CodePen unleashes first major redesign

Code-sharing community site gets overhauled with a slew of new features and UI improvements.

For the last six months the CodePen team has been working in collaboration with Sparkbox to rework the website, which hasn’t had a major redesign since its inception three years ago.

The site that’s been unveiled has a lot of changes, but its just the beginning of an iterative process to improve how CodePen works and looks. The team will be designing in the open, taking on user feedback at every step and documenting their learnings via a blog and a series of podcasts.

The new features are covered in this post.

Here are some that stood out to us:

  • Better capabilities for exploring pens. You can now look at 12 pens at once instead of 6, and you can browse more collections curated by the people you follow and the CodePen team.
  • Any pen can be a template. Start a new pen (not a fork, just a normal pen) using any other pen as a starting point.
  • Improved search. Search for people, posts and collections.
  • Improved UI in editors. David DeSandro was drafted in to make the editor UI smoother and nicer.
  • Custom CSS for all. Now anyone can apply custom CSS to their profile, not just pro users. Pro users can now use a pen as a profile header background.

http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/codepen-first-major-redesign-101517128

CSS-Tricks- Animate Bootstrap Menu with CSS : No Jquery

Animated Bootstrap Menu

Nowadays Bootstrap is the most widely used framework for responsive websites, and This Bootstrap Menu Tutorial help you to make Bootstrap Menu Attractive.

Hello everyone!! In this Tutorial I will explain how to create menu (Animated Bootstrap Menu), you already know jQuery right? Let’s clear about JQuery, A short description about jQuery, jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. But in this tutorial we will not use any JS. As well as we are going to use BOOTSTRAP (For Menu) with less use of CSS.

The aim is to create BOOTSTRAP MENU without JQuery, with several transition effects.

BootStrap Menu Demo

 

http://html5beginners.com/css-tricks-animated-bootstrap-menu/

How To UP YOUR GAME as a Web Designer

Tell your potential clients, not only do you design beautiful websites, you design websites that convert!

Designers that make beautiful websites are everywhere. As a designer you need to demonstrate to your potential clients that not only do you create beautiful designs but your designs are carefully crafted marketing tools that convert potentially interested people into devoted customers. Doing this isn’t easy but it will dramatically improve your business and more importantly it will improve your client’s business. When they sell more, thanks to your website, they will spread the word and before you know it you will be turning potential clients away or hiring staff.

In order to convince your clients that you create websites that convert you need to start a crash course on marketing and apply it to all the skill and knowledge you have about SEO and web design. Secondly, you need to establish a standardized formula for getting to know your clients and their business needs. The more you understand about your client, the better job you can do at placing their website so that it will get the most exposure and the most traffic.

http://justcreative.com/2011/09/16/how-to-up-your-game-as-a-web-designer/

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad experiences into good ones.

We tend to follow the core principles of UX design, but sometimes they slip designers’ minds, and it leads to mistakes that are becoming an integral part of most projects. If UX were treated as linguistics, I would say they no longer are mistakes — they became UX errors.

To locate these errors, I reached out with the question ‘What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?’ to the following UX experts in the field: Paul Olyslager, Frank Gaine, Brad Frost, Stephen Hay, Andy Budd,Molly Wolfberg, and Heydon Pickering.

https://medium.com/@pkkoczorowski/the-8-worst-ux-mistakes-coming-from-experts-692884971f80

The math that every designer needs to know.

 

Historical architecture such as the pyramids and the Parthenon also contain the Fibonacci sequence if you examine them closely. To learn more about the ways in which this pattern of numbers has influenced art, do some research on the work of Da Vinci. He is very well known for his incorporation of thegolden ratio into his work.

http://www.creativebloq.com/design/math-every-designer-needs-know-91517049