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How to Learn Angular

AngularJS (commonly known as Angular) is an exceptionally powerful front-end development framework for building sophisticated JavaScript apps. Though learning Angular will be immensely rewarding, I’m certain many prospective initiates to Angular have had their desires of Angular mastery nipped in the bud due to the terrifyingly intimidating and complicated Angular documentation. That’s a shame, because […]

The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

With 84% of American adults using the Internet, it’s surprising to think that many organizations today, particularly small businesses, still choose not to invest a bit of time and resources towards building their own website. The following infographic reveals common excuses why 46% of small businesses still don’t have a website, with counter-arguments for each […]

How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

As Art Director over at Vintage, I have had the opportunity to build and grow an outstanding web design team. Together, our team has managed to work on plenty of innovative, award-winning projects. I would like to share some of my tips and techniques for hiring, helping cultivate the skills of team members, and creating […]

13 Free Data Visualization Tools

Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing. In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes out of anyone who sees your work, picking a trusty data visualization tool is a must. […]

How Selling Pastries Helped Us Design a Better Product

It’s 8:30 in the morning and employees are trickling into the office kitchen, bleary-eyed and cocooned in thick scarves. Soft greetings are whispered over the tinkling of Cheerios. What they don’t notice is Alan, one of our product managers, beaming from the center of an extravagant display of breakfast pastries. "Get your bagels! Muffins! Croissants!" […]

11 Sites to Help You Find Material Design Inspiration

Material design is a robust and flexible design system that you’ll enjoy using in your projects. Here’s a list of sites that will give you a near-endless supply of material design examples that you can draw inspiration from. MaterialUp Material Design Showcase Made with Material Material Design Awards Dribbble: Material Design Behance: Material Design Projects […]

The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

Transferring files to and from your web host or server is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP client, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SFTP and FTPS. When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria: Supports secure file transfer protocols: FTP […]

12 Brackets Extensions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Brackets is a great source code editor for web designers and front-end web developers. It has a ton of useful features out of the box. You can make your Brackets experience even better by using extensions. These Brackets extensions will help make your web design and front-end web development workflow a little easier. 1. CanIUse […]

7 Free UX E-Books Worth Reading

The best designers are lifelong students. While nothing beats experience in the field, the amount of helpful online resources certainly helps keep our knowledge sharp. In this post, I’ve rounded up some useful e-books that provide excellent UX advice and insights. 1. Bright Ideas for User Experience Designers This is a free e-book by usability […]

 

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