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wednesday
15 Sep 2021
Optimizing images on the web blog.cloudflare.com

Images are a massive part of the Internet. On the median web page, images account for 51% of the bytes loaded, so any improvement made to their speed or their size has a significant impact on performance.

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Optimizing images on the web
Performance
Perceived brightness: an essential concept for UI design bootcamp.uxdesign.cc

Look at the image above. Don’t you feel some colors are brighter than others? For example, between the yellow and blue: which is brighter?

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Perceived brightness: an essential concept for UI design
Design
Designing Beautiful Shadows in CSS joshwcomeau.com

In my humble opinion, the best websites and web applications have a tangible “real” quality to them. There are lots of factors involved to achieve this quality, but shadows are a critical ingredient.

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Designing Beautiful Shadows in CSS
Design
Grainy Gradients css-tricks.com

Browse through Dribbble or Behance, and you’ll find designers using a simple technique to add texture to an image: noise. Adding noise makes otherwise solid colors or smooth gradients, such as shadows, more realistic. But despite designers’ affinity for texture, noise is rarely used in web design.

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Grainy Gradients
Design
Orchestrating Complexity With Web Animations API smashingmagazine.com

There are way too many options in Web Animations API to pick them up that easily. Learning how timing works and how to control the playback of several animations at once makes for a solid foundation on which to base your projects on.

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Orchestrating Complexity With Web Animations API
Development
How Swappie increased mobile revenue by 42% by focusing on Core Web Vitals web.dev

Finding correlation between site performance and business metrics was the key to driving the success of their optimization efforts.

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How Swappie increased mobile revenue by 42% by focusing on Core Web Vitals
Performance
monday
13 Sep 2021
Experts Versus Elites overcomingbias.com

Consider a typical firm or other small organization, run via a typical management hierarchy. At the bottom are specialists, who do very particular tasks. At the top are generalists, who supposedly consider it all in the context of a bigger picture. In the middle are people who specialize to some degree, but who also are supposed to consider somewhat bigger pictures.

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Experts Versus Elites
General
Are You Wasting Your Google Ads Budget? 11 Lessons Learned in Audits searchenginejournal.com

Check out these common missteps that can waste your Google Ads budget, based on lessons learned in conducting PPC audits.

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Are You Wasting Your Google Ads Budget? 11 Lessons Learned in Audits
Ecommerce
Facebook & Instagram Topics to Watch For Q2 2021 searchenginejournal.com

The top six topics rising in popularity across Facebook and Instagram in Q2 2021 are shared in a new report.

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Facebook & Instagram Topics to Watch For Q2 2021
General
What’s New With DevTools: Cross-Browser Edition smashingmagazine.com

Learn what’s new with developer tools in Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Safari. Discover new and powerful features that will help you be more comfortable and productive when testing and debugging across browsers.

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What’s New With DevTools: Cross-Browser Edition
Development