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MONOLITH VS MICROSERVICES: WHICH IS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU?

First let’s define what we mean by “Monolith” and “Microservice”. A monolithic architecture is built as one large system and is usually one code-base. A monolith is often deployed all at once, both front and end code together, regardless of what was changed. A microservices architecture however is where an app is built as a […]

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THE SECRET DESIGNER: THE TIME I ALMOST WORKED FOR SATAN

No matter how much we might wish otherwise, money is integral to our society and our lives. It’s a powerful motivator, and it can tempt even the most morally upright and ethically-concerned among us. And let’s be very clear: I try to be a decent person, but I would not call myself the “most” anything. […]

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HOW LONG IS THE PERFECT BLOG POST?

There’s an old saying about dresses and speeches which rightly points out that both should be long enough to cover the subject. In the modern era, men in particular would be well advised to drop all reference to female attire and talk about blogs instead. How long should a blog be? The infinite Internet has […]

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4 BEST PRACTICES FOR PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

Push notifications are an essential part of mobile marketing. They get users’ attention faster than any other means of communication. At the same time, push notifications are one of the most challenging things for implementing. Badly implemented push notifications can easily harm your bottom line. According to an Appiterate Survey, 71% of all app uninstalls […]

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PRODUCT–SERVICES BUNDLES BOOST AI

The infrastructure required to run artificial intelligence algorithms and train deep neural networks is so dauntingly complex, that it’s hampering enterprise AI deployments, experts say. “55% of firms have not yet achieved any tangible business outcomes from AI, and 43% say it’s too soon to tell,” says Forrester Research about the challenges of transitioning from AI excitement […]

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12 FIXED STICKY NAVBARS THAT’LL GRAB YOUR ATTENTION

Sticky menus, sliding navigations, fixed navbars…there’s quite a few names for this trend. But they all mean the same thing: a navigation that follows you around the page while you scroll. Not everyone likes this design style because it takes up extra space on the page. But it also gives users direct access to all nav […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR DESIGNERS, MARCH 2018

Spring is in the air with plenty of new tools, particular color and CSS options. We hope that the change of season has you inspired to create and that these new design tools can make your work life just a little easier. Abstract Acrylic Graphic Pack The Abstract Acrylic Graphics Pack is, ahem, packed with textures and […]

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HOW (AND WHY) TO GET EVERYONE SKETCHING

If experience has taught me anything it’s that pictures are better than words, nothing aligns everyone’s understanding of a web design problem like a quick scribble with a sharpie (other writing instruments are available). It’s the quickest, easiest and cheapest way of making others understand your design thinking… so why don’t we do it more […]

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