Archive For June 30, 2017

Starry Summer Nights, Unexplored Worlds, And… Ice Cream! (July 2017 Wallpapers)

Starry Summer Nights, Unexplored Worlds, And… Ice Cream! (July 2017 Wallpapers)

July is almost here, and that means, well, new wallpapers. It’s been nine years already since we embarked on this mission1 to welcome the new month with a fresh batch of desktop eye candy, with wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd. And it wasn’t any different this time around.

Bound to spark new ideas, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their creative skills and created a lovely collection of wallpapers for July 2017. All of them come in two versions — with and without a calendar — and can be downloaded for free. Now you only need to decide which one will make it to your desktop. Enjoy! read more

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Web Development Reading List #187: Webpack 3, Assisted Writing, And Automated Chrome Testing

Web Development Reading List #187: Webpack 3, Assisted Writing, And Automated Chrome Testing
Smashing Conf Barcelona

You know, we use ad-blockers as well. We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly conferences — crafted for pros like yourself? E.g. our upcoming SmashingConf Barcelona, dedicated to smart front-end techniques and design patterns.

This week, we’ll explore some rather new concepts: What happens if we apply artificial intelligence to text software, for example? And why would a phone manufacturer want its business model to be stolen by competitors? We’ll also take a look at how we can use the new headless Chrome browser for automated testing and learn to build smarter JavaScript bundles with Webpack 3’s new scope hoisting. Sometimes it’s easy to be excited about all the improvements and new things our industry has to offer. read more

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How To Make Use Of Weekly Design Meetings

How To Make Use Of Weekly Design Meetings

How do you keep a team engaged? How do you make sure the team gets up to date with everything that’s being released? How often do the team members talk to each other face to face? Do they have enough support to finish their tasks or to pursue their growth?

These are questions that popped in my head once a design team started to grow quickly in front of my eyes. As a team leader, I was faced with a new challenge: making sure there’s enough recurrence in my team’s communication to facilitate the team’s development. Enter the weekly design meetings. read more

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Homeschooling your Kids in Coding

Homeschooling your Kids in Coding

It is universally known that kids should learn to code for a variety of reasons:

Job opportunities (software development, robotics, Ai) Brain training Pathway to entrepreneurship

The problem many parents have, is that they themselves don't know how to code ... let alone teach it! StudioWeb solves that problem. The post Homeschooling your Kids in Coding appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from ####http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/feed####...

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Left-Handed Brush Lettering: How To Get Started

Left-Handed Brush Lettering: How To Get Started

Lettering1 and calligraphy2 are quickly becoming desired skills in a designer’s toolbox. Designers such as Marian Bantjes, Jessica Hische, Sean Wes and Martina Flor, just to name a few, have become not only an inspiration to the rest of us, but also a standard. Their work is not only client-based; they have become their own brand by providing products to their followers as well. Other designers have followed suit, and now it would seem that lettering and calligraphy are everywhere.

Thus, there is growing interest among designers and non-designers to learn. However, the majority of the resources and lessons available are for right-handed people. And when one finds a resource to get started with brush lettering for left-handed people, it might not be as comprehensive. As an educator, I have learned that one of the most challenging aspects for an aspiring left-hand letterer is to apply everything that a right-handed person is teaching. It is almost like doing mental gymnastics. read more

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