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How to run a more efficient studio

Busy studios are only successful when they can handle their workload efficiently, otherwise things will go into meltdown: deadlines are missed, budgets squandered and clients lost. That’s where resource management is essential. In a special feature in association with Resource Guru, we paid a visit to two similarly sized London agencies to find out how they stay efficient. Locket Aebischer is senior account manager at SomeOne, and Dan Moore is co-founder and MD of Studio Output. How do you keep…

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13 Spookiest Sites on the Web

It’s Halloween, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than to grab a flashlight and peer into some of the darker corners of the web. The festival dates back to the ancient Celts, whose year began on the 1st of November. Later, the festival was merged with the Christian festival of All Hallow’s Eve, the first day of Allhallowstide; in which the dead, especially saints and martyrs, are remembered. Later still, it became a flimsy excuse for excessive candy…

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Photography: Urban Abstract by Michael-Bies

Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am far from a pro, much more like a beginner/enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is buildings and the geometric forms of big cities, with skyscrapers, textures and vanishing points. I am always looking for references and inspiration on sites like 500px, Behance and Flickr. There is where I found the work of Michael-Bies, a photographer from Landau Palatinate, Germany. He has some incredible black and white photos of urban and…

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Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At · An A List Apart Article

Good designers spend a great deal of time sweating over typography. They agonise over typefaces, iterate through type scales and meticulously apply white space, all in the service of the reader. Then comes along a table with the temptation to get creative, and all thoughts of the reader go out of the window. And yet tables are there to be read, referenced and used, not merely looked at. Set tables as text to be read Article Continues Below no comments…

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New iOS & JavaScript Courses

Every Wednesday, new courses and workshops are added to the growing Treehouse Library! Two new JavaScript courses were released this week, as well as a new iOS course. Learn more about them and see what’s coming soon. You can also watch our weekly video update of What’s New at Treehouse. Start learning to code today with your free trial on Treehouse. COURSES JavaScript Array Iteration Methods– Joel Kraft (100 minutes) Learn how to access and transform data in arrays with JavaScript’s array iteration methods. You’ll learn…

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Stunning Medieval Wonder Woman Battle Armor Fit For An Amazon Princess

Wonder Woman has gone through a few costume redesigns over the years but she keeps coming back to some form of armor, because she’s a warrior through and through. And if she starred in a title that took place n the Middle Ages she would probably sport an armored costume that looks like this amazing suit of battle armor created by Samuel Lee from Prince Armory. More info: Prince Armory, Facebook (h/t: neatorama) Source link

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Learn from the best: Great books by leading designers that offer career wisdom

You’ve learnt a lot from lecturers and graduates on what they wish they’d known before becoming a graphic designer. Now it’s time to extend that wisdom by learning from some of the industry’s biggest and best names. Anthony Burrill, Debbie Millman, Adrian Shaughnessy, Jessica Hische… they have all published insightful books that cover all aspects of a career in design. From how to run a business and becoming a successful freelancer to grid systems and interesting life lessons, these titles…

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4 Declared-Dead Marketing Channels – Infographic

Are you ignoring marketing techniques because they’re not fashionable anymore? Could that be costing your business leads and sales? MDG Advertising share 4 declared-dead marketing techniques that are still going strong in this infographic. Here’s what’s included: Radio Email Billboards and Posters Word of Mouth Take a look at the infographic to see why those channels shouldn’t be ignored.   Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of Red Website Design, a low cost web design and internet marketing company…

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Designing Form Layout: Color — SitePoint

The following is a short extract from our book, Designing UX: Forms, written by Jessica Enders. It’s the ultimate guide to form design, a key part of effective UX design. SitePoint Premium members get access with their membership, or you can buy a copy in stores worldwide. Currently, our form doesn’t have much color at all: At this stage, the only color on the form is the logo and the red asterisks indicating questions that require an answer. In terms…

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10 Beginner Courses to Introduce You to Coding

So you’ve decided you want to learn to code, but where do you start? For every programming language we teach at Treehouse, there are beginner courses in our Library that require no prior coding experience to get started. Whether you already know the programming language you want to learn (or don’t) read on for 10 of the beginner coding courses we recommend for the most popular languages. These courses will introduce to a language and by the time they’re complete you’ll be confidently coding and…

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