mdeering

77 Added | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @mdeering | An experienced software professional focused on web application architecture and development best practices. Currently hold the position of CTO at Mitre Media Inc.

How to Create a Web Style Guide You'll Be Proud Of — SitePoint

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment …

Great Use Of Colors In Web Design

Research has it that a majority of all the product assessments made by customers are primarily based on color and of that percentage, most of the …

UI Design

10 of the Best Blogging Tools

Blogging is one of the best ways to grow your business online. Blogs give you the opportunity to showcase your brand as an authority, publish …

Infographics

The 6 Types of Content That Will Boost Traffic and Engagement

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>In a fantastic post on Distilled, author Hannah Smith talks about the importance of creating content that is goal-driven—that is, <b>what you create should be driven by what you want to achieve.</b><p>She explains that in order to succeed, most websites will need four …

Infographics
Marketing

5 Types of Interactive Content to Supercharge Your Content Marketing

Static content overload.<p>From blog posts to white papers, presentations, case studies, and podcasts.<p>It hits us from all angles – <i>at an increasingly</i> …

How to design websites developers won’t hate

The process of designing a website interface feels similar to designing a mobile app interface. But development is vastly different between these two mediums. When designing a mockup, you’ll want to consider the potential pitfalls and drawbacks of each feature.<p>This is especially true of newer CSS3 …

Zeppelin Graphics Archives

Tag: Zeppelin Graphics<p>Get this set of 100 well designed geometric logo templates from Zeppelin Graphics. Alex Traian Munteanu of studio Zeppelin …

Five ways personal workflow patterns make you a better designer

<b>By:</b>Adomas Tautkus <b>Posted On:</b>09/17/2015 <b>Topic:</b>Design<p>Five ways personal workflow patterns can make you a better designer<p>As you learn new design skills …

What Is 10x Content And Why Does It Matter?

<i>Content that is 10 times better than the best result that can currently be found in the search results for a given keyword phrase or topic.</i><p>This is …

Marketing

How directional cues maximize UX and boost conversions

If there’s a common question that web designers ask themselves, it’s usually: <i>How can I improve user experience?</i> User experience is always front and …

HowTo: Linux Random Password Generator Command - nixCraft

How do I generate random passwords on the Linux command line using the bash shell? How to create random password using Linux command line options? …

50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a …

Web Design

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

Dissecting How to Choose the Right Chart

Because there can be so many different ways to visualize your data, it helps to have a basic guideline to follow, which can be found in this great …

Change terminal colorscheme depending on hour of a day (flux-like functionality)

by Rafał Łasocha — 18 May 2015<p>Not really about ruby, but about something we use on our daily basis - shell. Tutorial how to make your terminal change …

How To Create SVG Animation Using CSS

Animating SVG can be done through native elements such as <animate> and <animateMotion>. But for those who are more familiar with CSS animation, not …

Doing natural language processing with neural nets without the high cost

Text classification, a part of natural language processing, is a useful way to capture insights from the vast array of unstructured online and …

Natural Language Processing

The Future of Interaction Design

Even though the site is certainly influenced by the mobile-first philosophy, you find that it’s still quite a pleasant experience even on desktop.<p>When it comes to scrolling as an interaction, we’ve found that long scrolls aren’t really a usability issue provided that each content section (and …

1000 Mini Vector Icons for Download

A huge pack of 1000 mini vector icons by design studio Creative Stall.<p>Creative Stall is a design studio dedicated to help the creative crowd with …

6 Creative Ways to Integrate Social Media and Email Marketing

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Digital marketers—like you!—are all stars. You have your hands full with all the many ways to reach your audience. At any given time, you may need to be fluent in email, content and social media because your audience is cross-platform.<p>Few people make buying …

Marketing

Researching Products Before Diving Into Design

Steve Jobs once said that “It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want”. While that’s true since you don’t want a committee of customers designing the product, survey results are still helpful as a baseline measurement. They certainly aren’t mandatory for product success, but any insight …

Being Signal Amidst the Noise: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Web Marketing Field

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

Marketing

Why and how communicators should create infographics

<i>(Editor's note: This was one of the top viewed stories of 2015. We're rerunning it as part of a look back at the articles that captivated our readers</i> …

Infographics

A World-Class Entrepreneur On Cash, Culture And Growing Leaders From Within

We are in a moment in our culture in which entrepreneurship seems glamorous. Startups get TV shows, celebrities start companies and entrepreneurship itself is seen increasingly as a more powerful force than government or philanthropy for solving the world’s problems.<p>But the actual day-to-day work …

Entrepreneurship