Reader's Corner No. 75: How HTTPS Works, Removing jQuery from Github.com Frontend, and the Accessibility Cheatsheet

September 19, 2018

Keeping true to our roots in our 75th edition of Reader's Corner with some very technical picks from our developers! The first staff-share is a neat infographic on why we need HTTPS, then comes the Github.com engineering department's explanation for removing jQuery from their frontend, and finally a great tutorial on all things accessibility.


Reader's Corner No. 72: Battery Breakthroughs, Unmaintainable Code, and Aqua Screenshot Library

August 29, 2018

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.


Reader's Corner No. 70: Digital Accessibility Compliance, Javascript within the Spotify Desktop App, and Defeating Electron

August 14, 2018

I hope everyone has been keeping up with their reading assignments, because we are on our 70th edition of Reader's Corner! It's not too late to catch up, we've only shared 220 articles over the last year :-) Today we are covering digital accessibility compliance regulations, how JavaScript is used within the Spotify desktop, and defeating Electron (app framework)


Updates: July '18

July 31, 2018

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!


Reader's Corner No. 68: Ubisoft's Spotlight on Accessibility, X to Close, and 7 Elements of Good UX in 2018

July 31, 2018

How easy was it to find our blog on our website? What about our team section? Our designers and developers are constantly scrutinizing potential UI/UX concepts, especially as we redesign our website. So it's only appropriate for this week's RC theme to cover trends & news in the world of UI design! Find out how Ubisoft is approaching accessibility, the origins of UI design's historical use of [x] to close a window, and 7 elements of good UX in 2018.


Reader's Corner No. 67: Humans and AI are Joining Forces, A First Look at Vue UI, and Google Tag Manager for structured data

July 23, 2018

What tech trends can the team teach us today? I'm glad you asked! The DesignHammer team is back at it again and ready to share their finds of the week. Today we are covering how artificial intelligence is benefiting the business world, updates on the Vue CLI release, and Google Tag Manager for structured data.


Reader's Corner No. 66: The Impact of 'Open' Workspaces, TypeScript 3.0 Release Candidate, and a New Code of Ethics in Tech

July 17, 2018

Congratulations on making it to the 200th day of 2018! More than half of the year has already come and gone, and technology continues its rapid evolution with each passing day. Stay in the know with our weekly Reader's Corner and avoid getting left behind! Today we will cover how ‘open’ workspaces may affect human collaboration, the new TypeScript 3.0 release candidate, and ACM's updated code of ethics in tech.


Reader's Corner No. 65: N64 VR with Javascript, Why Your Emails Deserve Better Context, and the Future of Pokemon GO

July 10, 2018

Keeping our fingers on the keys so you can keep your finger on the pulse; our team is excited to present this week's Reader's Corner! Today we will be discussing N64 VR with Javascript, why your emails and recipients deserve better context, and the anticipated future of Pokemon GO.


Reader's Corner No. 64: How Square Made its Own iPad Replacement, Indexing API for Job Post URL's, and Designing the Perfect Gradient

July 3, 2018

After a refreshing Independence Day off, our team is back in the office both writing and reading about code. The top staff reads for this week’s RC cover Square’s iPad replacement, Google’s new Indexing API, and how to design the perfect gradient.


Reader’s Corner No. 63: Why Health Insurers Don’t Care about Big Bills, Compromising Linux Desktops, Energy Efficient Tech, & New Online Sales Tax

June 28, 2018

The Summer Solstice has passed, which means that the heat index in Durham is rising. School may be out for summer, however, there’s no shame in sidestepping heat exhaustion in exchange for some solid learning. In this week’s lesson we will be discussing health insurance, 6502 processor opcodes, an upcoming technology for energy efficiency, and a new supreme court sales tax decision.


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