UXmas is here!

Joint efforts of Thirst Studios & UX Mastery Team, have brought a digital advent calendar for user experience designers. Throughout December, everyday, the site posts an article, video or some useful interesting post related to the UI community. Do check out this Advent, for amazing articles on User Interface and User Experience.
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Useful HTML5 Tutorials

HTML5 is here (from quite a long time) and its time you knew how to use it. Dont worry its not a Rocket Science to learn it, if you were able to pass 10th Grade then you surely can be a pro here. Here’s a collection of links that should help you learn HTML5 in the best way possible.

What is HTML5?
If you wondering what is HTML5, then its the 5th version of Hyper-Text Markup Language, the basic coding language that creates a site.

What is new in HTML5?
Its that what you ask, then there’s so much new that’s definitely going to make you glued to your seat as you explore more and more.
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Essential Resources for Web Designers & Developers

Its the last day of the designer and developer, when they stop updating their built-in memory database with the latest technology, standards, trends and so on. But problem arises which are the best site’s to read and refer. A google search ends up with 2 million site results, and you don’t want to browsing every site to find the best, so I have done
that for you, that definitely you wouldn’t think twice to bookmark it for a daily read.

1. Hongkiat.com
Hongkiat
A site that exclusively features tips, tricks and tutorials for designers, bloggers, developers, techies, and tech readers.
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Smarterer

Resumes, Curriculum vitae (CV) is all old school, ineffective now most of them believe! Now its all skills, skills and experience with those skills! Having a Photoshop guru in your portfolio or your resume and a tool/application to prove that is something new and unique, wont you say?

A Boston based Start-up Smarterer by a team of Dave Balter & Jennifer Fremont-Smith in the year 2010 came up with a tool that helps users to understand and measure their real level of knowledge they posses in a particular tool/software/application.
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Images with Frames for your Website

We always love when posts and articles come with attractive images which sometimes even though they are not related to the post they still give a good look! Now it’s always hard to get very good resolution images and also it’s a little tough to know the tricks of Photoshop!
So who cares, as usual let me share you some tricky info, with just some CSS and HTML code, you can have your own images in your posts/articles on your website look better than before!
How do we do it?
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How to Extract Flash SWF from Word or Excel

Its a very common sight when we get mails sent to us with flash files embedded in it! Sometimes its a Greeting Card, a funny game or an Interesting puzzle that keeps us hooked on!

Why embed in MS Office Word/Excel?
Since most of the Office’s and Personal Desktops have MS Office installed, Word and Excel act as a good container to run or play these flash (SWF a.k.a Shockwave Flash) files.

Now comes the next part, where you like the file, and want to extract it, to either save it to your desktop as flash file, or upload it your site (Free Flash Games) when the file is not under copyright policy, or various other reasons!
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Pioneers of Information Technology

Speaking on the front of all IT students, we use lot of technology, coding everyday, but have we paused a while to think, who were the pioneers, who walked that extra step to make this happen! After a small minute research I have collaborated some data, that might be helpful for you to figure out who’s who! 🙂

Beginning with my favorite coding language, JavaScript, the person behind this was Brendan Eich.
Moving to Java, it was James Gosling‘s dream come true.
The most popular one, C was the work of Dennis Ritchie.
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