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The Radar: September 16, 2015

September 16th, 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.

Thimble Relaunch

Mozilla relaunched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript with a major redesign and a slew of new features.

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Internet Explained via Emoji

Using emojis, Bill Nye explains how everything is and will continue to be connected to the internet and the explains the need to think differently about how all these things work together.


Largest API Marketplace

Mashape makes it easy to distribute, monetize, manage and consume cloud APIs. They are building a world-class marketplace for cloud APIs, driven by a passionate community of developers from all over the world.


Date Picker UI

The in-depth article “UI Mechanics of a Date Picker” breaks down the importance of small details in that little UI widget on your website, the date picker.

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Symbols in Javascript

Symbols are used to name and identify objects (like the keys in an object), similar to a string. However, it’s not a string, so it doesn’t have the various methods that a String object has.

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Advanced Routing and Resolves

This brief guide explains the benefits of routing in an Angular application.  Proper routing helps separate logic, promote code reuse, and simplifies debugging.

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Daily UI Elements

This site gives you inspiration for 100 days straight on how differently you could design elements on websites. A great inspiration resource with fresh ideas.

100 Days UI

Passwords are Passé

A really ineresting an unique appraoch to two factor, zero password authentication using Waltz + Cleff to make your digital life easier.

Waltz   Clef

RITE + Krug

This article explains how the RITE+Krug combination of methods results in better usability testing during development for more agile design.

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20 Awesome Slack Integrations

This list of awesome bots and integrations for Slack will help with communication, development, productivity and more.

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Mobile UX Lessons

41% of apps are abandoned after only a single use. Learn what to do early on, to avoid your app from falling victim to this unfortunate statistic.

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