Archive for Tools, Resources

Tuesday Tech Links 4.1.14


1 April 2014 | Comments Off

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

These Tech Links were tricked into attending a developer meeting and then they all got blogged.  If only they’d been a trifle less arrogant…
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Extra! Extra! The new FINE Extranet is here!


1 April 2014 | Comments Off

 

We’ve recently updated and launched our new Extranet.

What’s the Extranet?

It’s a tool we’ve built to organize and handle all of our files and presentations from which we present our FINE work to stakeholders. Our old system was, well…old, and it was time to modernize. The new Extranet is prettier, fancier, and has more bells and whistles. We think it will help us work with you better than ever.
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Designspiration 3.27.14


27 March 2014 | Comments Off

 

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

♫ Is this the real life?

Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.

Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see ♫

DESIGN LINKS!
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Weekly Designspiration 3.20.14


20 March 2014 | Comments Off

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, Design Links!

Tuesday Tech Links 3.18.14


17 March 2014 | Comments Off

…As I was sayin’, we was all gathered around the fire for warmth when a stranger picked up a guitar and started to sing these here tech links:

jQuery Validation is a tried-and-true champ of a plugin finally getting the recognition it deserves here in the tech links.  We thought it was worth mentioning that 1) this plugin is really good and 2) it’s 8 years old and the site for it still says “this site is a work in progress”.  Wunderbar!

http://jqueryvalidation.org/documentation/
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Weekly Designspiration 3.13.14


13 March 2014 | Comments Off

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.
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Designspiration 3.6.14


6 March 2014 | Comments Off

 

Research shows that background noise can increase creativity. But your neighbors loud Norwegian black metal can also stifle it. Pick and customize your perfect ambiance and get those juices flowing.

http://soundrown.com/

Check out the back story and resolve some “HOW DID THEY DO THAT?!” to the truly striking opening credits of True Detective.

http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/true-detective/
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Tuesday Tech Links 3.4.14


4 March 2014 | Comments Off

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

It’s a fat pack of tech links!!!  This is a couple weeks worth of links, and we’ve decided to try and pare down our list in the future, so all the tech link junkies in the world will likely want to really cherish and enjoy this list of absolutely stunningly relevant and educational tech links.

While James was sunning himself in Hawaii he amused himself by pretending to be working for a few minutes, just so he could then close his laptop suddenly and declare “I’m done with this crap!” and go back to napping.  I guess at some point he found this link, which looks like a pretty sweet pjax JS library that pre-loads links when people hover over them in addition to the usual pjax goodness:
http://instantclick.io/
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a FINE Book Review: The Shape of Design


27 February 2014 | Comments Off

“Questions about How to do things improves the craft and elevates form, but asking Why unearths a purpose and develops a point of view.”

- Frank Chimero, The Shape Of Design

So many times in our lives we only see a very small part of a product. We are presented with something as it exists today and imagine that it came into the world as we see it. What often goes unnoticed, or forgotten, are the countless hours of struggle or seemingly effortless inspiration that were involved in creating it. Frank Chimero’s book The Shape Of Design does a wonderful job breaking down this process and helping us to understand what goes into making objects that we cherish and how we can align our process better to create a more desirable outcome, not just for ourselves, but also for the lives of everyone it touches.
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Weekly Designspiration 2.27.14


27 February 2014 | Comments Off

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

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