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Setting up Foundation With Sass and Compass - Tuts+

Sass is a great way to speed up front-end development in general, I use it in every one of my projects. Sass (as with all other preprocessors) allows for nested styles, functions and prewritten code in what are called mixins. Foundation has a few different versions, currently we've covered the most common HTML/CSS variants, but now let's talk about a version built on Sass.

There Is No Mobile Internet!

It’s time to stop thinking about the Internet and online communication in the context of a device, be it desktop, tablet or mobile. Advances by Google and Apple have heightened consumer expectations, which now require stricter focus from us to create seamless online communications — communications that work everywhere and that get their point across. We need to embrace a device-agnostic approach to communicating with connected consumers and forget the idea of a “mobile Internet”. There is only One Web to experience.

How To Design Pixel Perfect Assets

Assuming that you design your Mobile app in 2x, I know it’s tempting to use automatic tools such as Slicy to create your 1x assets. But it’ll be far from perfect, since you’ll end up with half-pixels and that means blurry outlines. You don’t want blurry pixels.

The Startup Kids

The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as an entrepreneur. The movie is made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, who founded their first company shortly after the economic collapse of Iceland and wanted to motivate other young people to become entrepreneurs. Check out the list of screenings or request a screening if you want to host one The movie will be available online in March 2013.

10 Essential Tools for the Lean Web Developer

There is no correct set of tools every developer should be using. The right tool is the one best suited to you. We've compiled a list of 10 exceptional free or open source apps for developers to help keep costs minimal, improve productivity and simplify workflow. You will find some old favorites listed; however, you might discover some new tools for your arsenal.

Heroku's developer event

heroku's developer event the concourse  San Francisco 28 February 2013. waza is the japanese word for art and technique waza celebrates craft and the creative process of software development with technical sessions and interactive artistic happenings.

The Sketchbook Project

TOGETHER, THOUSANDS OF CREATIVE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE FORMING A TRAVELING LIBRARY OF ARTISTS' BOOKS. The Sketchbook Project is a collection of creative works in the form of sketchbooks that are contributed by individuals from around the world. Thousands of people are adding their voice to this project annually. Together, they have formed a library of over 22,000 sketchbooks from over 130 countries and growing. Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can participate in the project.

Kim Dotcom claims over one million Mega users during outrageous launch party

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In just one day, Kim Dotcom's new Mega service has reportedly garnered over one million users. The impressive tally was revealed by Dotcom himself during a lavish launch party for the cloud storage platform in New Zealand. No doubt pleased with this early momentum, Dotcom said bluntly, "we cannot be stopped." Further, he emphasized that Mega was built from the ground up after MegaUpload was felled by the US Justice Department, which deemed Dotcom's previous project to be an "international organized criminal enterprise" that permitted piracy on a grand scale. The two web services thus share little to no code in common. "We have scrutinized every pixel to ensure it’s built from the ground up to adhere to the law," Dotcom insists.

I want the world to scroll this way.

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It's hard to read on the web. Your favorite newspaper or magazine probably lets you read articles on its website. It's convenient but there are a couple of draw backs. Compared with print, you're less likely to finish the article, you'll read it slower, you'll skip over sentences and your comprehension will go down.

Give Your Website an iOS Home Screen Icon

With more mobile web users than ever, it’s important to keep your branding strong. Let’s go one step further than the standard favicon and help your website stand out by creating icons for use on iOS and Android home screens.

In search of the perfect radius

Four ways to create nested rounded rectangles For instance, if you have created a button inset and wanted to create the button, you can either, Use a radius that just looks right Use the same radius for both the rounded rectangles Duplicate the outer rectangle layer and free-transform it to create the inner rectangle Set the Inner Radius to Outer Radius minus Border Width

Keep an Eye on These Web Design Trends in 2013

For web creators everywhere, living and working on the bleeding edge of design innovation is as exciting as ever. To kick off the new year, now seems like a good time to highlight the important trends and developments in the world of design and dev during 2013. Without further ado, here's what you need to know about web design for the year to come.

Santiago: South America's Silicon Valley?

(CNN) -- Finding enough capital to give a burgeoning business its best shot of success is a challenge that faces many budding entrepreneurs. So when Mariano Kostalec heard about the Start-Up Chile initiative, he was intrigued. The government funded project offers high potential global start-ups a $40,000 investment on the condition they open an office in Chile. No equity is ceded and the only requirement is that at least one member of the team remains in the country for six months. The aim is to turn Santiago into South America's Silicon Valley.

A Web Designer’s Introduction to A/B Testing

A/B testing is the process of experimenting with different options in order to measure the relative success of each one. Where the web is concerned, A/B testing can make it clear which design choices are most effective; clear to the designer and (more importantly) clear to the client.

A Guide To Mobile App Testing

Testers are often thought of as people who find bugs, but have you ever considered how testers actually approach testing? Do you ever wonder what testers actually do, and how they can add value to a typical technology project?