Monthly Web Development Update 11/2017: Browser News, KRACK and Calligraphy With AR

November 17, 2017
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Editor’s Note: Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann summarized what happened in the web community in the past few weeks in one handy list, so that you can catch up on everything new and important. Enjoy!

Monthly Web Development Update November 2017

Welcome back to our monthly reading list. Before we dive right into all the amazing content I stumbled upon — admittedly, this one is going to be quite a long update — I want to make a personal announcement. This week I launched a personal project called Colloq, a new conference and event service for users and organizers. If you’re going to events or are organizing one or if you’re interested in the recorded content of conferences, this could be for you. So if you like, go ahead and check it out.

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Using CSS Grid: Supporting Browsers Without Grid

November 16, 2017
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When using any new CSS, the question of browser support has to be addressed. This is even more of a consideration when new CSS is used for layout as with…

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Best Books For Mobile App Design & Development

November 15, 2017
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Learning to build your own mobile app is easier than it seems. But it does require a lot of upfront work and some willingness to code. If you’ve only ever worked with frontend development then moving…

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Mobile Interface Myths You Should Throw Out The Window

November 13, 2017
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If anything’s clear in 2017, it’s that lying is back in fashion (if it ever left us at all). From the heated fake news debate to the false data provided by Facebook, lying is all the rage these days. A white lie here and there is no big deal. We’re all guilty of it. The problem arises when lies turn into full-grown myths, then become accepted as truths.

Mobile Interface Myths You Should Throw Out The Window

In an era of digital chaos, we understandably gravitate to our trusted sources of information. For us designers, this usually means guidelines as defined by juggernauts such as Google and Apple.

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2018 Ultimate Blog Planner

November 11, 2017
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We all know that running a successful blog takes careful planning and ample promoting. Throw in sponsors, affiliates, mailing lists, guest posts, tracking stats, giveaways, and taking pictures and blogging quickly becomes a full-time job! With so many balls in the air, it can often be hard to keep track of everything and stay organized. […]

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Give Thanks Free Printable

November 9, 2017
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The holidays are a busy and chaotic time of year. Sometimes slowing down, even for just a few minutes, can be a challenge. Our hope is that this will be a tiny little reminder that there is a lot to be thankful for. This free printable download includes both 8×10 and 5×7 sizes. For Personal […]

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Creating Secure Password Resets With JSON Web Tokens

November 9, 2017
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When a user of your application has forgotten their password, it can and should be reset securely. To accomplish a secure password reset, I will demonstr…

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280 Characters Available Now on Twitter

November 8, 2017
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Have you ever been frustrated by the 140 character limit on Twitter?
Whether you’ve tried to share a marketing message for your brand / company or you just wanted to air your opinion about something you care about you’ve most likely felt the constrain…

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10 Simple Tips To Improve User Testing

November 8, 2017
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(This is a sponsored post). Testing is a fundamental part of the UX designer’s job and a core part of the overall UX design process. Testing provides the inspiration, guidance and validation that product teams need in order to design great products. That’s why the most effective teams make testing a habit.

An example of a low-fidelity prototype made in Adobe XD.

Usability testing involves observing users as they use a product. It helps you find where users struggle and what they like. There are two ways to run a usability test:

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Maximizing The Design Sprint

November 7, 2017
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Following a summer of Wonder Woman, Spiderman, and other superhero blockbusters, it’s natural to fantasize about having a superpower of your own. Luckily for designers, innovators, and customer-centric thinkers, the design sprint process allows you to see into the future to learn in just five days what customers think about your finished product.

A design print schedule which involve scheduling participants and interviews for all of its three weeks

As a UX consultant and in-house design strategist, I have facilitated dozens upon dozens of design workshops (ranging from rapid prototyping sessions to, of course, sprints). The sprint is by far the most effective process I’ve seen to drive customer-first decision making in a design thinky way.

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