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12 Multipurpose WordPress Themes You Should Use in 2019

The “Jack of all trades, Master of none” adage certainly applies to all kinds of “all-in-one” tools. It can apply to poorly-coded or feature-poor multipurpose website themes as well. There are, however, plenty of premier multipurpose WordPress themes. They will successfully handle anything you throw at them. The real challenge you face is different. It is not one of having to conduct an exhaustive search…

How to Defer Offscreen Images in WordPress With Lazy Loading

One of Google PageSpeed Insights performance suggestions is to defer offscreen images in WordPress with lazy loading. Lazy loading images in WordPress lowers the initial load time and page payload, without sacrificing content. Lazy loading improves your visitor’s experience, by serving only what your visitors need when they need it. It’s way more efficient than the load-all-the-images-just-in-case approach that results in a slow loading image…

Prototyping An App’s Design From Photoshop To Adobe XD

About The Author Manuela is a Digital Illustrator from Napoli, Italy. She started as a Web Designer but then followed her primary passion: Adobe Illustrator. Drawing is her … More about Manuela… (This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) There are many ways to design and create an app’s look. Learn how to transfer an app’s design from Photoshop to XD, continuing to work on…

An ex-Apple designer explains why Cupertino didn’t address screen addiction earlier

On Thursday, at Fast Company‘s first annual Impact Council, the issue was heartily debated and discussed by Imran Chaudhri, the founder of Humane and a former designer at Apple, and Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business. They both described their own experiences with the ethics of design, with Chaudhri talking about his time at Apple and expressing his own…

Sketch vs Figma, Adobe XD, And Other UI Design Applications

About The Author Ashish is a designer, technology enthusiast and gamer. Other than drooling over gadgety goodness on the web and elsewhere, he leads a UX Design Studio in Pune, … More about Ashish… For a while now, Sketch has been the de facto application of choice for UX and UI designers. But in the last year or two, we have seen many new contenders…

Build a Decentralized Web Chat in 15 Minutes

In this 15 minute tutorial we’re going to build a simple decentralized chat application which runs entirely in a web browser. All you will need is a text editor, a web browser, and a basic knowledge of how to save HTML files and open them in the browser. We’re going to use Bugout, a JavaScript library that takes care of the peer-to-peer networking and cryptography. If you just want the…

The Best WordPress Voting Plugins 2019

Visitors are the most valuable asset to any blog. One way in which you can increase visitor count is by identifying the type of content that they favor and by providing it to them on a regular basis. However, how do we know what type of content they like? Simple—just ask them. Those small buttons that you see on many websites—thumbs, emoticons, likes, upvotes—can help…

Insights from Recent Web Developer Surveys

Surveys offer a wealth of extremely valuable information. For the web developing world, this can have huge implications. Have you ever wondered where the people in your field are working, what tools they’re using, and how long they’ve been in the business? What’s your competition and where should you be devoting your time? Thanks to numerous web developer surveys, all of these questions can be…

Privacy UX: Common Concerns And Privacy In Web Forms

About The Author Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running … More about Vitaly… Web interfaces have become quite a character, haven’t they? Self-indulgent, impolite, disrespectful and obsessed with user’s data. In this series of articles, we’re looking into privacy UX patterns to make our interfaces…

Your WPMU DEV 2019 Quarter 2 Roadmap Roundup Just Landed!

We start each quarter visiting our product Roadmap and spilling the beans on what to look for moving forward. When we published our roadmap nearly 2 years ago (can you believe it), it created a unique direct line of communication with our members. We knew it would help them make better business decisions and plan for the future. What we didn’t expect was the dramatic…