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Skala Color 2 Released For OS X

Bjango have released a free update to to their popular Skala colour picker tool for OS X and it’s better than ever. Skala Color was one of my favourite colour pickers for OS X and this week Bjango have released the follow up completely free of charge. Simple enough to be used as your day-to-day colour picker Skala also excels for more specific tasks such as web design or software development. One handy feature is if you copy a colour…

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Web Development Reading List #181: Mass Deployments, Prepack, And Accessible Smart Cities

In a world between building accessible interfaces, optimizing the experiences for users, and big businesses profiting from this, we need to find a way to use our knowledge meaningfully. When we read that even the engineers who built it don’t know how their autonomous car algorithm works or that the biggest library of books that mankind ever saw is in the hand of one single company and not accessible to anyone, we might lose our faith in what we do…

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From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

    Why write requirements? Well, let’s imagine you want to produce a mobile app, but you don’t have the programming skills. So, you find a developer who can build the app for you, and you describe the idea to him. Surprisingly, when he showcases the app for the first time, you see that it is not exactly what you want. Why? Because you didn’t provide enough detail when describing the idea. To prevent this from happening, you need to…

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Intrusive Interstitials: Guidelines To Avoiding Google’s Penalty

    In 2015, Google announced that mobile searches surpassed desktop searches in at least 10 countries. 56% of mobile traffic on major websites comes from mobile. In light of this, Google’s decision to improve the mobile user experience by various means, such as AMP pages and a dedicated mobile index, comes across as a sound business move. More than half of the 2 trillion searches Google processes each year come from mobile devices. Mobile devices have changed the way…

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“UX drives all of this.”

This little Twitter exchange has stuck in my mind quite a bit. 1997: Let’s make a website!*fires up vi* 2007: Let’s make a website!*downloads jQuery**fires up vi* 2017: Let’s make a website!😵 pic.twitter.com/RT4VVnJjNS — Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) February 22, 2017 Cut the crap. Websites in 2007 were terrible. UX drives all of this. https://t.co/k2akE8tjTU — Colin Megill (@colinmegill) February 24, 2017 While I think it’s generally advisable to stay away from snarky Twitter arguments, this touches on some interesting stuff…

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Capture Contract Signatures Online with Eversign

You’re reading Capture Contract Signatures Online with Eversign, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Working online comes with the responsibility of collecting documents, signatures, and briefs from clients. This can be tedious when you take on multiple jobs from different people. But with eversign the task of gathering signatures becomes a lot easier. You can quickly upload contracts and collect digital signatures from anyone at the click of a…

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The Right Web Tools & Services That Generate The Right Results

You’re reading The Right Web Tools & Services That Generate The Right Results, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Web developers, graphic designers and finally any company or freelancer, have at their disposal a great list of web tools and services that help them in their projects. How can they find the right web tools and services that generate the right results? Easy. They need to read this article…

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The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design

You’re reading The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! What was once taboo in website design has made a complete resurgence as one of the most popular techniques in recent years as users are finding a new love and appreciation for sites where scrolling is a necessity. Shedding its old stigmas, scrolling is reinventing itself as a core interaction design element –…

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Best Free JS Libraries for Custom Radios & Checkboxes

You’re reading Best Free JS Libraries for Custom Radios & Checkboxes, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Default HTML form elements work well but they sure aren’t pretty. And web design has come far enough that we don’t have to settle for just functionality. Why not build working inputs that also look gorgeous? With these JS libraries you can restyle any radio buttons or checkboxes with many different styles.…

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