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Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 37

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“You don’t think your way to creative work. You work your way to creative thinking.”
– George Nelson

Around Spry

Last weekend was the 3rd annual DrupalCamp St. Louis. DrupalCamp is a local conference for all things Drupal, an open source CMS that powers some of the world’s largest websites. Speakers and visitors came from as far as Chicago, Austin, and Belgium!

DrupalCamp St. Louis

Spry Digital uses Drupal extensively, and was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the event. Three team members also gave talks this year, which you can find below:

Managing Drupal Projects by Simon Yost

Type Systems! Why, What, How by Brian Goldstein

Doubleclick for Publishers and Drupal by Benji Damron

Graphic Design

Adobe Apparel

Courtesy Adobe.

Adobe has released a line of apparel that celebrates common stock photography themes, like “man sitting at desk, frustrated with technology.”


OpenType Font Variations is a joint effort by Microsoft, Apple, Google and Adobe to specify font formats, creating more harmony between font families and systems.

Webfonts are here, big time. If you aren’t using webfonts, should you be? This A List Apart article covers both sides of the argument for using webfonts, including adoption patterns and common challenges.

User Experience Design

UX Tools

UX Tools is a list of design, prototyping and collaboration tools that helpfully provides feature sets and pricing, to help you choose the right tools for the job.

Web Design & Development

Angular 2 has been officially released!

Everything you need to know about using color with A Nerd’s Guide to Color On The Web.

Gmail has been a little late to the game supporting responsive emails across their email clients, but now you’ll be able to use media queries for Gmail and Google’s Inbox.


Evernote is migrating all of its user data to Google’s Cloud Platform. That’s some 5 billion notes and attachments that Evernote believes users will be able to access in new and better ways thanks to Google’s machine learning APIs.


Further proof that we are all made of stars, solid organic matter has been found in dust particles on Rosetta’s comet.

CVS Keurig Cold Remedy

As we head into cold season, you can now bring the fight to colds with your Keurig machine.

Skip the tedious step of making coffee in the morning for your daily dose of caffeine. Power Toothpaste will give you the jolt you need.


There’s some web design and life hacking links to carry you through to next week, when we’ll have more to share from the Spry Hive!

Dispatches from the SpryHive 2014: Week 17

Posted by spry & filed under Tips.

Guys. Hold up. Tomorrow is DrupalCampSTL. How have you not grabbed a ticket yet?

We’re putting the finishing touches on our presentations so we’ll keep this SpryHive short and sweet!

  1. Have a Grunt Gulp down some Broccoli at Brunch. Or, how to give your CSS a spring cleaning tidy up.
  2. Webfonts are beautiful but also a little load heavy. A friendly hint to get your sites to load faster.
  3. Cagematch: Inline SVG vs Icon fonts.
  4. 30% of people already get the bulk of their news from Facebook. Obviously, Facebook wants in on that action.
  5. Lost Andy Warhol works found on old Amiga disks. Give that man another 15 minutes.
  6. Cookie-less, cross-device marketing. It’s a thing.
  7. The internet is going private and the demand for bandwidth is up to 138 Tbps. That is a LOT of LOLCats. 
  8. An attempt to create a universal icon set for verbs. What do you think – is “headbanging” a daily use word? We think so.
  9. The most egregious (and hilarious) misuses of quotation marks. Bad, grammar, bad! Go sit in the corner.
  10. Last week we brought you Google Easter eggs. This week, have some Chrome Experiments for your entertainment.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!