We’re just about halfway through the month of February and already so many new web design and development related articles are being published around the web that it’s difficult to keep up! Lucky for you, we continue to gather them up each week in one tidy little package so you can find the latest all here on 1WD. Let’s dive in!

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CSS Scroll Snap Slide Deck That Supports Live Coding | CSS-Tricks

We’ll build a CSS-only slide deck that supports live coding, using native web functionality and modern styling, like CSS scroll snap.
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25 Creative Examples of About Us Pages

What are the features that make an About Us page engaging? Read on and be inspired with these 25 awesome examples.
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An Early Look at the WordPress Photo Directory

The new WordPress Photo Directory is a place where users can download CC0 photos. We take an early look and discuss its potential.
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Get creative with Pantone's Color of the Year 💜

This year, get inspired to use Pantone's Color of the Year, Very Peri, in your own designs as you pave the way forward for your clients, your colleagues, and yourself!
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How to Use Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design | Webdesigner Depot

What stands out as an incredible web design project for you? Do you count your creation as a success if it’s modern, minimal, and accessible? Maybe you’re the kind of designer that’s constantly experimenting with the latest dynamic design tools or state-of-the-art technology. Perhaps your websites are vivid, animated, and brimming with unique components? Sometimes, […]
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How to Keep Your Design Skills Fresh - Hongkiat

A designer's skill set can very quickly become obsolete in this day and age. Designers need to know more skills than ever before, and client expectations
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Make your client relationships a breeze: 5 tips to start using now

The secret to great client relationships might be more familiar than you think. Get actionable tips for building trust, setting boundaries, and allowing for more flexibility.
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How to Monitor the Uptime of a WordPress Website

WordPress website server uptime monitoring allows you to track outages on your website install. How to monitor server uptime in WordPress.
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Color Spaces for More Interesting Gradients | CSS-Tricks

Think of color spaces as a physical map where individual colors are points on the map. Gradients walk from one point on the map to the next.
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15 Best New Fonts, February 2022 | Webdesigner Depot

Type foundries have been putting out some really interesting fonts these last few months. Based on the collection of the best new fonts for February 2022, it looks like we’re going to see lots of throwbacks to the ‘70s in the coming year. Do we have Burger King’s most recent and successful rebranding campaign to […]
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How to Level Up Your Developer Portfolio

It's not a big secret that building a developer portfolio can greatly increase your chances of getting hired. Everyone tells you that. But, they don't always tell you what makes a good one. You see, many portfolios are generic and rather uninspiring. If your portfolio looks just like everyone else's,
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Replace JavaScript Dialogs With New HTML Dialog | CSS-Tricks

Here's how to replace JavaScript dialogs with the HTML dialog element with the same functionality as the alert(), confirm(), and prompt() methods.
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WordPress Website Analysis: Before & After ImageEngine | Webdesigner Depot

WordPress is by far the world’s most popular CMS. Not only does it dominate the CMS market with a 64% market share, but it also powers 39.6% of all websites. It has taken the internet by storm by democratizing the web for all. Now, anyone can build, manage, and host a successful website without needing […]
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How to Design a Flow Chart That Works (And Different Applications for Them)

Flow charts have a ton of practical application but aren’t often thought of as a design project. A flow chart can be a beautiful and functional design element. When it comes to using flow charts, the most common reason is to communicate complex information more visually. You can see proc...
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Top 10 graphic design trends to inspire your work in 2022

Explore ten creative graphic design trends of 2022 and get ideas for how to apply them to your own work this year.
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Drag and drop element in a list - JavaScriptSource

Create a sortable list whose items can be dragged and dropped inside it.
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5 Principles of Exceptional Case Studies in UX Portfolios

Principles to help you write unique and compelling UX Design case studies for your portfolio.
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Why Some Web Designers Are Feeling Forced into Change

In my thoroughly unscientific observation, web designers appear to be frustrated with the state of things. We take a look at why that is.
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Finding Empathy: Learning Accessibility Together

In Cloud Four's core values, we state our belief in "the web as a unifying platform to provide access to information for all people of all abilities." This inspires us to follow best practices (writing semantic HTML, for example), but more importantly, it reminds us to build empathy for experiences that may be different from...
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How to Make CSS Slanted Containers in 3 Steps | CSS-Tricks

Here's how to created a CSS slanted container where the container itself is slanted, but the text and images are balanced for better legibility.
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Toggle a class for an HTML element - JavaScriptSource

toggleClass toggles a class for an HTML element.
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Move over JavaScript: Back-end languages are coming to the front-end

A new crop of tools is helping developers build web UI components on the backend—no JavaScript required!
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5 Reasons You Don't Always Need a JavaScript Framework - The New Stack

Not every project needs a framework. This is true for many of the languages your software engineers depend on — including JavaScript.
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12 UI Design Trends for Web and Mobile We Started 2022 With

Check our annual review of design trends for websites, landing pages, and mobile apps, packed with tons of UI design examples.
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16 Best Typeface Micro-Sites | Webdesigner Depot

Are you looking for a unique font that will make your next project shine? Or maybe you need a typeface with a beautiful design and rich history behind it. Luckily, mini-sites for fonts allow us to creatively explore a font’s origins and history. We know (from our own experience) how important it is for UI […]
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