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29. May 2015

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Rdio / Spotify Conversion with Hubot and Slack

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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29. May 2015

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50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

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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27. May 2015

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How To Create a Grainy Texture Vector

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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27. May 2015

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Just Right For Me

You’re doing it wrong. OMG. I can’t believe you still use jQuery. You’d be stupid to use Angular. OOCSS is horrible for building websites! It leads to classitis! Or, you know… maybe it doesn’t really matter. I can be opinionated about how I build things. I have tools and approaches that I prefer over others. [...]

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27. May 2015

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Just Write For Me

She said, “Just write for me.” Yes, I don’t blog very much anymore. To think I’ve run out of things to talk about couldn’t be further from the truth. I have plenty to talk about. But I seem to have lost my ability to put those thoughts into words and to do so eloquently. “This [...]

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29. May 2015

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Parsing Big XML Files with Nokogiri

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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28. May 2015

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6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

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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