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Responsible JavaScript: Part II

You and the rest of the dev team lobbied enthusiastically for a total re-architecture of the company’s aging website.

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Mason Studio designs Kimpton Saint George hotel as "homage to Toronto"

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Optimist / Pessimist Tote

I want this tote so I can embroider a red strike-through on the Pessimist side.

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Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

I hate to admit it, but five or six years ago my interest in web design started to wane.

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Lego Struggles To Find a Plant-Based Plastic That Clicks

Last year, it was reported that Lego was investing $120 million and hiring about 100 people to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics, and build its toys entirely from plant-based or rec

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Resilient Management, An Excerpt

In Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development, the Storming stage happens as a group begins to figure out

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Saito Arquitetos updates apartment in modernist São Paulo building

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Beyond the Dark Forest

“When I realized I didn’t know how to be myself online, my first thought was: Who cares? It doesn’t matter. It’s just the internet.

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Increase Customer Centricity With Workshops

Workshops are interactive group activities and exercises cohesively designed to meet a goal. Generally, workshops are in-person with a facilitator guiding participants.

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Apple Debuts SwiftUI and New Xcode Interactive Development Experience

Apple today announced SwiftUI, a framework that complements its open source compiled programming language for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Linux, and other platforms alongside a reimagined development e

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Daily Ethical Design

Suddenly, I realized that the people next to me might be severely impacted by my work.

I was having a quick lunch in the airport.

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Signs of Healing

“More observing, less judging. More responding, less reacting. More self-love, less sabotage. More boundaries, less resentments. More inner peace, less outer chaos.

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Old Friends

“Old friends cannot be created out of hand.

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How to Create a Mega Menu With a Free WordPress Plugin

In this post, we’ll explore the WP Mega Menu plugin, which allows you to create content-rich navigation menus on your WordPress site.

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10 Best Restaurant WordPress Plugins

With the evolution of online shopping, more and more shoppers are buying food and groceries online. But in order for your restaurant website to stand out, you need the right plugins.

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Society

“Society is not some grand abstraction, my friends. It’s just us. It’s the words we use, which are the thoughts we have, which determine the actions we take.” – Umair Haque

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Some Business Schools Are Shutting Down Their MBA Programs

The University of Illinois' Gies College of Business has become the latest school to announce that it is getting out of the full-time, on-campus MBA market.

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885 Million First American Financial Records Exposed Online

Real estate giant First American left Social Security numbers, tax documents, and more publicly available.

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Create A “Noticing Wall” For Your Kid

I love the idea of a Noticing Wall – a zero-pressure space for parents and kids to write notes to each other, ask questions, jot down fun things you learned, and make plans.

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Create a Home Page With the Elements Plugin for WordPress

Without the right tools, creating professional-looking static pages for a WordPress site is hard, even for an experienced web developer.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells Graduates To 'Push Back' Against Belief-Reinforcing Algorithms

CNBC reports:
Apple CEO Tim Cook challenged Gen Z to clean up the messes Baby Boomers have left behind.

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College Requires All CS Majors To Take An Improv Class

Northeastern University requires all of its computer science majors to take improv -- a class in theatre and improvisation, taught by professors in the drama department.

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Are Trendy Developers Ignoring Tradeoffs and Over-Engineering Workplaces?

An anonymous reader shares an article titled "Does IT Run on Java 8?"
"After more than ten years in tech, in a range of different environments, from Fortune 500 companies, to startups, I've finally c

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Is The Global Internet Disintegrating?

'The global internet is disintegrating," argues BBC Future, calling Russia "one of a growing number of countries that has had enough of the Western-built, Western-controlled internet backbone...aided

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Hundreds Are Alreadying Using Waymo's Driver-less Taxis In Arizona

The commercial rollout of Waymo's driver-less taxi service in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 260,000 people, has more than a thousand customers already signed up -- includ

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10-Year-Old's Reality-Show Victory Revoked After Automated Bot Voting

An anonymous reader quotes ABC News:
The final result of Russia's version of the popular TV singing talent show, "The Voice Kids," has been cancelled after it was found that thousands of automated cal

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Amazon Begins Moving Warehouses Into Malls It Helped Put Out of Business

"It's easy to think of Amazon executives going home every night and bathing in their cynicism," writes Inc.

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Bitcoin 'Roars Back', Surges 50% in 30 Days

A week ago bitcoin was trading at $6,000.

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Google Ends Android Collaboration With Huawei. No Gmail, Play Store For Future Huawei Phones

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters:
Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses,

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Remembering Radio Shack's 1983 Training Film For the TRS-80 Model 100

Fast Company's technology editor Harry McCracken is also Slashdot reader #1,641,347.

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Internal 'Civil War' Pits Google Against Its Own Employees

Google employees "want a say in and control over the products they build," reports Fortune, in an article headlined "Inside Google's Civil War":

As the so-called techlash has cast a pall over the ent

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Group Seeks Investigation of Deep Packet Inspection Use By ISPs

wiredmikey writes: European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with 45 NGOs, academics and companies across 15 countries, has sent an open letter to European policymakers and regulators, warning about wi

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PlayStation Gamers Are Now Authoring Their Own Games With 'Dreams' For PS4

dryriver explains the new buzz around "Dreams" for PS4 (now in open access). Created by the studio that made PS4's Big Little World, Dreams "is not a game.

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Who Killed America's Demo Scene?

Jason Koebler shares Vice's analysis of demoparties -- "gatherings where programmers showcase artistic audiovisual works, known as demos, after a day- or days-long coding marathon that is part bacchan

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Salesforce Triggers 15-Hour Shutdown After Faulty Script Starts Granting View/Modify Access

Friday Salesforce "was forced to shut down large chunks of its infrastructure," ZDNet reports, calling it one of the company's biggest outages ever:
At the heart of the outage was a change the company

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Everyday Information Architecture: Auditing for Structure

Just as we need to
understand our content before we can recategorize it, we need to understand the
system before we try to rebuild it.

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From URL to Interactive

Imagine, if you will, that you’re behind the wheel of a gorgeous 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, making your way across the desert on a wide open highway.

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Nothing Fails Like Success

A family buys a house they can’t afford. They can’t make their monthly mortgage payments, so they borrow money from the Mob.

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Server to Client

Before anything can happen in a browser, it must first know where to go.

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Writing for Designers

Shit. The writing. We forgot about the writing. The thing, the design thing…it needs words! Oh man, so many words. I thought somebody…wasn’t the client going to...shit.

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Canary in a Coal Mine: How Tech Provides Platforms for Hate

As I write this, the world is sending its thoughts and prayers to our Muslim cousins.

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Semantics to Screen Readers

As a child of the ’90s, one of my favorite movie quotes is from Harriet the Spy: “there are as many ways to live as there are people in thi

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Designing for Conversions

What makes creative successful?

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Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need

Kip Williams, professor of psychology sciences at Purdue University, conducted a fascinating experime

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UX in the Age of Personalization

If you listened to episode 180 of The Big Web Show, you heard two key themes: 1) personalization is now woven into much of the fabric of our digital t

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Conversations with Robots: Voice, Smart Agents & the Case for Structured Content

In late 2016, Gartner predicted that 30 percent of web browsing sessions would be

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Taming Data with JavaScript

I love data. I also love JavaScript. Yet, data and client-side JavaScript are often considered mutually exclusive.

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Designing for Interaction Modes

We humans have developed ways of coping with digital interfaces. We have tactics. We accept shortcomings. We make do.

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Progressive Web Apps: The Case for PWAs

Now that you know what a progressive web app is, you’re probably wondering if your organization would benefit from one.

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var to JIT

In our previous article we described how the browser uses CSS to render beautiful pixels to the user’s screen.

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Braces to Pixels

Doesn’t CSS seem like magic?

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Trans-inclusive Design

Late one night a few years ago, a panicked professor emailed me: “My transgender student’s legal name is showing on our online discussion board.

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Tags to DOM

In our previous segment, “Server to Client,” we saw how a URL is requested from a server and learned all about the many conditions and caches that hel