Discovery on a Budget: Part II
Resources may be limited, but that doesn’t mean you have to drop the all-important discovery phase when planning a new venture.
discovery  research  business  planning 
From insights to actions. Or, what should we do with this research?
"A good researcher can help a team understand what opportunities are available to pursue. They will help you to see a problem in a different way – to frame the problem from the users point of view.

But you shouldn’t expect the researcher to come back and ‘tell you what to do’."
usercentereddesign  research 
The Physics Travel Guide
The Physics Travel Guide is a tool that makes learning physics easier. Each page here contains three layers which contain explanations with increasing level of sophistication. We call these layers: layman, student and researcher. These layers make sure that readers can always find an explanation they understand.
education  learning  physics  science  wiki 
Understanding CSS Layout And The Block Formatting Context
"You might never have heard the phrase 'Block Formatting Context', but if you have used CSS for layout you probably already know what it does. In this article I’ll explain the existing ways to create a Block Formatting Context, why it is important in CSS layout, and show you a new method of creating one."
webdesign  webdevelopment  css  bfc 
Guide to how conversational UI and chat bots can help reinvent any app’s UX
"One of the first trends in this new trajectory is conversational UI, a new user interface technique that’s becoming increasingly popular on mobile. Better known as chat bots, these programs are an evolution of user interface design that allow users to communicate with a digital experience using their own words and on their own terms. We’ve examined how brand apps in particular can leverage conversational UI best practices to enhance their own apps, and what considerations should go into developers’ experiments with their first chat bot."
chatbot  chatui  development  programming 
The Web’s Grain
"What would happen if we stopped treating the web like a blank canvas to paint on, and instead like a material to build with?'
designthinking  webdesign  webdevelopment 
Everything Easy is Hard Again
"I thought it would be useful remind everyone that the easiest and cheapest strategy for dealing with complexity is not to invent something to manage it, but to avoid the complexity altogether with a more clever plan."
webdesign  designthinking  design  history  worldwideweb 
Raspberry Pi-hole
Ad blocking at the network level
dns  network  raspberrypi  advertising 
3 days ago
In case you need some adorable, funny, sometimes sad stories right now | MetaFilter
Over on Twitter, one Christina asks a simple question: What's a childhood anecdote that says a lot about you?
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
3 days ago
Front End Interview Handbook
Questions and answers across multiple front end domains.
webdevelopment  webdesign  interview  questions  answers  resource 
3 days ago
Taking A Look At The State Of Progressive Images And User Perception
"There is no simple way to synthesize a user’s perception of an image loading over time. We are driven by the gut feeling that showing earlier is better, even if it’s not the final content, though some users will disagree.

As developers, we need to measure performance. It’s the only way we can set targets to improve it, and know when we don’t meet a performance budget."
performance  images  webdevelopment  webdesign  lqip  research  userexperience 
3 days ago
Fascinating overview of how rendering in a browser works.
browser  css  firefox  performance  webdevelopment  programming  learning 
3 days ago
Instant Pot Korean BBQ beef Ribs - YouTube
Need a quick dinner try this easy recipe using the instant pot. watch the video and subscribe Ingredients * 3 lbs beef short ribs or, country style pork ribs * 1/2 cup water * 1 cup low sodium soy sauce * 2 tablespoon garlic chopped * 1 cup brown sugar * 5 whole jalapeno peppers * 1 tablespoon of black pepper Instructions 1. Scroll up to watch the quick recipe video before you start! Add the ribs to the soy sauce and marinate, covered, in the fridge for 1-6hrs 2. In the inner pot of your Electric Pressure cooker, add the water and the ribs with the soy sauce marinade garlic and black pepper. 3. pour over the brown sugar 4. Push in the whole jalapenos (cut slits in them for more heat flavor) down the side of the pot into the marinade and alongside the meat. 5. Lock the lid, turn the steam release vent to 'sealing' and using the manual setting, adjust it to cook for 20 minutes at High Pressure. NOTE: the cook time will vary based on the thickness of the pieces of meat. 6. When the cook time time is up, allow the unit to reduce pressure on its own without opening the steam release vent (Natural Release) for at least 12 minutes.  7. Remove beef ribs and put on baking tray. 8. Turn oven on to Broil at 500 f place ribs in side for 3 to 5 minuets. 9. Remove and severe delicious ribs Follow me on https://www.instagram.com/baba_dees/ Instant pot used: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00FLYWNYQ?ie=UTF8&tag=babadeesyoutu-20&camp=15121&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B00FLYWNYQ Big Canon used: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B071K62DZT?ie=UTF8&tag=babadeesyoutu-20&camp=15121&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B071K62DZT mic used: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B015R0IQGW?ie=UTF8&tag=babadeesyoutu-20&camp=15121&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B015R0IQGW Music: Epidemic Sound - Midnight Breaks 1 - Da Tooby Thanks
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
3 days ago
How I design with CSS grid
A great overview of the process *before* writing code. Sketching is your friend.
css  grid  designthinking  webdesign  webdevelopment  process  sketching 
3 days ago
Teaching CSS grid to newcomers
A history of layout on the web, how the browser works, and how grid works.
css  grid  webdesign  webdevelopment  designthinking  education 
3 days ago
Andrew Shorrock's Lancashire Bomb Cheese
A range of Lancashire Cheese Bombs including Caramelised Red Onion, Chilli, Spiced Apple & Port, Apple Smoked, and Strawberry & Champagne.
tobuy  cheese  food 
3 days ago
Direction Aware Hover Effects
"This is a particular design trick that never fails to catch people's eye! I don't know the exact history of who-thought-of-what first and all that, but I know I have seen a number of implementations of it over the years. I figured I'd round a few of them up here."
animation  css  javascript  webdesign  webdevelopment  userinterface 
3 days ago
Sprout Social
Social media management and monitoring tool
business  marketing  monitoring  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
4 days ago
Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice | National Geographic - YouTube
"This small lake outside Stockholm, Sweden, emits otherworldly sounds as Mårten Ajne skates over its precariously thin, black ice. “Wild ice skating,” or “Nordic skating,” is both an art and a science. A skater seeks out the thinnest, most pristine black ice possible—both for its smoothness, and for its high-pitched, laser-like sounds".
IFTTT  YouTube  video  nature  sweden  skating  sound 
5 days ago
Watch Oddly Satisfying Videos on Moodica
Watch relaxing videos that lift your mood, calm anxiety, help you sleep, or set the ambiance in any room. Moodica is free on desktop, Apple TV and Fire TV. Samsung coming soon.
art  cool  video  relaxing  appletv 
5 days ago
Wee People typeface
A typeface of people silhouettes, to make it easy to build web graphics featuring little people instead of dots.
typography  font  typeface  creativecommons  design 
5 days ago
The office suite for reproducible research
api  data  programming  spreadsheet  science  research  authoring  editing  software 
5 days ago
Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning
I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts, but I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative — GIST which I’ll explain in this post.
productmanagement  management  development  business  agile 
9 days ago
One sandwich to rule them all | MetaFilter
Hello. Building on the domestication of fire, stable agriculture, invention of cheese and the slicing of bread, the greatest innovation of humanity is without question the cheese sandwich. These can be uncooked, or open, or toasted or grilled. Offering popular versions and other variations, sandwiches can also be tiny, substantive, or earrings or Christmas tree decorations. Other ingredients could include balsamic blueberry, fried egg, apple, olives, mac and ham, spinach, bacon and avocado, pickle, haggis, cucumber, clementines or smoked reindeer. Or twenty slices of American cheese. Makers can be competitive or award winning, speak in Welsh, or serve you from a truck; just respect the dish and its history, even if you were expecting something else.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
9 days ago
Cheesy Bread Is Absurdly Good, No Matter What You Call It
This cheesy and addictive South American bread goes by many names, but whether you call it pão de queijo, cuñapes, or pan de bono, it's always equally delicious. This version is made with Brazilian fermented tapioca starch for extra tang and an authentic flavor. A combination of chopped Cheddar and Grana Padano cheeses add both a stretch texture and salty bite. Best of all, they bake up perfectly from frozen so you can always have a stash on hand to quell even the most aggressive cheese cravings.
baking  bread  food  recipe  cheese  southamerica 
9 days ago
Beautiful Free Images | Unsplash
Beautiful high quality free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required.
design  free  photography  stock 
9 days ago
Customer Satisfaction at the Push of a Button
HappyOrNot terminals look simple, but the information they gather is revelatory.
customerservice  evaluation  feedback  research 
9 days ago
12 best practices for user account, authorization and password management
"Account management, authorization and password management can be tricky. For many developers, account management is a dark corner that doesn't get enough attention. For product managers and customers, the resulting experience often falls short of expectations."
authentication  google  password  security  2fa 
9 days ago
Playbook is one place for the design community to share knowledge. Ask and answer questions on career development, design tips, and design process. Build your playbook.
advice  community  design  freelance 
9 days ago
Automatic visual diffing with Puppeteer
"I did a little song-and-dance that sets up Puppeteer* , takes screenshots of your app (like, all the routes you care about), and then compares them to the “golden” ones. If they match, your test passes!"
javascript  testing  webdevelopment  puppeteer  nodejs  npm 
10 days ago
A Tale of Two Rooms: Understanding screen reader navigation
"For those of us who use screen reading software such as JAWS, NVDA, or VoiceOver to access information on the Web, the user experience can be quite different from those who can visually see the content. One of my goals throughout the many accessibility focused training classes I have led has been to help others more accurately understand what it is like for someone using screen reading software to navigate through a web page."
accessibility  aria  webdevelopment 
10 days ago
How to build your own private smart home with a Raspberry Pi and Mozilla’s Things Gateway
"Last year we announced Project Things by Mozilla. Project Things is a framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices by giving “things” URLs on the web.

Today I’m excited to tell you about the latest version of the Things Gateway and how you can use it to directly monitor and control your home over the web, without a middleman. Instead of installing a different mobile app for every smart home device you buy, you can manage all your devices through a single secure web interface."
internetofthings  mozilla  raspberrypi  networking  automation  home 
10 days ago
Using Media Queries For Responsive Design In 2018
This article will take a look at the use of media queries for responsive design today, how they work alongside Flexbox and Grid Layout, and also have a look at what is coming in the future.
css  flexbox  grid  webdesign  webdevelopment  responsivedesign  mobileweb 
10 days ago
CSS Grid layout — crossed sections
Excellent walk-through of building a grid layout with crossed sections.
css  grid  layout  webdesign  webdevelopment  example 
10 days ago
TONL - Premiere Diverse Stock Photos
Creating an inclusive culture takes both commitment and action.
design  diversity  photography  photos  resource 
11 days ago
DNS Propagation Checker
Instantly check your domain names current IP address and DNS record information against multiple name servers located in different parts of the world.
dns  network  tool  devops  domain 
11 days ago
Tips for Instructing Code First: Girls courses
"I have been instructing the Code First: Girls beginners’ course at Sheffield Uni since Spring 2016. In that time, I’ve worked with several different instructors to make the course bigger and better each time we run it. We have seen several students start working in tech, and many more continue with their tech learning and involvement in the community - one even quit her course last semester, to take up computer science! Additionally, two of our instructors have won Instructor of the Month, and I have won it twice, so I guess we’re doing something right! Everyone has different ideas and things to bring to the mix, so it’s important to encourage instructors to share ideas, and get involved with the running of the course.

I’ve seen or heard new instructors asking for tips quite a lot recently, so I thought I’d share some things that have worked for us in Sheffield."
codefirstgirls  mentoring  education  community 
11 days ago
Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool
A downloadable program to help Web developers identify potentially seizure-inducing material.
animation  epilepsy  tool  software 
12 days ago
Kate O'Neill on Twitter
"I gave a talk quite a long time ago to print designers concerned about digital. I explained that UX is nothing new - if they’ve ever been lucky enough to choose paper or a leaflet format, or design a poster and check if the copy was visible from the other side of the room, then they’ve been dealing with UX. "
userexperience  designthinking 
12 days ago
Family fun with deepfakes. Or how I got my wife onto the Tonight Show
"The deepfakes app is a deep learning algorithm that learns how to reconstruct faces. Give it a bunch of pictures, let it run a few hours, and it spits out fuzzy copies of those images. Do note, it doesn’t create a copy. It learns what a face looks like, in different expressions, and is able to output that face solely based on that."
deeplearning  neuralnetworks  machinelearning  fakery  video  imagery 
12 days ago
This Will Mindfuck You: The Double-Slit Experiment
The video below shows scientific proof that there is something NOT quite logical or scientific about this universe. The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event! Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to watch the video below to understand: (Forgive the corny cartoon character explaining the concept …
13 days ago
Getters and Setters in JavaScript
I was recently asked by Ruth to explain what the purpose of getters and setters are in JavaScript and how to use them. This led to me somewhat ramble about all I know on the subject in the JSOxford channel of the Digital Oxford Slack. People seemed to find what I said useful so I thought it best to write a more coherent version.
javascript  programming  learning 
15 days ago
Design ops for design systems
"Seeing as the event was all about design leadership, there was inevitably some talk of design ops. But I noticed that the term was being used in two different ways."
webdesign  business  designops  designthinking  efficiency 
15 days ago
Provides a well-constructed main loop useful for JavaScript games and other animated or time-dependent applications.
loop  animation  javascript  games  timing  library 
15 days ago
Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux
video  editor  opensource  software  tools 
15 days ago
Scientists reviewing everyday items for extraordinary uses.
science  funny  shopping  amazon  review 
15 days ago
The Star Wars posters of Soviet Europe
Behind the Iron Curtain, artists created strikingly trippy ads for the saga, writes Christian Blauvelt.
movies  art  starwars  film  posters  soviet 
16 days ago
Celebrating one year and 150-plus customers on Slack Enterprise Grid
"It has enabled us to position Slack as the operating system of collaboration across 194 countries and 171 offices, pulling us together like nothing else has."
slack  communication  business 
16 days ago
"Stimulus is a JavaScript framework with modest ambitions. It doesn't seek to take over your entire front-end—in fact, it's not concerned with rendering HTML at all. Instead, it's designed to augment your HTML with just enough behavior to make it shine."
javascript  basecamp  framework  library  webdevelopment 
16 days ago
Africa - Angel City Chorale - YouTube
Audio file now available! * APPLE iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/africa-live-single/id1224990443 * CDBABY: http://cdbaby.com/cd/angelcitychorale ----- Title: Africa Melody and lyrics by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed by Angel City Chorale Soloists Rich Kennedy, Tommy Lamb, Tina Mitro, and Duff Watrous Artistic Director, Sue Fink Video edited by, Alex Chaloff, Annika Benitz Performance inspired by Eric Whitacre, https://youtu.be/0Zqp0OpzMAI, and Perpetuum Jazzile, https://youtu.be/yjbpwlqp5Qw ----- Angel City Chorale is a nonprofit arts organization located in Los Angeles, CA, USA. We could not exist without our generous donors and sponsors. Want to help us make inspiring music and build community? DONATE AT: http://angelcitychorale.org/support-the-choir/make-a-donation/ Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/AngelCityChorale
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
17 days ago
Litmus: Email Marketing, Email Design & Email Testing Tools
Litmus provides a suite of email design and email marketing tools, helping you build, design, test, and analyze your emails.
email  testing  marketing  webdesign  tools  analytics  webdevelopment  tool 
17 days ago
MJML - The Responsive Email Framework
The only framework that makes responsive email easy. MJML is a markup language designed to reduce the pain of coding a responsive email. Its semantic syntax makes it easy and straightforward while its rich standard components library fastens your development time and lightens your email codebase. MJML’s open-source engine takes care of translating the MJML you wrote into responsive HTML.
email  framework  css  html  newsletter  webdesign  webdevelopment 
17 days ago
Discover insights faster and communicate more effectively with interactive notebooks for data analysis, visualization, and exploration.
data  interactive  notebook  tool  visualisation 
17 days ago
Smart Oxford
represents a commitment by Oxfordshire Partners to develop efficient and effective use of data and technology for the benefit of its citizens
oxford  oxfordshire  data  opendata  maps  geodata  api 
17 days ago
Oxfordshire Open Data
Open data resources for Oxfordshire
oxford  oxfordshire  data  opendata  maps  geodata  api 
17 days ago
Paul King Q&A.
Paul King Q&A. “For every person who would laugh at a fart joke, I suspect another two would have been disappointed. That’s not to say a fart joke can’t be funny, but it wouldn’t have been right for...
film  cinema  comedy  interview  paddington 
18 days ago
What AR needs to get right to win our hearts
Experts believe AR could be more popular than VR in the future, but it still needs to work on its issues.
augmentedreality  virtualreality  mixedreality  business  technology 
18 days ago
In the service sector, time is a better measure of productivity
Technology is shifting the line between what is part of the economy and what is not
business  economics  projectmanagement  productivity  metrics 
18 days ago
How to use variable fonts in the real world
There are plenty of sites demoing the possibilities of variable fonts, but very few using them in a real-world context. In fact the new Ampersand website may be the first. Learn how we did it.
typography  webdesign  fonts 
18 days ago
Axis-Praxis: OpenType variable fonts in the browser
Axis-Praxis is a website for playing with OpenType variable fonts. Use Chrome on any platform or Safari on macOS 10.13+
typography  fonts  design 
18 days ago
Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies
What is Agency Agile, and how do you make agile process work in an agency? Discover 10 agile methods for integrating an agile methodology into an agency.
agile  projectmanagement  business 
18 days ago
Paper Programs
Run Javascript programs on pieces of paper, using a projector and camera. Physically hold programs in your hand, and see them come to life, as if by magic.
javascript  interaction  interesting  programming  paper  art 
18 days ago
How JavaScript works: The building blocks of Web Workers + 5 cases when you should use them
"This time we’ll be taking apart Web Workers: we’ll offer an overview, discuss the different types of workers, how their building components come to play together, and what advantages and limitations they offer in different scenarios. Finally, we’ll provide 5 use cases in which Web Workers will be the right choice."
javascript  performance  serviceworker  webworker  sharedworkers  webdevelopment  programming 
18 days ago
LukeW | Mobile Design Details: Avoid The Spinner
still holds true today: “focus on THE content being loaded not the fact that content IS loading.”
webdevelopment  userexperience  performance  from twitter_favs
19 days ago
Article Performance Leaderboard
A scoreboard of how quickly articles from various media companies load.
performance  webdesign  webdevelopment  userexperience  publishing  board  from twitter_favs
19 days ago
Why I left Google to join Grab
"The main reason I left Google is that they can no longer innovate. They’ve pretty much lost that ability. I believe there are several contributing factors, of which I’ll list four here."
business  google  grab  rideshare  economy  asia 
19 days ago
A JavaScript NES emulator.
javascript  emulator  games  nintendo  nes  history  arcade 
19 days ago
How Design for One Turns Into Design for All
Historically, products made for people with different physical, cognitive and sensory abilities have been ugly and woefully designed. Not anymore.
accessibility  design  designthinking  inspiration 
19 days ago
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