Even though clients might have a hard time differentiating the roles of people working in the web industry, there’s often a chasm that forms between design and development teams. Sometimes compared to the relationship between architects and building engineers, web designers and developers can find it difficult to stay on the same page. Both parties might think that the other doesn’t understand where they’re coming from, that the developer isn’t paying attention to detail and that the designer is only caring about making things look pretty.

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Dee Teal (@thewebprincess) is passionate about all things WordPress. She started out solo freelancing from home and has since moved into project management for a remote development agency. She actively contributes to the WordPress community by organising and speaking at WordCamps and meetups, and supports other community members in their similar efforts as a WP Community Deputy.

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In 2014, programming was introduced in English schools for children from the age of five and in 2015, Australia followed by adding coding to the new digital technologies curriculum for children from the age of seven and up. Over in the US, code.org aimed for preparing 495,000 new teachers to teach computer science for the grades K-12 by the end of 2016.

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As a freelancer or a web developer working at a small studio, you need to be able to cover a lot of aspects of creating a website. Since time is precious, that time is usually put into coding which means that sometimes the design falls short. So how do you get good design without being a good designer?

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With the latest design trends of slanted shapes and headers dominating the web, it’s safe to say that there are huge libraries and templates to choose from when it comes to the look and feel of a website. But what about the message? The functionality of headline animations can be combined with these trends to make a strong yet impressive statement.

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The examples in our last post on frameworks for animated text show a great way of practising the animation muscle, but once you know how to code examples that already exist, where do you find inspiration to create new letter animations? Don’t worry, we got your back. We’ve listed the most powerful typographic animation that will make your website stand out. Try to animate them if you can!

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A few years ago, I found myself at a developers meet-up – awkwardly holding a slice of pizza in one hand and rifling through my bag trying to find some courage with the other. The room had around 30 attendees and it was quite obvious that I was the only woman there. In fact, I dare to say that this meetup hadn’t seen a female developer in a while.

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