Tag: responsive web design

Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 33

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“My opinion is it’s a bridge too far to go to fully autonomous cars.”
– Elon Musk

Web Design & Development

Chris Coyier decided to jot down what goes through his head when examining a website. Good items to think about when building your next website.


Microsoft and An Event Apart are teaming up for another 10k Apart, a contest for web designers and developers to create ultra lean, compelling experiences that are under 10 kilobytes in size and don’t use JavaScript. Did we mention there are awards?


Dan Mall, former design director at Happy Cog and technical editor at A List Apart, shares his design trade secrets.


When PHP attacks:


Also found on Twitter… The importance of code reviews:


More emails are opened on mobile devices and that number is growing. Here is a great list of lessons learned from building responsive emails.


Still exploring what you can do with scalable vector graphics (SVG)? Well, learn what’s new with SVG 2.


If you prefer your sites on the static side, then you’re probably familiar with Jekyll. If you’d like to try the new Jekyll Admin before its release next week, they’re looking for early user feedback.


Misc

Twitter has some new features that allow you to better control your experience.


Uber Driverless Car

Courtesy Foo Conner / Flickr via Motherboard

Uber will begin transporting customers around with driverless cars starting this month in Pittsburgh.


After years of financial troubles and its share of controversy, Gawker will end operations come next week.


NASA is making 861 research papers available for free as part of their new PubSpace database. While you can expect the number of NASA-funded articles published to PubSpace to increase over time, the space agency will not be releasing all of their research. Exempt are materials governed by personal privacy, proprietary, or security laws.


Kick your legs up at the pool, beach or backyard and enjoy a lazy summer weekend with the Spry Hive. See you next week!

Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 29

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“One person’s data is another person’s noise.”
– K.C. Cole


Pooper is for when you can’t be bothered to do the dirty work of picking up after your dog.


Bond-villain-in-training Elon Musk has revealed part deux of his plan for Tesla. If anybody can successfully make the leap from idea to concept to large production manufacturer, he can.


Meet Graham

Hello there, handsome. Graham is a human designed to demonstrate the fragility of humans in front impact crashes.


Noisli provides just the right mix of ambient noises, whether you are looking to relax or for a productivity boost.


This comic from NewScientist just might be a commentary on how we relate to others during a political season:

Angry Particle in

Courtesy NewScientist


Birkenstock is quitting Amazon after a huge surge of counterfeit products were found on the website.


Will dating join the on-demand economy? The Ohlala app allows women to charge for dating services. If you think that might be blurring the line a bit with the oldest profession, then you should definitely read on…


Apple has made many great ads, but this one speaks to our hearts and why we do what we do:


As designers of systems, we are fond of good transit maps. In this article, a brave soul takes on Google and Apple to see if their transit maps can be improved upon. Hint: it’s not easy.


This Kickstarterer wants to build a hotel with a purpose.


We’ll be back to share more from the hive next week!

Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 27

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.”
– Plato

Branding

Open source champions Mozilla are applying their own open source principles towards the design of their new identity.

Web Design & Development

randoma11y is an automatic color generator that tests and learns from users’ feedback.

Working with a small budget doesn’t mean that you can’t do good design. It just means you should work smarter.

Bootstrap 4

Courtesy: @Bootply – Medium

Here’s a visual companion to what’s new in Bootstrap 4. Items to note are the increased emphasis on panel/card UI and an overhauled grid system.

Snyk scans your GitHub repos for vulnerabilities in your apps, and its now out of beta.

A few cases for why you shouldn’t overlook vertical media queries.

Technology

Sometimes indifference or just plain laziness inspires some inventive technology, like this script that informs you when you need to pay attention during a phone conference.

Google has begun testing its quantum computing-era crypto in a select number of Chrome browsers. Talk about being ahead of the curve.

Apple has been awarded a patent for an infrared signal disabling an iPhone’s camera, presumably to prevent concert-goers the ability to record and disrupt neighboring fans experience. We are concerned about more potentially egregious uses of the technology.

Ever wonder how many degrees of separation there are between Mott the Hoople and N.W.A.? We did, thanks to the Six Degrees Of Music Separation app, and the answer is 2!

MISC

Jupiter

Courtesy: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Youtube

Juno has safely arrived to Jupiter’s upper atmosphere after some slick maneuvering by NASA engineers and it’s catching some interesting movements of Jupiter’s Galilean moons.

 

Ain’t no clap like a VIKING CLAP. This is how Iceland welcomed home their soccer team that made it to the quarter-finals of the European Championships.


Hope that you all had a restful Fourth of July. See you next week for some more Spry Hive!

Dispatches From The Spry Hive: Week 23

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
– Muhammad Ali

Around Spry

If you work in the nonprofit world you won’t want to miss the Gateway Conference on Philanthropy, happening Aug 31 at the St. Charles Convention Center. This event, put on by the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will feature a keynote by Strange Donuts and Strange Cares co-founder Jason Bockman, and a talk by Spry Digital co-founder Sheila Burkett. Spry Digital will also be introducing our nonprofit solution OpenDonorCRM, a hosted website and donor/member management solution for nonprofits.

Design

If you love typography like we do, you’ll want to add this poster featuring the anatomy of type to your wishlist.

Web Design & Development

If you like Sketch but have been frustrated by their upgrade paths, they’ve listened and will moving towards a license fee model.

For many, creating responsive websites means creating a lot of overhead. Ethan Marcotte talks about simplifying the process in his talk “Laziness in the time of Responsive Web Design” for An Event Apart.

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Courtesy: Browser Calories

Does your website need to be on a diet? [Browser Calories]

Color contrast testing is an important aspect of web design but has remained largely subjective. This article explains how to use your browser’s inspect tools to determine actual contrast ratios.

Drag and drop selectors are coming to CSS4.

Always be learning with these web design podcasts.

Misc

How an overfed fish and a one star Yelp review led to 1M lawsuit.

Courtesy: Data DUO Kickstarter

For those that like making spaced out sounds on a synthesizer but feel it’s a bit of a loner activity, we bring you the Data DUO, a synth for two.

There is 1.2 billion dollars loaded onto Starbucks cards. That is a lot of coffee, friends.

Who says that a liberal arts degree isn’t useful? This author shares how reading and other creative endeavors can make you a better coder.

In Memoriam

This week we saw the passing of a giant. Muhammad Ali touched so many lives and people from all faiths and nations, but perhaps none more than his personal penpal of more than 30 years.

Enjoy this collection of our favorite gifs from the larger-than-life man:

Muhammad Ali was finally laid to rest in his home state of Kentucky with more than 100,000 fans in attendance.


More from the Spry Hive next week. Until then, float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.