7 Tools for Building Better Prototypes Quickly and Easily

by Steven Snell on September 29, 2016

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Wireframes, mockups, and prototypes serve somewhat similar purposes, but they are not one and the same. The names are often used wrongly. And it can lead to selecting one type of tool when you would…

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Four years ago, Jason Grigsby asked a surprisingly difficult question: How do you pick responsive image breakpoints? A year later, he had an answer: Ideally, we’d set responsive image performance budgets to achieve “sensible jumps in file size.”

Automating Art Direction With The Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator

Cloudinary built a tool that implements this idea, and the response from the community was universal: “Great! Now, what else can it do?” Today, we have an answer: art direction!

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Free Chore Chart Printable

by Erin on September 28, 2016

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Chore Chart Free Printable
This chore chart allows child to be responsible for accomplishing their own list of extra chores each week. Child can pick which chore he/she wishes to do each day–knowing that all chores must be accomplished by the end of the week. Child will move chore from “need to be done” side of chore chart to “done” side when the chore is complete. This printable chore chart is designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11″ paper.

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES

• Weekly extra chores 8.5 x 11″ printable (.pdf)
• 20 individual chores 8.5 x 11″ printable (.pdf)

INDIVIDUAL CHORES INCLUDED

• Do Laundry
• Sort Laundry
• Weeding Assignment (allows parent to designate area to be weeded)
• Clean Bathroom
• Empty Garbage’s
• Clean Out Car
• Clean Mud Room
• Mop Kitchen Floor
• Sweep Kitchen Floor
• Clean Up Playroom
• Dusting Assignment (allows parent to designate area to be dusted)
• Fold Laundry
• Vacuum Bedroom
• Put Away Laundry
• Mow the Lawn
• Vacuum Stairs
• Re-stock Toilet Paper Under Sinks
• Organize Game Closet
• Take Garbage to Curb
• Mom/Dad Assigned Chore (allows parent to assign a chore not listed that needs to be done)

Cut out only the chores you wish to use. Chart can hold up to 10 chores.

Chore Chart Free Printable

RECOMMENDED USE & SET UP

Place chart behind glass of a picture frame OR hard laminate chart. Cut out chores first and then hard laminate them leaving space as you put them through the laminator so each can be cut out. Place Velcro strips down each column for the number of chores you’d like displayed. Place Velcro on backs of each individual chore so chores can be attached to chart. Note: works best if soft side of Velcro is placed down both columns of chart and rough side of Velcro is placed on backs of individual chores.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEEDED

• Hard Lamination (available at any local print shop)
• Velcro
• Picture Frame (optional)

CUSTOMIZATIONS

For chore chart customizations, please visit our custom quote order form and list the following quotes:

Customized chores = $1 each
Chart customized with child’s name = $10 {example}
Customized colors = $20

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Building Hybrid Apps With ChakraCore

by Eric Rozell on September 28, 2016

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There are many reasons why one may want to embed JavaScript capabilities into an app. One example may be to take a dependency on a JavaScript library that has not yet been ported to the language you’re developing in. Another may be that you want to allow users to “eval” small routines or functions in JavaScript, e.g., in data processing applications.

Building Hybrid Apps with ChakraCore

The key reason for our investigation of ChakraCore was to support the React Native framework on the Universal Windows Platform, which is a framework for declaring applications using JavaScript and the React programming model.

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Why Do Designers Make Awesome Entrepreneurs?

by Tomas Laurinavicius on September 28, 2016

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If you’re a designer, chances are you have a full-time job (and maybe even a freelance position on the side.) For many designers, this is an enjoyable option, complete with benefits and flexibility….

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Building Social: A Case Study On Progressive Enhancement

September 27, 2016
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We talk a lot about progressive enhancement and how it improves backwards compatibility. But how straightforward is it to apply progressive enhancement concepts to a real-life project? When designing a rich interactive experience, it can be difficult to determine what can be implemented purely using HTML and CSS and what absolutely requires JavaScript.

Building Social: A Case Study On Progressive Enhancement

Through this case study on redesigning the Building Social website, we’ll share some simple yet often overlooked front-end techniques that defer the use of JavaScript as much as possible, while providing some neat JavaScript enhancements, too.

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These 10 CreativeMornings Talks Will Be Your New Obsession

September 27, 2016
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Any field (even artistic ones) can occasionally lack creative drive. Everyday routines can lack the inspiration spontaneity often provides. The “talks” offered by CreativeMornings fight everyday…

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Developing For Virtual Reality: What We Learned

September 26, 2016
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With the tools getting more user-friendly and affordable, virtual reality (VR) development is easier to get involved in than ever before. Our team at Clearbridge Mobile recently jumped on the opportunity to develop immersive VR content for the Samsung Gear VR, using Samsung’s 360 camera.

Developing For Virtual Reality: What We Learned

The result is ClearVR, a mobile application demo that enables users to explore the features, pricing, interiors and exteriors of listed vehicles. Developing this demo project gave us a better understanding of VR development for our future projects, including scaling, stereoscopic display and motion-tracking practices. This article is an introductory guide to developing for VR, with the lessons we learned along the way.

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Tips For Designing Quality Magazine-Style Blog Layouts

September 26, 2016
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Blogs have come a long way in the past 15 years both in content and design. Most print media brands have their own alternative websites and many publishers are opting towards the online model for…

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Tips to Help You Start a Successful Blog

September 24, 2016
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While the idea of starting a blog can be quite appealing, if you have never done it before, you may have no idea where to start. The fact is, you are not alone. Most people who embark on the endeavor to begin a blog have to learn from the ground up. There is good news. […]

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