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about 13 hours ago

"There’s always a lot to learn, a lot to do, and a lot to consider when you’re a beginner – not to mention the fact that technology is constantly evolving, new software is being released, and new trends are coming at you rapid-fire. Truth be told, it can get a little overwhelming.

So, let’s slow things down a little bit. This article will take you through 20 principles of design to hopefully give you a headstart in this creative environment. So, stay tuned, get comfy, and let’s discuss some principles"

Sep 23, 16

"We’re inundated with terrifying tales of computer hacking. But seldom discussed is the relatively low-tech act of visual hacking: That’s when a snoop sneaks a peek at or photographs your sensitive information. In a Ponemon Institute experiment conducted on behalf of 3M and the Visual Privacy Advisory Council, an undercover hacker posing as a contractor or part-time worker was able to obtain sensitive info (like log-in credentials) 88 percent of the time. 

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Sep 20, 16

"Nobody can predict the future. And just because this blog post is on the internet does not make it true. If anything, it should make you very skeptical. But skeptical you should be. I’m simply suggesting that none of us fully grasp the enormity of Angular and the crushing influence that it has, even if they did decide to re-write it from scratch and break everything on the daily."

Aug 09, 16

"In the same way, “Facebook marketing,” “social media marketing” and “content marketing” are not “things.” “Facebook” is a marketing channel. “Social media” is a collection of marketing channels. “Content” is a tactic, not a strategy. “Content” is produced in the execution of strategies such as advertising, SEO and publicity. Here are two examples."

Jul 31, 16

"A Dark Pattern is a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.

Normally when you think of “bad design”, you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy but with no ill intent. This type of bad design is known as a “UI anti-pattern”. Dark Patterns are different – they are not mistakes, they are carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind. We as designers, founders, UX & UI professionals and creators need to take a stance against Dark Patterns."

Jul 22, 16

"We're trying to collect the best free training material in the world, so we have a higher standard than usual. Please read the Contributing Guide before opening issues or pull requests."

Jun 30, 16

"As a developer, you’ll not only work with other web developers, designers, and engineers but also other teams across your company. You may find yourself working closely with a marketing, support or sales team, or working directly with clients. So, you must be able to work well on a team.
Whether you’re working remotely or alongside your team, collaboration and communication with your peers and stakeholders is paramount to success."

Jun 15, 16

"This article is about sales and how to get more of them – by making people trust you, by removing frictions from your landing page, by engaging with potential customers."

Jun 04, 16

"I’d love for the next generation of programmers to have as much fun learning it program as I did. Changing the game is a lot more interesting than playing it."

Mar 17, 16

"Since learning is a lifelong task that doesn’t stop after pursuing a certain academic certificate, this round-up is not only dedicated to beginners. It’s for everyone who wants to become an expert in a certain field or is simply curious about the Web and the latest tools and techniques around them.

We hope that this round-up will bring you closer with many of the valuable resources that are available out there. Some are completely free while others can be obtained through quite affordable memberships. You may also be surprised to find that your local college or university is also publishing free classes and courses on all sorts of topics you can think of — make sure to keep an eye open!"

Feb 22, 16

"Restangular is an AngularJS service that simplifies common GET, POST, DELETE, and UPDATE requests with a minimum of client code. It's a perfect fit for any WebApp that consumes data from a RESTful API."

Jan 29, 16

"The following table lists the major HTML & CSS features that are commonly used by interactive and dynamic CSS techniques and their support among the major email clients."

Jan 28, 16

This cheat sheet is provisional and may change. Angular 2 is currently in Beta.

Jan 28, 16

Comparing the best CDN providers is a time consuming task and challenging. This collection of information supports you to better find the best CDN for your content delivery needs. CDNs also provide other types of solutions such as software distribution, game & app delivery, video streaming, and ad serving.

Jan 08, 16

"The touch events interfaces are relatively low-level APIs that can be used to support application specific multi-touch interactions such as a two-finger gesture. A multi-touch interaction starts when a finger (or stylus) first touches the contact surface. Other fingers may subsequently touch the surface and optionally move across the touch surface. The interaction ends when the fingers are removed from the surface. During this interaction, an application receives touch events during the start, move and end phases."

Jan 05, 16

"Material is the metaphor

A material metaphor is the unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion. The material is grounded in tactile reality, inspired by the study of paper and ink, yet technologically advanced and open to imagination and magic.

Surfaces and edges of the material provide visual cues that are grounded in reality. The use of familiar tactile attributes helps users quickly understand affordances. Yet the flexibility of the material creates new affordances that supercede those in the physical world, without breaking the rules of physics.

The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other. Realistic lighting shows seams, divides space, and indicates moving parts."

Dec 15, 15

"We’ve taken the classic European yule log, also known as a bûche de Noël, and reinvented it with the flavors of Black Forest cake: We switched out the sponge-cake roll for layers of rich devil’s food cake, added a cherry and whipped cream filling, and coated it all with bittersweet chocolate frosting. A few easy tricks with the icing will have this dessert resembling a tree stump; complete the festive presentation with rosemary branches, cranberries, and meringue mushrooms."

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