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...

Essential Skills To Become A Great UI/UX Designer

Jake Rocheleau  •  UX Design  •  October 13, 2016
Essential Skills To Become A Great UI/UX Designer

It’s frustrating to find job offers looking for a UI/UX designer. While these two skillsets are closely related, their skills don’t always overlap. A quality UI designer may not understand user experience psychology. Just like a top-tier UX designer might not be a master of Photoshop or Sketch. But there is a good amount of overlap, and to be a great UI/UX designer...

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s New Paint?

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 11, 2016
Are You Ready for Microsoft’s New Paint?

Many of us started with Paint. As old as Windows itself, for the 90s generation, Paint was, for most of us, of the first “professional” graphic design tool. My first “artwork” was recreating Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover. Obviously, my version was far from the original so don’t be ashamed if you started with cucumbers or stick figures. Every great artist was once...

Designing for tech clients: this is how pre-built websites will help you

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 11, 2016
Designing for tech clients: this is how pre-built websites will help you

If you are reading this article, it could well be because you’re working with a tech company or a startup, or have done so in the recent past. You’ve probably taken note of the fact that this niche appears at times to follow its own rules. Leaving you with some questions you find difficult to answer. Among them: What is the audience looking for? What is a tech client’s...

Virtual Reality and Web Design: Everything You Need to Know

Doru Ciobanu  •  Design  •  October 10, 2016
Virtual Reality and Web Design: Everything You Need to Know

How will the web look in virtual reality? The 2D web could become immersive, interactive and tangible. Imagine Wikipedia as an extensive multimedia library. Instead of reading about the Egyptian pyramids, you could wander around them, explore the inside of the pyramids, view the texture of blocks used to build it or solve a puzzle to gain access to the pharaoh’s tomb....

Google and Monotype Release Noto Font for All Languages

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 9, 2016
Google and Monotype Release Noto Font for All Languages

Font lovers around the world rejoice! After six years of intense collaboration between Google and Monotype, Noto Font, the universal font, is here. With support for 800 languages, 100 written scripts and more than 110,000 characters, Google’s Noto is like the Babel Tower but without the confusion. So, if you are planning to build a time capsule, travel to the future or...

Intro to Variable Fonts in Web Design

Jake Rocheleau  •  Fonts  •  October 5, 2016
Intro to Variable Fonts in Web Design

There’s been talk for years of creating fonts that come with adjustable sizes by default. And for years this was just a pipe dream. But it seems that variable fonts are finally here and they’ll only gain support over the coming years. Designers around the world have been discussing the possibilities and excitedly clamoring over the future of webfonts. What do...

Vue 2.0 is Here! The Progressive JavaScript Framework

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  October 5, 2016
Vue 2.0 is Here! The Progressive JavaScript Framework

After six months of intense development, eight alphas, eight betas and eight release candidates, Vue 2.0, “The Progressive JavaScript Framework” is finally out. Being the 26th most popular JavaScript project on Github and one of the fastest growing libraries on the list (an excellent result for a project initiated less than a year ago), the new release is something to get...