Dispatches from the Spry Hive 2016: Week 18

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”
– Edwin Way Teale

Around Spry

Last Thursday night, Spry Digital hosted the monthly DevOps Meetup, where Andrew Lather led a discussion titled “Zero to SLDC”, which was about how to quickly stand up a systems development life cycle. If that sounds up your alley and you’d like to learn more about future events, join the DevOpsSTL group at Meetup.com.

Design

Courtesy U-Haul

The American Stove Company-Magic Chef Building in St. Louis has long been hiding one of the most stunning architectural treasures in the city, a 1940s era plaster and glass ceiling designed by artist Isamu Noguchi, that was unfortunately covered in drop ceiling in 1977. Now, building owners U-Haul have decided to restore it back to its former glory.

In branding, the most important thing you can do is establish a consistent brand everywhere. Brand.ai will assist you in creating a hosted style guide on the fly from your existing website.

Image courtesy of Medium.

Is there such a thing as too many typefaces on a project? If it’s a beautiful design, does it matter? This article makes the argument that it does not.

Web Design & Development

Keyword research tools like Google Keyword Tool have long been the key to building successful content plans and paid campaigns. Now online marketing company Moz has announced it is rolling out its own keyword research tool.

target=”_blank”. This seemingly benign piece of code may also be one of the most overlooked security vulnerabilities if you don’t give it a little attention.

Test your credit card forms with ease with the Dummy Credit Card Generator.

Our sides are still hurting after taking this developer test for cable network Adult Swim.

Misc

A team of researchers at the University of Sweden is trying to help humans understand the nuances of cat speak, coined by the team as “Meowsic”.

Enjoy the fiery demise of the Death Star in your backyard with this custom made fire pit.

Image courtesy of Trump Against Humanity.

It has come to this. [Trump Against Humanity]

If you’re the kind of person who thinks that you can never have too many friends, well you’d be wrong.

Being a bear in Yellowstone isn’t easy. But at least the scenery is nice.

For Mothers Day, here are some adorable pups and their loving mums.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms of humans and furry creatures! See you for next week’s Spry Hive.

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