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Social Influence: Incorporating Social Identity Theory Into Design

No person is immune from the influence of the people and groups they encounter. As much as we would like to think that every thought we have is original, that every opinion we express is informed by facts alone, the truth is that we use others around us as a reference point for much of our attitudes and behavior. This isn’t a bad thing; it’s human nature. Knowing how groups influence people can help you to ...

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How to Manipulate and Animate SVG With Snap.svg

In this tutorial we're going to introduce Snap.svg, a JavaScript library which assists in animating and manipulating SVG content. To demonstrate some of the features available, we're going to animate an SVG eye. What is Snap.svg ? Snap.svg  is a JavaScript library which makes it easy to create and manipulate SVG graphics for modern browsers. It is the successor to  Dmitry Baranovskiy 's  Raphaël ; the most ...

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Scaling Down The BEM Methodology For Small Projects

Front-end development is no longer about individual frameworks. Tools are available — we merely have to choose. To make the right choices for your project, you need to start with a general approach, or methodology . But most methodologies have been created by big companies? Are they still useful for small companies, or do we need to reinvent them at a small scale? You probably already know of BEM 12 1 , one ...

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Quick Tip: Building a Button Library With Macaw

Macaw offers some great tools for designing and maintaining collections of components. In this quick tip tutorial we're going to use Macaw’s Components Panel , along with its Global Styles features to build ourselves a versatile button library. Prototyping With Macaw Interested in taking your skills further? My new course,  Rapid Prototyping With Macaw  has just been published on Tuts+. Throughout 17 lesson ...

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Prioritizing Devices: Testing And Responsive Web Design

My Android Galaxy smartphone is so sweet. It plays games, has a lovely screen and lets me check all of my favourite websites while I’m commuting to and from work. And my new iPad is even better; it’s all I use at home when I’m relaxing in the living room, cooking in the kitchen or toileting on the toilet. As a consumer of electronic gadgets, I’m happier than Angelina Jolie in an orphanage with all of the de ...

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An Open Source & Hackable Browser in JavaScript

Advertise here via BSA Breach is a browser for the HTML5 era. It’s entirely written in Javascript. Free. Modular. Hackable. Everything in the browser is a module, a web-app running in its own process. Construct your own browsing experience by selecting the right modules for you. Want vertical tabs ...

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Tips to Help You Properly Mix Text With Imagery

The pattern of using text on top of background images has been popular for years. Originating well before web design, text on an image can provide a more emotionally engaging and contextually rich experience. Before present day, images had to be much smaller to allow for significantly slower bandwidth. As connection speeds and screen densities rapidly increase, we are opened up to using much larger images i ...

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Case Study: PixelMogul, A Simulation Game For iOS

Are you a web designer or developer who dreams about creating a mobile game and bringing it to the app store? We have good news: Your road to the app store might be shorter than you think! And if you can recall your experience with ActionScript and the Flash platform from days of old, then you’ll even have a shortcut. Building a native app with Flash might sound weird at first. In this article, we will shar ...

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