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Mood boards in a content-first design process

Thomas Byttebier, who has been taking a content first approach, wondered if he could design something visual to present to their clients alongside the content prototype: Do we really need to finish all content before researching the project’s visual vocabulary? … Continue reading

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TensorKart: self-driving MarioKart with TensorFlow

During the winter break Kevin Hughes decided to try and train an artificial neural network to play MarioKart 64: After playing way too much MarioKart and writing an emulator plugin in C, I managed to get some decent results. Getting … Continue reading

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Does Google execute JavaScript?

Stephan Boyer created a website with some JS injected content and waited for Google to crawl it. It got indexed, but without JS execution. Only after having submitted the site manually via the Google Search Console it got indexed with … Continue reading

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Marky, a high-resolution JavaScript timer

Marky, by Nolan Lawson: JavaScript timer based on performance.mark() and performance.measure(), providing high-resolution timings as well as nice Dev Tools visualizations. For browsers that don’t support performance.mark(), it falls back to performance.now() or Date.now(). In Node, it uses process.hrtime(). The … Continue reading

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Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags Chrome Extension

Since April 2016, Facebook has been automatically adding alt tags to images you upload that are populated with keywords representing the content of your images. This Chrome Extension visualizes the tags (which can be found in the markup) <img src="https://facebook.com/some-url.jpg" … Continue reading

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twitter-export-image-fill

Twitter allows you to download your tweet archive, but that archive doesn’t contain your images. Ergo, it is not really an archive. This script downloads all the images from your tweets locally and rewrites the archive files so that they … Continue reading

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Private Packagist

Mid-December Nils Adermann – Co-Founder of Packagist Conductors & Creator of Composer for PHP – announced Private Packagist. Being a hosted service, setting up your own Composer package repository on Private Packagist is done with a few clicks. No matter … Continue reading

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Owl

This owl was drawn by Dorota Pankowska using 13 circles, like Twitter’s Bird Logo: If you can make a bird out of circles, then you can probably make all sorts of animals. I wanted to add something more design-based to … Continue reading

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Front-end Style Guides – Creating and Maintaining Style Guides for Websites

Anna Debbenham – creator of styleguides.io – wrote a book on … Style Guides: Designers and developers have taken different approaches to putting together their own web-based style guides. This book highlights the various techniques and the projects that have … Continue reading

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Resilient Web Design

Jeremy Keith wrote a book, “Resilient Web Design”, on how to build a web that lasts: With a title like Resilient Web Design, you might think that this is a handbook for designing robust websites. This is not a handbook. … Continue reading

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