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Designspiration 4.17.14


17 April 2014 | Add a comment

♫ Design Links, Design Links, Designey Linky Design Links,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.
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Tuesday Tech Links 4.15.14


15 April 2014 | Add a comment

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

This weeks tech links include a moon landing, superheroic JS resources, and limitless bullshit.
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Pro Tips: How To Handle Heartbleed


10 April 2014 | 1 comment

Call us bleeding hearts, but Heartbleed makes us concerned for your online security. We told you earlier what you should know about Heartbleed, and since it’s been a vulnerability in 2/3 of all websites for 2 years, it’s probably a good time to reset your passwords.

Resetting the many keys to your digital world is a project right up there next to taxes and root canals. So we asked FINE’s team of professional project managers to publish their “pro tips” on how to make this otherwise painful task, you know, manageable.
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Thanks IxDA PDX!


10 April 2014 | Add a comment

You know when you hear about an amazing conference you wish you could go to, but it’s on the other side of the world and there aren’t any tickets left? Or have you ever attended a crazy-long conference and at the end, wished someone had previewed it for you and cherry-picked the top presentations?

Well, last Tuesday a few of our FINE team members were granted both wishes!
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Heartbleed: What You Should Know


10 April 2014 | Add a comment


Monday night a major bug in OpenSSL was detected. It’s called “Heartbleed.” Right away, it sounds like a terrible malady. And while it’s not really a virus, it really is not so good.

Here are 5 questions you should ask and we can answer:
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Wellness Wednesday: The Magic of Ergonomics


9 April 2014 | Add a comment

No matter who you are or where you work, you can likely benefit from having the ergonomics of your workspace evaluated by a professional.

We did, and our minds were blown!
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Tuesday Tech Links 4.8.14


8 April 2014 | Comments Off

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

Here at the Tech Links we like to imaginate experiences to synergize employees and increasify productivitazation. This week, motivate your team of rock stars and ninjas with ALL CAPS NAMES!
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Digital Project Managers – Unite!


7 April 2014 | Comments Off

On a recent Saturday afternoon, close to 50 attendees gathered in a former warehouse space in inner NE Portland for a meeting of the minds. And a few FINE minds from our project direction team were among them.
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Designspiration 4.3.14


3 April 2014 | Comments Off

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.

We think music is important to the creative process. The new Spotify redesign just dropped today, and boy does it look pretty! If you haven’t check it out yet, now is a great time to start.

http://news.spotify.com/us/2014/04/02/spotify-paints-it-black-with-new-look/
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The Photography Breakdown: A Photo Shoot’s Best Friend


3 April 2014 | 1 comment

Images make the World Wide Web go around. They’re the visual shorthand that helps users understand your brand emotionally and find information they need logically.The challenge is making sure the many images you have in mind to populate a website meld with what the photographer shoots.

Guiding imagery overall can be advanced Art Director stuff. But leaving aside other issues (selecting photographers, talent, defining brand image style, and usage rights), here’s how to break down images in a brief that guides a shoot, whether you’re on site or not. Put simply, it’s how to use your words to get your pictures.

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