Steven Ventimiglia

470 Added | 10 Magazines | 37 Likes | 16 Followers | @sventimiglia | Founder of Responsive Comics (ResponsiveComics.com). A true fanboy of comic books, video games, graphic design, illustration and web development.

Write A UX Proposal: How-To Guide

UX design is big business, and there is money to be made. In fact, Andrew Kucheriavy reports in Forbes that on average, the return on investment for …

UX Design

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …

Augmented Reality

Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

Enterprises invest a lot of time, effort and money in keeping their systems secure. The most security-conscious might have a security operations …

Linux

Hot sauce king Billy Mitchell is in danger of having his Donkey Kong records stripped away

A scandal has rocked the very niche (but very intense) world of competitive arcade gaming today, as hot sauce magnate Billy Mitchell—the big-haired, …

Donkey Kong

A coder's guide to APIs

If you've heard the term API but aren't entirely sure what it refers to, you've come to the right place. Used correctly, APIs can really enhance the …

Microservices

Moon Bear Cartoon | Savage Chickens - Cartoons on Sticky Notes by Doug Savage

Thirteen years ago today, I started putting Savage Chickens comics online. Crazy!<p>And hey I’m doing some school visits and workshops around Vancouver …

Chickens

Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal

Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC (along with a non-exclusive license for its intellectual property) is done. The two companies announced its completion tonight, and the details appear to be the same as originally announced. While the team behind the Pixel phones is joining …

Android News

Wine 3.0 arrives on Android to let you run Windows apps on your phone

Wish you could do more with your phone than just run Android? Codeweavers is working to sort you out: it’s just released version 3.0 of the Wine compatibility layer for Linux-based systems, which can now be built into an APK package and installed on your Android device.<p>Once you grab the installer …

6 Meeting Hacks (And 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility

Sales demo? VC pitch? Don't let your big opportunity turn into a massive waste of time.<p>This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these …

Wine 3.0 is here to run Windows software on your Linux box

When people make the switch from Windows to Linux, they often experiment with Wine. If you aren’t familiar, it is a compatibility layer that can …

Linux

Ten More Things I Wish I’d Known About bash

Intro<p>My previous post took off far more than I expected, so I thought I’d write another piece on less well-known bash features.<p>As I said before, …

How To Make A Drag-and-Drop File Uploader With Vanilla JavaScript

As you might expect, you can register event handlers for these events in the same way you register event handlers for most browser events: via …

Web Development

Our definitive list of the best comics in 2017

From escape artists to ambulances named Danny<p><i>Polygon is kicking off its best of entertainment series, which will run through the end of December and beginning of January, coming to a finale just before the 2017 Golden Globes. These personal essays will examine the best, most important and weirdest</i> …

Refactor of a function

Before starting, the reader considers this my personal opinion, how I see the things and not the only way resolve the problem.<p>I am working on a …

Taking advantage of negative space in web design

Negative space is an often misunderstood and underused idea. It breaks down very simply. Positive space represents the elements of your …

Top 6 web frameworks for Go as of 2017

You may not need a web framework if you design a small application for yourself, but if you're going production then you definitely will need one, a …

Software Development

Artist Turns Gotham's Heroes and Villains Into Batman: The Animated Series Legends

<i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and right on its heels comes the fourth season premiere of <i>Gotham</i>. The Baby …

Best Design Practices for Website Headers

Everyone knows: there is not the second chance to make the first impression. In the sphere of digital products, this eternal truth works in terms of …

A Remake That Feels Original

Metroid II: Return of Samus is considered the black sheep of the Metroid franchise. First released on the Game Boy in August of 1991, this little …

Indie Gaming

How to get started with Sass

Sass is a powerful tool that brings many features from other programming languages into CSS – such as functions, variables and loops – as well as …

Graphics

4 Best Free-To-Play Video Games Of This Decade

In the early day’s of gaming Free-to-play was not considered as a very viable business model and thus it never really took off at that time. But …

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Red Band Trailer is Weird and Bloody

Remember back in 2003, when the teaser trailer for <i>Kill Bill</i> (back then, it was just going to be one movie) played in your local multiplex, and it …

Create a responsive layout with CSS Grid

CSS Grid Layout is growing in browser support every day and we can ship CSS Grid to production. The quick adoption of CSS Grid has been truly …

Web Design

He's Big, He's Blue, And Now, He's Bingeable: 'The Tick' Returns

Say this much for The Tick: He comes with some <i>serious,</i> baked-innerd-cred. Writer Ben Edlund created him back in 1986 to be the mascot of a Massachusetts comic book store.<p>Since then, his bumbling exploits have been chronicled in comic books, video games, a Saturday morning cartoon, and, back in …

TV

EVGA Launches SC17 1080 Laptop: Core i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080, TB3

EVGA has launched its new flagship 17.3” laptop with a new CPU, a new GPU, and with Thunderbolt 3 support. The new SC17 1080 gaming notebook is …

Computer Hardware

Watching This Artist Draw Wonder Woman Is Like Seeing Sorcery Happen

Reading comics is great because you know, back in your mind, a blank page became alive with the words, lines, letters, and colors of a bunch of …

Crisis On Infinite Earths 'Goal' For Flash S4

<b>The Flash</b> actor Grant Gustin recently revealed that getting to <i>Crisis on Infinite Earths</i> is still their goal. The first time that the event was teased …

Marvel’s Runaways exists in the same world as the MCU, but what does that mean?

The age-old question continues<p>Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb, really needs you to understand that the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the company’s TV division exist in the same world.<p>Loeb appeared a conference yesterday to talk about one of Marvel’s new shows, <i>Runaways</i>, which will debut on Hulu later …

Hayley Atwell Would Love To Do An Agent Carter Film

While Marvel is currently doing some of their most impressive work to date over on Netflix, they’ve yet to really hit their stride on network …

'Deadpool 2' Will Be Even More Meta Than the Original

From the very start, with its crude and self-referential opening credits — it was “Some Douchebag’s Film” starring “God’s Perfect Idiot” — <i>Deadpool</i> …

Construction