Trust Falls Are Lame: 7 Practical Tips for Building Team Relationships

Trust Falls Are Lame: 7 Practical Tips for Building Team Relationships

| August 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Inflexible, controlling, process-oriented. These are just a few of the stereotypes that project managers frequently face. Dealing with these stereotypes can make every project feel like an uphill battle but it doesn’t have to be that way. Every time you interact with a team member is an opportunity to prove the stereotypes wrong.  Though there […]

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40 WordPress Themes for Photo Galleries

40 WordPress Themes for Photo Galleries

| August 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Be it a fashion blog, a travel journal, a lifestyle blog, a photography portfolio or anything else, these 40 WordPress themes for photo galleries will surely be a good fit for your visual-focused online project. These great themes have a strong accent on images, but without neglecting typography, readability and user-friendliness. These themes are a […]

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Twitter’s new button lets users DM you direct from your site

Twitter’s new button lets users DM you direct from your site

| August 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Twitter wants to be your everything. In the grand tradition of social networks since time immemorial (read: the mid-‘90s?), Twitter is putting a greater emphasis on its messaging feature, and trying to become your primary “portal” in the process. It wants to be the way you talk to people, and not just your colleagues. Amongst […]

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Web Development Reading List #151: Microinteraction UX, Feature Policy, And Passport.js

Web Development Reading List #151: Microinteraction UX, Feature Policy, And Passport.js

| August 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

    In the last few years, I’ve seen a lot of code. As a freelancer working on multiple big projects with a lot of people, you’ll inevitably see all varieties of code styles. But I also realized how much writing JavaScript changed over the past years. Having learned JavaScript before ES6 was there, a […]

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How to Use Icons in Web Design | 20 Examples

How to Use Icons in Web Design | 20 Examples

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Icons are very versatile and they can be used in different parts of a website, from headers and menus to lists and content. Because they have a condensed size and increased versatility, they have been used more and more to transmit information in an effective manner. Icons are usually small pictures or symbols that intuitively show the […]

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The rise and rise of the brutalist design trend

The rise and rise of the brutalist design trend

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Brutalism in web design is raw, rough, unpolished and everything that today’s standard of the aesthetically beautiful website isn’t. It goes way beyond minimalism (which will still be beautiful when designed properly) into a bare-knuckle and extremely stripped-down design that’s been called downright ugly by some. In short, it’s a design trend that just isn’t […]

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Upgrading CSS Animation With Motion Curves

Upgrading CSS Animation With Motion Curves

| August 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

    There is UI animation, and then there is good UI animation. Good animation makes you go “Wow!” — it’s smooth, beautiful and, most of all, natural, not blocky, rigid or robotic. If you frequent Dribbble or UpLabs, you’ll know what I am talking about. With so many amazing designers creating such beautiful animations, […]

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Google moves to restrict advertising

Google moves to restrict advertising

| August 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Do you hate it when ads straight up block access to the content you want to see? Well Google does too! No, really. Starting now, Google will be penalizing sites that use interstitial ads on mobile devices. Why aren’t they doing this on desktop devices? I assume this is our punishment for not all switching […]

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20 Website Designs with an Aged / Vintage / Retro Style

20 Website Designs with an Aged / Vintage / Retro Style

| August 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

In web design, an aged style describes an outdated and/or old-fashioned design style. It can be associated with the vintage and retro styles. A website design with an aged style adds a dynamic, functional, fun feel to a website. It can even look modern if used properly. This trend can be seen on all kinds […]

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5 ways to feel like a design rock star, working as a roadie

5 ways to feel like a design rock star, working as a roadie

| August 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

There are many reasons to love being a web designer. Personally, my favorite part is the creative process. I love taking ideas and creating something with them. Whether it’s the initial design of a site, or taking that design and implementing it with code, there’s a creative rush that really makes me excited to share […]

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