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Laura Reed

Laura Reed's Public Library

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."

Dec 14, 15

"Bootflat Flat UI color picker is a project digging the Flat Color Picker which gives you the perfect colors for flat designs"

Dec 14, 15

"A lightweight and modular front-end framework
for developing fast and powerful web interfaces."

Dec 10, 15

"2015 has been an important year for PHP. Eleven years after its 5.0 release, a new major version is finally coming our way! PHP 7 is scheduled for release before the end of the year, bringing many new language features and an impressive performance boost.

But how will this impact your current PHP codebase? What really changed? How safe is it to update? This post will answer these questions and give you a taste of what’s to come with PHP 7."

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