David's Corner No.4: Typography Gets Under Your Skin, US Nuclear Forces Finally Get Rid of Floppy Disks, 2019 Type Champions

January 2, 2020

Calling the true limits of body modification into question; a concept video that blends the art of scarification and... typography? (This one is definitely worth the read/watch). Next up, the historical and current use of technology by the US Air Force’s SACCS, and why it took them so long to sunset their use of 8-inch floppy disks. And lastly, an opportunity to review the recipients of Monotype's "Type Champions" award and to appreciate the winning fonts of 2019.


David's Corner No.3: Goodbye Flash, Updating Googlebot's User Agent, and David Carson Says Computer Make You Lazy

November 18, 2019

Everybody say goodbye to Adobe Flash because Microsoft Windows will officially stop supporting the late video player come December 2020. And, In more pressing news, SEO professionals should be prepared to adapt when Google updates Googlebot's user-agent strings in December of this year! Lastly, a simple interview with design icon David Carson, who shares his take on grid-style layouts in design


Reader's Corner No. 115: Listening is a Social Media Myth, Technical Skills for Project Managers, and Python 3 Decorators

October 24, 2019

Staff submissions of the week include the limitations of social media "listening" for small businesses, the top 3 essential technical skills for Project Managers, and an introductory tutorial on using Decorators in Python 3.


Reader's Corner No. 114: A Designer's Guide to Copyright, Bad SSL, and Fitbit Data Points to Murder Suspect

October 3, 2019

Our staff shares of the week include articles on copyright law, bad SSL configurations, and a summary of how one popular piece of wearable tech was the key to sentencing a near-senile old man to prison for murder.


Reader's Corner No: 113: Sandwich Feuds, The Extortion Economy, and Sunsetting Python 2

September 26, 2019

DesignHammer's staff shares of the week include fast food restaurant feuds, cyber insurance and the rise in randomware attacks, and preparing for Python 2's EOL.


Accessibility Beyond WCAG and Section 508

August 13, 2019

More people seem to be learning about web accessibility as of late. Whatever the motivation, be it written or unwritten legal requirements, expanding markets and/or profits, or human empathy; making websites more accessible to people with disabilities is ultimately the right thing to do. When it comes to accessibility, prospects and clients alike ask about 508 compliance. But does Section 508 go far enough? Or should we be doing more?


Reader's Corner No. 109: The Website Obesity Crisis, Real-Time Health Updates via Tattoos, and Twitter's Hilarious New Ad Campaign

August 2, 2019

Today's topics include the unexpected website obesity crisis—with the average web page size averaging at about 2MB you'd think that just like the majority of technology, websites would also be smaller, faster, and more efficient? Wrong! Then, avoid unnecessary doctor's appointments in the future with a unique color-changing tattoo! Lastly, an article that covers Twitter's newest, meme-inspired guerilla marketing campaign!


Reader's Corner No. 106: Surprising Internet Facts, Fourth Circuit Rulings on Web Accessibility, and Dockerfile Best Practices

July 12, 2019

This week's Reader's Corner contains a collection of articles, ranging from fun to informative. Did you know that the most commonly searched question beginning with "What is" in 2013 was "What is twerking?", that and other fun facts are available for you to read in Madelyn's submission. If you want to veer towards the educational side, there are new rulings on website accessibility that may surprise you. Or, If coding is your M.O. then check out Jay's submission for an intro to Dockerfile.


Reader's Corner No. 105: Marketing Learned from Competitive Fencing, Weird Javascript, and Marijuana or Broccoli?

June 27, 2019

Three marketing lessons learned from a career in competitive fencing, Why ['1', '7', '11'].map(parseInt) returns [1, NaN, 3] in Javascript, and artificial intelligence's struggle with distinguishing between marijuana or broccoli.


Reader's Corner No. 103: Unloved Patches, HTTP Status Dogs, and Staying Up to Date with Web Development

June 13, 2019

Is it really worth it to submit patches to the WordPress team? What would HTTP Status codes look like if they weren't just numbers... but dogs instead? How can I keep up with these topics as well as other trends in web development? Find out the answers to these questions in Reader's Corner #103.


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