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The Radar: August 26, 2015

August 26th, 2015 - by Julie Hale - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

App Prototype Testing

Here are two apps for interactive prototyping and user testing in the early stages of concepting and design, rather in the development stage when it’s often too late to fix problems.

Marvel   Flinto

Design Is History

This is a comprehensive catalog of influential designers and design principles throughout time.


Security Flaws

Understand why buffer overflows happen—and why their impact is so grave on the computer security landscape.

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Responsive Upscaling

Most responsive design thinking has revolved around covering the mobile experience to the regular desktop experience, yet little attention has been paid to create an experience optimized for modern, large-scale monitors.

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Cuba and the Internet

The internet is so easily accessible in our lives, it is hard to imagine life without it.  These people in Cuba talk about using it for the first time.

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Bootstrap 4

Bootstrap 4 has been announced. Main features include moving from LESS to SASS and adding flexbox support.

Bootstrap 4

Good User Interfaces

A good user interface has high conversion rates and is easy to use. In other words, it’s nice to both the business side as well as the people using it. Here are 72 ideas to create good user interfaces.

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Fixing Ruby Bugs

When you create objects in Ruby, they eventually need to be cleaned up. This article explains how to fix garbage collection related performance bugs that slow down performance.

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Trendy Apps

Check out these 5 new can’t miss apps: Fastcap, Flipboard, Giphy Cam, Pac-Man 256, and Walk Me Up.

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Check out this small stylesheet for making plain-old HTML documents (like those created from Markdown) look nicer.



The first feature-complete beta of PHP7 has been released and it is great to see the massive performance improvements, better error handling, 64-bit support and many more cool things you should check out if you are using PHP as your language of choice.

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Windows 10 Privacy Issues

Windows 10 has been out a few weeks now and while it finally nails user experience, it introduces a couple of not so cool privacy issues you should be aware of. Take care if you upgrade.

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