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As we may think

As we may think Vannevar Bush, <i>The Atlantic, 1945</i>To close out the week, here’s another selection from the ‘Great moments in computing’ list – and it’s …

What auditors test your site for

When assessing how accessible your website or app is, auditors will likely want to look at whole pages. But perhaps most of what you are working on …

Announcing the new webpack CLI

After getting feedback from the community about webpack being hard to get started with, we listened and decided to re-envision the CLI for webpack. …

How to create effective brand guidelines

We’ve already explored how to master colour theory, understand shape psychology and choose the right typography for your logo design, as well as how …

Brian Ford - Zones - NG-Conf 2014

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A Complete Guide to CSS Grid | Codrops CSS Reference

CSS Grid is a two-dimensional layout system created specifically to tackle grid-based user interfaces on the web.<p>Grids are fundamental to the design …

Web Development

BMW working with psychologists to help robot cars befriend passengers

Self-driving cars will need to "build up a relationship" with their occupants to reassure them that they are safe, according to BMW board director …

Sassy Z-Index Management For Complex Layouts

Every z-index instance raises a number of questions:<p>Why does this element have this z-index value? What does it mean in the context of every other …

Angular Material 2 Jeremy Elbourn and Kara Erickson

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This trick will get your Amazon Echo and Google Home stuck in a loop

Thanks to constant updates, there are always new and interesting things that both Google Home and Amazon Echo can accomplish. But if you're a gadget …

Apps are dying. Long live the subservient bots ready to fulfil your every desire

<b>The app boom is over. There are now more than 4.2 million apps</b> available for Android and iOS, but three-quarters of American smartphone users …

Battlefield 1 Fall Update Notes 11152016

We’re excited to share with you the Battlefield 1 Fall Update. The below changes are for all platforms unless specifically noted.<br>You can view the …

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Mock up your REST API with JSON Server

Description<p>Sometimes you are hitching for starting to work on the Front End of your application (or on your new mobile app), but have to wait for …

How to stop designing things that won’t get built

Drift's Elyse Bogacz explains how she changed her design process and stopped wasting so much time.The post How to stop designing things that won’t …

Amazon’s Alexa aims to be a bank teller, insurance agent, too

Alexa has started talking finance — and banks, insurance companies, and investment firms are all listening.<p>Amazon’s voice-activated Echo may have …

Smart Homes

Do You Need A Conversational UI? by Graham Odds

The excitement around the potential of conversational UIs and conversational commerce can give the impression that it is THE solution to everything. …

Graham Odds

Last week, designers from across the globe gathered for the annual Interaction conference. Here are some of my thoughts and takeaways from the …

Mobile App VS Responsive/Adaptive Website Design

Brands and companies are already aware of the need to adapt their websites for mobile devices. In the past few years, consumer behavior has changed …

ViewChildren and ContentChildren in Angular

In user interface we can apply composition in a similar way. We can think of the individual component as functions. These functions can be composed …

Responsive Images in CSS

The term "responsive images" has come to mean "responsive images in HTML", in other words, the srcset and sizes attribute for <img> and the <picture> …

Developing Alexa Skills Locally with Node.js: Implementing an Intent with Alexa-app and Alexa-app-server

In our last post on building Alexa skills, we implemented a model that knows how to talk to the FAA. Now we’ll see how to hook it up to a new Alexa …

How Google makes a consistent top-navigation across multiple apps

TL;DR: Google has a shared app-launcher flyout for different applications. It is injected into pages on the server-side (not client-side).<p>Google has …

How To Develop A Chat Bot With Node.js

In the past few months, chat bots have become very popular, thanks to Slack, Telegram and Facebook Messenger. But the chat bot idea is not new at …

dotCSS 2014 - Harry Roberts - 10 Principles for effective Front-end Development

Building a Visual Language

This article is part of a series on our new Design Language System. Karri recently answered questions about this topic in a Designer News “Ask Me …

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Here's an amazing look at the HoloLens technology during TED2016 | On MSFT

Microsoft will begin officially shipping the HoloLens development kits next week, although some lucky developers have received early shipping …

NPM & left-pad: Have We Forgotten How To Program?

Okay developers, time to have a serious talk. As you are probably already aware, this week React, Babel, and a bunch of other high-profile packages …

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

Code pulled from NPM – which everyone was using<b>Updated</b> Programmers were left staring at broken builds and failed installations on Tuesday after …