Cartoons

Cartoon: Fit in Typography?

October 9th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Are you a professional designer or developer? If you are I am sure you got your dander up more than once on these people poaching on your stamping ground while not even having a hunting license. I know that I do frequently. When I see what some “professionals” call professional tears roll from my eyes. The “professional” in today’s cartoon seems to think that...

Development

Vorlon.js: Focus on DOM Explorer

October 8th, 2015
by David Catuhe
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In April 2015, our team of engineers and tech evangelists at Microsoft released vorlon.js—an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. This article is the first in a series that will take a detailed look at one specific feature, starting with one of the biggest: the DOM Explorer. Overview If you’re not familiar with vorlon.js, I recommend first reading...

Business Online

Five Reasons Why Video on Websites is a Good Idea

October 7th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Five Reasons Why Video on Websites is a Good Idea

An image is worth a thousand words. This is even truer when it comes to moving pictures. Written content in many cases is not sufficient to gain attention in the world wide web. Videos have become a matter of course and people no longer only share them on YouTube but also on social networks such as Facebook. Have you ever thought about using video...

Design

5 Ways to Make Your Site Rock on the Modern Web (…and Microsoft Edge too)

October 6th, 2015
by Martin Beeby
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Edge is Microsoft’s new web browser sporting a new rendering engine – EdgeHTML – and an underlying OS to boot in Windows 10. Since upgrades from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will be free for most, you can expect a huge influx of Edge users hitting sites in the coming months. Edge is a departure from the past, actually to complete rewrite from past...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Simbla: Responsive Websites Made Easy

October 6th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Thanks to numerous website builders and homepage generators you can quickly and easily click together a website. You wouldn’t even need to know HTML, CSS or JavaScript to do so. More often than not these offerings lack in many ways. Not only does the quality of design feel poor, but its technical qualities are also inferior. Simbla is different. It is a website builder...

Development

IBM BlueMix Cloud Contest: Are You a Real JavaScript and Node.js Pro?

October 5th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Do you like yourself a good challenge? Do you feel like a real JavaScript pro? Is node.js in your veins? If so, IBM has a more than interesting contest for you. Although it has already started, it still makes sense to participate. Did I mention that you can win a few interesting tech gadgets? IBM BlueMix: Digital Platform for Innovation As a developer of...

Inspiration

20 Awesome Logo Inspirations of Today

October 5th, 2015
by Dirk Metzmacher
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The creation of a logo is subject to very specific rules. You are well-advised to put a thorough amount of time into researching and evaluating the trends and techniques of the moment. A logo will always have to be created as a timeless offering, however. Noone wants to change logos according to zeitgeist. So don’t be too avant-garde. To help you stay updated, we...

Apps

Raygun: Affordable Crash Reporting for Any App

October 4th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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The job of developers is great. They are always creating something new. Whether it is a web app based on PHP or a mobile app for iOS or Android or just about any other thinkable app for devices out there, coding is universal. On the downside, errors are universal too. Chasing errors is the part of the job any developer just hates. This will...

Apps

How to Build a Web Game in an Hour

October 2nd, 2015
by Michael Oneppo
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You don’t need an entirely new skill set to develop games. In fact, your current Web development skills in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and so on are just fine for a wide range of games. When you build a game with Web technologies, it will run on pretty much any device with a browser. To prove this, I’ll demonstrate building a game from scratch using...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Photoshop Magic Galore

October 2nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Clients tend to think Photoshop is not just very easy to handle but also almost capable of anything you want it to be. All of that with a few simple mouse clicks of course. The creative industry is not without guilt, however. Hollywood blockbusters shift the limits on a daily basis and anything seems possible. Our craft certainly has its limits. Today’s cartoon shows...

(Free) Services

123ContactForm Satisfies Your Every Form Need

October 1st, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Before you stop reading because of the name 123ContactForm, keep calm and carry on. They have a lot more different form types in store than just simple contact forms. You can even build a purchase form with a payment provider glued to it. Let’s taker a closer look, shall we? 123ContactForm: Whatever Form Your Heart Desires I admit that I did not know 123ContactForm...

Design

Responsive Web Design: Where Do We Go From Here?

September 30th, 2015
by Aaron Gustafson
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I had the great pleasure of delivering the closing keynote at Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Breakpoint. Held in Brighton, UK on 19 June 2015, the conference is a gathering of designers and developers sharing their workflow strategies, techniques, and experiences with responsive web design.Here’s what I had to say. „Today has provided an amazing tour of the world of responsive design. We’ve...