Tips and tools: How to edit any website; tutorials for non-developers; Mac’s new screenshot feature; and more
Last updated: December 2018
Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another
A fantastic new tool for editing any website in your browser
Mmm, I wonder what Google would look like with a “night-mode” background. Visbug allows you to edit any website in your browser.
Most modern browsers support a little known spec called “design mode,” which allows you to edit any page in your browser. We use it a lot. It allows us to quickly change the text on a page. For example, we can play around with headlines without needing to have access to the server, or needing to delve into Chrome DevTools. We activate Design Mode using the “Edit this website” bookmarklet.
Now, Google engineer Adam Argyll has created VisBug, a point-and-click web design extension for Chrome. It’s described near the bottom of this blog post and in this 30-second video. VisBug has a point-and-click, drag-and-drop interface that lets you do the things a DevTools expert could do:
- Quickly explore the styles used on a website
- Change colors, text, and images
- Move elements around
- Make small tweaks
…all from within your browser, using your mouse or keyboard.
Framer X, another great design tool
In our last article, we mentioned the new design tool Figma. Framer X is another exciting new design tool. It’s used by companies like Twitter, Pinterest, Airbnb, Snap, Uber, and Dropbox.
Framer X is one of the latest generation of design tools.
Jake Wright’s “Learn CSS” video covers a lot of material in just 12 minutes.
Those 48 minutes of video may prevent your marketing and design team from adding hours of headaches to your developers’ backlog.
A new way to capture screenshots and screen recordings on a Mac
If you’re like us, you’re constantly saving screenshots of websites, to remember great examples of copy or design, or to share feedback with a colleague. In macOS Mojave, Apple has introduced a useful screen capture tool that allows you to take screenshots and then annotate them.
The tool can be used to annotate screenshots. Like, for example, if you want to show off to your colleagues that you’re living on the edge.
You can activate the toolbar (see below) by typing Command+Shift+5. In addition to screenshots, it also lets you take screen recordings of all or part of the screen. Sometimes screen recordings are more useful than screenshots—especially when you’re discussing animations, interactive page elements, or flows between pages.
macOS Mojave allows you to take and annotate screenshots, and to take screen recordings.
You can learn how to use the new screenshot tool here on Apple’s website.
News from within Conversion Rate Experts
We’ve published another great video testimonial
We have just published a new video testimonial that describes how we’ve generated over a hundred thousand Euros of profit for travel agency Shuttle Direct.
We helped to increase Shuttle Direct’s overall conversion rate by 30%.
In case you’d rather read, here’s a transcript of the video. We now have 73 testimonials and success stories from clients.
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