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Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 30

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

This post is part of a weekly series featuring the latest buzz around the Spry Hive.

“When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.”
– Karl Lagerfeld

Web Design & Development

The design director from Spotify shares some lessons on scaling design in a modern web app with remote teams.


Want to craft beautiful experiences? You’re going to need the right tools. Sanfrancis.co is a collection of tools for the discerning UX or web designer.


Learn web design in 4 minutes. Well sort of…


Boston.gov

Add Boston.gov to the list of government site refreshes on the Drupal content management system. Here’s a case study of the project by the founder of Drupal, Dries Buytaert.


Typography

Fans of Stranger Things have fallen in love with the 80s nostalgia that includes fashion, music, and even the show’s opening title sequence typography.


Misc

Talk about a new economy, a new study by the University of Pennsylvania has found that Kickstarter has created 8,800 companies and nearly 30,000 new full-time jobs!


Pixar engineers are known for pushing the boundaries of digital animation, but they’ve outdone themselves again with the design of this character for their latest, Finding Dory.


This New York City Sanitation office collects items it finds in the trash, and it’s like the best thrift shop ever. They even give tours.


“Be kind, rewind.” may already be irrelevant phrase, but that’s because consumers ditched VHS years ago, right? Apparently somebody was still buying them, as the last VHS manufacturer has announced that they’re finally killing the VHS.


Stitch together your own stump speech with Trump Sounds.


 

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Dispatches from the Spry Hive 2015: Week 46

Posted by James McDonnell & filed under Tips.

While commercials and retailers have turned their attention to the holidays that are just around the corner, this past week was all about honoring our veterans. No matter what we were tuned into, though, there’s always some news that happens to slip right past us. Don’t fret just yet because it’s finally Friday, which means another dose of the Spry Hive!

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is booming right now, and companies like Lytro are learning to capture the 360 degree experience in a new way with their innovative camera, the Immerge.

Leading the way for journalists, the New York Times has begun pushing the immersive experience to users with stories from around the world.

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Source = Veterans United Foundation

Virtual reality has helped our veterans experience the war memorials from the comfort of their homes.

Lastly, are you wanting to experience VR but not sure where to begin? Get a Google Cardboard then begin with the Vrse app. There’s a high-quality immersive VR experience for everybody, we assure you.

Web & Apps

If you aren’t following Jim Kenney, the next mayor of Philadelphia, then you’ve got some catching up to do because his Twitter game is top notch.

The app called Yik Yak became popular in colleges and high schools across the country thanks to its sense of anonymity, but students are quickly learning that their words aren’t so incognito.

Design

Enjoy reminiscing about retro game design? Take a look at Gameartlover on Tumblr.

pantone smoothies

Source = Pantone Smoothies

Have even more fun picking your next brand’s colors with these pantone smoothies.

Development

The Goofus and Gallant characters had some choice words of wisdom for CSS users.

While we are all excited about the launch of Drupal 8, don’t forget to prepare for the end of Drupal 6.

We all encounter a uncaught exception from time to time. Next time you do, make sure you take a proper process dump using a tool like this Hapi plugin, Poop.

A headstone is the perfect place to leave a personal message for the world. Well, CommitStrip.com has come up with a list of epitaphs perfect for coders.

Misc.

Finding its way back to the big screen after twelve year, Pixar’s classic movie Finding Nemo is finally getting a sequel focused on Finding Dory.

Life can sometimes feel like a plane crashing down to Earth, but every once in awhile it’s good to take a step back and acknowledge that it’s going to be okay.


And like that, we have made our way through another week of news. Hopefully you found something entertaining or touching enough to share with your friends and family. As always, have the spryest of weekends and don’t forget to drop by next week for more!