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New Year, New Beginnings: Smashing Workshops & Audits

Catch up on what’s been cookin’ at Smashing and explore some of the most popular community resources featured in our newsletter over the past few weeks. Spoiler: there are also new workshops , front-end & UX audits and truly smashing podcast episodes .

Web Design Trends 2021: The Report

2020 was anything but normal. Consumers had their lives shaken up and many businesses experienced new challenges as well as opportunities thanks to the novel events of the year.

Integrating A Dialogflow Agent Into A React Application

When it comes to building a conversational chat assistant that could be used at a small or enterprise level, Dialogflow would most likely be one of the first options that would show up in your search list. But apart from its console that is provided to design and manage an Agent, how can we create a chat assistant that can be used within our built web applications, too?

Smashing Podcast Episode 33 With Charlie Gerard: What Is Machine Learning?

In this episode, we’re talking about Machine Learning. What sort of tasks can we put it to within a web development context? Drew McLellan talks to expert Charlie Gerard to find out.

Front-End Performance Checklist 2021

Let’s make 2021... fast! A front-end performance checklist (PDF/Apple Pages/MS Word), with everything you need to know to create fast experiences on the web today, from metrics to tooling and front-end techniques.

Getting Started With The GetX Package In Flutter Applications

GetX is an extra lightweight solution for state, navigation, and dependencies management for Flutter applications. In this article, we will be looking at its benefits, features, and how to start using it in Flutter applications.

How To Make More Money Selling Shopify Apps In 2021

Developing a Shopify app and being able to sell it are two different things. While you might be a very skilled app developer, that’s not always enough for Shopify merchants to decide to install a newly released and unreviewed app on their sites. If you want to give merchants a reason to install and use your Shopify app, there are four things you need to do.

Should The Web Expose Hardware Capabilities?

This article is a response to the Platform Adjacency Theory by Alex Russell , with specific takes on WebUSB and some alternative proposals for a way forward.

Towards An Ad-Free Web: Diversifying The Online Economy

The founding principles of the World Wide Web have been warped by years of over-reliance on advertising. Fixing that imbalance and moving toward a more ethical, open web means relaying the foundations, with sites showing other ways are possible.

Sparks Of Inspiration To Welcome The New Year (January 2021 Wallpapers Edition)

What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2021 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.

A Practical Introduction To Dependency Injection

This article will provide a practical introduction to Dependency Injection in a manner that immediately permits you to realize its many benefits without being hampered down by theory.

Smashing Podcast Episode 32: Review Of The Year 2020

In this episode, we’re taking a look back at 2020. Who did we speak to in our episodes this year, and what did we learn? Let’s listen back to some clips to find out.

Creativity In A World Of Technology: Does It Exist?

Technology has done our world wonders: from advancements in medicine, travel, communication, and not to mention our own day-to-day lives. There’s no doubt that it has “transformed human experience” by impacting the way our society functions, as well as how we interact with one another and ourselves. But is this actually a good thing?

What’s Coming To VueX?

Vuex is the go-to state management library for Vue applications, and the Vue core team has some big plans to make it better than ever. Here’s a preview of where they are looking to take it.

How To Optimize Progressive Web Apps: Going Beyond The Basics

Progressive web applications are proven to raise user engagement and keep the costs down effectively. Building a modern PWA requires more than just the core setup to keep up with the user’s expectations. Therefore, let’s take a first-hand look at adding contemporary characteristics to PWAs, from functioning offline to user-friendly permission requests.
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