Collective #583

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The Evolution Of User Experience Design

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(This series of articles is kindly supported by Adobe.) We’re fortunate enough to be working at an incredibly exciting time in our industry. Yes, the challenges are considerable, but the opportunities are – equally – transformational. It’s never been a more exciting time to work as a User Experience (UX) designer.
Great designers deliver wonderful, considered and memorable experiences. Doing that isn’t easy and – through this series of articles – I’ll provide a wealth of pointers to ensure you’re on the right track.
Source: Smashing Magazine, The Evolution Of User Experience Design

Copyright Law Essentials All Designers Should Know

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As software designers or developers, you have the important task of ensuring that a program works the way it is supposed to while being efficient, user-friendly, and unique. After all the creativity that is poured into making a program work just right, it’s fair to say that a well-designed software program is a work of art.
From a legal perspective, a software program is a complex work that includes both functional and artistic elements.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Copyright Law Essentials All Designers Should Know

Welcome To The Next Level Of Mobile App Development

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(This is a sponsored article.) As users spend 89% of their mobile time inside apps — and 56% of all traffic is now mobile — creating a mobile app has become a top priority for many businesses. Statistics show that the average American spends more than two hours a day on their mobile device. Having a mobile app can be beneficial for your company for a number of reasons. But we all know that building an app from scratch is difficult — the gap between a concept and solution is wide and requires a lot of time, effort and money.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Welcome To The Next Level Of Mobile App Development

Debugging CSS Grid Layouts With Firefox Grid Inspector

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You may have heard quite a bit of talk about a CSS feature called “Grid” this year. If you are someone who cringes when you hear the words “CSS” and “grid” in the same sentence, then I highly suggest you check out this new CSS module called CSS Grid.
Browsers render HTML elements as boxes according to the CSS box model, and CSS Grid is a new layout model that provides authors the ability to control the size and position of these boxes and their contents.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Debugging CSS Grid Layouts With Firefox Grid Inspector

Customizing Admin Columns In WordPress

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(This is a sponsored article.) If you manage a WordPress website, you’ve probably faced a common problem. How do you get insight into all of your content at a glance? WordPress’ admin area does not show you much about your pages, posts, users and comments. That can make it hard to find the right page, to check if all associated fields are properly filled, or simply to get a general sense of your website’s content.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Customizing Admin Columns In WordPress

Cheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition)

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To get you in the right mood for December and the upcoming holiday season, artists and designers from across the globe once again got their creative ideas bubbling and created festive and inspiring desktop wallpapers for you. Wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd and that are bound to add some holiday cheer to your screen.
All wallpapers featured in this post can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar for December 2017.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Cheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition)

Collective #370

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JSRobot

Reaal Khalil created this fun coding game where you control a robot by learning JavaScript.

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Infinitown

A fantastic WebGL experiment of an infinite town using a brilliant technique. By Little Workshop.

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Lona

Airbnb’s tool for defining design systems and using them to generate cross-platform UI code, Sketch files, images, and other artifacts.

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World City Icons

A gigantic set of the world’s most popular cities in vector format. Made by Yannis Abelas and Ioanna Aravani.

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Pytudes

A collection of Python programs to practice and perfect your programming skills. By legendary Peter Norvig.

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Etch A Sketch

A great implementation of the classic drawing toy using the DeviceMotionEvent API. The API allows you to erase the drawing by shaking your device. By Jon Kantner.

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Codevember #28

Colin and Ryan form DPDK created this fun demo where you can let your writings burst into particles.

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Collective #370 was written by Pedro Botelho and published on Codrops.


Source: Codrops, Collective #370

From Idea To Reality: Designing An App With Sketch And Xcode

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Everyone has an idea for a mobile app, from your mom to the guy you met in line at the grocery store. You might even be one of those people, if you are reading this tutorial. Building your own app really gives you the ability to create anything you can imagine. For some people, the idea is the easy part; when it comes to making it a reality, they have no clue where to start.
Source: Smashing Magazine, From Idea To Reality: Designing An App With Sketch And Xcode

Designing Ethics: Shifting Ethical Understanding In Design

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The influence of design is expanding beyond the realms of typography and objects and into healthcare, public policy, education, financial services, and more. Designers working in these emerging design fields are responsible for projects that have significant and fundamental impact on the quality of people’s lives with clear ethical implications.
In healthcare, for example, designers are responsible for creating everything from the industrial designer’s medical device that keeps a heart beating to the service designer’s physical layout of an operating room.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Designing Ethics: Shifting Ethical Understanding In Design

Designing For A Browserless Web

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What happens when we take the web browser out of web browsing? Google’s new “Add to Homescreen” feature delivers fast, focused web experiences that are indistinguishable from those of a native app. What can designers learn from the successes of early adopters such as Twitter, and how can we leverage app-like design patterns to tackle this brand new set of user experience challenges?
The “Add to Homescreen” installation process, as shown on Google Chrome Developer’s mobile website (Image source) (Large preview) We’ve seen debates on the topic of native versus web experiences.
Source: Smashing Magazine, Designing For A Browserless Web