Web Design

Download a Free & Goal-Oriented SEO Layout Pack for Divi

Hey Divi Nation, thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative; where each week, we give away a brand new, free Divi Layout Pack from our design team to you. This week Kenny and his team have created a beautiful SEO Layout Pack with eight different pages that provide […]

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How to Stunningly Combine Divi’s Column & Module Backgrounds with Blend Modes

With all various Divi built-in options and regular feature updates, the quality of the websites designs you create can go up quickly. One of the feature updates that was long expected was the filters and blend modes one. We’ve already shared some great examples that you can recreate and we’d like to add one to […]

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The Road To Resilient Web Design




 


 

Editor’s Note: In the world of web design, we tend to become preoccupied with the here and now. In “Resilient Web Design“, Jeremy Keith emphasizes the importance of learning from the past in order to better prepare ourselves for the future. So, perhaps we should stop and think more beyond our present moment? The following is an excerpt from Jeremy’s web book.

Design adds clarity. Using colour, typography, hierarchy, contrast, and all the other tools at their disposal, designers can take an unordered jumble of information and turn it into something that’s easy to use and pleasurable to behold. Like life itself, design can win a small victory against the entropy of the universe, creating pockets of order from the raw materials of chaos.

The Road To Resilient Web Design

The Book of Kells is a beautifully illustrated manuscript created over 1200 years ago. It’s tempting to call it a work of art, but it is a work of design. The purpose of the book is to communicate a message; the gospels of the Christian religion. Through the use of illustration and calligraphy, that message is conveyed in an inviting context, making it pleasing to behold.

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You, Me And The Emoji: Character Sets, Encoding And Emoji




 


 

We all recognize emoji. They’ve become the global pop stars of digital communication. But what are they, technically speaking? And what might we learn by taking a closer look at these images, characters, pictographs… whatever they are 🤔 (Thinking Face). We will dig deep to learn about how these thingamajigs work.

You, Me And The Emoji: Character Sets, Encoding And Emoji

Please note: Depending on your browser, you may not be able to see all emoji featured in this article (especially the Tifinagh characters). Also, different platforms vary in how they display emoji as well. That’s why the article always provides textual alternatives. Don’t let it discourage you from reading though!

Now, let’s start with a seemingly simple question. What are emoji?

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