more respect for those who pave their own way in talent-based careers. The post 20 Young Hollywood Actors Who Are Not The Products Of Nepotism, As Pointed Out In This Online Group appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: 20 Things That Are Widely Accepted But Need To Be De-Normalized Keanu Reeves Stole The Show After Bringing His Mother As His Oscars Da

20 Tableware Fails At Restaurants That Might Make You Wonder “Why?” (New Pics)

17 January 2022 @ 3:57 pm

Sometimes restaurants try to get creative with their presentation and plating ideas but fail miserably. The post 20 Tableware Fails At Restaurants That Might Make You Wonder “Why?” (New Pics) appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: This Hairstylist Shows Just How Much A Different Hairstyle Can Change A Person (20 New Pics) McDonald’s Japan Releases A Line Of Adorable

30 Pics That Prove Museums And Galleries Are Not As Boring As People Think

17 January 2022 @ 2:58 pm

Who said people can't have fun in museums? The post 30 Pics That Prove Museums And Galleries Are Not As Boring As People Think appeared first on DeMilked. Related posts: People Share 20 Weird And Unexplainable Things That Happened To Them Men’s Jewelry and Accessory Picks for the Summer

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Get your own printed t-shirts via stickers and framed prints, not forgetting calendars, canvases and posters

110 Alfred Hitchcock Quotes for When We All Go a Little Mad

10 January 2022 @ 6:34 pm

Alfred Hitchcock Master of Antecipation designed and sold by lambsandwolves Every Alfred Hitchcock fan can attest — the director is... The post 110 Alfred Hitchcock Quotes for When We All Go a Little Mad appeared first on Redbubble Life.

Gift Industry Trends 2021: Gift Thoughtfully (Not Cheaply)

6 January 2022 @ 6:14 pm

Be a Nice Human designed and sold by Cat Coquillette You don’t need to look at current gift industry statistics... The post Gift Industry Trends 2021: Gift Thoughtfully (Not Cheaply) appeared first on Redbubble Life.

80 New Year Resolution Ideas To Inspire a Rewarding 2022

4 January 2022 @ 12:05 am

Be Addicted to Bettering Yourself designed and sold by tobiasfonseca It’s that time of year again where people start making... The post 80 New Year Resolution Ideas To Inspire a Rewarding 2022 appeared first on Redbubble Life.

What to Write in a Thank You Card For Every Occasion

23 December 2021 @ 7:05 pm

You da best designed and sold by HeloBirdie Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say when someone... The post What to Write in a Thank You Card For Every Occasion appeared first on Redbubble Life.

85 Potato Puns That Are Sure To Sprout a Smile

23 December 2021 @ 4:04 pm

Best Spuddies designed and sold by Sophie Corrigan We’ll stop tater-taunting you with these potato puns and get right to... The post 85 Potato Puns That Are Sure To Sprout a Smile appeared first on Redbubble Life.

170 Dad Jokes That Are So Bad They’re Good

23 December 2021 @ 3:27 pm

Warning: Subject To Spontaneous Outbursts Of Dad Jokes designed and sold by Rob Price. Whether you’re a dad or not,... The post 170 Dad Jokes That Are So Bad They’re Good appeared first on Redbubble Life.

84 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Any Budget

16 December 2021 @ 7:28 pm

Christmas Pattern Design with GIngerbread designed and sold by lettostudio It happens every year: Just when you think you’ve wrapped... The post 84 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Any Budget appeared first on Redbubble Life.

150 Christmas Jokes That Are Ho Ho Ho-larious

7 December 2021 @ 9:55 pm

Fleece Navidad Christmas Animal Pun designed and sold by punnybone You’re going to have a holly jolly Christmas with these... The post 150 Christmas Jokes That Are Ho Ho Ho-larious appeared first on Redbubble Life.

20 Gifts For Coworkers: The Ultimate Guide To Gifting in the Workplace

7 December 2021 @ 1:02 am

Japanses Ramen Noodles Bowl Mouse Pad designed and sold by WieskundePajamas Are My New Work From Home Outfit Spiral Notebook... The post 20 Gifts For Coworkers: The Ultimate Guide To Gifting in the Workplace appeared first on Redbubble Life.

34 Chris Farley Quotes to Make You Laugh in Your Van Down by the River

4 December 2021 @ 8:00 pm

I live in a van! designed and sold by Painatus Known for his energetic, physical and over-the-top comedy style and... The post 34 Chris Farley Quotes to Make You Laugh in Your Van Down by the River appeared first on Redbubble Life.

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Design news, culture, events and resources. A daily must-read for designers world wide.

Items Invented to Make Eating in a Car Easy

19 January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Eating fast food while sitting in your car is kind of sad, but I still do it. When you're in the middle of nowhere and starving, it's often the only option, with ubiquitous burger joints having COVID-closed dining areas and offering drive-thru only.Unsurprisingly, there's a category of objects designed to ease in-car dining. For starters, this plastic object mates the shape of your cupholder with a French fry container:

The Nasal Ranger: A Tool for Measuring Odors with Precision

19 January 2022 @ 3:00 pm

My college roommate's dad had an unusual and high-paying job: He was blessed with an extraordinary sense of smell, and worked for a major whiskey manufacturer in quality control. His job was to travel to various plants, and use his nose to confirm that each blend would taste exactly like the same blends made at the other plants.Because his nose was his moneymaker, each night he'd suck warm salt water from a Dixie cup up each nostril and spit it out of his mouth. (My roommate told me he'd grown up accustomed to the awful "HHHKKKKK" sound of his dad doing this each night.) Because of this daily salt water regimen, he hadn't had a cold in over 20 years!This invention might've given my roommate's dad a run for his money:

Tattoos for Cars: Japanese Finishing Expert Develops Metal Paint Engraving Technique

19 January 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Automotive finishing expert Takahiko Izawa runs Rohan Izawa Art Design, a car customizer with peerless techniques. Izawa spent over ten years perfecting "IZ METAL," a type of metal paint that he can spray onto a car and actually engrave into.Other finishers can do similar things on small parts of a car, like side mirrors and door handles, that can be chromed and subsequently engraved; however, Izawa eschews this method because it produces a finish that breaks down under UV over time. Izawa's IZ METAL technique, in contrast, not only retains its original finish over time, but al

Local Motors Shuts Down

19 January 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Local Motors, the company that introduced the radical concept of what they called the "co-creation design" of small-batch automobiles, with royalites paid to the designers, has gone out of business.Two years before the emergence of Quirky, a product development platform that also championed co-creation design, Local Motors set up shop in 2007 and began building an online community of designers and design fans. Members submitted automotive designs for the community to vote on for development, and by 2008 they'd chosen their first model: The Rally Fighter, designed by Sangho Kim, who was then a student at Art Center.

A Cleverly Designed Tool (That We Shouldn't Need in the First Place)

18 January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

This has me pretty conflicted. I love a cleverly designed tool, and this one clearly fits the bill, but I am questioning what we are doing as a society that creates the need for this tool.The HydroFlask Flex Strap Customizer was designed to allow you to easily remove the strap on your HydroFlask and replace it with one of a different color. Here's how it works, and you'll see why I call it clever:

Tactile Toy: A Touchable Tamagotchi

18 January 2022 @ 3:00 pm

This strange Japanese amusement device walks the line between innovative and creepy. The Punirines Touchable Digital Pet is, like the original Tamagotchi……a digital pet trapped inside an electronic case. But there's a finger-sized hole in the Punirines' case, so you can insert a digit and "pet" your Punirines. An animation of your finger appears on-screen, and you feel a texture—described as "squishy" in the product copy below—on your fingertip.

Brilliant Design: Tavar, Magnetically-Joined Modular Storage Furniture from Germany

18 January 2022 @ 2:00 pm

German inventor Michael Linden has designed a storage system that it's impossible to outgrow. Called Tavar, it's an easy-to-assemble modular system of panels and connectors that allows you to build an infinite number of rectilinear configurations, and you can integrate doors and drawers too.

Designey Cast Iron Wood Stoves

18 January 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Alba is a Portugese manufacturer of cast iron wood stoves. Although they offer traditional models, like this Metafire Stove…They also have two rather radical departures from the form, by designer Francisco Providência:R2D2 Stove

Engineer Figures Out How to Unload a 400-Pound Pallet From Her Vehicle Without a Forklift

17 January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Mechanical engineer Amy Qian purchased a cabinet-style SawStop table saw, which was loaded into her Honda Element on a pallet by a forklift at the store. When she got home, she then had to figure out how to get the 400-pound unit safely out of the vehicle—by herself.Qian's clever solution utilizes the built environment, two elements she fabricated herself, two tools she had lying around, and some 2x4s:

A Sofa That Turns Into a Bed, Designed to Fit in a Honda Element

17 January 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Carson Terry, a metal fabricator who goes by the handle Hossly, doesn't mind switching to wood for an interesting project. Mechanical engineer Amy Qian of AmyisMakingStuff designed a simple sofa unit that quickly extends into a bed and is designed to fit inside a Honda Element, and Terry built it:

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Web fonts for commercial use

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A zen guide to CSS via a single form HTML page.

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A 3D showcase & community to inspire more 3D creations.

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Yet another floor planner web app.

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Bicycles, Bicycles and bicycles in image and prose.

Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker

20 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

You gotta hand it both partners in this collaboration: both State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead have smashed it out of the Golden Gate Park with this smokin’ klunker and a psychedelic range of accessories. Coincidentally, the collection dropped today: 4/20 also being a celebration of cannabis culture. Fun fact: one of the original… The post Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker appeared first on The Spoken.

Straight Up Layup: ENVE’s New Custom Road Program

12 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

It finally happened: ENVE, our favorite composite component maker has announced the commencement of its own custom frame program — and while the name and livery might be one of the most uninspiring yet, the bare bones are looking beautiful. The addition of the ‘Custom Road’ to the catalog was a logical next step for… The post Straight Up Layup: ENVE’s New Custom Road Program appeared first on The Spoken.

L’automne Tourer: Marc’s Fall Fat Bike By Victoire Cycles

8 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

Not many would choose a fatbike as a first choice of vehicle to take on a long distance tour, but it depends on what type of terrain you intend to tackle. Marc traversed a good chunk of Europe to realize a fatbike was his ideal carriage. Marc’s list of conquered countries include France, Spain, Portugal,… The post L’automne Tourer: Marc’s Fall Fat Bike By Victoire Cycles appeared first on The Spoken.

Fast And Fizzy: Falconer Cruiser by Blue Lug

7 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm

It’s been two years since Cameron Falconer blew me away with the fat-tyred mini-velo dirt shredder he built for a Japanese customer. This new lemon sherbet cruiser again proves Falconer’s focus on fabricating insanely fun and functional bikes. Cameron can build you a rock-solid roadie or a sure-footed back road tourer, but he also has… The post Fast And Fizzy: Falconer Cruiser by Blue Lug appeared first on The Spoken.

Life In The Green Lane: Sven 650b+ Explorer

1 January 2021 @ 4:30 pm

It’s been a strange last few months but, if anything, they have proven that bicycles really are the best form of release from a locked-down lifestyle. This 650b+ Explorer from Dorset’s Sven Cycles is the ultimate escape plan — and it could be yours. The Explorer is one model in Sven’s Semi-Bespoke range, developed by… The post Life In The Green Lane: Sven 650b+ Explorer appeared first on The Spoken.

The Bike at the End of the Universe: Gloria’s Rogers Bespoke

13 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm

Six years ago in Adelaide during the Tour Down Under we had the pleasure and honour of meeting local frame builder JR of Rogers Bespoke and photographing his first build. Today we feature what may be his last custom bicycle — for his fiancé Gloria. The TDU is the first leg of the UCI World… The post The Bike at the End of the Universe: Gloria’s Rogers Bespoke appeared first on The Spoken.

High On A Hill: Stefan Amato’s Stelvio Pass Print

10 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm

If you’re a fan of riding up monstrous mountains, like to be reminded of that time you did or be inspired to do so, our good friend Stefan Amato has just created a couple of prints that will be right up your valley. The 2015 Eroica Britannia was one of the most memorable cycling events… The post High On A Hill: Stefan Amato’s Stelvio Pass Print appeared first on The Spoken.