PM Learnings: So here we are

PM Learnings: So here we are

| April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

I’ve been a product manager for over a year now. I’d like to think I’ve learned a lot along the way. I want to document that journey to date and into the future. Issue 2 So, here we are… I started at Shopify in a design role. We didn’t have a product team. No product [...]

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Connect, collaborate and be forever changed: Grab your WMC Fest 5 ticket now!

Connect, collaborate and be forever changed: Grab your WMC Fest 5 ticket now!

| April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Three Days that Will Change Your Life… When your head is down and nose is to the grindstone, it’s easy to feel disconnected from the world, from your fellow creatives. As projects pile up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to even lose that fire you once had as a designer, artist, musician, entrepreneur, maker, [...]

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Truth Facts: Awesome Infographics and Hilarious Truths

Truth Facts: Awesome Infographics and Hilarious Truths

| April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Data visualization doesn’t always have to be bland and boring; neither does it have to be backed by years of surveying – or even be serious at all. Truth Facts easily shows you how hilarious and sometimes depressing it is to live in the 21st century through well-designed infographics. Honest, cheeky and sometimes hilariously callous – [...]

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Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache

Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache

| April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Phil Karlton once said, “There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” This article is about the harder of these two: cache invalidation. It’s directed at readers who already work with Varnish Cache. To learn more about it, you’ll find background information in “Speed Up Your Mobile Website With [...]

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7 simple ways to build a buzz around your website

7 simple ways to build a buzz around your website

| April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Your website looks slick, your products and services are amazing, and you’ve launched multiple marketing campaigns. So why isn’t your site producing the numbers you need? Getting buzz for your site isn’t always easy—but it’s necessary for your business to thrive. If you’re looking to ignite your audience and get them talking about your website, [...]

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Value Creation: What Clients Want From Agency Partners

Value Creation: What Clients Want From Agency Partners

| April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

According to new research published by The Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), marketers value these three characteristics above all others in their agencies and partners: Marketing creativity Product / service innovation Expertise in emerging trends The latest issue of the SoDA Report examines the concept of value — exploring value creation and value delivery from [...]

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Tutorial: using metal and rust textures to destroy a design

Tutorial: using metal and rust textures to destroy a design

| April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hello all! Simon from Studio Ace of Spade here again, ready to show you how to use my latest textures, the metal dumpster texture pack, to destroy and weather out the crap of your designs. What’s in the pack? A little while ago, there was one of these huge metal dumpsters sitting in a parking [...]

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2 Ways To Create a Long Shadow Effect In 5 Steps or Less

2 Ways To Create a Long Shadow Effect In 5 Steps or Less

| April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

In today’s tutorial, we will take a closer look at the techniques used to create a long shadow design with the help of some live effects and Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. Taking long shadow effects as a basis, we’ll create two graphic styles which can be applied to single paths and to groups of [...]

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Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work?

Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work?

| April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pattern libraries are a great source of inspiration and education for designers. But common practice doesn’t always equal best practice. In this post, we’ll look at why many common tutorial patterns are ineffective and how you can leverage game design principles to increase user engagement. After the release of the first edition of Mobile Design [...]

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How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way

How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way

| April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-65832" alt="thumbnail" src="http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/2014/04/thumbnail13.jpg" width="200" height="160" title="How to use the infinite scrolling trend, the right way photo” />Infinite scrolling has became a common design pattern in recent years. With many high profile social networks adopting the solution, it’s come to be one of the most widely adopted patterns out there. Though however popular, [...]

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