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The hottest new Web design trends this year
AllBusiness
Web design trends come and go every year, and it's important for designers and business owners to keep up with them in order to stay up-to-date and avoid having an outdated website. Although minor trends pop up for what seems like every month, we'll only talk about major trends in this article: simplicity, storytelling, and responsive design.
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50 of the best online courses and resources for learning Web design
Lifehacker
Interested in learning how to build websites or improve your Web design skills? There's a wealth of resources for you. Here, in one place is an exhaustive guide to the best tools around, curated by SkilledUp after reviewing over 140 resources available. The guide covers tutorials, online courses, live courses, and reference materials — and tells you if they're free and the level of students they're best for.
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Google brings Chrome apps to Android and iOS
The Next Web
Google recently launched Chrome apps for Android and iOS. The company is offering an early developer preview of a toolchain based on Apache Cordova, an open-source mobile development framework for building native mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Developers can use the tool to wrap their Chrome app with a native application shell that enables them to distribute it via Google Play and Apple's App Store.
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Membership, Summit deadlines on Friday
STC
Two important deadlines are approaching on Friday, 31 January. If you have not yet renewed your STC membership, the grace period ends on Friday. If you do not renew by Friday, you will lose access to your STC benefits. Friday is also the deadline for the members-only Really Early Bird rate of $835 for the STC Summit, taking place 18-21 May in Phoenix, AZ. Register today and make sure you get in before the rate goes up!
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  Master of Arts with a major in Technical Communication
Located in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metropolitan area, the MATC program offers classes in San Marcos, Round Rock, and online. Classes meet one evening per week and students choose between an internship or thesis track. We also have a new state-of-the-art usability lab for student research. The MATC program offers excellent job placement rates as well as high acceptance rates into doctoral programs.
 


Call for posters: STC Student Poster Competition
STC
The STC Academic SIG invites individual submissions to a student poster competition at the 2014 STC Summit. Selected posters will be presented at the Summit in Phoenix on Tuesday, 20 May 2014. Awards will be presented that evening at the Honors Banquet. The topic is Current Research Topics in Technical Communication; submit innovative work in communicating technical content, managing a technical communication group, producing and publishing content, researching content, or promoting the profession.
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Last call: International Summit Awards deadline is Friday
STC
The Society for Technical Communication’s International Summit Awards (ISA) competition is accepting chapter or regional entries through 31 January 2014. To qualify, the entry must have been produced or substantially revised within 24 months prior to 1 September 2013 and won an Award of Excellence or Distinguished Technical Communication Award at a local or regional STC competition in 2013–14. All STC ISA entries must be submitted using the online submission form.
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Technical Editing, Writing for Localization online courses scheduled for February
STC
STC offers two multiweek, online courses beginning in February. Join Linda Oestreich and Michelle Corbin every Friday from 21 February-21 March for Technical Editing Fundamentals and learn how to apply your knowledge responsibly as an editor. Or register for Writing for Localization: Hands-on Workshop and Best Practices, presented by Lisa Pietrangeli every Wednesday from 26 February-2 April, for lessons on how to make your companies' localization process more efficient and achieve consistently higher quality translations.
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STC webinars pick back up in February
STC
STC's hour-long webinars start back up again in February. Five webinars are currently scheduled for February and March, with more to be added soon. Choose from: Raising Your Profile: Building Support for Documentation Projects; DITA-Based Documentation for Complex Software Products; Six Simple Success Hacks; Using Video/Animation: From Storyboard to Finished Project; and Plugging our Black Holes of Knowledge. Start a path toward a new skill, freshen up an old one, or find a new way of doing things with STC's live Web seminars.
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2014 developer opportunities and challenges, part I: Embedded, APIs, mobile systems, and more
Application Development Trends
This article looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities for developers in the coming year. Not surprisingly, many of the industry watchers interviewed for this article agreed that machine-to-machine learning and the Internet of Things offered enormous opportunities for developers to get into the embedded space.

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» 2014 developer opportunities and challenges, part II: UX skills gap, crowdsourcing (Application Development Trends)

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Make the iPad your next wireframing tool
Tech Republic
The iPad continues to evolve as a creative tool as new and innovative iPad apps launch. There are even wireframing apps for the iPad that allow you to mockup your team’s next great application without having to fire up Microsoft Visio or OmniGraffle. Three such apps, Mocking Pad, SketchyPad, and iMockups, gives you full control over where you place the element using only touchscreen gestures when creating wireframes.
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API caching: The secret sauce of continuity
ProgrammableWeb
APIs and data delivery go hand in hand, with APIs being the core mechanism for transferring information between dissimilar systems. Web applications have relied on APIs for a variety of tasks and chores, making coding for API integration a core competency and critical element for those building Web applications. The beauty of a properly constructed API and the code that leverages it is that, as a symbiotic combination, almost any programming challenge can be solved. In addition, leveraging APIs can create a rich Web app experience that matches what desktop applications can offer.
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10 of the best Web page weight analysis tools
SitePoint
Unless you continually monitor page weight, you won't know how your diet is progressing. The average page now exceeds 1.7Mb and increased by 32 percent in 2013 alone. If your developers are secretly gorging themselves on fattening widgets, any of the following assessment tools will highlight their gluttony. They're all free and take a few seconds to run.

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The 7 app developer moments that mattered in 2013
FierceDeveloper
They came, they saw, they downloaded. Well, some of them downloaded. Consumer interest in apps continued to climb in 2013, but for the developers who created them, the year was filled with a variety of platform changes, concerns over how user data is handled, an emphasis on analytics, and more than a few surprising mergers and acquisitions. Thus, FierceDeveloper is taking a look back on the year that was to put some of the biggest stories in perspective.

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Hot IT job skills in 2014: Mobile, Web development and big data
Computerworld
Expertise in Web development, mobile development, and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year. The clients of Doug Schade, principal consultant in the software technology search division at hiring firm WinterWyman, are especially interested in Web developers who know open source languages. In addition to Java skills, Ruby, and Python, development backgrounds are desirable, reflecting a development trend that de-emphasizes Microsoft languages, he said.

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Horizontal scaling of PHP apps, part 2
SitePoint
Part 1 of this two-part series discussed the horizontal scaling of the application layer — scaling out servers to handle the PHP code concurrently via load balancers and other means. It covered sharing of local data, touched on potential optimization, and explained the basics of load balancers. The application layer, however, isn’t the only thing that needs scaling. Part 2 looks at scaling the database, explains replication, and covers some common pitfalls you might want to avoid.
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How Workday used HTML5-powered UX
Digital Arts
Most of the UX improvement stories told on Digital Arts are about websites and other projects that require relatively simple interactions on the part of the user. But the recent redesign of Workday is on a different level of complexity.
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5 tips: Leverage user-centered design in your open source project
Opensource.com
Designers build on and adapt from design patterns that we see and experience in the world around us. We are constantly sharing and testing our ideas with our peers and collaboratively iterating on concepts because good design is widely understandable. There are great resources around the Internet on usability and design best practices, and many of the open source user interface frameworks are building these principles into their toolkits, so that the lines between developers, designers, etc., are even more blurred.
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