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Red Sift, a startup from ex-Shazam technical architect, wants to make your data work for you

Red Sift, a new London startup from two ex-Shazamers, is building an ambitious cloud-based and developer platform that wants to enable individuals and businesses to plug in various data sources and make that data actually work for them in a meaningful way.<p>This could be anything from unlocking the …

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10 do’s and don’ts of UI and UX design

User experience online is very similar to the user experience you get when going to a grocery store. You want a pleasant time without any hassle. You want to be able to navigate the store quickly, get what you need right away, head to the checkout line without a wait, and get back home.<p>You don’t …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Zmags launches its Creator tool for marketers who like it fast

Boston-based Zmags is today launching its Creator platform to help satisfy marketers’ taste for speed.<p>The platform, emerging from a beta for existing customers, enables the drag-and-drop creation and straightforward deployment of interactive content to a web page on computers or mobile …

The mega guide to ideal image sizes for Facebook, LinkedIn and all your social media posts

<i>This post originally appeared on Buffer’s blog.</i><p>You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great!<p>One last thing: How exactly should …

44 Responsive Web Design Resources: The Ultimate List

GIFs<p>Froont created my favorite article of 2014. Check out their “9 basic principles of responsive web design” in GIF form!<p>Don’t like reading long …

This free app brings Facebook Chat Heads to your Mac

Remember Facebook's Chat Head feature? When enabled, small circles containing the avatars of your contacts would show up on the screen of your Android device atop all other windows. (iOS users were able to use the feature for some time, but the Messages transition put an end to that.)<p>The feature …

11 unwritten rules of design

From grid theory to the Golden Ratio, there are a set of fundamental principles that are passed down from generation to generation of designers. …

20 amazing free fonts for 2014

Why should one care about typography and fonts? The answer is simple. It’s important for your branding which can be achieved via good design. And for …

20 Free Sans Serif Fonts for Designers | WebpageFX

Some well-known examples of sans serifs are Arial, Helvetica, and Franklin Gothic. But using run-of-the-mill sans serif fonts (such as the ones …

20 Amazing Free Handwritten Fonts for Your Designs

Among all the types of fonts existing today, handwritten fonts are one of the most useful and multipurpose. Depending on the task you have, you may …

How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

You're reading How To Create a Web Design Style Guide, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Best Websites — October 2014's Picks

Locating “The Top 10 Websites for Designers” each month is no easy task. HOW art director Adam Ladd meticulously combs the internet in search of …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

17 New Free Fonts For Designers | Fonts

Fresh <b>free fonts</b> for professional graphic designers. Fonts are perfect for Headlines, Headings and print design. Free download all fonts which are …

Best Design Websites: Top 10 Sites for Designer

This latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers includes a new creative critique platform, a fun color picker for the real world and more.<p>In …

45 Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

The vintage and retro inspired style is popular for web design as well as for other types of graphic design. Font choices are important if you’re …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

The best tropical holiday destinations in Asia for under £40

<b>Treehouse, Koh Rong</b><br>Cambodia’s second-largest island, Koh Rong, is under an hour from chaotic Sihanoukville by fast boat, yet it’s still so undeveloped that there’s neither mains water nor electricity. Prices are high for Cambodia – but you get to stay in a treehouse on a tropical beach. Rustic …