The Best of Transform your portfolio from good to great

Applying for a job in the design world can be a frustrating business. You’re certain in your own mind that you could ace this role; why can’t employers just take you at your word? In reality, nobody is ever going to take you on, or even invite you in for …

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The Best of What is WebAssembly?

WebAssembly (wasm) is different to other web APIs you might have played with. It’s a standard that defines a binary executable format for client-side applications on the web, which can be run in the browser while taking advantage of the speed and low-level hardware capabilities of machine code. While it’s …

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The Best of Create sets of product icons in Illustrator

Click the icon in the top right to enlarge the icons Illustrated icons can be a super addition to your design portfolio, whether you include them to reach a new group of potential clients, or to add more elements to an illustrated scene. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll show …

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The Best of Create a wobbly text effect with JavaScript

Introducing effects to text and typography can add a whole new perspective to the user experience  on a website. But text is to be read, and getting too smart or clever with an effect can defeat the purpose of it.  So be smart, be clever, but make sure that your …

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The Best of Understand Disney’s 12 principles of animation

The 12 principles of animation were first introduced by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in their book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation, which was originally released in 1981. In this book, Johnston and Thomas examine the work of leading Disney animators from the 1930s and onwards, and …

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The Best of 6 coding bootcamps that could change your life

Thinking of a career change and not afraid of diving into the deep end? If you’re capable of learning quickly in a high-intensity environment, a coding bootcamp could get you working as a software engineer (and potentially commanding an impressive salary) within half a year – even if you’ve never …

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The Best of Get started with ArtRage

ArtRage is a program that enables you to use real-world painting techniques on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Put simply, you push pixels on a screen to mimic the behaviour of art mediums. The program was aimed at artists from both traditional and digital backgrounds who wanted to create …

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The Best of Pro tips for creating interactive infographics

Infographics are everywhere on the web, and they’re increasingly interactive. On this page I’ve gathered together examples of the best infographics with interactive functionality, and looked at what makes them great. On page two you’ll find some handy resources and libraries to help you build your own (or take a …

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The Best of Break the design mould with issue 281 of Computer Arts

Another month has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: the new issue of Computer Arts magazine is on sale now. Inside issue 281 we talk to creatives who are shaking up how they work. From challenging the conventional work ethic to redefining design styles in established industries, …

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The Best of 6 trends that are changing the face of UX

When I started my UX career, the iPhone didn’t exist. I was wireframing screens for car navigation systems using PowerPoint. User experience consisted of interacting with the touchscreen interface with their fingers or voice. Tap was the only gesture; there was no swipe, pinch or slide. There were quite a …

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