"Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist." — Falsely attributed to Pablo Picasso
Using the native HTML disclosure widget for a burger menu is so enticing. Unfortunately, the details/summary elements come with accessibility issues, so it's not an inclusive solution.
Progressive enhancement or a great Cumulative Layout Shift metric score? Why not both?
Font subsetting allows you to split a font's characters (letters, numbers, symbols, etc.) into separate files so your visitors only download what they need. There are two main subsetting strategies that have different advantages depending on the type of site you're building.
Web design software makers saw the pain caused by the design to developer hand off and built features to help. Unfortunately, these features don’t help as much as the software makers hope. At best, they are unwanted features to be ignored. At worst, they reinforce faulty assumptions that undermine design systems.
The traditional web design process hopes that static mockups—representing mobile, tablet, and desktop breakpoints—provide developers with everything they need to know to turn the designs into functional web pages. In reality, design happens between breakpoints.
Good news: Browsers are more capable today than ever before!
These days, the arguments for a baseline font size of 16 pixels are widely accepted. But there are plenty of reasons to go even larger!
Have we solved primary navigation, or are we caught in a rut?