Tag Archives: design

Introduction to Moqups

Moqups is a nifty HTML5 App used to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes depending on how you like to call them.

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Basecamp Next: The goodbye list and the hello list – (37signals)

Goodbye was a sample of some of the things that Next wouldn’t have that Classic did have. Hello was a sample of some of the things that Next would have that Classic didn’t have.

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GitHub – Web App Theme

Web App Theme is a rails generator by Andrea Franz that you can use to generate admin panels quickly. Inspired by cool themes like Lighthouse, Basecamp, RadiantCMS and others, it wants to be an idea to start developing a complete web application layout.

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API design for humans – (37signals)

Tell me more: documentation is king
Let me in: all about authentication
Underlying design: REST or something like it

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The Little Manual of API Design

Characteristics of Good API

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The top 9+7 things every programmer or architect should know – Java Code Geeks

1. “You don’t have to make every module perfect before you check it in. You simply have to make it a little bit better than when you checked it out.”
2. “The bottom line is that beautiful code is simple code.”
3. Step Back and Automate, Automate, Automate – Cay Horstmann
4. Continuous Learning – Clint Shank
5. Check Your Code First Before Looking to Blame Others – Allan Kelly
6. Hard Work Does Not Pay Off – Olve Maudal
7. Comment Only What the Code Cannot Say – Kevlin Henney
8. Know Your IDE – Heinz Kabutz
9. Learn to Estimate – Giovanni Asproni
1. Understand The Business Domain – Mark Richards
2. Before anything, an architect is a developer – Mike Brown
3. Find and retain passionate problem solvers, Give developers autonomy, Empower developers
4. It’s never too early to think about performance – Rebecca Parsons
5. Record your rationale – Timothy High
6. Stand Up! – Udi Dahan
7. Great software is not built, it is grown – Bill de hora

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Skeleton Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS & JS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17″ laptop screen or an iPhone. Skeleton is built on three core principles: Responsive Grid Down To Mobile, Fast to Start, Style Agnostic

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Edward Tufte, The Information Sage – The Washington Monthly Magazine

Tufte is equal parts historian, critic, and traveling revival preacher. For a few days each month, he goes on the road to teach a course called “Presenting Data and Information” in hotel ballrooms and convention centers. One afternoon, shortly after his meeting with Devaney, Tufte was teaching his course in the downstairs ballroom at the Marriott hotel in Seattle, Washington. There were 400 people in the crowd. Tufte, who is sixty-nine, and has a thinning slash of silver hair and a pair of wire-rimmed glasses that hang off his nose, was standing at the front of the room. He was wearing a wireless microphone, and held a copy of a small map above his head.

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