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11. February 2016

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Dress Up Your Git Diffs With Word-level Highlights

p.chris-photo { text-align: center; } p.chris-photo img, p.chris-photo span.caption-heading { display: inline-block; } Oh, hey. I didn’t see you there. How’s it going? You look nice today. If you have a couple minutes, I’d like to tell you something I just learned about git and diffs. See, I’ve always liked how GitHub shows diffs. Sure, [...]

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11. February 2016

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Celebrity culture in web design

Every industry has its heroes and celebrities—well, we web designers don’t have anything like the powerhouse that is Brangelina, and none of us are naming our kids after directional markers based on the Earth’s magnetic field—what we have are people who are just really good at their jobs. At least, we think they are, and [...]

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10. February 2016

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How I Manage My Finances

Money is such a taboo topic but shouldn’t be. Money is, good or bad, a very important part of our daily lives. While I’ve had some rough times with money, through luck and hard work, I managed to get myself to a good place. There are, in my opinion, some very basic tenets to how [...]

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10. February 2016

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Don’t design for mobile, design for mobility

Just when we were starting to get used to the tools, frameworks and methodologies needed to design good mobile apps, we find the device landscape is changing again: smartwatches and other connected wearables, sensors and everything under the “Internet of Things” umbrella are bringing new complexity to our field, and makes it very difficult to [...]

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9. February 2016

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Adobe releases updates to Bridge CC

Adobe has updated significant features in Bridge CC with the release of its latest version. Bridge CC is Adobe’s digital asset management app or DAM. Providing designers with centralized access to files and assets that are essential to any creative project or task, it streamlines workflows and helps designers stay organized during any project. Here’s [...]

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4. February 2016

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Design trends: Flat Design 2.0

Flat design has taken the design world by storm in the few years it’s been around, but no design movement ever stays 100% pure to its roots and ideals. That’s exactly what’s happening with flat design: It’s gradually seen subtle-though-meaningful changes to its original iteration. These changes were enough to make watchers and experts dub [...]

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29. January 2016

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Create a Bright and Fun Plastic Text Effect with Graphic Styles

Keep things candy-like and bright with this plastic text effect treatment tutorial! We’ll create a fantastic graphic style and easily transform it into a completed text design.         Tutorial Details: Plastic Text Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator C6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Graphic Styles, Appearance Panel, Text Treatment Estimated Completion Time: [...]

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