Preview vs. Preheader Text: How Long Should Preheader Text Be?

Have you ever gotten an email that had the preview text “Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it in a web browser” (or worse, “INSERT PREVIEW TEXT HERE”)? Not only does it look sloppy, it’s a waste of valuable inbox real estate.

Love at First Site: WordPress and Small Business

WordPress has been around for more than 15 years. It’s the market-leading online publishing software that enables you to create self-controlled, fully functional websites on your own turf. With almost a third of the Internet running on WordPress, it’s no wonder that so many small business owners fell in love with it.

9 of the Best Animation Libraries for UI Designers

Front-end web design has been through a revolution in the last decade. In the late 2000s, most of us were still designing static magazine layouts. Nowadays, we’re building “digital machines” with thousands of resizing, coordinated, moving parts.

The Front-End Checklist

The Front-End Checklist is an exhaustive list of all elements you need to have / to test before launching your site / HTML page to production. It is based on Front-End developers’ years of experience, with additions coming from other open-source checklists.

Rethinking drag and drop

Drag and drop is an intuitive way of moving and rearranging things. The good people at Atlassian have recently released react-beautiful-dnd which makes drag and drop for lists on the web more beautiful, natural and accessible. The core design idea of react-beautiful-dnd is physicality: users need to feel like they are moving physical objects around.

The Really Good Guide to Email Design

In this guide, we’ll cover email design best practices for all the different elements of your email campaigns and have a bonus checklist for you at the end.

30+ Ultimate Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles, and Emails

A headline can serve either as an apple pie on the windowsill of your content or as its bouncer. It’s all in the way you phrase things. Fortunately for us, many people have found headlines that work wonders, consistently, time after time. And they go well beyond the saturated listicle or clickbait. Why not take some inspiration from the best headlines of the best headline writers.

Best Practices for Modals / Overlays /Dialog Windows

Definition: A modal window is an element that sits on top of an application’s main window. It creates a mode that disables the main window but keeps it visible with the modal window as a child window in front of it. Users must interact with the modal window before they can return to the parent application.