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    1. A fun thing to watch for on news sites is when a draft of an article is submitted with an initial slug and title. Later, the title is changed but the slug is left untouched. This can result in some fun situations where the headline of an article has been made more subtle - but the slug retains some fairly blunt language.
  2. May 2020
    1. Also, with more design styles and choices, many websites opt to not use an underlining style for an embedded link in text, nor will they use a traditional blue color to indicate an embedded link.

      Fortunately Google's ranking algorithm penalizes against this in addition to requirements for better online accessibility that help to encourage against these sorts of dark patterns of web design. Users still need to be aware that they exist however.

    1. Common Types of College Writing Assignments

      In this section of Chapter 3, you can see a difference in the way the text is delivered. The design changed and has different graphics and layout.

    1. Don’t go to code academy, go to design academy. Be advocates of the user & consumer. It’s not about learning how to code, it’s about translating real-world needs to technological specifications in just ways that give end users agency and equity in design, development and delivery. Be a champion of user-centric design. Learn how to steward data and offer your help.

      The importance of learning to design, and interpreting/translating real-world needs.

    1. the i18n object with all the strings

      They don't require supplying all keys for other objects that can be overridden, such as banner: the default value is used for whatever keys are not provided within the banner object. In other words, values are merged, with the supplied values overriding the defaults. The i18n object should work the same way. Often you only need/want to override a couple phrases/translations, not all of them.

      See: https://www.iubenda.com/en/help/1205-how-to-configure-your-cookie-solution-advanced-guide

    1. our houses will need to be better ventilated and offer more light
    2. the city of the future needs to be more localised, not just in food but in access to day-to-day amenities
    3. calls for cities to focus on health in their planning have been growing. “For the resilient, sustainable cities we all want and need, urban plans need to be designed, evaluated and approved using a health lens,”
    4. how might we design the cities of tomorrow so that the outdoors doesn’t become a no-go zone, but remains a safe and habitable space?
    1. Suppose someone with a lot of clout in your organisation makes a decision, but that decision conflicts with your organisations’s design principles. Instead of having an opinion-based argument about who’s right or wrong, the previously agreed-upon design principles allow you to take ego out of the equation.
    2. I like design principles that can be formulated as: X, even over Y. It’s not saying that Y is unimportant, just that X is more important: Usability, even over profitability. Or: Profitability, even over usability. Design principles formulated this way help to crystalise priorities.
    1. I dismissed the idea, though, because I thought that cloning even part of a repository with git-svn required scanning every commit in the entire repository, in order to build the local history. With almost 1.5 million commits in the plugin repository, that would take roughly 4 hours to clone a plugin.
    1. being a web developer and designer is the best. We don’t need to borrow other industries’ titles; we are awesome already
    1. “As I enter the office floor, I see my colleagues, wave to them, and find myself a desk. I overhear some guys talking about an old client of mine. I give them some tips on how I used to handle this client, but I really don’t have time to chitchat. My new client will arrive in an hour; a key account and we cannot afford to lose him. I’m damn nervous and I need to prepare. So, I pick up my laptop and move into one of the available quiet rooms. I close the door and start working.” This straightforward story explains the advantages of the open office, as well as the users’ fears of not being able to concentrate, and the potential business implications of distracted workers. And the story provides a possible design solution (creating ‘quiet rooms’), which proved to be valuable input in the design process (they got their quiet rooms).

      Example of an effective and authentic narrative.

    1. Scientist's Guide to Poster Presentations, by Peter J. Gosling; Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications, by Mary Helen Briscoe; Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Presenting Figures, Posters, and Presentations, by Adelheid A. M. Nicol, et.al.
  3. Apr 2020
    1. Vertical navigation needs to scroll and “stick” to the screen so that users don’t lose it. Often vertical navigation works well on a single page design
    2. With wider screens, the scroll is higher and some navigation elements might get “lost.”
    3. One thing is certain when it comes to navigation trends, users and designers seem to be fed up with completely hidden styles and demand options that work in similar formats on desktops and mobile devices. This might be one of the reasons a vertical pattern is trending.
    4. Responsive design almost forced designers to think about alternative navigation patterns to make getting around on small screens easier. And the hamburger menu icon was born.
    5. The common theme is that many hamburger icons open into vertical sliding navigation.
    6. One more word of advice when thinking about vertical navigation: Don’t be tempted to cram it too full of elements just to fill up the depth of a standard-resolution screen. White space is totally acceptable – and even highly recommended – as a design tool in this format.
    7. Non-traditional navigation styles can be a fun way to break up some of the same old design patterns.

      See the really creative/fun example image above.

    1. A left navigation is faster and more efficient for users to scan. In just three visual fixations, users scan six items in the left navigation compared to the three items scanned in the top navigation. The left navigation also facilitates a vertical scanning direction that is natural for people
    2. A top navigation conserves more vertical page space than a left navigation. With a left navigation, the navigation links occupy the left column of your page. This shrinks and narrows the content area of your page, which means you will have less space for your content. A top navigation, however, uses minimal vertical space, which allows you to occupy the content area of your page with content only.
    3. Because users read items from left to right, the priority direction for reading items is stronger horizontally than vertically.
    4. Items in a top navigation do not have equal weight. The leftmost items carry more visual weight than other items because of its placement in the primary optical area (top left). Items in the top left area get more exposure and are often seen as more important than other items.
    5. you will have certain items with higher priority than others. Because the user’s topic of interest is more limited in this context, placing items in a top navigation allows users to find what they want faster and easier.
    1. At the same time, we need to ensure that no information about other unsafe usernames or passwords leaks in the process, and that brute force guessing is not an option. Password Checkup addresses all of these requirements by using multiple rounds of hashing, k-anonymity, and private set intersection with blinding.
    2. Privacy is at the heart of our design: Your usernames and passwords are incredibly sensitive. We designed Password Checkup with privacy-preserving technologies to never reveal this personal information to Google. We also designed Password Checkup to prevent an attacker from abusing Password Checkup to reveal unsafe usernames and passwords. Finally, all statistics reported by the extension are anonymous. These metrics include the number of lookups that surface an unsafe credential, whether an alert leads to a password change, and the web domain involved for improving site compatibility.
    1. We are a strategic discovery, design and development lab working to transition society in response to technological revolution and climate breakdown.

      Seem interesting and progressive. Very elegant website etc 😉

    1. The path must not twist so much that visitors think they are being led astray, nor be so slow that visitors give up and strike cross-country through search engines. Nevertheless, twists and detours can help designers give their readers more than they expect.

      This makes me wonder if there are interesting major features or patterns we've not created for the web in general. Upsell, crosssell, alternatives, etc... are all corporate features. What about some interesting new artistic features perhaps?

      Almost no websites I run across are designed like this simple garden example. It's as if the website idea has been so rigidly crystalized that there's no room for exploration anymore.

    1. The attention of the audience is a writer's most precious possession, and the value of audience attention is seldom more clear than in writing for the Web. The time, care, and expense devoted to creating and promoting a hypertext are lost if readers arrive, glance around, and click elsewhere. How can the craft of hypertext invite readers to stay, to explore, and to reflect?

      A very early statement about what was about to become the "attention economy"

    1. This is one possible path to take in that you simply reject the registration and ask the user to create another password. Per NIST's guidance though, do explain why the password has been rejected:
  4. Mar 2020
    1. Ruby's current handling of Dates and Times is all over the map. We have Date, Time, DateTime, ParseDate, and more, not to mention all the other common extensions running around out there. Ruby needs an improved class that incorporates them all.
    1. I discuss the flaws of this in regards to spreadsheets in Spreadsheets Are Sabotaging Your Business. In brief, when people inevitably started using the more complex formulas available, they unknowingly broke the fundamental design concept of paper spreadsheets: that humans can understand what’s happening between the cells.
    1. The pattern below has become exceptionally useful for me (pun intended). It's clean, can be easily modularized, and the errors are expressive. Within my class I define new errors that inherit from StandardError, and I raise them with messages (for example, the object associated with the error).
    1. In contrast to the previous studies, for the switch dilemma,consequentialist agents were rated to be no less moral (Z0.73,p.47,d0.10) or trustworthy (Z1.87,p.06,d0.26)than deontological agents.

      To me, this seems to weigh against their main claim. In the one case in which a majority favored the consequentialist choice, the consequentialists are not disfavored! They are really playing this down. Am I missing something?

    2. The switch case differs from the footbridge case in two criticalways

      But it is still in the domain of HARMING people (more versus fewer).

    3. The amount of moneyparticipants transferred to the agent (from $0.00 to $0.30) was usedas an indicator of trustworthiness, as was how much money theybelieved they would receive back from the agent (0% to 100%)

      Note that this is a very small stake. (And was it even perhaps hypothetical?)

    1. Don’t go to code academy, go to design academy. Be advocates of the user & consumer. It’s not about learning how to code, it’s about translating real-world needs to technological specifications in just ways that give end users agency and equity in design, development and delivery. Be a champion of user-centric design. Learn how to steward data and offer your help.
    1. For several reasons the Simple backend shipped with Active Support only does the "simplest thing that could possibly work" for Ruby on Rails3 ... which means that it is only guaranteed to work for English and, as a side effect, languages that are very similar to English. Also, the simple backend is only capable of reading translations but cannot dynamically store them to any format.That does not mean you're stuck with these limitations, though. The Ruby I18n gem makes it very easy to exchange the Simple backend implementation with something else that fits better for your needs, by passing a backend instance to the I18n.backend= setter.
    1. Layouts uses the Bootstrap framework, so everything you build with it is responsive. Sites that you build with Layouts display great on desktops, tablets and phones. The Bootstrap grid will shift and adjust automatically according to the screen size. Layouts gives you additional control over the exact appearance in every width. You can manually select how the grid will appear, to get perfect positioning on every device. You can even completely hide parts of the page if you don’t want them to appear on narrow screens.

      Good illustration

    1. Pocket Casts is instead committed to podcasting’s open ecosystem of freely available RSS feeds, CEO Owen Grover says.

      I wish their app allowed one to actually use the podcast's native URL(s) when sharing instead of providing a pca.st shortened URL.

  5. Feb 2020
    1. 5 Must-Have Graphic Design For A Business By jenny

      Graphic Design is very important for your business, but there are a lot of different graphic design categories that you can use. Here are the 5 must have graphic designs for your business.

    1. Top 10 Design Skills Every UX/UI Designer Must Have

      You might have got this in your mind while hiring UX/UI designers that what skills should they possess. To give you a clear idea on it, here I’ve listed a few UX/UI design skills, that every designer must-have.

    1. The .ignore file , from what I can tell, needs to exist in the directory you're targeting for it to be recognized, not the current directory. If you're searching in .src, the file would need to be there for it to work.
    1. How to Build a Successful Graphic Design Strategy for Your Business? February 15, 2020 Shiv Graphic Design A successful business needs a successful graphic design strategy. A strategy helps the business in taking necessary action and adequate guidance to increase business growth. There are a lot of factors that go into building an effective business strategy, but, when it comes to graphic design strategy, it’s all about the visuals and representing your business visually to your customers. This guide will help you in building a successful graphic design strategy that can skyrocket your business growth, but, before that let’s find what does an effective graphic design strategy means. What Does an Effective Graphic Design Strategy Mean? Graphic design is a creative piece that is visually appealing to look at and when you strategize the production and display for the graphic design then it is called a graphic design strategy. The purpose of having a defined graphic design strategy is to deliver a clear brand message among your audience. It is all about visual branding and creating a visual presence among your clients. The idea behind having a strategy is to integrate business with a creative visual idea to promote business growth. Why Does Graphic Design Strategy Matter For Your Business? Graphic design plays an important role in business and commerce. Design is more than aesthetic but a way of communication that helps viewers in understanding the underlying concept of design. Business uses graphic design in a variety of areas like website design, logo design, business card design, flyer design, etc. the objective of using these tools is to inform the viewers about the business. When a piece of information is shared via audio, three days later the percentage of data retention is just 10%, whereas, when the same information is presented visually, three days later the percentage of data retention is 65%. It provides us clear evidence of how important visuals are for a business. An Infographic design that is one of the most used visual marketing tools and uses visual graphics heavily has the potential of increasing the website traffic by 12%, which is a significant amount of growth. Here is the Guide on Building an Effective Graphic Design Strategy for Your Business Display Your Brand Identity Your brand identity is the key to success, therefore, it becomes important for your business to display the brand identity with pride. A strong brand identity attracts customers automatically and customers tend to trust you more. Graphic design helps in establishing a groundwork for a business to brand its business. Branding enhances business outreach and ensures a brand is recognized easily. When a business works more on the branding part rather than the sales part, the business tends to grow with a “J-curve”. The reason for this is the influence of branding on the customers and the decision to purchase the product or services. Create the Awareness of Your Brand A graphic design element like flyer, poster, business card, logo design,  etc. address the clients about the business. The purpose of using these elements is to create brand awareness.  Brand awareness is how easily your brand is recognized by potential customers. To understand the effect of this factor, we have to dig deep into the psychological factor behind brand awareness. The psychology behind creating brand awareness is to establish positive memory among the customers interacting with the brand. People tend to trust those who they are familiar with, therefore, it becomes important for a business to become familiar with the customers. In psychology, this is called the mere-exposure effect and in layman’s term, it is called the familiarity principle. According to this principle, people tend to develop a preference for things merely because they are familiar with them. You can use this psychological phenomenon to your advantage and use visual designs to advertise and make people aware of your brand. Stand Apart From Your Competitors The market is always competitive and is constantly changing as time passes. It becomes a hefty challenge for a business to adapt according to the needs of the consumers. If a business does not adapt to the market then people are going to reject the product, no matter how good your product is. You always have to play by market rules otherwise you are going to lose. You can take the example of Nokia, which was the best selling mobile phone manufacturer when feature phones were at their brink, but Nokia failed. There were many factors that collectively made Nokia a failure but the primary one is the refusal of adaptability to the market. When other smartphone sellers were providing users with an Android smartphone, Nokia was still providing a Symbian based smartphone. When you are up to date with the technology, you could stand apart from your competitors and provide your customers with unique and new technology. Graphic design can help you in designing the framework of the product.  You can change your website design to enhance your User experience by optimizing the user interface. When you focus your attention on these factors, you could create a difference in your service and your competitor service, which helps you in standing apart from them. Advertise Your Business to Potential Customers You can have a revolutionary business idea, but if your customers do not know about it, then what’s the benefit. This is where advertisement comes into play. The advertising market is around $1.2 trillion which is expected to grow at an average pace of 5%. A professional graphic designer can help you in your campaigns by designing advertisement materials like billboard design, flyer designs, etc. Designing these elements is essential as the attention span of the viewers is very limited to 3-5 seconds and the job of the design is to deliver the brand message within this time limit. Graphic design uses visual hierarchy and other design concepts to either increase the attention time span or to deliver the message fast and sometimes do both. When you can increase these factors, you can influence the viewer into buying your product. Use Social Media to Engage With Customers Using social media for your business is essential in this day and age because of the user base this platform offers. There are 3.5 billion social media users worldwide and on average, a user spends 3 hours on social media. One of the main content on  Social media is images, graphics, and videos. The majority of the posts you see on social media are visual content. A business can create high-quality visual content like images, videos, etc. and post it on various social media platforms to attract customers. Around 90% of the brands use social media to increase brand awareness and if you fall on the 10% of business then you are missing out on a big opportunity, therefore, to brand your business, you would need to have social media marketing on point. Now, that being said, one of the main aspects of social media is the use of graphics and media. Your investment in media content can be easily recoverable if you can provide quality over quantity, therefore, it is recommended that you post shareable content that has the potential of going viral. How to Effectively Implement the Graphic Design Strategy? Any strategy whether it’s a graphic design strategy or a business strategy needs to have adequate planning to give direction to your team. Planning is an essential part of strategy implementation as it provides you with measurable insights that you can hold accountable. You would need Creative design services in order to have a graphic design strategy, therefore, you should choose the services accordingly. What is a design strategy in graphic design? Design strategy in graphic design refers to the integration of graphic design and businesses with each other to produce content that can be used for the benefit of the business. How does graphic design affect marketing? Graphic design is an essential element of marketing, whether its content marketing or offline marketing using a poster, flyer, etc. you need to have quality graphics to attract customers. Why is graphic design important in advertising? Graphic design is a very important part of the advertisement industry, it attracts us towards the brands. Graphic design gives a business a face that influences the brand positioning in the mind of the viewer. What is a good graphic design? Design is an artistic approach to anything which differs person to person but, when you add a business element to it then we can define good graphic designs as a design that presents the business such that it attracts customers towards the business. Shiv Edit profileHi, my name is Shiv Kumar. I’m a blogger, Digital marketer at EveryDesigns and I write on various topics including design, ecommerce, startups, digital marketing, interactive content, and much more. You know, wherever the mood goes.

      Having a defined graphic design strategy helps a business in positioning itself better in this competitive world. Find out about graphic design strategies.

    1. Specifically, instructors should seek to minimize extraneous cognitive load and should consider the intrinsic cognitive load of the subject when constructing learn-ing experiences, carefully structuring them when the material has high intrinsic load.

      Break those chapters into smaller 3 to 5 day assignments. Tie the video presentations to each assignment.

    1. Devstringx Technologies opened for business in 2014. Today, Devstringx is India’s most recommended IT company for software product development, mobile app development and independent software testing services which headquarter in Noida, India.

      Website and software development square measure the basics part of running a profitable business. In current promoting, the necessity of custom software is rise day by day. Devstringx technologies one in all the most effective custom software development company in Noida, India. Custom software may be used with none long-time investment. They are doing not need constant development to suit company necessities. You'll be able to expend the software at any time. There square measure multiple advantages of custom advantages development like- efficient, measurability, flexible, compatible, customized answer, security.

      Our experienced, energetic and dedicated team of custom software developers and that we provide complete it software services with budget suited to your pockets. Our consultants recognize alright the key parameter of your business and deliver the proper results on time. We provide additional complete software testing services like functional testing services, performance testing services, Api testing services, usability testing services, content testing services, agile testing services, regression testing services, compatibility testing services, automation testing services, web application testing services in India.

      We've a separate team for every field like software developers, software tester, web developer...! Our team invariably able to work and that they commit the leads to future commitment towards your company. We give higher priority to our client's satisfaction. We specialized in providing the most effective automation testing services in Noida, India.

    1. A Step By Step Guide to Design a Logo for Your ClientsPosted by jennytarga on February 7th, 2020Logo is a very important part of building your brand image. It is the first brick that goes into your business branding, therefore a logo design becomes very important for your business to grow big.Branding allows your brand to connect with your clients and help them remember you wherever they go. These qualities are essential for your business to grow big. Since logo design plays such importance in business, therefore, we’ve curated a step by step guide to designing a logo for your clients.Understanding Clients NeedsUnderstanding the client's needs and wants helps you in managing project time and efforts. If your client is what something else is and you are providing something else then it's not going to work. Therefore, coming up with a design that reflects the client’s brief saves you multiple revisions and additional hours of work.The client's needs can be found in the design brief he/she provides at the first meeting. This brief is the holy grail that you can never cross. Now that being said, you can add a little innovation and personalized style into the design but, within the context of the design brief.Define Brand IdentityBrand identity is how people perceive your client. It might sound simple but it is way more complex than that. Around 65% of humans are visual learners, therefore, influencing them using visual means helps your brand identity to get registered in your client’s mind faster.Defining your brand identity gives you guidelines and instructions on what to do and what not to do. There are thousands of permutations and combinations that you can use to come up with a logo design but, when you have a brand identity guide you can save yourself tons of time and brainstorming efforts. This type of branding using visuals is called Visual Branding.  Analyze CompetitorsAnalyzing competitors helps you in getting inspirations and design structures. You can learn about industry standards after analyzing the competitors and researching the industry as a whole. For research, you can use Google, Google Images and the competitor's websites.Decision on Logo StyleLogo style is your approach towards the particular design. You can use the data collected from analyzing the competitors to decide your design style.A logo style can tell you different things about the brands, therefore choose this very carefully. Some of the common logo styles are as follows-ClassicModern & minimalistic designHandmade designVintage designChoose Logo TypeThere are several different types of logos that you can use for your design project. To decide on the logotype you can use the competitor analysis as well as the design brief. You can also provide your clients with two or more different types of logo concepts. Giving them options to choose from enables you to deeply understand what they want.Choose Color PaletteColor is the most important part of a logo. The brand guide and branding process always have a defined color palette. Designers must never go out of these palette to ensure uniformity of brand designs.If the business is brand new you have to choose the color wisely. Color plays a significant role in our everyday decisions and the same applies to the brand. You can use this guide on color psychology to learn more about color psychology.Choose Right TypographyRight typography that matches the characteristics of the brand image enables the brand to express its underlying feel to the viewer.Provide the Best OptionIf you are providing the graphic design services to the clients then it becomes essential for you to design multiple options for your clients. Designing a logo can be challenging and requires years of experience. To get the best result with your designs you need to keep practicing and keep learning about new trends and techniques.Go, Design Logo Now!Use this guide to implement your design project idea into a physical design. The most important part of being a professional logo designer is to keep practicing your skills. You can always use sites like Pinterest, Dribble to get inspiration but, the most important thing is to keep practicing.

      Use this step by step guide to design a logo for your clients that they can never reject.

  6. Jan 2020
    1. Standard fare. User joins to other things like author profiles too, but those aren’t relevant here.

      Interesting layout/design: 2 columns with commentary on right column. Don't see this often, but it can certainly work well.

      Also like the horizontal lines.

      Shame this site is no longer around.

    1. Shopify Developers Melbourne

      At Roemin, our Shopify developers build customized as well as enterprise solutions for your fast growing and branded merchants. With having an office in Melbourne, we specialize in multi-channel retail stores and work with some of Australia’s leading brands.

    1. WordPress Development in Melbourne

      If you are in Australia, contact us to learn more about how Roemin Creative Technology can help you design a custom WordPress website. Alternatively, write to us at info@roemin.com and one of our Customer Support Managers will get in touch with you.

    1. This piece makes a fascinating point about people and interactions. It's the sort of thing that many in the design and IndieWeb communities should read and think about as they work.

      I came to it via an episode of the podcast The Happiness Lab.

    2. Most of the tech news we get barraged with is about algorithms, AI, robots, and self-driving cars, all of which fit this pattern. I am not saying that such developments are not efficient and convenient; this is not a judgment. I am simply noticing a pattern and wondering if, in recognizing that pattern, we might realize that it is only one trajectory of many. There are other possible roads we could be going down, and the one we’re on is not inevitable or the only one; it has been (possibly unconsciously) chosen.
    1. Indexes are a cornerstone of information retrieval, and the basis for today's modern search engines.
    2. This is known as collapsed forwarding.

      Proxies group a bunch of similar requests, before forwarding the request to app servers.

    3. four of the more important ones are caches, proxies, indexes and load balancers.

      Speeding data retrieval Or reducing latency

    4. benchmark different alternatives, understand how the system will fail, and have a solid plan for when failure happens.

      Managing Failure. Failing gracefully

    5. with the Flickr architecture each shard would need to be updated or searched (or a search service would need to be created to collate that metadata—which is in fact what they do).

      Search service for collating data spread out in shards.

    6. Finally, this separates future concerns, which would make it easier to troubleshoot and scale a problem like slow reads.

      Separation of concern (of components)

    7. Deconstructing a system into a set of complementary services decouples the operation of those pieces from one another. This abstraction helps establish clear relationships between the service, its underlying environment, and the consumers of that service. Creating these clear delineations can help isolate problems, but also allows each piece to scale independently of one another. This sort of service-oriented design for systems is very similar to object-oriented design for programming.

      Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA)

    1. ssh doesn't let you specify a command precisely, as you have done, as a series of arguments to be passed to execvp on the remote host. Instead it concatenates all the arguments into a string and runs them through a remote shell. This stands out as a major design flaw in ssh in my opinion... it's a well-behaved unix tool in most ways, but when it comes time to specify a command it chose to use a single monolithic string instead of an argv, like it was designed for MSDOS or something!
    1. How To Make Thousands of Gold In Guild Wars 2 - Guide & Advice From The MMOs Richest Player [2019]

      29.20 / It all comes down to trust. (ingame-otc desk instead of using game's own marketplace.)

      Trading posts between servers.

      Merchant Guilds with grand-bazaar like reputation tracking.

      GW2 economy design decisions necessitates the formation of guilds / trading communities.

      Bypassing tax of "Trading Post" via P2P bartering.

      Reddit exchange.

      Only reputation metric is your trading history in that specific subreddit. Use people with high reputation as escrow.

      No middle-class in GW2. Rich records 2 hours long podcast for more players to make money.

      Achievement system integrates with how fast you make gold and progress on other parts of the game. Golden idea to be included into social economy design!

      "Do x,y,z like "recycle 1 ton of plastic" - earn "plastic recycler badge and get a %0.02 reduction on your bills." This can also get out of hand quickly, slippery slope. Still, implemented responsibly, can work wonders for a society.

      We want money to flow through people and make it flow through your community first.

      Sell to your community first. Then use global trade post as plan B.

      When we changed the way we trade, the nature of gold in game changed. We were prioritizing materials, not gold. Resources became money, a multi-currency economy.

      Community became tighter, engagement increased, people socialized more and started to enjoy the game more. Middle-class emerged!

      Players learn how to achieve goals. Make money just playing the game.

      "Trade post guilds" changed the whole game.

      Peg the spirit shards value to play time value, all of a sudden everything matters (in the game)

      Economical decisions in this game forces people to cooperate if you want to achieve a goal.

      Maps (levels) are designed in a specific way, you are expected to flow through the entrance to exit and earn map currency.

    1. Que signifie la notion de citoyen contributeur ?

      Design participatif

    2. le numérique permet l’optimisation des flux et des ressources, rassemble des compétences, orchestre le dialogue et les échanges. Lien entre les différentes composantes de la ville, le numérique crée désormais des ponts entre les environnements tangibles et virtuels. Dès lors, cette ville « augmentée » rythmée par les connexions et la mobilité, offre de nouvelles opportunités pour le design dans la conception de services et la création de nouvelles expériences pour les citadins.

      esquisse du rôle du numérique dans la nos manières de penser l'urbanisme

    1. Worship Music Website Intro Design

      Worship Bands are becoming the next big thing in Christian communities. They provide music pads collection to create melodious tunes to Christian bands and choirs.

    1. Best eCommerce Furniture Store Interface

      People these days prefer buying online rather than going to traditional stores. It was a bit tricky task but at last, we came with a furniture store app that has attractive designs as well as easy navigation.

    1. Amazing Facts about Logo Design that Might Shock YouSushmachoudharyJan 7 · 4 min readGraphic Design is one of the best methods for getting your brand recognized all over the world. Many startups and businesses invest heavily in their graphic design to ensure that they get the best graphics.A single design has a potential of conveying unspoken words, which makes it one of the most prominent way that brand uses to market their business. Since, Logo design is an essential element of branding therefore, it becomes important to know the facts about logo design and the famous logos.Pepsi paid $1 Million for Getting a Golden Ratio LogoPepsi hired designers and spent an estimated amount of $1 million dollar in designing their logo. It took around 5 months time to redesign the icon. Pepsi spent several million dollars to change their custom logo design from billboard, vehicle wrap, and other advertising campaigns.The reason for changing Pepsi logo to match the golden ratio proportion is because golden ratio proportion is considered to be the most attractive and harmonious designs to look at.Nike Logo Swoosh is Actually an Goddess’s FeatherNike is named after the Goddess with the same name Nike. The goddess personified victory and often portrayed with wings. These wings became the inspiration for Nike, Inc. Nike logo is one the most recognized logos in the world with an estimated worth of $26 Billion alone.In 1983, the designer Carolyn Davidson, also known as “The Logo Lady” was gifted with a golden Swoosh ring with an embedded diamond and 500 shares (Worth $1,000,000 as of 2015) of Nike stock to express his gratitude.Starbucks Logo Takes Inspiration from Greek MythologyStarbuck logo represents a mermaid holding two tails. She was a siren in Greek mythology that lured the sailors. Alternatively, she was connected with European folktale Melusine, who married a human. The logo of Starbucks was changed throughout the years. The most recent version of the logo is more friendly and recognizableBaskin Robbins Has “31” Masked in their LogoBaskin Robbins is an ice cream and cake chain company having various branches throughout the world. The company began its operation in 1945 with 31 flavors of ice cream. You can find the number “31” concealed in their logo.Apple LogoThe Apple logo was created back in 1977 with analogous tools, therefore, needed an update. It took $50K to digitize the apple logo.McDonald's Logo Has a Hidden MeaningMcDonalds Logo does not just represent the word “M” but resembles female breasts. In 1962, the logo for McDonald's was re-designed. They hired a psychologist named Louis Cheskin who suggested them to use golden arcs making an “M” which would make them remind them of their childhood.BMW Logo Is Not a PropellerThe BMW logo is not a propeller it was popularly known for, but represents the flag of Bavaria.BMW LogoBavaria FlagTwitter LogoTwitter logo was bought for just $15 when the company was launched. The designers of the twitter logo, Simon Oxley received just $6 for selling the logo. Later, Twitter hired renowned designers to redesign the same bird logo.If you are a business and want to get your logo, organizing a graphic design contest is the best option.MGM Logo used 7 different LionsMGM logo uses 7 different lions for their iconic logo. The Lions were trained to roar on cue to get the right mascot logo.An image was circulated on the internet depicting the lion being ill treated for getting the right logo but, it's fake, the image was photoshopped and the lion was going through an MRI scan.

      These are 10 amazing Facts about logo design that will help you learn about your favorite brand.

    1. Mobile App Design Trends Of 2020: Revamp Your App IdentityYou are here:HomeDev & DesignMobile App Design Trends Of…

      So, the year 2020 will flood with new trends and technologies and more and more users will be attracted to it. To let your business survive here, you need to focus on new mobile app design trends.

    1. Customers buy things from an online website that is innovative and have good pictures available for the product. And this is what we have experienced so far. Here we came up with an eCommerce app for Online Shoe Store. And this is what we designed for it.

    1. Le parallélisme entre les deux formules (1) et (2) suggère de rapprocher échelles E et raisons d’agir R du concepteur. Démontrer l’équivalence des échelles et des raisons d’agir revient à établir E  ⊂  R et R  ⊂  E.

      implication biconditionnelle entre l’échelle et la raison d’agir

    2. cet article s’interroge sur le cœur ou « part commune » des activités de conception. Celle-ci suggère tout à la fois l’unité des sciences de la conception et l’approche internaliste des processus de conception
    1. Guide to design an incredible app icon

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    1. The Internet permission is only used to display the Google Map, which is only displayed once on creating a new location. Meaning, once you created all your needed locations, you can deactivate the Internet permission and still use the location based reminders (Note: Most devices don't allow you to revoke this permission, sorry).
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    1. Avoiding complicated outlining or mind-mapping software saves a bunch of mouse clicks or dreaming up complicated visualizations (it helps if you are a linear thinker).

      Hmm. I'm not sure I agree with this thought/sentiment (though it's hard to tell since it's an incomplete sentence). I think visualizations and mind-mapping software might be an even better way to go, in terms of efficiency of editing (since they are specialized for the task), enjoyment of use, etc.

      The main thing text files have going for them is flexibility, portability, client-neutrality, the ability to get started right now without researching and evaluating a zillion competing GUI app alternatives.

    2. I have concluded that all these systems are cumbersome and onerous in some ways, more concerned with design than functionality, and more concerned with ease-of-use than speed and efficiency.
    1. Directly on the Switch: Some third-party games including Fortnite and Overwatch don’t need a separate app. You just connect a standard headset to the single 3.5 mm audio jack on your Switch and chat without the app, just like a smartphone. Again, Nintendo’s own games won’t work with this.

      This seems like the obvious solution. Why would Nintendo make you get a separate app on a separate platform (Android) when they could just let you chat directly via the Switch device like these games do?

    1. There are thousands of to-do list apps out there, in part because no system works perfectly for everyone. I’m not going to say todo.txt is the exception, and that it will work for everyone, because that would be crazy. But todo.txt is the most flexible tool I’ve come across. In part, this is because of the sheer number of clients available, but also because the simplicity lends itself to improvisation.

      First time I've seen improvisation used like this.

    1. games are low stakes, and they have an incredibly powerful and repeatable feedback mechanism. I don't know about you, but I hate to lose and love to win.
    1. We have pulled together some resources to help you plan the "flow" of your activities as they alternate between online and face-to-face sessions. This is arguably the most difficult aspect of designing hybrid/blended courses. We are happy to sit down with you and walk through the material below or feel free to peruse these resources on your own and let us know if you have any questions.

      Blended learning course design toolkit from Seattle University

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    1. The Blended Learning Toolkit – created by Blended Learning Fellowship participants – helps instructors new to blended learning develop the necessary skills to create a successful and engaging blended course. The key to this success is planning and good design.  The resources below are organized around the four phases of course creation: design, develop, deliver, and evaluate. They have been created to help those new to the idea of blended learning become oriented to ideas and concepts related to blended learning and to guide them to helpful programming.

      University of Wisconsin Blended Learning Toolkit

    1. Minimalistic design... The specification only requires a very small set of features to be implemented by clients and servers. tus embraces simplicity
    1. The IdentitiesOnly yes is required to prevent the SSH default behavior of sending the identity file matching the default filename for each protocol. If you have a file named ~/.ssh/id_rsa that will get tried BEFORE your ~/.ssh/id_rsa.github without this option.
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    1. It is designed to protect only system files and settings. User files such as documents, pictures and music are excluded. This ensures that your files remains unchanged when you restore your system to an earlier date.
    1. It doesn't use a database (unlike Keepass) and thus doesn't open all passwords at once. Just one at a time. Since it's just a directory of encrypted files, you can access your passwords with any PGP-compatible tool.
    1. In a nutshell, the King's Keys deck started as an experiment to see what card games would be like if you rebuilt playing cards from the ground up. Instead of using ranks and suits, each card has a number (from one to four), one of four items, and one of four colors. The result is what I call a 4x4x4 deck where 64 playing cards each have a unique combination of these three parts.
    1. Open education comes down to one word: accountability.

      Openness on surfacing and reflecting on roles and design.

    2. To Take Control of My Education

      Openness on reflecting about design.

    1. Comparison Between: Design Contest, Freelancer & AgenciesSushmachoudharyDec 7 · 3 min readWe all compare and inspect the best way to get a job done. We read reviews, talk to people and research online about the product or service. When you are seeking design help you often become confused about what to choose- Design contest, Freelance or an Agency.You can design a graphic by yourself using an online tool but the problem with those graphics is unprofessional. You can pretty much design something that does not attract people if you do not know what you are doing.Brainstorming about what to choose can be difficult but when you define your requirements then you can find the best design within your budget.In this article, we will discuss what’s the difference between design contests, freelancers and agencies, guide you on what to choose and why? Before that, let’s find out why you need a graphic design.Why Do You Need a Graphic Design?Graphic Design is a medium through which you can convey a message. Professional graphic designers know the importance of the designs. The design conveys specific meaning, a story, and a message which are interpreted in the form of emotions. People react differently to certain imagery. This reaction can be negative as well as positive. Graphic design helps the content to get delivered easily.Design Contest V/S Freelancer V/S AgenciesCostingDesign ContestA design contest can cost you somewhere from 99$ to 1000$ depending on your graphics. For Example- a logo design contest can cost you $99 to $600 on averageFreelancerA freelancer can be hired for cheap starting from $5 and going up for 150$ range on an hourly basis and the amount charged by them is per hour.AgenciesAgencies are fallen under the high end and can cost a lot of money. The design agency can charge $10000–20000+ for a design project. Some agencies charge less than $10000 but for smaller projects.Design Concept OptionsDesign ContestYou can get multiple design concepts as anyone can participate in the contest. On average 50+ designs are guaranteed.FreelancerFreelancers can provide you with many options but it is limited to the creativity and experience of the designer.AgenciesAgency can also provide multiple options and generally, the designs are so great that you do not need multiple designs.QualityDesign ContestThe quality of the logo can be good as the contest winner is decided by the clients themselves.FreelancerThe quality of the logo depends on the experience and creativity of the designer hired by you.AgenciesThe highest quality is guaranteed and you get a design that you paid for.Time frameDesign ContestThe design contest is organized for at most 10 days and you will be provided with multiple options up until the winner is chosen or the contest is withdrawn.FreelancerFreelancer can deliver you the options within 2 days but the final graphic could take more days.AgenciesIt depends on the design project.What to Choose?Now the overwhelming question comes, what to choose?There is no perfect answer as everyone has their own preferences. Freelancing, Graphic design contest, and agencies all have their disadvantages and advantages of their own.The very first factor that affects your choice is the project budget. If your budget is high then you can opt the agency to get the professional designs, but if you find yourself short on the budget then choose a design contest.The quality of the design concept also plays a very important role. The best option to choose when it comes to quality is an agency as they only equip professional designers who have years of experience in their field.In the end, it depends on your preference and your budget. So, choose those options that fit your pocket as well as lure your eyes.

      It can be really confusing what to choose when it come to custom graphic design services. There are three options to go for- Freelancer, Agency and Graphic design contest. This article will help you in filtering the best option for your business logo design

    1. It allows the module code (and subsequently dependants on the module) to not use preprocessor hacks, source code changes, or runtime detection hacks to identify which code is appropriate when creating a client bound package.
    1. Arguably, the rails-team's choice of raising ArgumentError instead of validation error is correct in the sense that we have full control over what options a user can select from a radio buttons group, or can select over a select field, so if a programmer happens to add a new radio button that has a typo for its value, then it is good to raise an error as it is an application error, and not a user error. However, for APIs, this will not work because we do not have any control anymore on what values get sent to the server.
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    1. When the controller creates the user, instead of adding a validation error to the record, it raises an exception. How to avoid this?
    2. I really dislike the reasoning as stated in the issue listed above. Since the value is coming over the wire, it should be treated the same as a freetext input where the expectation is to validate in the model and not the controller. This is especially true in APIs where the developers have even less of a say as far as expected input coming from form data (for example).
    3. In case anyone wants a hack, here is what I came up with.
    1. Unfortunately, it also gets the other properties, including bringing down the whole system when it crashes. This matters because systemd is complex