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Tools for the Modern Front End Developer’s Workflow

Tools for the Modern Front End Developer’s Workflow

by Administrator on Nov 19, 2015

Front end web developers hold a great responsibility to craft pixel-perfect layouts that run properly in all web browsers. Over time this has become easier with more advanced browsers and greater development tools. While everyone knows about HTML and CSS, fewer people know about Sass and Haml. Front end development continues to advance with each passing year and it’s the role of the developer to stay on top of these changes. If you’ve felt a little shaky with your front end skills or just want a refresher about some of the newer techniques, this guide is for you. I’ll cover a handful of popular tools and resources that every front end developer should use or at least know about. CSS Preprocessors Perhaps the most well-known CSS preprocessor is Sass, followed closely by Less. These are both libraries of code that parse custom CSS syntax to create more dynamic and modular code. The term “Sass” refers to the technology and the syntax. Sass files can ... Continue reading →

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A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop
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A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop

by Administrator on May 26, 2015

Are you designing at “Retina” resolution in Photoshop? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. I will walk you through the problems I faced in creating Retina mockups to be displayed on a tablet device. I will then explain a way to work that is easier and gives you better performance. This is about my experience with Photoshop, but it could be applied to Illustrator and other software. Now, let’s get into the design of this tablet application. Like many other designers, I had been told that one must design at Retina resolution. The general consensus is @2x or @3x. So, I set out on my merry way, designing @2x. The design would be presented on a Nexus 9 with a 4:3 ratio, so my Photoshop canvas was set up to 2048 × 1536 pixels. After creating a few screens, I realized in practice this doesn’t work well at all. Let’s work through the issues I found.  At first, this is no big deal. Zoom out to 50% or 33% to see your design at roughly ... Continue reading →

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The Highwaymen, A School of African-American Artists Who Hawked Their Work On the Side of the Road

The Highwaymen, A School of African-American Artists Who Hawked Their Work On the Side of the Road

by Administrator on Dec 11, 2014

FLORIDA. It was an era when most African Americans in Fort Pierce were relegated to working in kitchens or fields, when Jim Crow prevented them from using the same water fountains as whites, and few, if any, black artists could be found in history books. Despite the obstacles, a loose group of creative and entrepreneurial African Americans dared to break the bounds of poverty and segregation by capturing the rugged natural beauty that they saw around them. With quick strokes of their brushes and swift sweeps of bold colors with palette knives, they captured vibrant coastal sunsets framed by palms, royal Poinciana trees in flaming red bloom, and interior wetlands touched by egrets, ibis, and roseate spoonbills. Since most galleries in the 1950s and 1960s refused to sell African-American art, these artists sold their creations for about twenty-five dollars apiece out of the trunks of their cars along Florida’s Atlantic coast. They went door to door at white-owned businesses ... Continue reading →

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World of Wisdomly Words
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World of Wisdomly Words

by Administrator on Dec 11, 2014

World of Wisdomly Words What do you think about when you hear the word “wisdom” coming out of someone’s mouth? Perhaps, you just look at them dumb-foundedly because you’re not sure of it’s true meaning. Continue reading →

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Limericks - How to Write Them

by Administrator on Dec 11, 2014

Everybody's heard a good limerick before and most of us can recall a couple that have stuck with us through the years. They're a simple little verse with good rhythm (or meter if you're an English major), good rhymes and a good punch line at the end. Continue reading →

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What You Should Know About Internet Broadband Access
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What You Should Know About Internet Broadband Access

by Administrator on Dec 11, 2014

This article is dedicated as a coaching guide to provide Internet users with information on the fast Internet broadband access available today and the different types of broadband service you can select. Continue reading →

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