Running for a cause: Mid Year Trail Run @ Muratie

It was a very cold start to a pretty great run this morning, gloves, sleeves and rite until the gun, even the breaker.
A nice big crowd getting ready for the 12km, getting ready to enjoy some spectacular views. The sun was just starting to warm things up a bit, but that was short lived, as after 2 quick corners we were back int he shade of the mountain and climbing away. Would be a good 3 or 4km before we found some sun again.
Felt a bit tougher than it was at the start, felt almost like I was pushing too hard at the beginning, maybe it was the cold, maybe I just rested way too much this week :D.
But near the 7km mark, after a 20 second walk break and a 6 word pep talk off I went, and I was pretty impressed with my time, so maybe the pushing was all in my head, but I can see the training is definitely paying off, and back into full swing the coming week.
Running for the animalsMid Year Trail Run @Muratie – Reme Le Hane’s 11.8 km run
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Free Icon Set: Happy 4th Of July 🇺🇸 (20 Icons, PNG, EPS, AI, SVG)

 

 

Every once in a while, we publish freebies related to different occasions and themes. Today, we’d like to share an icon set dedicated to a well-known upcoming American holiday.

Some of you may already be working on the usual flyers or brochures, so we thought we’d help you out with a set of colorful icons to spice up your designs a bit differently this year. Thank us later!
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Designing The Perfect Accordion

 

 

Design patterns. An almost mythical phrase that often inspires either awe or resentment. As designers, we tend to think of design patterns as generic off-the-shelf solutions that can be applied to various contexts almost mechanically, often without proper consideration. Navigation? Off-canvas! Deals of the day? Carousel! You get the idea.

Sometimes we use these patterns without even thinking about them, and there is a good reason for it: Coming up with a brand new solution every time we encounter an interface problem is time-consuming and risky, because we just don’t know how much time will be needed to implement a new solution and whether it will gracefully succeed or miserably fail in usability tests.
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Web Development Reading List #186: Tor 7, Designing Depth, And Mac Ransomare

 

 

Design is one of the most controversial things in our industry. There are barely any redesigns that aren’t discussed heavily in the community. Changing a well-working design is even harder as people tend to dislike anything new, but if we give them a bit of time, they might start to see things from a different perspective.

Instead of following what everyone else is doing, we shouldn’t hesitate to leave the beaten tracks when designing — by creating a contrast-rich, deep design without using drop shadows, for example. Whatever you do, be sure to explore new options whenever you can.
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