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24. July 2014

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Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

“Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired [...]

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23. July 2014

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Staying Agile While Working With Large Companies: The Next Boulder Digital Project Manager Happy Hou

On Thursday, July 24, Boulder-based, web-focused Project Managers will get together for another great presentation from a local Digital Project Manager. We’re thrilled to welcome Sara Barber, Senior Producer at Mondo Robot, as Thursday’s presenter. For several years, Sara has worked with large organizations like Microsoft and Comcast. Along the way, she’s learned and developed [...]

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23. July 2014

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10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

We are all aware of many client horror stories. In fact, there is even a website called “Clients From Hell” dedicated for it. A place where designers alike share their outrageous client experiences such as font substitution (“Use Comic Sans.”), page layout (“Fill ALL white space! I want my money’s worth.“), and logo enlargement (“Make [...]

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23. July 2014

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How to make whitespace work on the Web

The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come [...]

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22. July 2014

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The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Illustrations of Phil Noto

It’s hard to tell what makes a Phil Noto pieces absolutely captivating. If it’s not the excellent use of low saturation colour palettes that deal with an experiment of cover. The gorgeous use of textures and rendering in his pieces. The really sharp and crisp line art compliments the very painterly feel to his illustrations, [...]

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22. July 2014

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First-Class Failure

As a developer, nothing makes me more nervous than third-party dependencies and things that can fail in unpredictable ways1. More often than not, these two go hand-in-hand, taking our elegant, robust applications and dragging them down to the lowest common denominator of the services they depend upon. A recent internal project called for slurping in [...]

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22. July 2014

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Can web animation save flat design?

As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in [...]

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