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We’re ending the month of January by kicking off a new weekly roundup series, “This Week In Web Design”, in which we will bring you a curated list of web design related articles published in the past week. Every Friday we will provide a list of links to helpful tips, tutorials, and learning opportunities to help you continue to grow your web design knowledge and skills. Of course, we have a wealth of information here at 1stWebDesigner to aid in that endeavor, but we hope these lists will help you to expand your resources beyond our own site.

So, here’s what we’ve found this week. Enjoy!

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How To Keep Designing When Tragedy Strikes

You’re going to face these things sooner or later, here’s how you too, can overcome your personal disasters.

How Web Designers Can Maximize On-SERP SEO and Traffic with Structured Data

Get your SEO hat on. How web designers can use structured data markup to qualify for key SERP features.

How To Design Powerful Narratives On Mobile

Want to build a website or PWA that attracts a large audience and then converts as much of that audience into paying customers as possible? If that’s the case, what you need to do is use storytelling in your web design.

How to Install MySQL

This article discusses various options for using MySQL on your local system during development.

How to Add a WordPress Author Box to Your Blog Posts

Using a theme, plugin, or coding yourself.

How to design a portfolio that will land you clients

Your portfolio website is the place to show off your best work and establish your brand. It needs to be easy to get to, pleasing to the eye and professional looking. It is a combination of business card, elevator pitch and samples of your work.

What a conversion goal is, seven types of website conversions, and four steps for setting up your conversion rate goals.

Use and Reuse Everything in SVG… Even Animations!

Learn how to build and optimize your code with <use> element, CSS Variables and CSS animations.

A Rational Approach to Updating Your WordPress Install

Take a look at some techniques to mitigate risk and give you some peace of mind.

What Is Modern Web Design in 2020? 20 Stunning Examples

You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here’s a collection of 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better idea of what it looks like.

How to Be a Sustainable Web Designer

Talking about the practicalities of going green and asking whether it is possible to be a sustainable web designer.

How to Improve Security on WordPress Websites for Optimal Performance

A discussion of some rather small but significant tips that can be used to achieve improved security on your WordPress website and as a result improve performance.

WordPress 5.4 Will Add Lazy-Loading to All Images

WordPress announced that WordPress 5.4 may feature image lazy-loading by default.

Sticky Table of Contents with Scrolling Active States

A fairly common pattern for documentation.

How to Automatically Update Your JavaScript Dependencies

One frustrating aspect of the modern JavaScript ecosystem is keeping all your dependencies up to date. Thankfully, there are automated tools that can handle this thankless task for you.

That’s A Wrap!

We hope you have found this list helpful in your continuing growth as a web designer. If you are a publisher, blogger, or own a website that is publishing articles about or related to web design and you would like to make sure you get included in our lists, please contact us here.

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