Composting at the Office

Composting at the Office

| December 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

Composting has been gaining popularity in the US over the past few years and in the past year, we’ve worked to make it a part of office life at all three of Viget’s offices. Composting has all sorts of benefits including reducing waste in our landfills and reducing the need for chemical fertilizers. All around, […]

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Tech Advent Calendars For Web Designers And Developers In 2016

Tech Advent Calendars For Web Designers And Developers In 2016

| December 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

    With the holidays almost here and the new year already in sight, December is a time to slow down, an occasion to reflect and plan ahead. To help us escape the everyday hectic for a bit and sweeten our days with a delightful little surprise each day up to Christmas, the web community […]

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Styling Web Components Using A Shared Style Sheet

Styling Web Components Using A Shared Style Sheet

| December 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Web components are an amazing new feature of the web, allowing developers to define their own custom HTML elements. When combined with a style guide, web components can create a component API, which allows developers to stop copying and pasting code snippets and instead just use a DOM element. By using the shadow […]

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20 Awesome Font Pairing Tools for Designers

20 Awesome Font Pairing Tools for Designers

| December 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Fonts are essential elements in the designing process that can really make your website or any graphic design project stand out. It is important to choose the right fonts combinations according to your project’s overall look. When you need to use more than one font for a project, it may be difficult and time-consuming to […]

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Depositphotos’ Visual Trends Guide, 2017

Depositphotos’ Visual Trends Guide, 2017

| December 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Photography is one of the ever-evolving disciplines of art direction that we can never get enough of. Alongside typography and illustration, photography does more to add character to design than any other element. One of the leading sources of stock images and vectors since 2009, Depositphotos has more than 50 million files on offer, and […]

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How My API-Driven Website Helps Me Travel The World

How My API-Driven Website Helps Me Travel The World

| December 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Recently, I decided to rebuild my personal website, because it was six years old and looked — politely speaking — a little bit “outdated.” The goal was to include some information about myself, a blog area, a list of my recent side projects, and upcoming events. As I do client work from time […]

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20 Best Websites for Hiring Freelancers

20 Best Websites for Hiring Freelancers

| December 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

As a freelancer, it can be quite a challenge to find great jobs that best fit your skills and are paid the right amount according to your qualification. Here is where this selection of websites comes in handy. These were created specifically to connect companies and entrepreneurs for various short or long term projects. Using […]

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Your Guide to Mobile Publishing Formats: AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News

Your Guide to Mobile Publishing Formats: AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News

| December 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

When’s the last time you gave up on a website because it took too long to load on your phone? Or encountered an ad interstitial on your tablet that mysteriously had no way to close? Slow and poorly-designed pages on mobile devices suck. They gobble up data and kill user experience. In response, tech behemoths […]

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Why you should be using pattern libraries

Why you should be using pattern libraries

| December 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Have you heard of pattern libraries, style guides, component libraries, design patterns or UI toolkits? Don’t worry if you’re confused or don’t know the differences. Here’s a secret—most people in the design industry are also a little confused. With all these terms flying around it can quickly become overwhelming. But rest assured it’s actually much […]

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9 Tips for Doing Fast, Lightweight Research at an Agency

9 Tips for Doing Fast, Lightweight Research at an Agency

| December 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Last year, we committed to doing more research at Viget. One of the ways I’ve been able to do my part is by honing in on a repeatable framework for doing lightweight qualitative research on almost any project. In this post, I want to share an approach that has become “methodological muscle memory” for me over the past […]

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