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Learn the tricks of the web design trade

Posted by | July 20

Web design can be a lucrative career for the tech-savvy, artistically inclined individual. But first, you'll have to learn the tricks of the trade. Get started with this comprehensive course bundle, Pay What You Want: Learn to Web Design. The bundle is worth $1238, but you can get it right now for whatever price you name.  You'll learn how to create professional looking photos with Photoshop, gain hands-on experience by building real projects with Bootstrap, and you'll use HTML and CSS to create a responsive website. You'll also practice designing […]

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The 20 best sneaker designs of all time

Posted by | July 20

Whether you know them by another name (trainers, kicks, runners, daps, or in my case, 'my babies'), there's no denying that sneakers' appeal goes way beyond functional footwear. The logo design, colourway, style and even packaging design all play a part, but there is still an indefinable quality that marks out your favourites. Historically, sneakers have been a mark of our tribe, a product of our time, an outward reflection of context and culture. Countless sneakers have become indisputable design icons, up there with the design classics of any age. […]

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14 imaginative web comics to inspire you

Posted by | July 20

Web comics are a great way to get some much-needed downtime and inspiration, and are a nice, creative way to fill a break in work. Web comics are free and easily accessible, and there are plenty of great ones out there. In this article, we've picked some of the best web comics to explore. Some of the world's most well-known fictional characters were born through the medium of comics. The likes of Batman, Superman and Spider-Man have all won the hearts of successive generations of readers – to such an extent […]

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CSS: A New Kind of JavaScript

Posted by | July 19

In this wacky and satirical post, Heydon Pickering describes a wild new technology called Cascading Style Sheets that solves a lot of the problems you might bump into when styling things with JavaScript: A good sign that a technology is not fit for purpose is how much we have to rely on workarounds and best practices to get by. Another sign is just how much code we have to write in order to get simple things done. When it comes to styling, JavaScript is that technology. CSS solves JavaScript’s styling […]

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Accessibility for Teams

Posted by | July 19

Maya Benari: Accessibility is a crucial part of government product design. First, it’s the law. Federal agencies face legal consequences when they don’t meet accessibility requirements. Second, it affects us all. Whether you have a motor disability, you sprained your wrist playing dodgeball, you need a building to have a ramp for your wheelchair or stroller, or you literally just have your hands full, we all find ourselves unable to do certain things at different points in our lives. Accessible products are better products for everyone. But accessibility is hard: […]

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29 Chrome extensions for web designers and devs

Posted by | July 19

Chrome's DevTools are great, but it's possible to add even more exciting features to your internet browser to make web design and development easier. Here are 29 of our favourite Chrome extensions for web designers and developers. 01. Sizzy An easy way to test your site across multiple viewports Responsive web design's a given these days, and it you want a straightforward way to check your designs across multiple viewports, Sizzy's worth a look. It'll show you an interactive view of your page rendered on a number of different device […]

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How to make a modern dashboard with NVD3.js

Posted by | July 19

NVD3.js is a JavaScript visualization library that is free to use and open source. It’s derived from the well-known d3.js visualization library. When used the right way, this library can be extremely powerful for everyday tasks and even business operations. For example, an online dashboard. We can use NVD3.js to compile data into a centralized space that visualizes the information in neat charts and graphs. That’s what we’re going to look at in this post. Making a dashboard with NVD3.js for the first time is daunting, but after this tutorial, […]

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10 time-sucks for creatives and how to minimise them

Posted by | July 19

Do you feel like your work-life balance is too heavily weighted toward the former? Are you always struggling to meet deadlines? Do you feel like you're constantly running to keep still? We all have 'time sinks' in our days that we're barely conscious of. But if you really focus on what they are, and how to remove them, you can suddenly free up serious numbers of extra hours and become more creative and productive as a result. Who knows, you might even have time to complete that tattoo art you've […]

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​The State of Headless CMS Market

Posted by | July 19

(This is a sponsored post.) In March and April 2018, Kentico conducted the first global report about the state of headless CMS market. We surveyed 986 CMS practitioners in 85 countries about their opinions, adoption, and plans for using headless CMS. The survey contains valuable industry insights into topics such headless CMS awareness, preferred headless CMS models, current and future uptake of the headless CMS approach, and much more, from leading industry players. Download your complimentary copy of the full report now. Direct Link to Article — Permalink The post […]

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Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet

Posted by | July 19

Over 1 million Webmentions will have been sent across the internet since the specification was made a full Recommendation by the W3C—the standards body that guides the direction of the web—in early January 2017. That number is rising rapidly, and in the last few weeks I’ve seen a growing volume of chatter on social media and the blogosphere about these new “mentions” and the people implementing them. So what are Webmentions and why should we care? While the technical specification published by the W3C may seem incomprehensible to most, it’s […]

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