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Remote work at Envoy: How we design for collaboration

Remote work at Envoy: How we design for collaboration For the past few months at Envoy we’ve been interviewing designers to help grow our team. Through my discussions with these candidates, there’s one question I’ve been asked by almost every single one: Sooo, what’s it like being the remote designer at Envoy? Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash While I’ve always been a remote employee at Envoy,…

Start ups need to invest in remote workers and here’s why

Start ups need to invest in remote workers and here’s why If you’ve worked for a start up or had your own then you’ll know the struggles of employing staff. Money is tight and finding the right person takes time. Start ups that are able to embed remote working into their DNA however, set themselves up with stable foundations to succeed in the ever changing remote…

Custom domains on GitHub Pages gain support for HTTPS

Today, custom domains on GitHub Pages are gaining support for HTTPS. GitHub Pages is the best way to quickly publish beautiful websites for you and your projects. Just edit, push, and your changes are live. GitHub Pages has supported custom domains since 2009, and sites on the *.github.io domain have supported HTTPS since 2016. Today, custom domains on GitHub Pages are gaining support for HTTPS…

Internal comms is just more noise, right?

Internal comms is just more noise, right? “Internal communication is quite saturated. It’s noise. I get so many emails a day. People are bombarding me”. I hear sentiments like these on a regular basis, and more often than not, these views are coming from office workers. It seems that if you sit at a desk you take communications for granted. You’re surrounded by information: posters up…

HTTPS support available on GitHub Pages with custom domains

All GitHub Pages sites now support HTTPS encryption and are served through a content delivery network for more secure connections and faster load times. Depending on your domain settings, you may need to update your DNS before you see changes. This new functionality is available for our users on the Developer, Team, and GitHub for Business plans. Learn more Source: Github’s Blog HTTPS support available…

Auth0 Welcomes Vittorio Bertocci to the Team

If you’ve heard Vittorio Bertocci’s sessions at events like BUILD, Microsoft PDC, and many other industry events around the world, you know why we are so excited he is joining Auth0. During his lengthy career with Microsoft, Vittorio worked with Fortune 100 and Global 100 companies, including working on Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory team as principal program manager focusing on the developer experience. He contributed…

How Cards Against Humanity Maintains Personality While Scaling Support

People have strong feelings about Cards Against Humanity, the self-described “party game for horrible people.” The idea is simple — one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else fills in the blank with the white card they think is funniest (or often the most shocking/surprising/taboo). As a company, Cards Against Humanity has earned a reputation for attention-grabbing marketing events, from digging…

Ultimate guide to building remote teams

Ultimate guide to building remote teams Is your business considering to use remote teams? Learn how to build remote teams here. Remote teams are becoming the future of work. Why are remote teams becoming increasingly popular? As businesses have becoming increasingly global, remote teams provide a cost effective way of sourcing talent. Remote teams also benefit a business through increased diversity, greater flexibility and access to talent…

Creating new projects with board templates and project copying

Sometimes the hardest part of starting a project is figuring out how to keep your work organized. Once you’ve found a flow that works for you, starting a new project is a lot easier if you can do things the same way you did before. Now you can quickly reproduce your process by copying projects and creating templates for your boards. Copy a project to…

Ignore white space in code review

When reviewing code, a diff with a number of trivial white space changes can create enough noise that it’s difficult to focus on code changes. Now it’s easier to understand code updates from white space changes with an improved diff view. Change your view to automatically reduce white space using the new “Diff settings” button, and start your review. Want to comment on white space,…

How WordPress Gutenberg will impact designers

This year, WordPress will release its biggest change in several years with Gutenberg. It will bring a more modern, simplified content creation experience to users with some big changes to the editing interface. But, these changes will also affect the way we create, design, and think about WordPress. What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is the upcoming overhaul of the current WordPress TinyMCE editor (the WYSIWYG text…

It’s Small Business Week! Here Are Some of the Top Trends Shaping Your Competition

[unable to retrieve full-text content] New data from Upwork shows growth is top of mind for many small businesses. That’s not very surprising—but what you may not expect is how many businesses are embracing agile teams to help reach those goals. The post It’s Small Business Week! Here Are Some of the Top Trends Shaping Your Competition appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog…

Form: Free wireframe kit from InVision

Meet Form—an intuitive, free wireframe kit that will help you hit the ground running with your next design project. With 190 layouts for 19 popular categories—plus desktop, mobile, and tablet formats—Form is suitable for kickstarting a wide range of design projects. [embedded content] Here’s what you’ll find inside Form: Bootstrap grid layout designed to maximize available space for each device format 190 templates, 19 categories,…

Designing for inclusivity: How and why to get started

A product designer’s job is to make people’s lives easier. We are trained to study the people we design for, root out problems, and invent new and innovative solutions. At Zendesk, my fellow designers and I are constantly talking with customers, understanding the way they use our products, designing improvements large and small—and then validating with our customers to make sure we actually succeeded. And…

How to Find a Back-End Web Developer for Your Next Project

[unable to retrieve full-text content] From database migrations to API integrations to setting up the server-side technologies that make a website tick, a back-end web developer may be the talent you need to get your next web project off the ground. Here’s a look at how you can start your search. The post How to Find a Back-End Web Developer for Your Next Project appeared…

Editing and deleting comments on mobile

You can now edit and delete comments on your mobile device! Click the … button to make any changes to your comments in pull requests and issues, or to update an issue description. Comment editing on mobile is now available for our users on the Developer, Team, and GitHub for Business plans. Source: Github’s Blog Editing and deleting comments on mobile

GitHub App installation requests

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Users can now request a GitHub App be installed in repositories where they don’t have the permissions to perform the installation themselves. Organization owners and repository admins will be notified to review and approve or deny these requests. Source: Github’s Blog GitHub App installation requests

GraphQL API support for GitHub Apps

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The GraphQL API now supports requests made by GitHub Apps. Any query or mutation available in the public schema can be made by users authorized through a GitHub App. Read more Source: Github’s Blog GraphQL API support for GitHub Apps

Facebook F8 2018: What Marketers Need to Know Ahead of Facebook’s Annual Conference

F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, returns this week (May 1 and 2) in San Jose, CA at the McEnery Convention Center. F8 offers developers, marketers, and anyone with a keen interest in the future of social media, a glimpse into what’s ahead for Facebook in both the short and long-term. Last year, Facebook wowed onlookers with a range of eye-catching VR features, Messenger updates, and…

EU policymakers respond to developers on upload filters

Both the EU Council and EU Parliament heard developers who responded to our call to action on the EU’s proposal to require copyright filters for uploaded content. Upload filters raise a number of efficacy, speech, and privacy concerns for software developers and the public. Although upload filters remain an unsettled part of the debate, EU policymakers are making more concerted attempts to narrow the scope…

Copying project boards

Project board owners now have the ability to copy a project board for use on another project. Copying a project board allows you to reuse a project board’s title, description, and automation configuration. This new functionality is now available for our users on the Developer, Team, and GitHub for Business plans. Learn more Source: Github’s Blog Copying project boards

How to bounce back from failure

Over the last few years, I’ve found myself stretched all over the place. Individual projects at Greenline Creative, strategic sessions with clients, launching my own startups, writing a book, launching workshops—there have been lots of ups and downs. Overall though, it’s been a blast. I’ve had some successes, and I’ve had some failures. Through all those experiences I’ve learned that the only thing I can…

How a Strong Identity Management System Can Ease Your Transition to the Hybrid Cloud

The ability to clearly observe, track, and log in as your authorized users allows for the swift implementation of updates and early alerts of any suspicious behavior. Moving to a hybrid cloud model is the first step that many companies take when undergoing a digital transformation. Less expensive and resource-intense than a full private cloud option — yet still providing an extra measure of security,…

First look: Meet the redesigned Walmart.com

From American Express’ new logo to National Geographic’s major revamp, spring seems to be the time for design refreshes. And now Walmart is joining the fun. Walmart recently announced a significant redesign of its website launching in May, complete with a visual makeover, new personalization elements, and dedicated sections for special shopping experiences. In a blog post detailing the upcoming changes, Marc Lore, President and…

Process Adherence: What to Do When No One Follows Your Processes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Processes are a vital part of business helping its efficiency and reducing human error. This post explains why processes fail and how you can improve process adherence in different areas. The post Process Adherence: What to Do When No One Follows Your Processes appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog Process Adherence: What to Do When No One Follows…

7 of the highest paid fields in the design industry

There’s no place quite like the design industry. It’s where creativity and technology meet, and where innovation thrives. Design is absolutely everywhere—from the clothes we wear to the apps we use, from the cars we drive to the chairs we sit on. As a designer, you have the power to shape the world in which we live. Not only that: design-driven businesses significantly outperform their…

New Features for Developing AngularJS Applications – Part 2: Build An App

TL;DR: In this article, you’ll develop a simple application in AngularJS 1.5. This application will show you how to use some of the features discussed in Part 1 of this tutorial to build component-based AngularJS applications. If you want to skip the tutorial and dive straight into the code, the repo is publicly available. Before AngularJS 1.5, developers relied solely on directives to be able…

How to Rebuild Customer Loyalty After a Data Security Breach

No doubt you’ve heard of Equifax. The credit reporting company experienced one of the biggest data security breaches in history last summer when hackers exploited the company’s known security vulnerability and stole over 150 million customers’ information. But Equifax is even more notorious for how they handled the crisis than the fact that it happened. First, Equifax broke data breach notification laws by waiting a…

9 examples of clever, creative 404 pages

We’ve all been there. You’re clicking around a website and stumble upon a 404 error page that leaves you stranded. Your experience is instantly broken, leaving you confused and frustrated. But some 404 pages do the complete opposite. They surprise you, make you laugh, or continue to tell the brand’s story. Looking for some inspiration to make your website’s 404 page surprisingly delightful? We spent…

The Little Trade-Offs

What seems small to you, as a leader, is not small to your team. I was running a leadership training a few months ago, when a CEO said this to me… “I think I know why it’s so easy to become a bad manager, even when we don’t mean to be: It’s because of the little trade-offs.” I nodded and smiled. I knew exactly what he…

How Nationwide designs for cooperation and partnerships

For an insurance company that’s been around since the 1920s, it would be easy for Nationwide to fall into the habit of simply maintaining the status quo. They could simply do things the way they’d always done them: keep making great commercials with that catchy jingle, and let the chips fall where they may. But instead, they’ve made an effort to transform design behind the…

How a Website Audit Can Turn Visitors Into Paying Customers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Whether your site is sorely neglected or regularly fed and watered by a team of people, there’s always room for improvement. A website auditor can take an in-depth look at your website and assess what you can do to improve your results. Learn more about how paying more attention to your site traffic and engaging professional website consultants can help uncover…

Deprecation of GitHub Services

[unable to retrieve full-text content] GitHub plans on shutting down GitHub Services so we can shift focus to other areas of the API. GitHub Services has not supported new features since April 25, 2016, and we plan to officially deprecate it on October 1, 2018. Learn more Source: Github’s Blog Deprecation of GitHub Services

Hashing Passwords: One-Way Road to Security

The gist of authentication is to provide users with a set of credentials, such a username and a password, and to verify that they provide the correct credentials whenever they want access to the application. Hence, we need a way to store these credentials in our database for future comparisons. However, storing passwords on the server side for authentication is a difficult task. Let’s explore…

7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

[unable to retrieve full-text content] We know that excellent leaders are powerful, passionate and motivated individuals, but they also possess some hidden traits. Check out these seven personal qualities you might need to develop to become an outstanding leader. The post 7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog 7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know…

5 Things Freelancers Should Know About Working With Solopreneurs

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Your freelance business depends on your ability to collaborate with other businesses. But what those partnerships look like can vary depending on the size of your clients’ businesses. Here’s a look at some of the unique needs you might want to consider. The post 5 Things Freelancers Should Know About Working With Solopreneurs appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s…

New Features for Developing AngularJS Applications – Part 1: Component-Based Architecture

TL;DR: AngularJS 1.5+ has undergone major updates. In this article, you’ll learn how to develop AngularJS applications using a component-based architecture and leverage the API changes that will help you write your AngularJS applications in an Angular(v2+) style. The Component-based Architecture is prevalent in frontend development today. JavaScript Client-side frameworks such as React, Preact, Ember, Vue.js all advocate building applications in components. Angular also popularly…

GitHub partners with the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)

We’re proud to announce our membership in the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)—a newly launched nonprofit foundation promoting open innovation in financial services—along with technical organizations like Red Hat and Nodesource and financial organizations like Citigroup, UBS, and HSBC. Financial services institutions increasingly rely on open source software to build the best software for their customers, improve infrastructure, and unlock the potential of their engineering…

Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8

Background Post and Media Uploading with WordPress for iOS 9.8 Upload images and media in the background with WordPress for iOS 9.8 Sérgio Estêvão Version 9.8 of WordPress for iOS rolls out this week, and includes some great enhancements to publishing: background media and post uploading. Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and accomplish other tasks — while your media…

National Geographic selects Auth0 for Identity Management of Global Properties

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 23, 2018 — Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced that it has been selected by National Geographic Partners, LLC (NGP) to centralize identity for its global properties, spanning tens of millions of users in 172 countries. Auth0 will be used across the brand to unify a standardized identity platform, which will increase user adoption and improve National Geographic…

The Power of Compounding: Time Is on Your Side

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Time and the power of compounding can help your money work for you. Here’s a look at how retirement investments can grow if you start sooner rather than later. The post The Power of Compounding: Time Is on Your Side appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog The Power of Compounding: Time Is on Your Side

Japan's Digital Transformation Driving Public Cloud Spend

Rising Cyber Attacks Push Need for Stronger Defense Shedding legacy systems through digital transformation is increasing the global spend on public cloud services, according to a recent IDC forecast. By the end of 2018, worldwide spending on public cloud is expected to reach $160 billion — a 23.2% increase over 2017. While the United States is still spending the bulk of those billions, Japan’s rapidly…

The fight progresses as the net neutrality deadline approaches

When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its repeal of net neutrality regulations in the Federal Register on February 22, the U.S. Congress had 60 legislative days to disapprove of the FCC order. Approximately half of that time is up. To learn more about how this timeline works—and why the pressure is on—check out the following resources: Meanwhile, the quest to find one more…

Webtask.io Migrating to Node 8

TL;DR: Webtask.io is migrating to Node 8 on May 15, 2018! Learn how to easily migrate your projects with our new tools. Today we’ve shipped Node 8 support for Webtask.io! Webtask.io is our free serverless sandbox that allows you to build applications without thinking about infrastructure. Over the last five years, Webtask.io has become very popular due to its ease of use and focus on…

Auth0 Named 2018 InfoSec Awards Winner by Cyber Defense Magazine

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 18, 2018 — Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced that it has been named a winner in Cyber Defense Magazine’s annual InfoSec Awards. Auth0 was awarded “Editor’s Choice” in the Identity and Access Management category. All winners will be recognized at RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco. “Cyber Defense Magazine spent six months searching for cutting-edge companies and…

Conceptual compression means beginners don’t need to know SQL — hallelujah!

It used to be a fundamental requirement that you learned an extensive amount of SQL before you were able to start working on database-backed applications. It was taken as self-evident that you needed to speak the native language of the database before you were qualified to use it. And better yet, you really ought to understand and care about your particular brand of database engine….

11 Reasons Why You Are Working Hard but Can’t Succeed

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hard work alone may be not enough to succeed. If you believe that you are one of the most hardworking individuals in the world but success for you seems far-fetched, below are some reasons. The post 11 Reasons Why You Are Working Hard but Can’t Succeed appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog 11 Reasons Why You Are Working…

Beacon 2.0 Preview: The User Interface

As you may know, we’ve been hard at work on an all-new version of our Beacon product, which will include an optional live chat feature. First, we previewed Beacon’s new features. Next, we wrote a post about how chat works in Beacon. Today, we’re going to talk about what it’s like to manage customer chats in Help Scout. This is what it looks like: The…