Archive for January, 2015

Comics of the week #272

Comics of the week #272

| January 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

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Designing for Microphones

Designing for Microphones

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

We recently launched Shure Design Studio, a tool that lets anyone create custom microphone handle designs. Designing a fun, usable UI for this project was a blast. Possibly even more fun: the project included creating a library of built-in custom designs. To give users a range of styles to choose from, three designers here at […]

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Pixel Perfect Text Between HTML5 Canvas and ImageMagick

Pixel Perfect Text Between HTML5 Canvas and ImageMagick

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recently we built a tool for designing microphones in the browser. When a user is ready to make a purchase, the server generates a super high-resolution version of their design for checkout.  This ensures that microphones look fantastic when they reach a customer's doorstep. It also introduces a couple of challenges when synchronizing text placement with the browser. Specifically we noticed inconsistencies in positioning between ImageMagick and […]

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Aesthetically Beautiful Illustrations by Sara Blake

Aesthetically Beautiful Illustrations by Sara Blake

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

In February of last year, Sara Blake was one of the speakers in the annual Graphika Manila, the “premiere creativity and design event in the Philippines.” It is a conference for creatives where speakers from different fields of art talk about their work. Almost a year after the event, I can still clearly remember Sara […]

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Line25 Sites of the Week for January 30th 2015

Line25 Sites of the Week for January 30th 2015

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from KONTOR LONDON, Brian Hoff Design, Wood Shed Production, Be My Eyes and Tommy Franklin. KONTOR LONDON View the website Brian Hoff Design View […]

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How to perfect your websites with marginal gains

How to perfect your websites with marginal gains

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

A little over a decade ago, British competitive cycling was nowhere. With a couple of notable exceptions — Tom Simpson in the ‘60s and Chris Boardman in the ‘90s — no British cyclist had made a significant impact on a sport dominated by France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Australia. Then, in 2003, British cycling appointed […]

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Valentine’s Day Sweets! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector

Valentine’s Day Sweets! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Rather than getting your loved one the same old cheap gifts you get every year, why not create a chocolate covered strawberry vector for them? You can easily apply this chocolate covered strawberry vector to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial […]

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OTP: a Functional Approach (or Three)

OTP: a Functional Approach (or Three)

| January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

I intially started the OTP challenge as a fun way to write some OCaml. It was, so much so that I wrote solutions in two other functional languages, Haskell and Elixir. I structured all three sets of programs the same so that I could easily see their similarities and differences. Check out the encrypt program […]

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How much should you charge for design?

How much should you charge for design?

| January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

How many times have you asked yourself this question? A potential client wants your proposal for a design project. You’re sitting in front of your computer, scratching your head. You ask Google, your friends in Facebook, your Linkedin groups. You browse designers’ forums. You’ve found some price lists. Are they relevant for you? Are they relevant […]

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OTP: Matlab Solution

OTP: Matlab Solution

| January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Matlab isn't the most popular programming language out there (especially given that an individual license will run you over $2,000**), but it's incredibly powerful. For me, it also has a nostalgic appeal, as analyzing fMRI data with Matlab scripts served as my introduction to programming. So when David posed his One Time Pad programming challenge […]

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