Archive for March, 2015

Functional Programming in Ruby with Contracts

Functional Programming in Ruby with Contracts

| March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

I read Thomas Reynolds’ My Weird Ruby a week or two ago, and I loved it. I’d never heard of the Contracts gem, but after reading the post and the well-written docs, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I’d been doing some functional programming as part of our ongoing programming challenge series, and saw […]

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Could Adobe kill your desktop?

Could Adobe kill your desktop?

| March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Designers who use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator regularly, know that they can’t get out of using it on their desktops. This means hour after hour of sitting at their workstations, especially if a big project is due, and deadlines can’t be extended. But sitting for too long isn’t good for your health. Further, designing in […]

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This Is Your Brain On Drugs—Minimalist Posters by Meaghan Li

This Is Your Brain On Drugs—Minimalist Posters by Meaghan Li

| March 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Despite all the bad effects of drugs both physically and emotionally, there’s no question about the visual stimulation it can give to a user. Something graphic designer Meaghan Li tried to depict in her side project This Is Your Brain On Drugs.  The title is reminiscent of two ad campaigns of the same name by the  Partnership for […]

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Could you really be a UX designer?

Could you really be a UX designer?

| March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

So you think you are a user experience designer? Are you sure? You might have it in your job title, but are you somebody who designs experiences for users? Or do you design user interfaces? UX vs. UI Some argue that you cannot design a user’s experience. After all there are so many things beyond […]

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Showcasing UI Interaction Design with Animated GIFs

Showcasing UI Interaction Design with Animated GIFs

| March 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

The humble animated GIF has become a popular tool for designers to share their UI designs. How a web or app interface works is just as important as how it looks, and the animated GIF—while it lacks refinement and quality—is the most accessible file format that can be easily viewed directly in the browser, making […]

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Our favorite tweets of the week: March 23, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Our favorite tweets of the week: March 23, 2015 – March 29, 2015

| March 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]

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Comics of the week #280

Comics of the week #280

| March 28, 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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Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

| March 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

The creative mind is like the human body. Creativity by Alex Norris Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some creativity exercises would ensure that your brain remains sharp enough for you to do your projects effectively. Aside from that, it’s inevitable that you will […]

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Facebooks’ React Native radically simplifies app development

Facebooks’ React Native radically simplifies app development

| March 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Facebook fans and app-development enthusiasts can at last rejoice: the company’s much-hyped, and recently announced, framework project was unveiled yesterday at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference. React Native is a radical departure from how mobile, UI app development is usually done. When this open source project was first announced, it received excited reactions from developers. React […]

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Facebooks’s React Native radically simplifies app development

Facebooks’s React Native radically simplifies app development

| March 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Facebook fans and app-development enthusiasts can at last rejoice: the company’s much-hyped, and recently announced, framework project was unveiled yesterday at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference. React Native is a radical departure from how mobile, UI app development is usually done. When this open source project was first announced, it received excited reactions from developers. React […]

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