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Another quick one this week with AI designed logos at the top of the list. If you like dark patterns, then the canine high-five is the cutest way to manipulate your way to more likes.
For retro movie fans, I found a Robocop typeface that'll make your day. If you're more into horror then a true account of how Silicon Valley financing works will haunt your dreams for weeks.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
AI that designs logos for you.
If you're worried about the AI's skills, then you can measure your new logo against these logos drawn from memory.
Visualizer and beat maker. 🎼
⚒️ Tools and Resources
This is how you spell stunning: "WebGL wavy image hover reveal". 😲
I haven't pulled the trigger on these, yet...USB cables that don't get twisted.
Using dog's paws to get more likes feels like a dark pattern but it's so cute. 🐾
The easiest way to get a full screen capture. Enter the URL and download the image.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
If you think social media privacy scandals are bad, check out the internet's carbon footprint. Here are 17 ways to make your website more energy efficient. ♻️
The tips cover marketing, design, and development to give you full coverage for a more sustainable site....and better performance. Highly recommended, If you'd like to avoid the world without internet scenario.
Mixing '80s action films with typography is a recipe for joy. 🤖
Contribute to the 2nd edition of "You Don't Know JS" on GitHub.
Usually, you can tell the people who know JS deeply. They have the thousand-yard stare, the coffee jitters, but at peace with the world for they have seen things most mortals barely dream of.
🥇 World of WordPress
Halloween may have passed but we have the apparition of an eCommerce store on WordPress without a head. 🎃
If you have a PhD then understanding web host details is easy. For the rest of us there's this article demystifing and clarifying WordPress hosting.
🤔 Articles of interest
True stories from the Silicon Valley underworld: My company sold for $100 million and I got zilch. How can that be?
This is an interesting read into how all of those big tech buyouts are structured and, particularly, how preference overhang works. It's the kind of accounting that would make mafia accountants uncomfortable.
It turns out that being wrong 15% of the time is perfect for learning; here's how to find that sweet spot.
Also why you should give your brain a rest.
🎮 Fun & Games
Schoolyard classic: Paper, scissors or rock.
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