Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine


Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers.

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He’s a full-stack developer, an active contributor to the Laravel framework, writer, speaker, and podcast co-host — please meet our Person of the Week: Caleb Porzio. Thank you for everything you do for the community, dear @calebporzio ! #smashingcommunity 

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Q: When is the best time to ask for permissions (location, camera etc.)? Only when a customer is very likely to accept it, and heavily invested in making progress. Q: When is the best time to show onboarding tips? Probably when the user is doing repetitive, mundane tasks.

Q: When is the best time to ask for feedback, rating or review? Probably after a "success" moment, when a customer might be willing to share what they like or don’t like. In the end, it’s all about the right timing.

It’s all about the right timing. That’s why these things usually don’t work well in testing: – Showing an install app prompt, newsletter box on first load – Asking for push notifications upon first load – Asking for email confirmation in "personal details” (copy-paste)

Didn’t know about that one. Meet content-visibility, the new CSS property that boosts rendering performance with CSS containment — by @Una  and Vladimir Levin.

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Have you tried using product tours in your React app? @BKrofegha  explains what they are the types you can use in the React ecosystem — along with their pros and cons.

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Sharing stories behind UX design and how it helps technology fit into our lives: meet the Wireframe Podcast. Hosted by @khoi , it’s a unique, highly produced podcast for UX/UI designers, graphic designers, and the design-curious. Tune in:

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On today’s @SmashingPod  episode, we’re talking about Serverless architectures. What does that mean, and how does it differ from how we might build sites currently? 🎙 Smashing Podcast Episode 22 With @chriscoyier : What Is Serverless?

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Wondering what the difference is between ___ and ___ in CSS, DOM, HTML or JavaScript? @nghuuphuoc  has your back with super useful explanations that include many good practices, tips and tricks as well as “good to know” sections.

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That's why the weight of most websites is out of proportion.

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We removed FB buttons and traffic from Facebook increased. Reason: instead of "liking" articles, readers share it on their timeleine.

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“The notifications prompt is by far the most frequently shown permission prompt. Not even 3% of these prompts got accepted by users. Most prompts are dismissed, while almost 19% of prompts caused users to leave the site immediately”.

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The rumours were true: Microsoft Edge browser will be based on Chromium in future. Thus, the only non-Chromium browser on Windows will be Firefox. So, please, for the love of Web: TEST IN FIREFOX. Thank you. xxx

An interesting idea on proximity feedback. As the user moves towards “Register” button, highlight the input fields that aren’t completed yet. ↬ Proximity Feedback Ideas

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