Archive for July, 2014

Deal of the week: Full Smashing Library

Deal of the week: Full Smashing Library

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Smashing Magazine always produces high-quality articles, loved by designers and developers alike. And that same quality carries over to their awesome eBooks. The Smashing Library is a collection of more than 60 eBooks that is continually being updated; it’s an amazing resource for web design newbies, and old-hands alike. And with each book averaging 175 pages, […]

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Which Typeface Would You Date and Other Cool Things in Type Tasting

Which Typeface Would You Date and Other Cool Things in Type Tasting

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

What if a typeface magically becomes a person would you go out on a date with it? Who would you choose and why? Type is everywhere, from signs to the texts that we are reading and as a designers we are expected to work with a vast number of typefaces on our lifetime. But what if […]

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been […]

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4 ways to create richer web experiences

4 ways to create richer web experiences

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Web has evolved a lot from being a simple document repository, and we now have browsers capable of rich visual interactions on desktop as well as mobile. Because I’d like to talk about where the Web is headed in this article, many of the features I’ll cover may have limited support, so it is […]

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Declarative Programming And The Web

Declarative Programming And The Web

| July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Like most web developers, I spend my days giving instructions to computers. These instructions generally involve some input (a request for a web page), some logic (get the right content from a database) and some output (send the content to the requesting browser). This process of telling a computer how to perform a task, such […]

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How to Approach a Redesign with Digital Analytics in Mind

How to Approach a Redesign with Digital Analytics in Mind

| July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

At Viget we do a lot of redesign work. The analytics team informs and supports our redesign project teams in the initial strategy and design phase with a focus on data-driven design and development. It’s also our job, however, to get our clients interested and excited about post-launch analytics. To get the most out of […]

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10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

| July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the […]

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Make Stories Come Alive with Jodi Harvey-Brown Book Sculpture

Make Stories Come Alive with Jodi Harvey-Brown Book Sculpture

| July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

One artist breathes new life into old books turning it into amazing sculptures of various people and fictional characters. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown has magic hands that can turn old books into these extremely fascinating sculptures to convey a story. Like pop-up books, Jodi’s creation looks as if like they are coming to life. Jodi started making these beautiful book sculptures […]

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Sweet Strawberry Text Effect! Perfect Summer Font

Sweet Strawberry Text Effect! Perfect Summer Font

| July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sweeten up your text art with this strawberry text effect tutorial. Learn how to use custom brushes and the appearance panel to your advantage when customizing typography.         Tutorial Details: Strawberry Text Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5-CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Custom Brushes, Appearance Panel, Offsetting Paths Estimated Completion Time: 30 […]

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Seven Useful ActiveModel Validators

Seven Useful ActiveModel Validators

| July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Custom ActiveModel::Validators are an easy way to validate individual attributes on your Rails models. All that's required is a Ruby class that inherits from ActiveModel::EachValidator and implements a validate_each method that takes three arguments: record, attribute, and value. I have written a few lately, so I pinged the rest of the amazingly talented Viget developers for some contributions. […]

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