Agency is dead. Or not?

This week I visited the Design+Banter event happening at Facebook’s London office and I really enjoyed myself. One of the discussed topics was whether or not is the agency dead when nowadays you meet freelancers or young progressive start-up on every corner. The truth is, I hadn’t thought about that until this moment and I’ve really woken up now. The market has changed and we need to think differently.

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Clef, two-factor authentication from future

It’s not a secret, using passwords nowadays is a pain. You have to maintain several passwords in different formats for different websites and remember answers for silly security questions. Each year complexity of your password increases and even so you can spot regular news about hackers breaking accounts of the most popular, and you would say the most secure, websites. It’s time for change. What would you say to login using your fingerprint? It’s slowly coming.

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Using schemas and HTML5 for better SEO

Using schema microdata and semantic HTML5 to markup website is a lot like having healthy lifestyle – you know you should do it, but it seems to be too much afford. However, since Google and others have moved forward from just indexing keywords to analysing and understanding the content, this approach became necessary. Schemas are kind of microdata markup to tell the search engines what your content means, not just what it says. According study in 2011, using structured markup made up to 30% increase in CTR.

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High performing web server using Nginx

Nginx is web server you should consider as an alternative to Apache. Why? Because it doesn’t need so many resources, is faster and can handle huge traffic better. Benchmarks vary between small to severalfold improvements. WordPress.com uses it to serve 70,000 req/sec and over 15 Gbit/sec of traffic. Curious enough?

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Future is now, HTML5 officially becomes a standard

… and nothing changes. After many years when every second website has been build using html5 already, WC3 finally decided to release HTML5 and Canvas 2D as an official standards. But don’t be sarcastic and focus on new drafts of HTML5.1 and Canvas 2D level2 which Google Chrome supports since August 2014. And just a quick reminder

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How to get the most relevant image from page (PHP)

Last week I was working on Wordpress plugin importing articles from RSS feeds where all images were way too small to use. Only solution was to retrieve image from external page itself which brought a lot of new questions to the table. Which one of all images is the most relevant one? What is the main content? How to manage the import in limited execution time? Continue reading to find answers.

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Facebook mobile app redesign

I use Facebook app since its first release and I’m happy to see it coming with new features. However, things change and I believe it’s a time to step back and think about what regular user expects from the app. I created this mockup to demonstrate my perspective of how I want to use it.

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LinkedIn resume builder idea

Creating CV is my hobby. Others do it once in a while, I do it almost monthly. I just love to experiment with design, playing with words and finding the best ultimate solution. Once I created two versions and did A/B test to measure which one delivers more relevant enquiries. Oh I know, it’s crazy,

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