Get through your afternoon slump this Thursday with a little bit of light reading and learning! In today's issue of Reader's Corner, we will be covering a new battery technology that doesn't catch fire, how to write unmaintainable code, and give you a quick look into the Aqua user interface screenshot library.
Obvious to anyone even tangentially involved in website development projects, whether new builds, rebuilds, or continuous improvement, there are always constraints. The features and functionality are always limited by knowledge, money and time for all but the most basic of projects. This is why developing an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is highly recommended, or at least a solution worth considering.
The team has contributed some fantastic articles today! Our first share is an eye-opening account of how one VICE writer determined that companies are in fact "listening in" to our spoken conversations via the microphone on our mobile phones. Next up is some intriguing evidence that Google may be running an unintended monopoly in relation to the naming rationale behind various cities and districts around the world. Lastly, our Project Manager Michael has provided a concise summary and relevant article on prepping your website for GDPR compliance.
Sharing some pretty fun articles with our followers today in our 69th edition of Reader's Corner! Keep reading to learn more about the rise of Webmentions (@mentions) on the internet, the creative aesthetic behind the classic 1991 video game "Another World," and an entertaining run-through of some of the funniest things to ask Alexa.
It's been a busy month for the DesignHammer team! In addition to business as usual, we've also been giving a few overdue internal tasks some much needed TLC this summer. Reviving our newsletter and social media presence was just the first step of many efforts that we are taking to improve the DesignHammer brand, vision, and message. Be sure to keep up with us over the next following months to see what we have in store!