Friendly, Frictionless Work: Best Practices For Enterprise Messaging UX, From Slack

August 9, 2017
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Creating good user experiences for apps inside messaging platforms poses a relatively new design challenge. When moving from desktop web to mobile interfaces, developers have had to rethink interaction design to work around a constrained screen size, a new set of input gestures and unreliable network connections.

Friendly, Frictionless Work: Best Practices For Enterprise Messaging UX, From Slack

Like our tiny touchscreens, messaging platforms also shake up the types of input that apps can accept, change designers’ canvas size, and demand a different set of assumptions about how users communicate.

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How To Work Out What To Charge Clients: The Honest Version

August 8, 2017
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Have you ever read a post that has left you feeling wholly inadequate because you know you can’t live up to the high standards they layout? Well, that is…

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Building A Simple AI Chatbot With Web Speech API And Node.js

August 7, 2017
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Using voice commands has become pretty ubiquitous nowadays, as more mobile phone users use voice assistants such as Siri and Cortana, and as devices such…

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Learn From What You See: It All Starts With Inspiration

August 4, 2017
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The world around us is full of little things and experiences that shape us, our way of thinking, but also how we tackle our work. Influenced by these encounters, every designer develops their unique style and workflow, and studying their artwork — the compositions, geometry of lines and shapes, light and shadows, the colors and patterns — can all inspire us to look beyond our own horizon and try something new.

Learn From What You See: It All Starts With Inspiration

It doesn’t really take much to let your mind wander. Always remember to take a closer look at things around you; you’ll be sure to find inspiration in the little things. But for now, let’s dig into another collection of brilliant illustrations and photographs.

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The Surprising Relationship Between Gamification And Modern Persuasion

August 3, 2017
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If you’re like me, then being persuaded requires a scientific approach and concrete examples. And that’s exactly what this article does. It explains how …

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The iOS 10.3 Security Alert Is Killing App Store Downloads: Here’s How To Fix It

August 2, 2017
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In its move to patch a security hole as part of the iOS 10.3 release, Apple has introduced (yet) another redirection mechanism that developers must handle when attempting to implement mobile deep-link routing (i.e. the mechanism to route users to a specific page inside a mobile app, rather than the App Store or app home page).

The iOS 10.3 Security Alert Is Killing App Store Downloads: Here's How To Fix It

This redirection instance has introduced additional friction to the app download and reopening process, and data shows that it has decreased conversion rates on iOS 10.3. This post examines the issue in detail and discusses solutions to help developers fix it.

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Free August Wallpaper

August 1, 2017
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Our August wallpaper features Navy & Pink vector flowers and the stylish Sweet & Salty font, both of which can be downloaded for FREE this week only! Enjoy this wallpaper on all of your devices! For personal use only.  

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Creating Custom Inputs With Vue.js

August 1, 2017
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Component-based libraries or frameworks such as Vue have given us the wonderful ability to create reusable components to be spread throughout their respe…

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Summer Bliss And August Adventures: Wallpapers To Kick-Start The New Month (August 2017 Edition)

July 31, 2017
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Could there be a better way to welcome the new month as with a tidy desktop and a fresh wallpaper? Well, we’ve got you covered. To help you start into August freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their artistic skills to create unique desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in — wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars August 2017

All wallpapers in this collection can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar — to keep your deadlines always in sight or to stick to your favorite wallpaper even after the month has ended. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their artworks with us! Now it’s up to you to decide which one will become your August companion.

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4 Simple Ideas for Great Blog Video Content

July 27, 2017
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Contrary to popular belief you don’t need Hollywood-esque production value to create great video content for your blog. Frankly speaking some of the best blog video content stems from fairly simple ideas that are properly executed to create compelling content. If you would like to create great blog video content, here are a few simple […]

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