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10 Pens That Pay Homage to Musical Legends

Posted by | May 21

The biggest inspiration for artists is often the art they consume. What we see and hear has an undeniable impact on the things that we ourselves produce. Web designers are no exception. We receive inspiration from any number of art forms, with music being right at the top of that list. A great song or favorite artist can help get us into that creative mood – not to mention brighten our day. It’s no surprise, then, that many web professionals have gone that extra mile in making musical tributes on […]

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Building Diverse Design Teams To Drive Innovation

Posted by | May 21

Building Diverse Design Teams To Drive Innovation Building Diverse Design Teams To Drive Innovation Riri Nagao 2018-05-21T12:00:18+02:00 2018-05-21T10:03:12+00:00 There has been a surge of conversations about the tech industry lacking diversity. Companies are therefore encountering barriers in innovation. The current state of technology faces inequality and privilege, a consequence of having limited voices represented in the design and product development process. In addition, we live in a challenged political and socio-economic state where it’s easier to be divided than come together despite differences. Design’s role in companies is becoming less […]

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What to expect at The Next Web 2018

Posted by | May 21

Photo: Dan Taylor The Next Web kicks off next week in Amsterdam (24-25 May), and this year's event looks set to be bigger and better than any that have gone before. The core of the conference focuses on digital innovation, but this year organisers have scaled up in a big way: there are now a whopping 19 content tracks, covering everything from pure creativity to how to build for the future.  Creative Bloq will be at TNW, reporting on all the action as it unfolds – keep an eye on […]

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Illustrate your very own secret sidekick

Posted by | May 21

Our day-to-day existence is often far less exciting than we wish it was: always the same old street corner, the lonely bus stop, or familiar patch of sky glimpsed through the bedroom window. Instead of zooming in on the smartphone screen, maybe we can improve the bigger picture, by adding the hidden friends, absent monsters, or secret figments of our imagination we wish were there?  Pictoplasma, the world’s leading festival of character design and art, has teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to invite all global youth (aged 18-24) to […]

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Master the science of conversion rate optimisation

Posted by | May 21

Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) is the process of maximising conversions from existing traffic. For example, if you get 1,000 visitors per day on average, and have a 1% conversion rate, that means 10 of those visitors will convert. CRO is the process of trying to optimise your site, to improve that rate of conversion to 20 users (2%) for every 1,000 visitors on average, for example. The success of your ecommerce website depends on mastering CRO. Imagine that you’re the owner of your town’s first supermarket and you notice that your […]

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Weekly News for Designers № 437

Posted by | May 20

Make Frontend Sh!t Again – 1995 is alive and well again, including the “Netscape Now” button! 7 Rules of Using Radio Buttons vs Drop-Down Menus – A guide to implementing these form elements in the most user-friendly way. What’s new in Material Design? – A look at what was announced at Google’s I/O 2018. ScrollHint – A JS library that provides users with a hint on horizontally scrollable elements. How to Avoid Common WordPress Theme Development Mistakes – Tips that will make future theme maintenance easier. 5 Handy Spreadsheet Templates […]

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Foreword for CSS In Depth

Posted by | May 18

Keith Grant recently released a brand new book on CSS: CSS in Depth. If you’re looking for a book focused specifically on learning CSS, you’ve found it. I was happy to write the foreword for it, which I’ll republish here. “A minute to learn… A lifetime to master.” That phrase might feel a little trite these days, but I still like it. It was popularized in modern times by being the tagline for the board game Othello. In Othello, players take turns placing white or black pieces onto a grid. […]

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Illuminate your 3D work with Dome lights

Posted by | May 18

The use of Dome lights has been one of the greatest advancements in CGI creation over the past decade. Bathing a scene from every direction used to be computationally intensive, but with advances in both hardware and software, the Dome light has emerged as an efficient way to start lighting your 3D art.   This is because a Dome light can embed an image-based light image (IBL, also known as HDRIs). This is a single image of a real environment or one created by an artist which, when mapped into […]

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Uncover invisible effects in the new issue of 3D World

Posted by | May 18

This issue we take a look at not just some incredible projects (from Adam to Altered Carbon) but also an in-depth look at some of the tools used to create some of the environments used in them. We explore invisible visual effects to uncover some of the astounding work carried out that isn't explosions, superheroes or aliens. We bring you some of the best training, to help you build your skill set to include the creation of jointed models in Zbrush, animatable vehicles using iClone, as well as our regular […]

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Unicode Patterns

Posted by | May 18

These Unicode patterns by Yuan Chuan are extraordinarily clever. It’s a <css-doodle> custom web component that sets up a CSS grid and randomizes what character to drop into a cell and things, like color. See all their gorgeous work on CodePen and the very cool <css-doodle> website as well. Direct Link to Article — Permalink The post Unicode Patterns appeared first on CSS-Tricks. Source: CSS Tricks

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