Browser Detection with JavaScript

Jul 2 2014 by Jacob Gube | 2 Comments

If you really must do it, detecting what browser someone is using is easy with JavaScript.

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Responsive Full Background Image Using CSS

Jun 30 2014 by Jacob Gube | 12 Comments

In this tutorial, we’ll go over the simplest technique for making a background image fully stretch out to cover the entire browser viewport. We’ll use the CSS background-size property to make it happen; no JavaScript needed.

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70 Line Icons (Free PSD)

Jun 27 2014 by James Lynch | 2 Comments

Preview: 70 Line Icons (Free PSD)

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An Introduction to the PHP DateInterval Class

Jun 24 2014 by Bradley Holbrook | No Comments

Date and time manipulation is an unavoidable part of programming; there will inevitably be a part of a project that requires a date to be modified. While, on the surface, echoing a date in the future brings a small bit of accomplishment, it can be quickly eradicated when one is tasked with manipulating that date.

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Poka-Yoke in User Interface Design

Jun 20 2014 by Jacob Gube | 2 Comments

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term that means "mistake-proofing". It surfaced in the 1960s, and was first applied in the car manufacturing industry. Poka-yoke is credited to industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo.

Shingo sought to solve a problem Toyota was experiencing: Their factory workers regularly made the mistake of forgetting to insert a couple of springs required for properly assembling a switch.

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Developing Trust Towards Your Website: Two Options to Consider

Jun 18 2014 by Smriti Chawla | 1 Comment

Whenever we go to a website we have never been to before, there is a small voice of doubt inside our head, asking "Why should I trust this site? What if I place the order and don’t receive the goods? What if their payment system isn’t secure and my private information leaks out to the public?"

And just like that, we talk themselves out of an online purchase in a matter of seconds.

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Ideas to Keep in Mind When Designing User Interfaces

Jun 16 2014 by Nikita Semenov | No Comments

I will talk about a few interaction design concepts and best practices that when applied will result in the creation of great UIs.

What is a good user interface? As you read through the following ideas, you will see two reoccurring themes: Ease of use and simplicity.

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