To achieve realistic animations in our User Interfaces we need to stop thinking about animations in terms of a duration and a transition function. Instead, we should imitate reality with what we’ve learned from reality. (taybenlor.com)
Design for the web is tricky because there are a lot of variables and a lot of organisations just aren’t up to the new way of doing things yet. We’re all evolving though, because the web is evolving, and if we keep up, we’re rewarded with an incredible new way to access any information and do anything, anywhere. (weblog.bocoup.com)
Tools / Resources
The purpose of this guide is to get the uninitiated front-end developer up and running with front-end relevant package managers. This post gives a great explanation of Node’s npm package manager with the intention of leading to a proper understanding of the Bower browser package manager. (tech.pro)
Capsule replaces that scratch document you have open when you’re coding. It creates an archive of your development artefacts. (crowdfavorite.com)
jQuery Builder lets you easily build a custom version of jQuery that only includes the modules you need. (projects.jga.me)
Pinterest has been riding an exponential growth curve, doubling every month. They’ve gone from 0 to 10s of billions of page views a month in two years, from 2 founders and one engineer to over 40 engineers, from one little MySQL server to 180 Web Engines, 240 API Engines, 88 MySQL DBs + 1 slave each, 110 Redis Instances and 200 Memcache Instances. (highscalability.com)
Jobs / Freelancers
Tim is a user interface and web designer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He’s the host of the award-nominated online broadcast, The East Wing. He’s currently looking for full-time or contract work. Contact him today! (timothybsmith.com)
Last But Not Least…
The fifth issue features Mac-app and iOS-game designer Neven Mrgan, entrepreneur Ryan Carson, mobile photography enthusiast Jessica Zollman, icon design maestro Jon Hicks, the CEO of Squarespace, Anthony Casalena and Malaysian-American web designer Naz Hamid. (offscreenmag.com)
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