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Code Watch: Flexbox

8 Apr 2016

Code Watch: Flexbox

Flexbox is the answer to so many frontend developers nightly prayers. It helps with column-based layouts and has a few more tricks up its sleeve. You won't believe the part about content-ordering!

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Article  |  Development

Learning D3

29 Mar 2016

Learning D3

I recently had the opportunity to use D3.js for the first time. The learning curve was steep, I was able to produce a series of dynamic charts that I was quite proud of. Here is a summary and brief walkthrough of my learning experience.

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Article  |  UX

5 Helpful Design Process Steps to Improve Your Healthcare App

2 Mar 2016

5 Helpful Design Process Steps to Improve Your Healthcare App

Although there are regulations and complicated processes to contend with, is designing useful health care apps so different from designing other types of applications? Other industries, services, and companies are increasingly embracing technology and improving user experiences every day. And yet the management of our health and wellbeing seems to be quite far behind.

Is it such a unique field that we can’t apply any of our design expertise? I don’t believe so, and here’s why...

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Debugging HTTP Requests with Sinatra

23 Feb 2016

Debugging HTTP Requests with Sinatra

Recently I was working on a task where I was attempting to connect to a third party API (from a Rails app using the HTTParty gem). The API had a fairly complicated authorization header that needed to be built, by concatenating the body of the request itself along with various authorization headers, then being hashed, and then being base64 encoded and escaped. If the header was improperly formed, all I saw was a 403 Forbidden response - not particularly helpful for debugging.

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