How To Increase Mobile Conversions With Category Page Design

For e-commerce designers, it’s easy to focus on designing the home page, individual product pages as well as the checkout experience because they’re obvious stepping stones along the mobile shoppers’ journey. Based on the following data, though, category pages also have a role to play — as the intermediary between search engines and e-commerce websites.
Jill Kocher Brown, the SEO Director of JumpFly, shared the following research at SMX West 2020:

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How To Make Life Easier When Using Git

Git was released almost 15 years ago. In that time it has gone from underdog to unbeaten champion, git init is often the first command run on a new project. It is undoubtedly an important tool that many of us use on a daily basis… and yet it is often seen as magic: brilliant, but scary.
There’s been a lot written about getting started with git, understanding how git works under the hood or techniques for better branching strategies.

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How Should Designers Learn To Code? Git, HTML/CSS, Engineering Principles (Part 2)

Literally, tomes have been written on version control. Nevertheless, I will start by sharing a brief explanation and other introductory content to whet your appetite for further study.
Version control (not to be confused with version history) is basically a way for people to collaborate in their own environments on a single project, with a single main source of truth (often called the “master” branch).
I’ll go over today is the bare minimum you’ll need to know in order to download a project, make a change, and then send it to master.

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Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseparable

For the past few years, books about HTML and CSS have almost vanished from my studio bookshelves. I replaced them with books on art direction, editorial, and graphic design.
Recently, I was browsing a new addition to my library and was captivated by one magazine spread. I loved the way its designer has playfully combined images and typography to create a design which was full of energy and movement. To remind myself to take another look at this design, I snapped a picture of it with my iPhone.

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Announcing Smashing Online Workshops

We had to postpone our SmashingConf in San Francisco until 10th–11th November 2020 and, like so many of you, our team will be staying firmly put at home for the next month or more. However, we know that many of you are still hoping to develop your skills, and we had workshops ready to go. We decided to find a way to bring the workshops to your home office, trying to keep as much of the live experience as possible.

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Smashing Podcast Episode 12 With Paul Boag: What Is Conversion Optimisation?

In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about the user experience around converting site visitors into customers. Can our selling techniques leave customers feeling cheated? And how can that be avoided? I spoke to conversion optimisation specialist Paul Boag to find out.
Show Notes More about the book Click! How To Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks Paul on Twitter The Boagworld UX Show Paul’s consultancy Boagworks Weekly Update “Implementing Infinite Scroll And Image Lazy Loading In React,”

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A Practical Overview Of CSS Houdini

It takes a long time for a new CSS feature or improvement to progress from an initial draft to a fully-supported and stable CSS feature that developers can use. JavaScript-based polyfills can be used as a substitute for the lack of browser support in order to use new CSS features before they’re officially implemented. But they are flawed in most cases. For example, scrollsnap-polyfill is one of several polyfills that can be used to fix browser support inconsistencies for the CSS Scroll Snap specification.

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Creating Sortable Tables With React

Table sorting has always been a pretty hard issue to get right. There’s a lot of interactions to keep track of, extensive DOM mutations to do and even intricate sorting algorithms, too. It’s just one of those challenges that are hard to get right. Right?
Instead of pulling in external libraries, let’s try to make stuff ourselves. In this article, we’re going to create a reusable way to sort your tabular data in React.

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How Should Designers Learn To Code? The Terminal And Text Editors (Part 1)

As a designer with many years of experience, I often encourage my colleagues and reports to pick up some coding skills. While many are open to the idea, others balk at the notion. I usually hear some variation of “I didn’t study design to become a developer.” Although this is a valid concern, I’d like to emphasize two points: a better understanding of the materials usually leads to better outcomes, and there is an important distinction between “coding” and “software engineering.

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How Indigo.Design Usability Testing Takes The Guesswork Out Of Web Design

Usability is critical for a website’s success, but it can be difficult to nail down in early design and development stages without a little help.
It’s not as though the research and preparation you do for a new site won’t give you insights on how to build something that’s both beautiful and functional. And having a rock-solid design system and designer-developer handoff will certainly help you bring quality control and consistency to your site.

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