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Variable Fonts on the Web, Explained

Variable fonts are, in a nutshell, font files which have settings you can change to subtly, or dramatically modify the font’s appearance. They’re set to make a big difference to type on the web—let’s take a closer look! Watch the Explainer Video Variable Fonts for Web Designers Through variable font . . . Read more

Quick Tip: Create a Color Scheme From an Image

In this quick tip I’m going to demonstrate something really useful, a technique I use regularly: how to create a color scheme from an image. Watch the Screencast //fast.wistia.com/assets/external/E-v1.js   Why might you need this? Imagine, for example, that you’re doing some design work (web design, or print, or whatever) . . . Read more

New Course: Creating Animated HTML5 Page Transitions

The days of over-the-top Flash animation may be long gone now, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon animation altogether. Subtly animated page transitions can give your websites a professional look and improve the user experience. Learn how to create them in our new course, Creating Animated HTML5 Page Transitions. . . . Read more

How to Use Implicit Track Sizing on Your CSS Grid

Up until now our CSS grid tutorials have focused largely on explicit values–track sizes which we’ve explicitly defined. We’ve used rows which are 200px high, or perhaps columns which are 1fr wide, and we’ve explicitly stated how many of them we want. But what if we don’t know (or don’t . . . Read more

Techniques For Empathy Interviews in Design Thinking

Empathy interviews are the cornerstone of Design Thinking. By entering and understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and motivations, we can understand the choices that person makes, we can understand their behavioral traits, and we are able identify their needs. This helps us innovate, and create products or services for that . . . Read more

New Course: Up and Running With Variable Fonts

Variable fonts are the next big thing in web typography. Get up to speed in our new course, Up and Running With Variable Fonts. What You’ll Learn Variable fonts allow for more creativity and design freedom than web designers have ever had with type before. And that’s all while simultaneously . . . Read more