Tips for Creating a Great Personal Online Portfolio

Eelco Guntlisbergen  •  Design, Website Design  •  November 3, 2016
Tips for Creating a Great Personal Online Portfolio

As a designer I think we’ve all experienced the difficulty of creating something personal, including a portfolio. You end up spending countless hours in Photoshop, trying a hundred different things and after two months you realize that your homepage still says “under construction.” This might not be the case for everybody, but being my own client is quite challenge and...

Node.js v7 Has Arrived

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 30, 2016
Node.js v7 Has Arrived

The Node.js Foundation released version 7 of the ubiquitous Node.js JavaScript runtime environment. With the io.js phenomena a thing of the past, thinks are looking great for Node.js. Today, Node.js is being adopted at an increasing pace by enterprises seeking to gain a competitive advantage. Benefitting from rapid I/O, Node.js produces fast, responsive load times for even the...

A Design Workflow Comparison: Photoshop vs Illustrator vs Sketch

Jake Rocheleau  •  Design  •  October 28, 2016
A Design Workflow Comparison: Photoshop vs Illustrator vs Sketch

The ever-expanding world of design can be tough to comprehend as a newcomer. With so many tools and techniques available it’s hard to know where to start. Three of the most widely used design programs are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and the newer Sketch by Bohemian Coding. In this guide I want to compare these three titans of industry to see how they stack up for...

Top 5 Underutilized Web Performance Tricks for WordPress

Brian Jackson  •  WordPress  •  October 26, 2016
Top 5 Underutilized Web Performance Tricks for WordPress

Most of us know by now that speed is a ranking factor with Google. What this means is that WordPress sites that load faster will have a bigger advantage in Google over those that don’t. So it is very important that your WordPress site loads as fast as possible, especially on mobile. And besides the ranking factor, the user experience also comes into play. Many users will...

Simbla: Responsive Website Maker

Adrian  •  Tools  •  October 25, 2016
Simbla: Responsive Website Maker

It’s no longer surprising that we now have the freedom to make our own websites without having any prior knowledge of code, thanks to the various website makers available. But to find a top website maker that renders this process efficient and easy is something else. Fortunately, Simbla is a top website maker that accommodates everyone from laymen to pros alike in the...

Emotional Intelligence and the Uncomfortable Side of Design

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  October 24, 2016
Emotional Intelligence and the Uncomfortable Side of Design

In March 2016, Twitter celebrated its 10th birthday. It was a day filled with pride for the company and many of its followers. In order to make the day amazing for its users, Twitter released a delightful like/heart button animation. It was awesome, but as soon as the day was over the animation was gone too. Some people don’t care and some didn’t even notice but those who...

Linux Foundation Launches JS Foundation

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 20, 2016
Linux Foundation Launches JS Foundation

JavaScript is a high-level, dynamic, untyped and interpreted programming language used in most modern day web applications. With thousands of modules in NPM, the JavaScript ecosystem is the largest open source platform. And while the language is standardized in a vendor-neutral ECMAScript language specification, the ecosystem is deeply convoluted and fragmented. To address...

Typography Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Diana Valeanu  •  Design  •  October 17, 2016
Typography Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Understanding type can be one of the most difficult elements of design. There’s a lot of terminology and lingo that type designers (and designers, in general) use when talking about lettering. Sometimes it can be tough to decipher it all. If you find yourself wondering what the difference between a hook and a counter are or you still aren’t sure how a serif and a slab are...

Google Releases Chrome 54

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 14, 2016
Google Releases Chrome 54

Google updated the Chrome desktop browser with Custom Elements V1, BroadcastChannel and more. Wednesday, the Google updated to Chrome 54 and will be rolling out on Windows, Mac and Linux in the upcoming days. If Google nicknamed its browser releases, then Chrome 54 should have been named “Desserts for Developers.” Along with the usual bug fixes (totaling $28,633.70...

Meet Yarn, JavaScript Alternative Package Manager by Facebook

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 13, 2016
Meet Yarn, JavaScript Alternative Package Manager by Facebook

Why Do You Need a Package Manager? As the name implies, a package manager is a tool to manage the installation of packages (pieces of code that serve a particular purpose) from a global registry into a developer’s local environment. Simply, a package manager is a tool that facilitates working with other tools. A package manager replaces the need to search, download, unpack...