Archive for May, 2015

Popular design news of the week: May 25, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Popular design news of the week: May 25, 2015 – May 31, 2015

| May 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2015

| May 31, 2015 | 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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Comics of the week #289

Comics of the week #289

| May 30, 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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Rdio / Spotify Conversion with Hubot and Slack

Rdio / Spotify Conversion with Hubot and Slack

| May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

We love Slack at Viget. The #music channel is my favorite; it's great for finding new music or just discussing your favorite jam. Whenever we come across something we want to share, we grab the link from either Rdio or Spotify and paste into Slack. Because there's no clear preference between the two services, I developed […]

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How To Use Autoloading And A Plugin Container In WordPress Plugins

How To Use Autoloading And A Plugin Container In WordPress Plugins

| May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Building and maintaining1 a WordPress plugin can be a daunting task. The bigger the codebase, the harder it is to keep track of all the working parts and their relationship to one another. And you can add to that the limitations imposed by working in an antiquated version of PHP, 5.2. In this article we […]

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50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

| May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a daily basis. Not only do these impressive designers speed up our work with more free resources than we can use, but they drive us on to more and more ambitious work of our […]

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Parsing Big XML Files with Nokogiri

Parsing Big XML Files with Nokogiri

| May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Parsing XML files is a pretty common problem. There are tons of libraries out there to help accomplish this. At Viget, we typically use Nokogiri for our XML needs. Recently, I was faced with the challenge of parsing a 60MB, 1.1+ million line XML document into a DOM (Document Object Model — basically a traversable […]

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Line25 Sites of the Week for May 29th 2015

Line25 Sites of the Week for May 29th 2015

| May 29, 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 QED Group, Feedmusic, ThinkBlink, Nathan Riley and Achoo. QED Group View the website Feedmusic View the website ThinkBlink View the website Nathan Riley […]

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6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

| May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

I’ve noticed something: the best designers are often the worst salesmen. But if you work hard to refine your craft, to become the best designer you can, to send ripples through the world from the experiences your designs create… You owe it to yourself, and to the world, to learn how to sell. That way you […]

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How To Create a Grainy Texture Vector

How To Create a Grainy Texture Vector

| May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Creating a grainy texture vector is great for retro illustrations, typography, and logos. Alternatively, you can incorporate these effects into compelling new styles. You can always scan in similar textures and Live Trace them in Illustrator, but you can pretty easily create this type of effect all inside Illustrator!   Final Image: Grainy Texture Vector Here is a sample […]

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