Dispatches from the Spry Hive: Week 25

Posted by Ken Moire & filed under Tips.

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

“Britain is a very small country with a very large press.”
– David Hockney

Design & Typography

Netflix revealed a new rather ambiguous icon. As usual, the Internet has a lot to say.

Typography and sci-fi – two of our favorite things. This length that this article goes to explore the design and typography of Bladerunner is truly extraordinary.

Always mixing up the aperture and counter when describing type? We got you covered with this animated guide to type terms.

Beauty is in the details, and typography is no exception. Designers, check out this upcoming webinar titled Finely Tuned Typography: Sweating the Small Stuff by Dan Rhatigan.

Web Design & Development

Color emoji with CSS, just because.

Developer motivation:

Developer motivation

The Practical Dev

Grab this beta signup for a new online front end code editor. [Code Comet]

Developers, the framework you’ve been waiting for: Fortran.io. Bonus: you won’t need a room-size mainframe to run it.

HireHer seeks to help women in tech connect with top tech companies.

Misc

Our beloved state of Missouri will begin using solar roadways as part of the Road to Tomorrow Initiative.

Meatless meat is one of the next big things, according to Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt. Could we be at the doorstep of eradicating cattle for meat? Read this meat lover’s favorable take on the latest plant-based meat.

Two factor authentication is an important facet of personal web security. Google just made their 2FA easier to use than ever.

Reuters

Britain is leaving the European Union and world is waiting to see what the fallout of the vote will be. An Independent Scotland? Cheap airfares to England? Stay tuned…


We’ll be back next week to share more web design and development news from the Spry Hive. Pip pip!

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