Searching for a tool to make cross-platform design a breeze? Desperate for an extension that helps you figure out the HTML code of that fantastic color palette? Looking for a trick that will supercharge your productivity this year? We’ve got you covered.
30 Amazing Chrome Extensions for Designers and Developers
A bunch of useful extensions for web designers and developers.
We’re living in somewhat of a CSS renaissance with new features, techniques, experiments, and ideas coming at us to an extent we haven’t seen since “CSS3”. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when your profession seems to be advancing at breakneck speed, but it’s just as easy to be excited and inspired by what’s possible today that wasn’t even one year ago. While the complexity of CSS seems to be an ongoing discussion, Geoff Graham considers the ways “modern” CSS in 2023 has actually made CSS “easier” to write.
A Few Ways CSS Is Easier To Write In 2023 — Smashing Magazine
Not no-code related but relevant for those who want to keep up with how the underlying technologies are evolving.
In an era increasingly shaped by the marvels of artificial intelligence, the emergence of generalists as pivotal figures is unmistakable. David Epstein, in his pioneering work Range, makes a persuasive case for the merits of a diverse skillset. This argument gains even more relevance in the age of AI-generated content.
(17) Glenn at TheFlow on X: "🪄Learn to Build Anything Online
With my Black Friday deal:
I teach a course on the WWX stack — Webflow, Wized & Xano — the first of its kind in the world no less.
It enables you to build any kind of web app you desire & you can get it for FREE if you're smart..." / X
Glenn from The Flow Agency offering a promo and affiliate offering for his "Build Anything Online" Course & Community utilizing the WWX stack (Webflow, Wized, Xano).
Vincent Bidaux on X: "Exciting news! 🎉 Today I join @thatsfinsweet!
I'm transitioning from freelancing to focus on the amazing Finsweet free products that have already won so many hearts.
I can't wait to contribute to this incredible line-up of super powers!
https://t.co/hQdnKIxuXL https://t.co/VUqn1cwlce" / X
Vincent Bidaux joins Finsweet to work on their free products.
In this video you will see my step by step process for creating a functional website. From the initial stages of speaking with my client to delivering a beautiful website, you will see my start to finish steps in this video. If you are a website designer looking for inspiration on building your own process, I hope this helps!
Website Design Process for Clients (Start to Finish)
Interesting video from Megan Weeks about the design process for clients.
Spline is a powerful 3D design tool that now natively integrates with Webflow allowing anyone to create fun, interactive and performant 3D animations. Join Aron Korenblit from Webflow and Gábor Pribék from Spline to learn the basics of Spline, how to import your Spline scenes into Webflow and how to use Webflow interactions to animate your Spline scenes for your site.
Getting started with Spline in Webflow
Livestream intro to Spline with Aron Korenblit from Webflow and Gábor Pribék
Today, I'm going to show you a new emerging UI design trend heading into 2024 that utilizes grid design much more than in the past. I'll feature 8 examples, and then my own custom design styled in the 2012 era, the present era, and finally with this new emerging trend.
Starting "Daily Bitflows" - a series where I'll share the most impactful thing I have worked on recently.
Expect a blend of animations, interactions, and custom code solutions.
Stay tuned & join me on this journey of these daily bits!
Tomáš Mrázek on X
Tomáš Mrázek launches daily Bitflows to share updates about recent work. Worth a follow.
Do you feel stuck with your layout skills? Do you find it hard to understand how to get to an advanced level in your compositions? To break free from designing cookie-cutter websites you need to be able to break the rules and create unique layouts that are tailor made to your client. In this video, we will cover 9 advanced tips of layout and composition in Web Design. These are dos and don’ts from a professional Web Designer with examples, that if you put them into practice, they will inevitably help you take your Web Designs to the next level. You could almost call this a layout & composition course for Web Design. Hope you find it useful!
9 advanced tips of layout & composition in Web Design
Variables allow you to create a consistent design system for your site. You can create variables for size, color, and font styles and reuse them for a consistent and faster design experience. When you update a variable value, that change will update everywhere it’s used on the site, even on elements in different classes.
Yuhki Yamashita (CPO Figma): Inside How Figma Built FigJam AI
Interesting read on FigJam's origin story and how company responded to how people were using Figma during the pandemic. Overall user experience and fun as drivers in product development. Also liked reading about decisions made as part of FigJam's AI offerings.
A casual Christmas meetup for the Manchester Webflow community. Expect secret santa, food, mulled wine and perhaps a mooch round the Christmas markets.
Exact restaurant/venue to be confirmed once we have attendance numbers, feel free to email email@example.com with any suggestions!
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I’ve audited over 1,000 websites to help with their SEO.
This includes multi-billion dollar brands, SaaS companies you might know (Ahrefs, ConvertKit, Kinsta), large affiliate sites and everything in between.
Here are some of the most common problems I find
Creating a great portfolio is hard.
So, in Saturday’s space, we’ll discuss:
- Portfolio do’s & don’ts
- Choosing your best work
- How to stand out
PLUS, we’ll also showcase our fav portfolios and dissect what makes them awesome.
Set your reminder ↓
Ross Hatton on X
Ross Hatton hosting a"X" Space for designers to help them organize their portfolios.
I wanted to share that today will be my last day
. I feel so fortunate to have worked with this talented team. I can't wait to see all they'll accomplish next, and I'll always be rooting from afar.
Peak performance mind hack explained in 7 minutes.
How to enter ‘flow state’ on command | Steven Kotler for Big Think
Flow is described as a state of 'effortless effort,' where we feel like we're propelled through an activity, and everything else seems to disappear.
More specifically, flow refers to any moments of rapt attention and total absorption. You're so focused on the task at hand that everything else seems to disappear.
Researchers have discovered 22 catalysts that can help you prepare your environment and quickly drop into a flow state. A few of these include distraction management, dopamine triggering, and concentration.
The state emerges from a radical alteration in normal brain function. In flow, as attention heightens, the slower and energy-expensive extrinsic system (conscious processing) is swapped out for the far faster and more efficient processing of the subconscious, intrinsic system. “It’s an efficiency exchange,” says American University in Beirut neuroscientist Arne Dietrich, who helped discover this phenomena. “We’re trading energy usually used for higher cognitive functions for heightened attention and awareness.”
The Science of Peak Human Performance
The technical term for this exchange is “transient hypofrontality,” with “hypo” (meaning slow) being the opposite of “hyper” (i.e., fast) and “frontal” referring to the prefrontal cortex, the part of our brain that houses our higher cognitive functions. This is one of the main reasons flow feels flowy—because any brain structure that would hamper rapid-fire decision-making is literally shut off.
Unfortunately, even though research in this area holds considerable promise, unless you’re studying toilet bowl dynamics or lubrication theory, “flow” doesn’t sound like a sober scientific topic. And who hasn’t used the term colloquially, thinking that “going with the flow” was more hippie holdover than a technical description of actual experience.
The Science of Peak Human Performance
Csikszentmihalyi chose this term because, when interviewing research subjects, “flow” was the word that kept popping up. In the state, every action, every decision, led seamlessly, fluidly to the next. In other words, flow actually feels flowy.
Flow states have been shown to help people reach peak performance, yet this elusive state is not easily attained. The review describes the current state of literature on flow by addressing the environmental influences as well as the cognitive and neurocognitive elements that underlie the experience. In particular, the research focusses on the transition of cognitive control from an explicit to an implicit process. This is further expanded upon to look at the current, yet related neurocognitive research of high performance associated with the implicit process of automaticity. Finally, the review focusses on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a novel method to facilitates an induction of flow states. Implications are aimed at a general technique to improve on skill acquisition and overall performance.
A Review on the Role of the Neuroscience of Flow States in the Modern World
A Review on the Role of the Neuroscience of Flow States in the Modern World
a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity
Flow is a state of full task engagement that is accompanied with low-levels of self-referential thinking. Flow is considered highly relevant for human performance and well-being and has, therefore, been studied extensively. Yet, the neurocognitive processes of flow remain largely unclear. In the present mini-review we focus on how the brain's locus coeruleus-norepinephrine (LC-NE) system may be involved in a range of behavioral and subjective manifestations of flow. The LC-NE system regulates decisions regarding task engagement vs. disengagement. This is done via different modes of baseline and stimulus-evoked norepinephrine release. We emphasize the theoretical and empirical overlap between the LC-NE system and flow. For both, a match between a person's skill and task challenge is important in order to induce high levels task-related attention. Moreover, psychophysiological indicators of LC-NE system activity, such as eye pupil diameter and arousal are also sensitive to flow states. Flow is related to arousal in an inverted U-shape. Similarly, in theories on the LC-NE system, task engagement is highest with intermediate levels of arousal. We argue that knowledge about the role of the LC-NE system in establishing the flow experience may help to gain fundamental knowledge of flow and can contribute to unifying various empirical findings on this topic.
Frontiers | The Neuroscience of the Flow State: Involvement of the Locus Coeruleus Norepinephrine System
The Neuroscience of the Flow State: Involvement of the Locus Coeruleus Norepinephrine System
Announcing Memberships, Logic, and more at No-Code Conf 2021 | Webflow Blog
Most of the core things they announced at NoCodeConf 2021 have been pretty big let-downs or even been halted all together from a dev standpoint.
CMS performance is still a win, Logic and memberships are no longer being developed, blending modes and background filters are great and accessibility is useful....
I just remember how hyped people were about memberships and logic and what a let down those things became.