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A Quick Guide to Understanding Design Systems

“A style guide is an artifact of design processes. A design system is a living, funded product with a roadmap and backlog, serving an ecosystem.” ~Nathan Curtis, Eightshapes   “A design system (as it pertains to tech products) is more than a framework, UI toolkit or component library. It’s more than a style guide or…

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A Brief History of the Internet & World Wide Web

The development of the Internet and of corresponding technologies such as the World Wide Web have been nothing short of revolutionary.  In 1999 the National Research Council published Funding a Revolution: Government Support for Computing Research, which defined four distinct periods of development tracing the emergence of the Internet as a public utility.   Evolution of the…

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Learning Accessiblity: The Almighty Button

As  a software developer intern one of the aspects of my role concerns web accessibility.  Web accessibility is a pretty vital aspect to web design and development as it makes websites and software products inclusive for all those with disabilities.  According to my web accessibility training, 1:5 people have some sort of disability that prevents…

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WordCamp US 2016

  If you are trying to build out your first WordPress blog or website (even if you’re just thinking about it) than I highly recommend attending a WordCamp. Really, if you are working with WordPress in any capacity (designer or developer) I highly recommend attending a WordCamp. Actually, more than one. Once you go to…

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Launching my Web Business Goes Bust: Struggles with Security & the Dreaded “fb:app_id hasn’t been included in the meta tags” Facebook Message

I am a new website designer. This past year I fell in love with the WordPress content management system (CMS). It began with building a website for my partner to help him launch his newly published book. I spent hours watching YouTube “how-to” videos, scanning Google, and reading books on html & css. Then I went…

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