Weekly News for Designers № 491

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Why we prefer CSS Custom Properties to SASS variables – Some advantages of using CSS variables, as opposed to their SASS counterparts.
Why we prefer CSS Custom Properties to SASS variables

Boom! Examining Explosions in Web Design – Splendid examples of this attention-getting special effect.
Boom! Examining Explosions in Web Design

Medium to own blog – As the name suggests, this tool will take your writing off of Medium and into your own blog.
Medium to own blog

Pickr – A simple, hackable color picker with no dependencies.
Pickr

How !important are we? – An essay on the web’s many people-generated problems, and some potential solutions.
How !important are we?

How to De-Clutter Your WordPress Site – Keep your WordPress site clean, inside and out.
How to De-Clutter Your WordPress Site

CSS Grid Generator – Build complex grid layouts via drag-and-drop with this tool.
CSS Grid Generator

Angular 8: UI Kit, Auth & Security – A free collection of Angular components, themes and more.
Angular 8: UI Kit, Auth & Security

Colors – Type in a color name or hex code and get a full range of shades, saturations and hues.
Colors

Writing blazing fast HTML code – Using the Emmet text editor plugin to streamline coding.
Writing blazing fast HTML code

Preparing Your Freelance Design Business for an Unexpected Absence – How to make sure your business doesn’t fall apart during time away.
Preparing Your Freelance Design Business for an Unexpected Absence

Why I’m still using jQuery in 2019 – The venerable library is still quite useful.
Why I'm still using jQuery in 2019

Unusual HTML tags worth knowing – Write more semantic markup with these lesser-known tags.
Unusual HTML tags worth knowing

10 Tutorials to Help You Master Adobe XD – Learn the ins and outs of Adobe’s popular wireframing/prototyping app.
10 Tutorials to Help You Master Adobe XD

Implementing a Scroll Based Animation with JavaScript – Learn how to add this popular scrolling effect to your own projects.
Implementing a Scroll Based Animation with JavaScript

20 Tutorials for Creating Posters in Adobe Illustrator – Discover the secrets behind creating beautiful, detail-oriented posters.
20 Tutorials for Creating Posters in Adobe Illustrator

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