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Will Warren

Transition from glossy to matte UI elements


Something I noticed as a general trend with modern technology (especially in mobile development) is a trend away from shiny, glossy UI elements like icons and buttons to a more flat, conservative style.

Here’s a really interesting discussion I found about the subject on the UX stackexchange site¬†http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/35576/what-explains-the-current-shift-from-glossy-uis-to-matte-uis

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Length: 73 words or 1 min Tags: opinion, design, ui

A working day's worth of mouse movement


I recently came across a neat piece of software that maps out your mouse movements and creates artwork out of them. Check out the image below - it’s a graph of my mouse movements on my left monitor over a 9 - 5 working day. Click to see full resolution.

The black circles represent times when the mouse did not move - the huge black circle was when I went for a 2 hour meeting.

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Length: 92 words or 1 min Tags: discoveries

Reverting a git commit after pushing to remote


Imagine a scenario where you have a git repo with 2 branches; master, the production-ready branch and dev, the branch where all the development occurs.

Now imagine that you accidentally made a commit on master, when really it should have been on dev. If you have not yet pushed to a remote repository (like Github), you can undo that commit using git reset like so:

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Length: 325 words or 2 min Tags: git, coding

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