Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

| July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired […]

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Staying Agile While Working With Large Companies: The Next Boulder Digital Project Manager Happy Hou

Staying Agile While Working With Large Companies: The Next Boulder Digital Project Manager Happy Hou

| July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

On Thursday, July 24, Boulder-based, web-focused Project Managers will get together for another great presentation from a local Digital Project Manager. We’re thrilled to welcome Sara Barber, Senior Producer at Mondo Robot, as Thursday’s presenter. For several years, Sara has worked with large organizations like Microsoft and Comcast. Along the way, she’s learned and developed […]

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10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

| July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

We are all aware of many client horror stories. In fact, there is even a website called “Clients From Hell” dedicated for it. A place where designers alike share their outrageous client experiences such as font substitution (“Use Comic Sans.”), page layout (“Fill ALL white space! I want my money’s worth.“), and logo enlargement (“Make […]

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How to make whitespace work on the Web

How to make whitespace work on the Web

| July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come […]

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First-Class Failure

First-Class Failure

| July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

As a developer, nothing makes me more nervous than third-party dependencies and things that can fail in unpredictable ways1. More often than not, these two go hand-in-hand, taking our elegant, robust applications and dragging them down to the lowest common denominator of the services they depend upon. A recent internal project called for slurping in […]

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The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Illustrations of Phil Noto

The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Illustrations of Phil Noto

| July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s hard to tell what makes a Phil Noto pieces absolutely captivating. If it’s not the excellent use of low saturation colour palettes that deal with an experiment of cover. The gorgeous use of textures and rendering in his pieces. The really sharp and crisp line art compliments the very painterly feel to his illustrations, […]

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You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy

You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy

| July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

You resize the browser and a smile creeps over your face. You’re happy: You think you are now mobile-friendly, that you have achieved your goals for the website. Let me be a bit forward before getting into the discussion: You are losing users and probably money if responsive web design is your entire goal and […]

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AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website owners

AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website owners

| July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social […]

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Can web animation save flat design?

Can web animation save flat design?

| July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in […]

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Interesting Art of Max Zorn, You’ll Never Believe What They’re Made Out Of

Interesting Art of Max Zorn, You’ll Never Believe What They’re Made Out Of

| July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Amsterdam street artist Max Zorn has a talent that you have never seen before. It’s the talent of making incredible art using stuff in our home and office. His main material? Brown Packaging tape. This idea of using tape instead of a paint came from Max’s friend who was working in a car design. Mark said “These guys often […]

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