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25. August 2016

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The rise and rise of the brutalist design trend

Brutalism in web design is raw, rough, unpolished and everything that today’s standard of the aesthetically beautiful website isn’t. It goes way beyond minimalism (which will still be beautiful when designed properly) into a bare-knuckle and extremely stripped-down design that’s been called downright ugly by some. In short, it’s a design trend that just isn’t [...]

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24. August 2016

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Google moves to restrict advertising

Do you hate it when ads straight up block access to the content you want to see? Well Google does too! No, really. Starting now, Google will be penalizing sites that use interstitial ads on mobile devices. Why aren’t they doing this on desktop devices? I assume this is our punishment for not all switching [...]

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24. August 2016

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5 ways feel like a design rock star, working as a roadie

There are many reasons to love being a web designer. Personally, my favorite part is the creative process. I love taking ideas and creating something with them. Whether it’s the initial design of a site, or taking that design and implementing it with code, there’s a creative rush that really makes me excited to share [...]

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24. August 2016

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5 ways to feel like a design rock star, working as a roadie

There are many reasons to love being a web designer. Personally, my favorite part is the creative process. I love taking ideas and creating something with them. Whether it’s the initial design of a site, or taking that design and implementing it with code, there’s a creative rush that really makes me excited to share [...]

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23. August 2016

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Introducing CSS’ new font-display property

We take web fonts for granted these days. We didn’t always have the option of setting our text in almost any typeface. I mean, we could, but then we’d have to sigh and say, “Well, that’ll look good on about five people’s computers. Hope everyone else likes Verdana!” Web fonts brought some much needed variety [...]

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23. August 2016

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Lulzbot Mini Y-Axis Endstop Repair

I recently peeled back the sheetmetal of our Lulzbot Mini to fix a shorted y-axis min limit switch. A problem became evident when the y-axis stepper motor (located below the heated build plate) began to audibly rumble while attempting the initial zeroing routine. What happens: The Mini uses limit switches (physical buttons) to zero the [...]

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18. August 2016

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Tips & Tricks: Operations Across Three Offices

At Viget, we have three offices and one office manager (me!). I work out of our headquarters in the DC Metro area, but I’m also responsible for many of the operations tasks in our two smaller offices in Durham and Boulder. Staying plugged in across three offices can be tough but I’ve found a few [...]

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