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It’s about time to finally make sense of all the front-end and UX madness. Meet our new book with everything from design systems to accessible single-page apps, CSS Custom Properties, CSS Grid, Service Workers, performance patterns, AR/VR, conversational UIs and responsive art direction.

Finding your way through front-end and UX these days is challenging and time-consuming. But frankly, we all just don’t have time to afford betting on a wrong strategy. Smashing Book 6 sheds some light on new challenges and opportunities, but also uncovers new traps and pitfalls in this brave new front-end world of ours.

Our books aren’t concerned with short-living trends, and Smashing Book 6 is focused on real challenges and real front-end solutions in the real world: from accessible apps to performance to CSS Grid Layout to advanced service workers to responsive art direction. No chit-chat or theory. Just things that worked, in actual projects.

Table of Contents

  • Accessibility in Times of Single-Page Apps
    by Marcy Sutton
  • Production-Ready CSS Grid Layouts
    by Rachel Andrew
  • A Strategy Guide to CSS Custom Properties
    by Mike Riethmuller
    Building an Advanced Service Worker
    by Lyza Gardner
  • Loading Assets on the Web
    by Yoav Weiss
  • On Designing Conversations
    by Adrian Zumbrunnen
  • UX Design of Chatbots and Virtual Assistants
    by Greg Nudelman
  • Crafting Experiences for AR/VR/XR
    by Ada Rose Cannon
  • Bringing Personality Back to the Web
    by Vitaly Friedman

“The books published by SmashingMag and team are getting better each time. I was thrilled to be able to preview it… Every chapter is good! Having focused on accessibility for much of my career, Marcy Sutton’s chapter is a personal favorite.”

Stephen Hay, Author of Responsive Design Workflow

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