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Updates: November '17

December 14, 2017

A chill has settled on the North Carolina air. It's perfect weather for hunkering down in the office and working hard. We are heading into the end of the year and we are heads-down on a number of site builds, building some new internal tools, and planning our end of year office party. Pour some hot cocoa and enjoy this month's round of updates!


Reader's Corner No. 55: Chat and Voice Interfaces, Making the Stranger Things Intro, Scrum for Newbies, and Using HTML Headings Properly

December 11, 2017

We are all hunkered down over here in the DesignHammer office, and pretty heads down trying to finish up work before the holiday break. That being said, we still have some awesome articles to share with you: comparing chat and voice interfaces, the making of the Stranger Things title sequence, Scrum for newbies, and how to use HTML heading elements properly.


Reader's Corner No. 54: Every Frame a Painting, Learning from Failed Projects, and Remembering "event" Markup

December 4, 2017

Does snow on the forecast this week make it officially winter now? I'll take my 70 degree winter, thank you. Besides bundling up, we've a handful of interesting articles to share this week. Topics include: Every Frame a Painting, learning from failed projects, and remembering "event" markup.


Reader's Corner No. 53: RSync Basics, Modern Media and Free Will, 7 Ethics Tips for Project Managers, and Designing Readable Tables

November 27, 2017

After a long Thanksgiving weekend, we are are all fed (okay, overfed) and back at it! This week we have awesome mix of topics to share: RSync basics, modern media and free will, 7 ethics tips for project managers, and designing tables that are readable.


Tips to Solve 9 Common Website Usability Problems

November 9, 2017

Join us today, November 9th, in celebrating World Usability Day along with others around the world to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. There will be dozens of events across the globe. We would like to share some of the most common problems we encounter, as well as some easy ways to make your website more usable.


Reader's Corner No. 50: Poop Emoji Feud, Side Projects, and Chrome Dev Summit 2017 Recap

November 6, 2017

This week we are sharing some tech topics, and no, they aren't all about the iPhone X. :) We are talking about side code projects, digging into the great poop emoji feud, and a recap of the Chrome Dev Summit 2017 videos.


Reader's Corner No. 47: Key Reinstallation Attacks, Uncertainty in Project Management, and The Right Way to Select Technology

October 16, 2017

It's officially State Fair time in North Carolina, which means enjoying tasty food in the 70 degree fall weather we are having. We're still managing to get plenty done in the office. This week we're sharing a few articles we've read about key reinstallation attacks, handling uncertainty in project management, and the right way to select technology.


Reader's Corner No. 45: Graphic Designs That Matter, Punching Sonic 3D, Untitled Sans and Serif, and VUCA

October 2, 2017

We are welcoming Fall over here with open arms, and opening the doors and windows in the office. We are still working hard though, and have some fun and interesting articles to share this week. Take a look at a sampling of graphic designs throughout history that matter, why punching Sonic 3D triggers a secret level select, a font design exploration of Untitled Sans and Serif, and VUCA vs SCSC.


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