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Date: 2016/07/12

Coding mobile-first emails

A practical step-by-step guide You may have read our announcementon the Campaign Monitor blog that email campaigns created with our Email Builder now render beautifully across all major devices and clients. This includes the Gmail and Yahoo! Mail apps on Android and iOS.

This blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22

Apple engineer Jordyn Castor has never been one for limitations. She was born 15 weeks early, weighing just under two pounds. Her grandfather could hold her in the palm of his hand, and could even slide his wedding ring along her arm and over her shoulder.

A new identity for Matter Studios

As a part of rebooting the company, we've redesigned the Matter logo. We needed some sort of visual signal that we're starting over. At first we investigated what you could do with the existing brand, which was designed in 2014 by Luke Hayman at Pentagram.

Redesigning Pinterest, block by block

When I was a kid growing up in Sweden, my room was filled with classic BRIO-designed wooden toys. I remember being fascinated with the simple designs, bright colors and mix of abstract geometrical shapes and organic forms. The way they looked and moved invited you in to play with them.

How to maximise and utilise your team skills

As a design lead at Alive, a design-led digital product agency, I regularly face those two key challenges: Find alignment between the company and team needs. Where are the team strengths and weaknesses? How to upskill my team in something meaningful for them and for the company strategy?

108: A minimal beat machine in the browser

A minimal beat machine played in the browser.

Why Virtual Reality Matters

I had my first experience with Virtual Reality (VR) while playing with a friend's development version of the Oculus Rift headset. Honestly, my first time was a pretty jolting experience. There was this definite mismatch between the virtual reality where I was moving and the actual reality where I was very much sitting still.

Illustrations Are More Than Digital Eye Candy

Since the early days at Help Scout, we've outfitted all of our blog posts with custom illustrations. While bright colors and clear theming provide something fun to look at, illustrations are much more than digital decor. Individually, they reinforce and even further develop important points in a piece of writing; collectively, they coalesce to form your brand's visual fingerprint.

Clayton Kershaw's dominant first half, pitch by pitch

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had an impressive first half before going on the disabled list with back pain. Relive all 1,671 pitches he's thrown so far.