- Upcoming Online Workshops: January – May 2022by email@example.com (Cosima Mielke) on January 19, 2022 at 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)by firstname.lastname@example.org (Anton Tyschenko) on January 18, 2022 at 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 Clampby email@example.com (Adrian Bece) on January 17, 2022 at 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)by firstname.lastname@example.org (Luis Ouriach) on January 14, 2022 at 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 Editorby email@example.com (Daniel Don) on January 13, 2022 at 11:30 am
- How To Hire For Digital Accessibility Rolesby firstname.lastname@example.org (Kate Kalcevich) on January 12, 2022 at 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 Gradientsby email@example.com (Ahmad Shadeed) on January 10, 2022 at 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)by firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Himmer) on January 7, 2022 at 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)by email@example.com (Luis Ouriach) on January 5, 2022 at 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 Figmaby firstname.lastname@example.org (Aleksandra Nagornaia) on January 3, 2022 at 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.
- New Year, Fresh Desktop (January 2022 Wallpapers Edition)by email@example.com (Cosima Mielke) on December 31, 2021 at 9:00 am
What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2022 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.
- How To Price Projects And Manage Scope Creepby firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Boag) on December 29, 2021 at 10:30 am
Scoping, estimating, and running digital projects can often feel like an exercise in futility. In this article, Paul Boag explains why you need to start breaking your projects down into manageable phases and why that’s the best way to achieve significant benefits.
- Building Gatsby Themes For WordPress-Powered Websitesby email@example.com (Paulina Hetman) on December 27, 2021 at 10:30 am
Have you already built and published a Gatsby theme? In this article, Paulina Hetman explains how Gatsby themes work and what problems they can solve by comparing Gatsby themes with their WordPress counterparts.
- Creating A Custom Range Input That Looks Consistent Across All Browsersby firstname.lastname@example.org (Alyssa Holland) on December 23, 2021 at 11:00 am
Range inputs have notoriously been a pain to style. Each browser renders the input differently requiring you to use vendor prefixes in order to create a cohesive look and feel. In this article, we’ll take a look at the quirkiness of the HTML range input and demonstrate how to style the input to look consistent across all major browsers.
- Useful UX Guidelines, Tools And Resourcesby email@example.com (Cosima Mielke) on December 22, 2021 at 10:00 am
A meaningful user experience is what can set your site apart from others. But what makes an experience truly meaningful? And how to achieve that? The tools, tips, and resources in this post not only help you to come up with a UX strategy that works for you and your team but also to circumvent potential UX pitfalls.