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23
Jul

Weekly News for Designers № 395

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This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Sketch Material – A Sketch plugin that will help you generate complex material components like tables, chips, forms etc. Gutenberg Boilerplate – Helps WordPress theme and plugin developers kick-start their development with the new Gutenberg editor. Get FullStory for Free, Forever. […]

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21
Jul

Discover 2017's best grads in the new Computer Arts

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This month's Computer Arts went to press from the middle of the bustling hub of creative energy that is D&AD New Blood – the culmination of another year’s action-packed graduate show season – and it's packed with the very best new talent the team could find. Buy Computer Arts issue 269 now! So if you’re looking for designers to inject new life into your studio, on the hunt for your next creative collaborator, or just hungry for new sources of inspiration, the expansive 28-page special report at the core of the […]

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21
Jul

10 beautiful fonts that are hard to resist

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With fonts, as with people, beauty is often in the eye of the beholder. After all, one designer's Futura could be another's Jokerman. With that in mind, we've put together 10 fonts that we're sure someone, somewhere will find beautiful. They might not all be your cup of tea, but we hope that thanks to the laws of averages at least one font on this list will make you swoon. 50 best free fonts for designers 01. Bibliophile Script A perfect font for bookworms Format: OTF The elegant Bibliophile is […]

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21
Jul

What to look out for at SIGGRAPH 2017

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The eyes of everyone in the CGI and digital content creation industry will be turned towards Los Angeles this summer, as SIGGRAPH 2017 takes place – the event's 44th outing.  As one of the biggest shows in the industry, with representatives from Autodesk, Maxon, The Foundry, AMD, and NVIDIA among many others, SIGGRAPH is a must for CG artists. 30 inspiring examples of 3D art Marvel at new research The Technical Papers include how Clensch maps can be used for visualisation and processing SIGGRAPH's Technical Papers presentations let attendees explore […]

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21
Jul

A Collection of Interesting Facts about CSS Grid Layout

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A few weeks ago I held a CSS Grid Layout workshop. Since I’m, like most of us, also pretty new to the topic, I learned a lot while preparing the slides and demos. I decided to share some of the stuff that was particularly interesting to me, with you. Have fun! Negative values lower than -1 may be used for grid-row-end and grid-column-end In a lot of code examples and tutorials you will see that you can use grid-column-start: 1 and grid-column-end: -1 (or the shorthand grid-column: 1 / -1) […]

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21
Jul

Trippy Rick and Morty trailer will blow your mind

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It’s Friday. Fancy a spot of trippy animation eye-candy to ease you through the day? Then please, allow us. Our favourite new animation this week by far was Adult Swim’s trailer for the new season of eccentric animation series Rick and Morty. Titled Exquisite Corpse, the insane short features sequences created by a stellar cast of top animation talent, taking you on a journey through some 22 different animation styles. Greatest animated music videos The clip, which was directed by illustrator Matt Taylor, takes inspiration from the surrealist drawing technique […]

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21
Jul

Get your site online quickly and easily with Arch Hosting

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When web developers need to get their sites online with the assurance that all their designs will work as expected, they turn to Arch Hosting Web Hosting. You can get a lifetime subscription to this powerful service for just $29.99 (approx £23). Arch Hosting Web Hosting has everything you need to get your website up and running at full speed. This performance-oriented host understands the importance of having no downtime and quick load times, and will optimise your site with its lightning-fast network. Get 2GB of storage space and 500GB […]

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21
Jul

Web Development Reading List #190: Images in Web Notifications and Angular Code Splitting

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    New APIs offer great possibilities to build better web services. And some people push these new technologies to their limits. For example, we can use JavaScript to generate images that we then can use in Web Notifications. We can use the Storage API to find out if and how much data we can save on a user’s device and can adjust the behavior of our applications accordingly. And then we can push our designs further. Constant improvement and development of the navigation is what makes a service like […]

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20
Jul

​Edit your website, from your website

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Stuck making “a few easy changes” to the website for someone? Component IO makes it quick and simple for you or your team to make edits (even for non-technical users). You can manage content with a WYSIWYG editor or instantly update HTML, CSS, and JavaScript right from your website. Make changes faster, empower your team, and avoid redeployment bugs. Works with every web technology, from WordPress to Rails to React. Join hundreds of projects already using Component IO, with a free tier and plans from $7.95/mo. It’s built to make […]

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20
Jul

Playing with Shadow DOM

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About a year ago, Twitter announced it would start displaying embedded tweets with the shadow DOM rather than an <iframe>, if the browser supports shadom DOM? Why? Well, speed is one reason. They say: Much lower memory utilization in the browser, and much faster render times. Tweets will appear faster and pages will scroll more smoothly, even when displaying multiple Tweets on the same page. Why the choice? Why is it necessary to use either iframes or shadow DOM? Why not just inject the content onto the page? It’s a […]

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